Design Workshops for Graphic & Web Designers

Get essential tips and advice from the brightest minds in the design industry delivered to your desktop in a design workshop. Tune into our Design Workshops, presented by industry experts and noted consultants. We realize the busy schedule of designers, so we offer both live and ondemand workshops. The ondemand workshops last a week and can be accessed at any time during that week. The online, interactive design live workshops last about an hour and include a Q&A session toward the end where you can get answers to your specific questions on the Live Workshop topic. Not able to attend the live event? You can still enroll in the workshop and get access to the recording for an additional 30 days version at a later date.


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The 5 keys to Happy Clients and Smoother Design Projects

Do you find working with clients a challenge? Do you have a hard time convincing them of your ideas and keeping them happy? Do you believe that building a website would be much easier if clients stopped interfering?

This 1-hour webcast proposes a different model for working with clients, one where the designer and client work in a collaborative relationship. Where the client is at the heart of the process. After watching this webcast you will produce better design, projects will be more satisfying and clients will be happier.

In The 5 keys to happy clients and smoother design projects, you’ll learn:

          • How to gain the respect of you clients and be treated as an expert.
          • How to improve the way you communicate with your clients.
          • How to save time and money by educating clients about best practice.
          • How to successfully collaborate with your clients.
          • How to gather feedback from clients that helps rather than hinders the design process.

Date: Apr. 15- 21
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How to Create Great Infographics

How to Create Great Infographics

This workshop is a collection of our very popular infographics workshops – Creating Great Infographics and Infographics: Data, Design Distribute.

In How to Create Great Infographics, you’ll learn:

              • What kind of information makes sense to visualize and why
              • How to develop a system for communicating your message
              • How to make aesthetic decisions about iconography and set the correct tone
              • Key elements of a successful infographic
              • Value or an analytic look at the impact of a successful infographic
              • The recipe plus resources and tips on how to start making your own infographics
              • Step-by-step guide to creating graphs in Adobe Illustrator

Date: Apr. 20- 26
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Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques

Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques

Learn how to get your money’s worth out of Adobe Photoshop! Whether you are using Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) or the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), these timeless tips and tricks can make this course pay for itself in the first 15 minutes!

This workshop will cover the top 10 tips and techniques as well as some Photoshop magic tricks including puppet warp, content aware and the 5 challenges of the content aware tools.

In Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques, you’ll learn:

      • Learn really useful tips and tricks to help keep you current
      • Learn work-arounds for working with CS & CC designers and developers
      • Get design inspiration using the top features for Creative Suite & Creative Cloud

Date: Apr. 27- May 3
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Focus Your Creative Business – Live Workshop

The only way to take control of your business (and your life!) is to focus — on the right clients (the ones with better projects and bigger budgets) with the right marketing tools.

In Focus Your Creative Business, you’ll learn:

        • Why it’s essential (and why it’s so difficult) to focus
        • 6 creative ways to focus (and actual examples for each)
        • How to determine whether a market is viable
        • Success stories of creatives who have focused and succeeded

Date: Apr. 29
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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Getting Down to Business: 8 Action Planning Steps for Creative Freelancers

Getting Down to Business: 8 Action Planning Steps for Creative Freelancers

Are you feeling unfocused, disorganized, or like you’re spinning your wheels? Well it’s time to get down to business and start, or reset, your freelance career so you can make a life, and a living through your creativity.

Freelance designers are often left stranded by traditional business planning efforts; the process can be frustrating and the final document doesn’t help you get any closer to accomplishing your goals, assuming you even finish it! Based on the concepts and insights behind the Business Action Planning Toolkit, Corwin Hiebert will guide you through the process of removing the chaos and mystery from your creative business, helping you address key questions and make better management and marketing decisions. The end game is to enjoy the journey and make more money, that happens when you take action on what’s most important to both you and your clients.

This jam-packed workshop cuts to the chase on how you can identify your pain points, dig deeper into the core components of your business, clarify growth opportunities, and hammer out marketing strategies – all without the use of lame-ass business terminology or pixie dust.

In Getting Down to Business: 8 Action Planning Steps for Creative Freelancers, y Corwin will walk you through the following eight (8) action categories that will help you grow as an entrepreneur and as a creative within the marketplace:

                • Clarifying the current condition, and future, of your freelance career.
                • Taking aim and pulling the trigger on your most pressing goals and objectives.
                • Analyzing and acting on your potential as well as your pitfalls.
                • Establishing and leveraging your unique brand in order to create a niche you love.
                • Finding and understanding your audience and your customers.
                • Creating and communicating your value through benefits-oriented pricing.
                • Eliciting curiosity and generating demand so you don’t have to worry about the competition.
                • Managing and enjoying financial autonomy because making money should be fun.

Date: May 11 – 17
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5 Questions to Ask Prospective Clients – Live Workshop

We all get very excited the minute we get that call about
a potential project and we can’t wait to set up the meeting. Some turn into projects but as we all know too well, most meetings don’t turn into paying work and can often be a real waste of time. This workshop will give you The 5 Questions you need to ask any prospect before you even THINK of setting up a meeting.

In 5 Questions to Ask Prospective Clients, you’ll learn:

            • How to know when a prospect is going to be a waste of time
            • How to feel more confident about sales and ways to think about sales that make it much less stressful
            • How to find out your prospect’s budget before you meet with them
            • How to steer clear of clients that are only looking for the best price

Date: May 27
Time: 11 a.m. ET
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How to Focus Your Creative Business: Finding Your Focus (session 1) – Live Workshop

If you feel scattered because your clients are all over the place and you need to find more but aren’t sure where to look, this series of Live Workshops is for you. You can take control of your business by focusing on the clients with better projects and bigger budgets.

In this Live Workshop 3-part series, Ilise Benun, the Marketing Mentor, will teach you how to find your ideal clients (or clone your favorite ones) so you can find more of them and develop the elevator pitch that makes them say, “This is the creative professional for me.”

In these workshops, you’ll learn:

              • Learn how to select and research 3 target markets
              • Learn how to determine which markets are viable
              • Develop a list of 50 practice & ideal prospects
              • Draft an elevator pitch for 3 ideal clients
              • Develop versions of that pitch for networking in person, your LinkedIn profile and your homepage

Date: Jun. 3
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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How to Focus Your Creative Business: Researching Your Markets (session 2) – Live Workshop

If you feel scattered because your clients are all over the place and you need to find more but aren’t sure where to look, this series of Live Workshops is for you. You can take control of your business by focusing on the clients with better projects and bigger budgets.

In this Live Workshop 3-part series, Ilise Benun, the Marketing Mentor, will teach you how to find your ideal clients (or clone your favorite ones) so you can find more of them and develop the elevator pitch that makes them say, “This is the creative professional for me.”

In these workshops, you’ll learn:

              • Learn how to select and research 3 target markets
              • Learn how to determine which markets are viable
              • Develop a list of 50 practice & ideal prospects
              • Draft an elevator pitch for 3 ideal clients
              • Develop versions of that pitch for networking in person, your LinkedIn profile and your homepage

Date: Jun. 17
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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