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Director’s take: Introducing viewers to Beeple, Everyday Artist

Published by | Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Introducing Beeple

Remember the Star Destroyer blazing across the screen in the opening of Star Wars? Or Indiana Jones running from a giant rolling boulder in Raiders of the Lost Ark?

The opening moments of a film are crucial for capturing your viewers’ attention and getting them invested in your story from the start—especially on the Internet, where that “next thing” is just a click away. When planning our documentaries, we often put more time and resources into that opening scene than anything else.

As a director for the lynda.com Creative Spark documentary series, I’m lucky to profile designers, photographers, and other artists who have cool creative spaces or exciting creative processes and tools.

But Mike Winkelmann—better known online as Beeple—had none of those.

New navigation on lynda.com: quicker access, more options

Published by | Monday, March 3rd, 2014

We’re excited to announce a new lynda.com navigation bar, designed to help you more easily find courses and access learning tools. The result of extensive usability testing and member research, our new navigation bar includes several key enhancements to make your lynda.com experience smoother and more flexible.

Browse the library
Our new Browse the library menu makes it easier to scan training topics and software titles within each subject and find the courses you’re looking for.

Browse the library with ease

The lynda.com Carpinteria campus – where form meets function

Published by | Monday, November 18th, 2013

One of the many benefits of working at lynda.com is the beauty and elegance of our Carpinteria headquarters, providing us not just an efficient, streamlined, and Green Business-certified workplace, but a constant source of visual inspiration as well. “A great workspace should be more than just comfortable for those who use it,” says founder Lynda Weinman. “High-quality surroundings should reflect and inspire a high-quality product—and that’s our hope for the facilities here at lynda.com.”

We’re proud to share these pictures of our facilities and show you where the inspiration, expertise, and hard work behind our courses originate. Interested in joining the lynda.com team yourself and seeing our offices in person? Be sure to check out our job listings.

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lynda.com certifications—now available on your LinkedIn profile

Published by | Thursday, November 14th, 2013

lynda.com certificates on LinkedIn

This week we’re pleased to announce a new way to integrate your lynda.com course completion certificates with your LinkedIn profile—and share with any prospective recruiters and hiring managers the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired here at lynda.com.

If you’re a member of both lynda.com and LinkedIn, when you complete a course on lynda.com, you’ll receive an email with a link that lets you quickly and easily post your new certificate of completion to your LinkedIn profile—adding depth and breadth to your online resume. It’s now easier than ever to share your accomplishments in the job market, and showcase your skills and knowledge.

Adobe Creative Cloud Sweepstakes Winner

Published by | Monday, November 11th, 2013

Congratulations to Sheri G. of Oklahoma, the lucky winner of our Adobe Creative Cloud sweepstakes. Sheri wins a year’s subscription to the Creative Cloud.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry! We have another great sweepstakes for lynda.com Facebook fans. Win a new Canon 70D or Nikon D7100 — and free lynda.com training in photography and more. Enter now: http://bit.ly/1bp0o0T (Expires 11/30/13)

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Congratulations to the lynda.com MAX Masters!

Published by | Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

MAX Masters

Each year at the Adobe MAX conference, session attendees vote on their favorite speakers—and the top names are invited back to speak at future MAX events. We’re proud to announce that 10 of the top 22 speakers this year, or “MAX Masters,” are lynda.com authors.

We work hard to choose authors who are not only experts in their field and passionate about their subject matter, but are engaging teachers as well. We’re glad Adobe MAX audiences enjoyed their presentations as much as lynda.com members do!

Check out our training from these authors and see for yourself why they’re MAX Masters:

Anne-Marie Concepción
Bryan O’Neil Hughes
Chris Meyer
David Blatner
Deke McClelland
James Fritz
Julieanne Kost
Michael Ninness
Mordy Golding
Richard Harrington

Reorganizing Deke’s Techniques

Published by | Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

For the past two and a half years, Deke McClelland has been creating amazing effects and techniques each week—and feedback from members has been overwhelmingly positive.

Episodes of Deke’s Techniques have piled up, and as you can see below, the table of contents has become incredibly long.

Deke's Techniques Table of Content as it was

We’ve published our 2,000th course!

Published by | Thursday, July 18th, 2013

lynda.com releases our 2000th course

With a variety of courses published each week at lynda.com, it’s easy to get distracted. So we’re pleased to take a moment to glance up from our busy release schedule to celebrate a significant milestone: lynda.com has just published its 2,000th course.

To put this in perspective, in April 2011 lynda.com featured 1,000 courses, which means we’ve now doubled our library in just over two years. From the initial concepts of a course, to screenwriting, to the production, camerawork, and editing of each individual video, 2,000 courses adds up to years of production time: no small feat.