Design schools are failing students. And not in the traditional-F-on-my-project kind of way. They’re not setting you up for success in business! Whether your goal is to get a good job after graduation or to start a freelance career, you need business knowledge to thrive. Welcome to The Futur. You’re in the right place.

Typography Manual

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Whether you’re about to enroll in school, halfway through your degree or just graduated, you should be preparing for the professional market by honing your typography skills. Lucky for you, we’ve created this Typography Manual that teaches the fundamentals in ten easy rules.

Accessing the manual is easy and free. Simply enter your name and email below and you’ll be automatically redirected to the downloadable PDF. We’ll also email you a copy, just in case.

WHAT TO WATCH


We’ve selected a few highlights that you need to see, kicking off with a fantastic guide to designing your first student design portfolio.

Our YouTube channel is bursting at the seams with hard-to-tackle subjects like getting your first design job, figuring out if design school is right for you, and design critiques. It’s all out there for you, free!

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Mario R Testimonial - The Futur

“I’m in university right now and this is what it feels like compared to The Futur, a true masterclass: University is kindergarten. Unchallenging and stuck in its ways.”

– Mario R.

WHAT TO READ


Learn Typography

For many people, trying to learn typography is a dark art. It’s mysterious, even intimidating for some. This isn’t an experience that I’ve imagined, it’s one that I’ve gone through personally. As a young student studying graphic design at Art Center College of Design, I felt intimidated by the work that I saw in the student gallery. After all, this was some of the best, most progressive work that was on display. I remember walking by the gallery and thinking to myself, one day, I hope my work will be as good as the work that I saw. Perhaps you…
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9 Lessons Every Freelancer Should Know

Freelancing is tough. Many people go into it thinking that they get to spend all of their time creating projects that they love only to quickly realize that this is not the case. Not only do you have to be responsible for the quality of work that you produce, but you also got to now handle all of the not so fun nuances that keep a business running such as accounting, sales, business development etc. I still am learning a lot every day and still have a lot to learn. While freelancing for these past 6 months, I wanted to…
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Motionographer Founder Justin Cone

What does it mean to be a “King Maker”? With great power comes great responsibility. Chris talks to Justin Cone about how industry favorite website, Motionographer.com, came together, the ripple effect of being on their “Cream Of The Crop” list, and the landscape of revenue creation and usefulness for sites like his have changed over the last decade.
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WHAT TO HEAR


How to Start and Run a Design Business

What do you need to know to start and run a design business?  Chris Do imparts knowledge on the most important issues entrepreneurs face when starting and running a business.

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Staff, Freelance or Entrepreneur?

Pros and cons of being a freelancer vs having a staff position. Blind Creative Director Mathew Encina shares his experience in the field. Click below to open iTunes and listen:

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