Graphic design is more than just creating pretty pictures. Many people tend to think that's it's a lot easier than it really is. There are a lot of different design programs to learn and skills to hone on the way to creating something amazing for the digital world.
They say practice makes perfect, so what better way to learn and improve on your graphic design skills by playing these fun games for designers of all types. After all, if you're playing a game it feels more like fun than anything.
On the Games for Designers site, there are 37 games in total that can help you master certain tools like the pen tool, like "The Bézier game" or the "Pen Tool Game." There are games to help you master color and how to mix colors properly, like "Blendoku" and the "Online Color Challenge." And let's not forget the games involving typography like "Type Rider" and "Type Connection."
But not all games are educational. There are some time-wasters like "Playdots" and "Helvetica vs. Arial font fights," which add some pretty fun designer humor to the mix. There are also a few different branding quizzes for you to take, testing how well you know your pixels, or how well you know brand logos.
There's hours of fun at this site, even if you're not a graphic designer. What are you waiting for? Click on the blue box below to get started. Be sure to let me know what your favorite game is by posting in the comments below!