Lovely Graphic Design Student Work!

It’s been a bit since we featured work from our graphic design students, but boy are we back with a vengeance this week! Instructor Holly has handpicked some really amazing pieces for us to feature from our Illustrator 101 and Illustrator 102 online classes. Read on to see what you could be learning to create in just 4 short weeks!

Our first design is from Caitlin Moss who created this lovely pattern for her Week 2 homework in Illustrator 101. We adore her delicate arrows — wouldn’t it make a killer wallpaper (in real life or on your computer desktop)?! Great job Caitlin!
Nicole's Classes Student Work


14% off Valentine’s Day Sale!


Happy almost Valentine’s Day! We want to help spread the love this weekend, so we’re having a sale! Save 14% on books, gift certificates and online classes with the code NCLOVEDAY! Code is good through Sunday 2/15/14 at 11:59pm PST.

Give the gift of creativity and learning to your special someone this Valentine’s Day — give the gift of Nicole’s Classes!

Free Downloadable Tiny Valentines!


Everything good is better in mini form, don’t you agree? If you do, then you’ll love our free downloadable tiny valentines!


February 2015 Free Wallpapers are Here (and We <3 Them)!


It’s February, the month of love! And we have new free desktop and mobile wallpapers for the romantic and the cynic! Read on to see this months new designs…


Create a Calendar Page in InDesign in 5 Minutes!

InDesign Calendar Page

My new InDesign 101 class launched last year, and I’m excited to share my first InDesign video tutorial with you! It’s a quick and easy 5 minute calendar project! InDesign is a great program for multiple page documents, which makes it the ideal program for making calendars. It seemed like a good tutorial to start 2015 with, and now that you’ll know how to make your own calendar, you won’t need to buy one for this year!

Click here to watch Holly create a calendar page in InDesign!

And don’t forget to sign up for my InDesign 101 class (and if you like the pattern in the above image, sign up for our Illustrator 102 class too and you’ll learn to make it)!

Free 2015 Poster Download!

If you’re like us you’ve been spending the first part of January planning and strategizing for the New Year! It can be easy to get overwhelmed with resolutions and goals. We find it can help to think in broad themes, then distill your focus down to one word that you’ll try to bring into your life on a daily basis. What is 2015 all about for you?



January 2015 Desktop & Mobile Backgrounds!


We know it’s almost mid-January and we’re a little late to the party (whoops!), but we still wanted to make sure you all had a chance to download our free January 2015 desktop & mobile backgrounds!


It’s Floral Arranging Friday!

Happy new year everyone! We thought a great way to start out blog out in 2015 would be to show you some amazing student work from some of our 2014 Floral Arranging 101 students that we’ve been saving up! Keep reading to see what these students were able to create after just 1 month of learning with Chelsea!

First we have a beautiful bridal bouquet created by Jennifer Chandler. We love the classic whites and pale palette but we’re dying over those pops of bright orange and peach! Great selections Jennifer!

Nicole's Classes Student Work


Let Nicole’s Classes Help with Your New Years Resolutions!


Happy New Year from Nicole’s Classes! 2014 was a great year for Nicole’s Classes… we brought on amazing new teachers, added killer new classes, announced new features, and we launched our beautiful new re-designed site! 2015 has a lot to live up to! Speaking of 2015, we’ve been inspired by all the resolutions we’ve seen on social media already. Lots of our friends and followers are vowing to learn something new and creative in 2015, and we want to help!

Now through Monday 1/5/15 at 11:59pm PST, enter the code NEWYEARS at checkout to save 20% on your entire order. Maybe you got a DSLR for Christmas and have resolved in 2015 to learn how to use it? Photo 101 is for you! Maybe you want to take your small business to the next level with a new logo and look? Branding 101 can help you do that! Maybe you want to save money and create all the florals at your 2015 wedding? Floral Arranging 101 is all you need! Or maybe you need to take your food blog or food instas to the professional level so you can land those sponsors you want? Food Styling 101 can take you there!

Let Nicole’s Classes help make 2015 the year of you!

Happy Holidays from Nicole’s Classes!