Personally I’m a big fan of anything that makes learning new skills easier and resources more accessible, so you can imagine my delight when I recently discovered a marketplace called Skillshare which does exactly that.

For those of you unfamiliar with Skillshare, it’s a global learning community where you can learn real-world skills from real people who collectively can teach you about anything from programming to design to fashion and film.

Skillshare classes may not be free but they are very reasonably priced and when you consider the cost vs the value of the skills that you will be taught, it’s actually a real bargain. Although I would recommend checking out all of the classes available on Skillshare, below is a round up of 10 related to design and development that you certainly don’t want to miss out on:

Digital Illustration – Texture, Lighting & Colour

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: The Fox and King

Project: Create an illustration for a CD cover

Level: Intermediate

Use the code FOXKING to get 25% off when you enroll.


Paying Tribute: Illustrate Your Favorite TV Episode/Scene

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Ricky Linn

Project: Fangasm your favorite TV moment into a poster

Level: Any


Illustration and Lettering: A Hands-on Approach to Label Design

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Jon Contino

Project: Design a label by hand for a product of your choosing

Level: Intermediate


Logo Design: Let the Type Do The Talking

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Evan Huwa

Project: Get funky with type and design your very own logo

Level: Beginner


Build Your First Fully Working Website With HTML5 & CSS3

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Nicolae Rusan

Project: Design and build a website

Level: Beginner


Webmaking 101: Build your own Website with HTML, CSS, Javascript and WordPress

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Brenton Strine

Project: Build a working website (yourname.com) and learn how to run it

Level: Beginner


Design Beautiful Apps: iOS App Design (UX)

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Sarah Mick

Project: Design 2-3 beautiful & simple screens of an iOS app

Level: Intermediate


How to Program iPhone Apps in Three Weeks

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Paul Solt

Project: Build your first iPhone app

Level: Beginner


Bring Your Design to Life: Intro to Motion Graphics

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Daniel Savage

Project: Animate your own motion graphic

Level: Beginner


Play! Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch

10 Skillshare Classes That You Dont Want To Miss

Teacher: Brandon Wu

Project: Make your first video game in 4 weeks from scratch with Unity 3D

Level: Beginner


Do you have a Skillshare class that you would like to recommend? Feel free to tell us about it in the comments section below.