Why do you need a design coach?
Have you ever had a tutor, a personal trainer, or a mentor?
A) on the left is my hello and introduction to high schoolers and parents.
B) on the right is my hello and introduction to professionals of any discipline
Don't spend time in a boring classroom!
What you get in addition to a fun challenge with these projects and design lessons is a coaching interaction to help you complete successfully rather than a rote learn via tutorial.
Are you seeking to break your routine, learn new skills, or build a portfolio? Then these projects and coaching are perfect for you!
What does Val do
as your design coach?
TO KNOW YOU
& ASSESS YOUR
BUILD A RELATIONSHIP.
I POINT OUT
(composition, use of design elements, & typography)
YOU TO EXPAND
OR CHALLENGE THEM.
I CHALLENGE YOU
WITH CREATIVE CALISTHENICS
DESIGN SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
with more than 20 years working with people like you.
IN A SAFE
FAILURES & LEARNING FROM HAPPY ACCIDENTS
THAT WILL MAKE YOU
MEMBERSHIP PLANS & BUNDLES
Choose any TWO lessons and receive 20% off.
Choose any THREE lessons and receive 30% off.
PAY MONTHLY FOR 12 MONTHS AND RECEIVE 35% OFF ALL 7 LESSONS
PREPAY FOR ALL 7 LESSONS AND RECEIVE 40% OFF
Become a patron member for $30/month includes one scheduled 15 min call and 2 email q/a critique/feedback per a month plus 10% off any lesson, - 3 month consecutive minimum commitment
Become a patron member for $45/month includes two scheduled 15 min call (or one 30 minute session) and up to 3 email q/a exchanges, plus 15% off any lesson. - 3 month minimum commitment
Pay per month as needed. $60 includes up to 45 min phone call (or split up to 3 calls) plus 2 email q/a exchanges
Critique your portfolio - $50 includes 20-30 min video conference consult after supplying url and/or up to 15 jpg images.
WANT MORE THAN JUST A LESSON?
MOST PEOPLE TEACH THE WAY THEY WERE TAUGHT. I'VE SPENT THE LAST 2 DECADES CHALLENGING THAT AND MOVED FROM PROFESSOR TO COACH EARLY ON.
MANY TRADITIONAL PROGRAMS AT THE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY LEVEL ARE STILL GROUNDED IN A MODERNIST APPROACH IN A POSTMODERN WORLD.
CURRICULUM IN INSTITUTIONS TAKES A LONG TIME TO CHANGE DUE TO THE INTERNAL SYSTEMS, CHECKS AND BALANCES OFTEN TIMES THROUGH AN APPROVAL PROCESS THAT INCLUDES MAJORITY NON-DESIGNER FACULTY.
THIS PROGRAM CONDENSES THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF A CURRICULUM INCLUDING 10 CLASSES (that on average costs 25k) INTO 5 COURSES, plus an in person experience. Take into consideration that 5 college classes average 2,500-3,500 per class or on avg 12.5k if taken one at a time. 5 classes is typical load for one semester so divide tuition which is a bulk rate by 2).
THE METHODOLOGY FOR THESE CLASSES INCLUDES SPEED PROBLEMS WHICH ARE TO FLEX THE CREATIVE MUSCLES IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, DEMONSTRATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY FOR EACH LEVEL, REFERENCES TO CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL DESIGN EXAMPLES, AND MULTIPLE PROJECTS THAT TAKE YOU THROUGH A COMPLETE DESIGN PROCESS. You will be encouraged to explore in the design process and learn to recognize happy accidents as a creative philosophy for innovation.