> Currently enrolled in a program, but still feel like you need a coach to help you improve your portfolio, focus on improving my strengths and targeting my weaknesses for growth.
.> Starting your career or in the 2 to 5 year phase and just feeling stagnant. Possibly being asked to do creative tasks out of your comfort zone, so you need a coach to help you expand my creative horizons.
> College wasn't for me, but I started some classes and really need help beyond talking head online tutorials.
> In an associated field and want to broaden my skill set to include graphic design for my own purposes or for my current employment.
> A non-traditional student of any age looking for one class or more to have marketable skills in my career shift?
The most important aspect of this process is an assessment of your work to date and a conversation about your background and goals. Once we have an initial consultation and I'm able to review your work, I'll provide feedback on what I see as your strengths and weaknesses with a suggested program plan for your time and budget.
If you only have projects from school, you probably need to freshen them up or possibly remove them. With my extensive connection in the design industry, I'm able to convey what type of work is a stronger representation of your design voice. If you have exclusively been working on solving projects for a teacher's objectives and a grade, they may not necessarily be ready for the portfolio.
If you only have projects from clients or an employer that potentially you cannot use in your portfolio, we can work together to assess your preferred career path and type of clients to develop hypothetical projects that will be beneficial in your portfolio. It's possible you may have to revamp work or create an entirely new set of pieces.
Some of the areas typically people need to focus on:
concept development and exhibiting design process
typography and use of color
type and image
a broader array of artifact type OR a narrowing down of artifact / style for a specific market you want to work in.
Things to consider:
Never put anything in your portfolio that has flaws, that you have to defend or make excuses for (the color on the screen, the assignment was ___, etc.)
Never put anything in your portfolio that represents the type of work or style you are not interested in doing (because people will hire you for it)
* more tips and stories during our conversations!
SET UP AN INITIAL FREE CONSULTATION BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW. PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR PORTFOLIO OR BEHANCE ACCOUNT, OR INCLUDE EMAIL TO BE ABLE TO CORRESPOND WITH ATTACHMENTS.
OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE
an online course or individual projects (see below):
Based on the evaluation of your work and our conversation of your goals and workflow, you may opt to work with me through one of my online courses that are comprehensive and based on innovative curriculum developed over my career to be as fresh as possible for the time we are living in.
COMBO OPTIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE
AS WELL AS ADDING A COACHING PACKAGE.
After our initial 30 minute consultation to review your work, I may give you a list of recommendations on how to edit your current portfolio pieces to make them more representational of your strengths. This would include an itemized recommendation list
and a follow-up video conference session (approximately 1 hr) to discuss any edits or issues you may come across in the process.
May add a basic assignment to do on your own from several options that will be customized for your particular needs and focus.
This will include the instruction and other material in a pdf, but no other follow-up interaction. You may add-on on call hours to schedule random short meetings or emails
$39 - $99 on average for project assignments
$50/hr for on-call or buy in batches of 5 hrs for $200
This is a consultation and coaching option that will be customized based on your learning style and your basic goals for improving your work based on the assessment.
This could include a bonus component to the existing courses below..
Includes initial consultation and two 1hr sessions a week (or a 2 hr session)
for 4 weeks consecutive
(unless tech or personal issues on either end require us to extend briefly)
Includes initial consultation and approximately 2 hrs per week of video,
phone and email conversations for 8 weeks. May accrue time and schedule on a weekly basis as needed. Must complete within 8 weeks, or agree to a 2 or 4 week extension.
Additional time/ special rate: $40/hr
You have a pressing need and specific project you want to tackle. Maybe you are working on a new project at your work, starting an internship that requires you to do more graphic design, or are a creative in other fields and would prefer a one-on-one consultation as needed to achieve your goals. This option is based on what you may be working on at the time with additional projects or recommendations as they arise in the conversations.
10 hours instruction/video conference
* should redeem within 6 months
additional time (may buy in batches)