Welcome to Design Instruct!

What is Design Instruct?

Design Instruct is a tutorial web magazine for designers and digital artists. We publish high quality content that you can use for learning new techniques and to inspire in you in your own work.

We will publish up-to-the-minute and relevant tutorials written by some of the best talents from around the world, covering everything from graphic design to photography to illustration and designing for the web.

We will also publish inspiring articles featuring new designers to watch, innovations in the industry, and a whole lot more.

Our goal is to be the premier venue for all your visual arts and communication needs. Whether you’re an experienced professional looking for inspiration to freshen up your portfolio, a student who’s just starting out, or someone just looking to keep up with the goings on in the wild world of design, Design Instruct will be here for you.

Rest assured, we stand by one principle: Excellence. That’s all we’ll produce and that’s what you should expect.

Please have a look around the site and tell us what you think in the comments.

Design Instruct versus Six Revisions

Whereas Six Revisions is about web development and web design, the main focus of Design Instruct will be the entire world of visual arts and communication.

Connect with Us

You can connect with us through our Twitter account, our Flickr group, and through Faceboook.

  • It’s a pleasure to be the first ever to comment 😉

    I like the design, btw
    Keep up the good work!

  • Hey Miles. Thanks for the kind words on the design. It took me quite a while to get it just the way I wanted it. The mantra I kept repeating whilst designing the site was: “Keep it simple, Keep it minimal”. Ike and I both wanted the focus to be on the content. We didn’t want it to be cluttered with 100 site features and a million colors (because the tutorials will be plenty colorful).

    But there will be more stuff to come. Hope that you all check out the Upcoming Features and changelog page to see the stuff that’s coming up! And if you have suggestions on what you’d like to see here on Design Instruct, leave a comment here or contact us.

  • Clean design. good work.. keep up 🙂

  • Really looking forward to tutorials. Love the minimalist design

  • Site looks great!

  • Wow, this will be very interesting.
    I just subscribed to feeds.
    Keep up the good work!
    Thanks

  • Nice simple design. I like it. Hope to see quality tutorials here

  • The design is owesome. Even in IE6 it looks excellent.
    Subscribed to the feed. Looking forward to all the posts.

    I’m noticing just now that in the commentform you first type your comment and then fill out your personal info… I like that.

  • This is really cool Jacob and Isaac – I am very impressed so far by this site, the design, and your first tutorial. Best of luck and I look forward to reading your content down the road!

  • Case B

    Love, love, love the design. Long time six revisions follower…. now I’ll add this, too. THanks.

  • Great going Jacob. I love the simplicity of the theme. I wish you good luck with Design Instruct and am expecting amazing tutorials and articles just like in Six revisions.
    Subsrcribed 🙂

    Cheers,
    Richie

  • Tony X

    Love the new site guys! I’m really looking forward to all you have to offer! Congratulations on another great site!

  • Lovely new site, I am glad to have another new source for design information. I look forward to your future posts.

    Also, I too love your new design, it’s clear and conscice & I especially like the attention given to the small details, like the wonderful use of text-shadows in several areas.

    Have a super day

  • JP

    Good luck guys! I launched a Web Development 2 weeks ago as well: http://devmoose.com/

    Things have been going pretty well so far, I hope everything goes well for you guys too 🙂

    Cheers

  • Looks great … I’m subscribed and waiting for the great content coming! So, will you have freebees and giveaways here just like at Six Revisions? 😉

  • We plan to have design-related freebies here, yes. We’ll also be having giveaways occasionally.

    Here’s a hint to everyone here reading the comments: we’ll be running a Twitter giveaway very soon, so please follow us on @designinstruct since that’s where we’ll be announcing and running the giveaways.

  • This is great, guys. The design is really good, kind of reminded me of Jason Santamaria for a second. Would it be possible to submit ideas for tutorials? There’s an effect in Photoshop that I’ve been dying to learn. Thanks guys and keep up the good work!

  • Great news! I’m looking forward to read stuff on this new blog.

  • We’re going to have a quick submission box on the sidebar soon where you can submit ideas, give us feedback, and ask us design-related questions. What we hope to do is be like a traditional magazine, but with the advantage of being online so that there are more chances to interact with us than, say, a Photoshop magazine.

    So to answer your question John, we’ll definitely have a suggestion box. For now though, feel free to share it here or contact us directly.

  • I’m so glad you noticed the details. I was worried no one would see the subtle dropshadows and rounded corners and the highlighting of the comment form inputs when it’s focused on!

    Sorry IE users, you probably can’t see anything I’ve mentioned above because they’re CSS3 properties.

  • Excellent job guys, look forward to seeing more 🙂 I love the comment box!

  • Very nice great job Jacob – Isaac.

  • New Year and new again,Hope the site can be take the more inspiration for me.

  • This is indeed a great news, I wish you all the lick with this project.

    I totally digg the design, great work!

  • William

    A really clean, easy-on-the-eye design. Looks like a lot of attention went into detail. If the tutorials enable me to produce work that looks like this, I can’t wait to check them out.

  • Yes, to me, specially on a minimalist design, the details are what counts the most. So a lot of time was taken on the details. For example, the diagonal horizontal gray borders that you see all over the site, we must’ve gone through 10 iterations to get it to look the way we wanted it to.

  • This looks great! The new design is very tasteful, and I’m looking forward to making this site a regular stopping place.

    Good luck!

  • Great job guys! I’m digging your design, just off to read your first tutorial in a minute 🙂

  • Btw, you’re having some gamma issues (I think with your menu). The background for each menu link image is lighter than the background for your main menu. Drop me and email if you need more info!

  • The Brothers Gube, I love the focus of this blog, I think the market is eager for this sort of content. SMASH! That was a bottle of champagne against the bow of the SS Gube. I’m looking forward to seeing how this progresses! Congrats!

  • Haha. I like that, “The Brothers Gube.” Thank you for your enthusiasm! We’re very happy with the response this website is getting, so we’re right there with ya on the champagne. Please stay tuned. We definitely have some great stuff on the way! Again, thanks.

  • Harmony Que

    hi ike goodjob!

  • Trey

    RUN D.M.C.,what up my brotha from a different motha. Yo man, very proud that your finally sticken to your words now. Keep up the IDEALISM B-)

  • I’m a fan of sixrevisions, and this is their other new site…great work.
    btw I love the design, simple and minimalist…inspired me.

  • Sarath

    Very nice great job

  • Edison A. Leon

    Welcome! I hope you bring lots of good stuff, so I can stick in here

  • arnold

    I wish more Tutorials than articles here IMO.

    Nice design. Long live minimalistic and the Gube brothers lol.

    Are there gonna be screencast tutorials?
    I wish the site will include that thingy..

  • Congratulations on another great site guys! Looking forward to see a lot of great stuff here.
    wow, what a nice comment form, good job Jacob 🙂

  • Hey Noura,

    Thank you very much and I’m glad you’re back! I hope all is well and thank you for your encouraging words!

  • great looking site Jacob (as mentioned before). Can’t wait to start contributing articles!

  • Yes arnold, there will be more tutorials here because we’re a tutorial web magazine for designers and digital artists. But along with tutorials, we’d like to mix it up with some articles for education and inspiration (discussions on color theory, interviews of top designers for inspiration, showcases, etc.)

    Screencast tutorials? It’s in our roadmap for sure. I can’t give you a solid date on when we’ll start screencasts, but I will say that it’s a direction we’re headed.

  • Hey Fred, thanks for stopping by and dropping us some nice words!

  • Tom, we’ve fixed the issue (confirmed by two other folks experiencing the same problems).

    We documented it on the Upcoming Features & Changelog page.

    If you’re still seeing it, I’d love to talk to you to try and troubleshoot the issue.

  • Just came across your site today and it went strait to my daily bookmarks to check out! I hope to gain/contribute to your site in the coming months! I’ve built and sold several icon sites over the last few years and find myself creating my own icons for everything I do. I have no formal art training, all of my knowledge has come from tutorials for which I am very grateful for!

  • Greetings from me as well! Best luck with your new site, tutorials always are very appreciated 🙂 I am sure you know this and that’s the main reason why you decided to create dedicated website for only that purpose!

    Heads up!

  • Love you design

  • Hi Dainis! Thank you for your well wishings! And we’ve read your blog post about Design Instruct on 1stwebdesigner, I’d like to say thanks on behalf of the Design Instruct staff!

  • All the best guys… 😉

  • Hey Gube ! Happy New Year to you and all there…nice go with the art of communication.. fillup with revolutionary ideas that we are eagerly looking forward to 🙂

  • That was actually my first comment ever but I’ve been following Six Revisions almost from day one. I wish you guys the best with this, I know it will be big. I’ll be submitting suggestions, ya bet!

  • Ah, no problem.. in design community we should stick together and help each other – that’s the best key to success 🙂

    I think you are getting great kick-ass start to this website! Just keep up yourself 🙂

  • Mike Brady

    Hey,

    I just found out about this site yesterday (from sixrevisions). The site looks great and I’m excited to be following it from the beginning. I really like that you made the Upcoming features and change log page for everyone to see.

    One suggestion that I have is maybe adding a comment form on the upcoming features. This way we can have a public conversion to share our ideas on the features. Or maybe you can add a ranking system to the upcoming features.

  • THANKS! We’re glad you like it!

    That’s quite a good idea. We’ll try to implement this. Please stay tuned. Follow us on Twitter!

  • Some time before, I really needed to buy a building for my organization but I did not earn enough money and couldn’t order something. Thank God my mate proposed to try to take the mortgage loans at banks. Hence, I did so and used to be satisfied with my student loan.

  • I just found out about this site yesterday (from sixrevisions). The site looks great and I’m excited to be following it from the beginning. I really like that you made the Upcoming features and change log page for everyone to see.

    One suggestion that I have is maybe adding a comment form on the upcoming features. This way we can have a public conversion to share our ideas on the features. Or maybe you can add a ranking system to the upcoming features.

  • I just found out about this site yesterday (from sixrevisions). The site looks great and I’m excited to be following it from the beginning. I really like that you made the Upcoming features and change log page for everyone to see.

    One suggestion that I have is maybe adding a comment form on the upcoming features. This way we can have a public conversion to share our ideas on the features. Or maybe you can add a ranking system to the upcoming features.

  • I just wanted to say your site is one of the nicely laid out, most inspirational I have come across in quite a while. Thx! 🙂

  • Finally have all the info I need for my research, great post!

  • Wow this takes me back. Adding to my bookmarks thanks.

  • One suggestion that I have is maybe adding a comment form on the upcoming features. This way we can have a public conversion to share our ideas on the features. Or maybe you can add a ranking system to the upcoming features.

  • One suggestion that I have is maybe adding a comment form on the upcoming features. This way we can have a public conversion to share our ideas on the features. Or maybe you can add a ranking system to the upcoming features.

  • Good suggestion. I will see what I can do. In the meantime I’ve added your suggested under Upcoming Features.

  • Very educating blog, saved your website for hopes to see more information!

  • Thanks very much for writing this great content! Looking forward to reading more posts.

  • Nice layout for the sight, love it!

  • Well thanks for sharing it. Good work.