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DIGITAL DESIGN: Research Guide | Create & Connect

Search tips and resource suggestions for research in graphic design.

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Amanda Walch
Raugust Library, Reference & Instruction Office
701-252-3467 ext. 5441

In This Section

multiple computer monitors with websites openIn this section, you'll find:

  • Free software, tools, and how-to sites for your own creative practice
  • Professional associations to connect you to other graphic designers


Google it

The list below is very brief - try a quick Google search for "free design tools" for many more options.

Free Software & Tools

Professional Associations

Great for getting connected

Professional organizations can clue you in to local and national conversations within your field. They offer everything from networking opportunities and research awards to resources, scholarships, and professional development. Many associations will offer student memberships, so it's never too early to check out the organizations in your field.