I have been looking for short graphic design courses for the upcoming summer but haven’t been able to find anything satisfactory. I ultimately came to the conclusion that the most economical and effective way given my circumstance is to self-learn. And so I googled and chanced upon this video by Karen Kavett.
The video is really helpful with recommendation of books I could look up and useful tips as to what to do to grow my experience. You can really tell that the advice comes from a place of experience with design despite her young age. Her geek cred also makes the video really fun to watch. Gonna try all of the advice out when I have time!
Check out her other videos too. Pretty informational stuff about colours, typography, etc.