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


Spartan Logo Design Challenge

The Spartan Logo Design Challenge

The race is on! Let’s get the Spartan Logo Design Challenge kicked off! We want to see you flex your design muscle here with this fun, unofficial logo contest. You’ll be designing a logo for the Reebok Spartan Race. What’s fantastic about this contest is that your work will be judged by not one, not two, but THREE influencers in the design space: our very own Chris Do, YouTuber Will Patterson, and Jonathan Rudolph of Logo Inspirations on Instagram. Are you psyched? Remember, this is a unsponsored, unpaid, unauthorized contest. We just thought that the Spartan Race would be a great…
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How to Boost Your Confidence By Finding Someone to Emulate

In my last blog, I talked about building confidence by figuring out what you’re good at. But what do you do after that? You can be the best person in the world at something, but if you don’t present yourself that way you’re not going to feel any more confident. I’ve found that the most effective way to translate that inner feeling of confidence to the people around you is to find someone to emulate. Why Copying Someone is One of the Best Ways to Grow Your Confidence We all know someone who oozes natural confidence, even if they’re not…
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building self confidence as a designer

Building Self Confidence As A Designer: Foundation

If you made a list of your biggest assets when it comes to asking for a sale, confidence would be right up near the top. But what about building self confidence as a designer? Do you consider yourself a confident person? If you don’t, it’s time to start changing how you think. Confidence isn’t an innate trait. It’s something you can (and really need to) develop. In my experience, there are three components that go into building confidence. The first of those is building a foundation. What Can You Do Better Than Anyone Else? I’m not a particularly outgoing person,…
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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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Vincent S - The Futur

“Get ready to be inspired, supported and grow!”

– Vincent S.

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