It’s imperative that you absorb as much as you can about design. Here’s enough links to get you started on your first year or so…
Specific Articles/Tuts I found helpful:
Five simple steps to better typography
Ellen Lupton – Thinking with Type
Learn CSS positioning in 10 steps
The dos and donts of colour
Logo Trends 2010 (archive on right)
Something from nothing or at least very little
Eye catching charts & graphs, Illustrator-tutorial
Darkroom Basics: Photo Edit 101
Darkroom Basics: Photo Color Cast Correction
And of course GOOGLE it if you have a question.
Tip: If you find a site that you like, be sure to look to see if they list blogs or resources they like it’s amazing what you’ll find by clicking through the links on sites.