Scholarships to sharpen your skills (and learn some new ones)

This summer, sharpen your skills and learn some new ones. Skillshare is kicking off its first ever Design Semester this May, and Behance is offering up to $1,000 in $10 scholarships!

Get involved by signing up for one of the curated classes by expert designers and design enthusiasts in New York and San Francisco, including Etsy’s Creative Director, Randy Hunt, and the lead designers at Twitter and Kickstarter. Here are just a few:

New York: May 22nd & June 12, 7-8:30pm, What Investors Look for in Designers (Craig Shapiro)

Join Craig, Founder & CEO of Collaborative Fund, Chairman of Creative Mornings, and former President of GOOD Magazine, for a discussion on what it takes to prove your design chops (and product!) to investors.

New York: June 6, 7-8pm,  Design Review with Kickstarter (Andrew Cornett)

In a small group setting, get detailed feedback and the design tips and tricks you need to fine-tune your portfolio from tip top lead designer Andrew Cornett of Kickstarter.

New York: May 16th –  30th, Intro to HTML5 and CSS3 (Build Your First Fully Working Website)  (Nicolae Rusan)

Co-founder of Frame Nicolae Rusan looks to teach students everything they need to know to get a basic HTML/CSS website up and running in his first-ever 3-session course.

San Francisco: May 10th, May 21st, 7-8:30pm, The Future of the Design Founder (M. Jackson Wilkinson)

Join WeSprout designer-founder, M. Jackson Wilkinson, as he discusses the importance of having (or being) a designer on the founding team and what it takes to build a business.

San Francisco: May 22nd, June 19th, 7-9pm Intro to Typography (Dan Auer)

Learn the ins and outs of typography (leading, kerning, and more) with designer Dan Auer. whose work has been published in Typography Served, Web Design Served, and more.

The full list of classes in the Skillshare Design Semester can be found here

To use a Behance scholarship:

  1. Purchase a ticket for any Design Semester class [here]
  2. Forward your class confirmation to
  3. Skillshare will reimburse you directly for the cost of your class (up to $10)