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This is a hands-on workshop for starting, building, and enjoying a profitable design business. Whether you’re a solo freelancer working from home or a small group of creative entrepreneurs ready to get to the next level, this is your roadmap to success. You’re the CEO, CFO, CTO, Secretary, Janitor, Office Manager, and sometimes you get to design or program. Finding a balance between running the business and doing great creative work is a constant struggle. From learning how to price your work and manage your time, to setting up your business and defining your market, Brad Weaver covers everything designers need to know to run a studio without losing heart.
This workshop is filled with real numbers, real tools, and real-world best practices. The content is presented in a toolkit that you can start using immediately in your business, whether it’s brand-new or decades-old. Along with the workshop, you’ll get access to a companion website that offers up-to-date resources, articles, tools, and discussions, allowing you to continue learning as you grow.
We’ll work together to remove the guesswork from difficult subjects surrounding money and operations. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a notebook full of practical tips for getting clients, being more profitable, building your network, managing your operations, getting things done, hiring help, managing contractors, and finding joy along the way.
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After this workshop you will know and have:
Chief Experience Officer,
Brad Weaver is the Chief Experience Officer at Nine Labs in Atlanta, GA. He went to school to be a lawyer, then came to his senses and has spent the last 18 years as a Creative Director, User Experience Designer, Information Architect, Author, and Content Strategist. His book, Creative Truth: How to Start and Build a Profitable Design Business, releases from Focal Press in February 2016.
Brad's professional experience includes product development, interactive, branding, and market segmentation for clients including IHG, Verizon, Bank of America, AT&T, ESPN, Disney, NATO, The PGA, and Coca-Cola. Along the way, he's been the big cheese, the plebeian, the middle manager, and the class clown. Not one to shy away from hard work or his blue collar upbringing, he's also folded clothes, pumped gas, bagged groceries, sold cell phones, and climbed the Great Wall of China.
His likes and loves are design, film, whiskey, Oxford commas, and Jesus, but not in that order.
Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
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