In-house designers have it rough. You’re asked to work on the same brand, day in and day out, often taking creative direction from non-designers. We get it! And we’re here for you. It’s time to elevate your position from pixel pusher to design thinker. How? You’re in the right place – read on.

Personal Branding Worksheet

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Whether you’re happy with your job or not, you should be preparing for your next move by creating your personal brand online. Earn extra money, get more attention and command higher salary today. This short worksheet will help you define what that brand should be.

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Featured Contents


Typography 01

How can you improve your typography? This course is focused on functional type as opposed to expressive type. Get better with using type now.

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THE BRAND MESSAGING KIT

A brand is defined by a person’s gut feeling about a product, service or organization. You can’t control what someone feels about your brand, but you can influence it.

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Logo Design & Construction

Draw beautiful letterforms confidently and design logos like a Boss!

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Visit Futur Academy to see all courses that work for you.

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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WHAT TO READ


Take the Pressure Off of Client Meetings

I’ve been in hundreds of client meetings during my career as a creative director. Pitching ideas, proposing creative solutions, trying to win clients’ business. I thought I had to be the guy with a killer sales pitch, and smart responses to questions that prospects would throw at me. In these meetings, it felt like everything was on the line. Hundreds of thousands of dollars to close. My job, and the jobs of the employees I was responsible for. I felt like I had to prepare and rehearse my presentations. Design every slide right. Develop a script to recite. It was…
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How To Sell Strategy Without Design or Visuals

How do you talk strategy on the first call? How do you get paid for thinking? How do you close the lead? In this episode, Chris gives Melinda advice on how to explain strategy to potential clients and how to close the lead without using visuals to explain what you do. You can demonstrate the value of thinking by talking and listening. Melinda Livsey Marks and Makers https://www.marksandmaker.com — [TRANSCRIPTION] — @0:36
 [Chris Do]: So now, we’re going to set some new benchmarks, and I’m going to give her some new tools. Sharpen those “P-shing!” Alright. Let’s do it! Let’s…
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How She Went From Charging $0 to $5k For Strategy in 6 Months

Where has Melinda LIvsey been? What has happened to her since coming on the show? How did she go from charging $0 to $5,000 for strategy? Find out.   Melinda Livsey Marks and Makers https://www.marksandmaker.com — [TRANSCRIPTION] — [Chris Do] Hey guys, this is a special episode. I’m catching up with—you guessed it—with Melinda, and she’s here. And she’s had some tremendous growth. So I wanna talk to her, and, without further ado: Melinda, what has been going on with your life? Last we spoke, last time we spoke…LAST TIME WE SPOKE! She was like, “Chris! All my work is…
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WHAT TO HEAR


How To Ask For New Business w/ Jose Caballer

Great for agency owners. Sales, lead generation, closing, confidence, trust. Chris and Jose talk about closing deals in the Creative Business World.

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Cultivating Creative Culture w/ Keir McLaren

Chris and his former business coach Keir discuss the keys to cultivating a creative culture at work. Click below to open iTunes and listen:

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