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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Adobe Illustrator Tips and Techniques

Adobe Illustrator Tips and Techniques

Learn how to get your money’s worth out of Adobe Illustrator! 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!

Establish efficient workspaces based on optimal workflows that really work. Learn how to setup Artboards for multiple mobile device screen sizes, including popular phones and tablets. Discover how Symbols save time and automate creating artwork for adaptive and responsive websites.

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

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

Required Material:

  • Adobe Illustrator

Optional Material:

      • Adobe Color for iOS
      • Adobe Brush CC for iOS
      • Adobe Shape CC for iOS

Date: Aug. 3 – 9
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Prospect Smart and Avoid the Pitch

Prospect Smart and Avoid the Pitch

This workshop is intended for anyone responsible for cultivating new business. Whether you’re the CEO of your own small agency, the CMO of a multi-office international agency or just starting out in the new business role this workshop is one not to be missed. This workshop will help you get past the email delete barrier by breaking out from the sea of sameness as well as help you to discover the best tools to help prospect smart, build relationships and avoid the pitch!

In Prospect Smart and Avoid the Pitch, you’ll learn:

        • Learn the 4Ts of prospecting smart and increase your chances of avoiding the pitch
        • Understand what keeps marketers up at night
        • Learn the key causes why accounts go into review and the number one reason why or why not marketers delete unsolicited emails
        • Understand how to build credibility

Date: Aug. 10 – 16
Time: 1 pm ET
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How to Become a Branding Expert

How to Become a Branding Expert

This workshop is a collection of our very popular branding workshop series with Marcia Hoeck and Ed Roach: Common Mistakes Designers Make with Branding and How to Fix Them, How to Position Yourself as a Branding Expert and How to Talk About Branding.

In How to Become a Branding Expert, you’ll learn:

        • The 3 biggest mistakes designers make with branding
        • How these mistakes are seriously limiting your earning potential
        • How to make money with branding before the design work even begins
        • How to use branding as a springboard to additional important graphic design work
        • How to make your branding work more accepted by the client while making the design process easier for you
        • Why it’s so difficult to position your firm, and how you can get over it
        • What positioning has to do with confidence
        • How narrowing your positioning will open doors instead of close them for you
        • What qualifies you as an expert, anyway?
        • What you need to know about branding to be believable in that positioning
        • How to present your branding expertise without feeling icky or salesy

Date:  Aug. 17 – 23
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Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques

Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques

T 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

Required Material:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CC

Optional Material:

      • Adobe Color for iOS
      • Adobe Brush CC for iOS
      • Adobe Shape CC for iOS

Date:  Aug. 24 – 30
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5 New Skills Every Designer Needs

5 New Skills Every Designer Needs

T 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!

Our professional lives are changing. What was once safe ground in our business is no longer so. Take for example the web design sector, there are huge changes there. Smaller clients are turning to services like Squarespace. Bigger organizations are bringing design work in-house. This means that to survive as designers we need to adapt and that means learning new skills. In his talk, Paul will introduce five new skills you need to succeed in today’s marketplace.

In 5 New Skills Every Designer Needs, you’ll learn the importance of:

      • Sales and marketing
      • Copywriting
      • Business studies
      • Psychology
      • Customer Service

Date:  Sept. 10 – 16
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