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Grow your design business. Get tips from Rule29 founder Justin Ahrens on determining what you do best, identifying areas for growth, promoting your business, and building your team.
Interested in taking the next step in your graphic design career? Learn what it takes to be an effective art director.
There are no shortcuts for professional graphic design. This course helps clients and designers understand the value of graphic design and have more successful partnerships.
Learn how to create professional graphic design presentation materials like boards and mockups for logos, print ads, and brochures.
Learn how to promote your design business. Discover the various ways to use self-promotion, both analog and digital, to stand out in today's competitive marketplace.
Kristin Ellison talks to Nathan Shedroff about the ways he's helping designers merge the qualitative and quantitative to better understand customers and pitch ideas to company leaders.
Career expert Diane Domeyer explains what designers need to do to stand out in the creative job market.
Get a front-row seat to Art Center College of Design's lecture series, where top designers from around the country share lessons from the real world of design.
Learn how husband-and-wife team Libby and Patrick Castro use their different disciplines—architecture and graphic design—to drive designs for clients at LP/w.
Yo Santosa's design firm, Ferroconcrete, creates campaigns and branding for nationally and internationally recognized companies. See how they have evolved brands like Pinkberry, TNT, and TBS.
Celebrated designer and AIGA president Sean Adams shares his sources of inspiration, hints for staying on top of trends, and advice for new designers.
Figure out what to charge for your design services, and learn how to set an hourly rate, create estimates, and make sure you get paid.
Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.
Convey your ideas with confidence and clarity to get the approval needed to move your project forward.
Learn to communicate and develop an idea through brainstorming and sketching.
Learn to avoid pitfalls, improve your design process, respond to demanding clients, and solve the creative problems that are involved in building a brand's identity.
Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.
Learn to protect you and your client's interests and ensure a great creative design with a well-written contract.
Provides tools and insights for self-employed designers just starting out.
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