I've been doing some online courses with Skillshare and the University of Youtube as of late and I'm savvying myself more and more every day in the ways of Design-Jitsu. It's both fun and challenging and I recommend it to everyone to at least swing by Skillshare and see what they offer.
As a writer, I've learned some things from working with artists but the issue of only learning "pockets" of information arose, leaving me stuck every couple of steps. I'm now tasking myself with designing something daily and at least producing something every week.
I felt so fancy with my first week's result that I even did the manly thing and Pin'd it hoping to catch the eye of a certain girlfriend of mine...and she totes liked it, bro, which is essentially the same thing as a client testimonial.