WELCOME TO THE FUTUR

DESIGN EDUCATION DOESN’T WORK

Universities, even amazing design schools, are out of reach and out of touch. Design education is inaccessible for some and too expensive for most. They fail to adapt to the designers changing role in our knowledge economy. And perhaps worst of all, they fail to educate designers on the new competitive environment, caused by international resources and software. There has to be a better way.

It’s time for disruption.

About The Futur

THE FUTUR IS NOW

We’ve walked in your shoes. We graduated from design schools, fought tooth and nail for freelance gigs, established creative companies, succeeded and failed. We have witnessed firsthand the shift in a designer’s value from making to thinking. And we know, most of all, that traditional education fails to prepare you for all of this.

Our sole purpose, our one mission, is to help you achieve success.

Created By Industry Leaders

Get knowledge from top creative minds, successful creative entrepreneurs, award-winning and talented creative directors, art directors and designers who are currently working in the field. Today.

The old saying, “If you can’t do, teach,” is foolish. We not only do, we excel. And we can prove it. Don’t believe us?

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DESIGN > GRAPHICS

The role of a designer is changing. In order for us to realize our full value potential, we must realize our role as greater than makers. Greater than aesthetics. Greater than order takers. With the global acceptance of design thinking, we must embrace our position in the knowledge economy, seeking to provide value over and above pushing pixels.

And no, we’re not suggesting abandoning your craft. Aesthetics will always play an important role in design. We simply want to help you shift your mindset from order-taker to consultant and strategic partner. Value your thoughts and your process more than your creation. Envision commanding the room and leading your clients. This is what we believe in.

CONTENT DESIGNED FOR WHERE YOU ARE

If you have an internet connection, you can join us. Our content is designed to be consumed from anywhere in the world, on the go, at home, secretly at your day job. Twenty-four seven. From downloadable kits to extensive (and free) video episodes on YouTube, we’re here – and there – for you.

But not only do we meet you where you are physically, we develop content specifically for where you are in your career. From the dorm-dwelling student designer to the time-weathered agency owner, we strive to provide value to everyone.

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WE ARE FOR YOU

We’re for the hustlers. The career-switchers. The grinders. The entrepreneurs. The world may see you as lost non-conformists, unorthodox pixel-pushers, disenfranchised order takers or left behind. All we see are free thinkers, doers, free-thinkers who are obsessed with success.

From student to freelancer, in-house to agency, we are for you.

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Students

In high school or college and ready to get a head start on your career? Click here for advice on your portfolio, finding your first job and starting a freelance career.

Students

Freelancers

Starting a freelance design practice? Been freelancing for a while but ready to grow? Sick of low paying freelance jobs? Need to find more clients? Click here to get started.

Freelancers

In-House

Ready to bring change to the company you work for? Considering striking out on your own? Trying to find a balance between making money and burning out? Click here for help.

In-House

Agency Owner

Are you struggling to scale your agency? Do you need tactics to drive growth? Are you struggling with time management, lead generation or finding good talent? We’re here for you.

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Essential Reading For Creative Professionals Booklist

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