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Same way you learned engineering. Go read about design, design stuff, and get feedback. Try and replicate sleek website designs. CSS takes a long time to master.

The most essential design education book ever written is " Notes on Graphic Design and Visual Communication" by Gregg Berryman. You cannot design without reading this. It's very short, 45 pages, and the only handwritten book you'll probably ever read. http://www.amazon.com/Crisp-Graphic-Design-Visual-Communicat...

Yep. Beyond that, realize that some parts of design like dealing with visual hierarchy ( http://hackdesign.org/lesson/19/ ) can come very easily to engineers. Other parts like color theory or font design might feel less natural. Find a hook that you enjoy playing with and grow from that.


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