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YOU: a creative professional - maybe you write, copy-edit, plan events, a travel extraordinaire, an artist, or even small business owner - needing an online visual representation of your work.
You need a portfolio, but don't know where to start?
Maybe you don't have the time and want the personal touch that a template or AI generator won't provide?
A PORTFOLIO of your work is more than just assembling geometric shapes into a pattern.
VAL: a designer and design professor turned DESIGN COACH with 20+ years experience working with people like YOU in developing a solid quality representation of their work in a visual way - now it's a must to have a digital portfolio.
I've been working with people in the bridge to the profession for so long but I still understand the nuances of today's visual environment. At the heart of what I do is mentorship combined with understanding design especially in presenting your work. I'm keen on legibility, visual hierarchy, color and typography relationships. I enjoy organizing and helping you evaluate your best work to showcase it in the best way.
Whether you are a writer, a creative assistant or involved in other activities that are challenging to document in a one-page resume then a digital portfolio that highlights all of your successes and strengths.
Elevate yourself above the blah.
Working with me, you will go through a brief evaluation and interview process to assess your personality and 3 top skills that set you apart from the pack. Remember that people are hiring whom they want to work with if in fact all the prospects are of relatively equal qualifications. Your brand visualized in a digital portfolio with a hint of your personality and skills that are communicated through typography, color, layout can set you apart.
That's the extra edge that a coach can provide that templates and generators cannot. Let's chat about your goals!
Sign up for a free initial conversation to discuss your goals.
Design Fee will be established after the initial consultation based off of the depth and breadth of your needs, the amount of pieces to be included and any additional branding that may be required. Additional costs for domain registration and hosting are not included.
What does Val do
as your DESIGN COACH
& portfolio designer?
TO KNOW YOU
& ASSESS YOUR
BUILD A RELATIONSHIP.
I HELP YOU
STRENGTHS AND SKILLS TO HIGHLIGHT
THEM IN A
YOU IN YOUR
I CAN HONE IN
REPRESENTATION OF YOUR WORK
with more than 20 years working with people like you.
I HAVE A KEEN
SENSE OF DESIGN AND PORTFOLIO ORGANIZATION
TO PUTTING YOUR
INTO A VISUAL
Are you interested in adding more skills to your resume for that job promotion or better than lateral move?
Check out my the program I've created for you!
Based on years of moving from professor to coach and creating a dynamic, fun, and innovative curriculum, I have developed a core sequence of 5 courses that are a condensed version of the required 10 classes at average of $3500-5000 at most Universities. So for the price of less than one class you can learn the ins and outs of graphic design and creative thinking that could boost your qualifications and skill set to nab that new job you have your eyes on. Keep scrolling for more info!
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 20 min call a month plus 10% off any lesson,
Become a patron member for $40/month includes two scheduled 20 min call (or one 45 minute session) plus 15% off any lesson.
Critique your portfolio - $35 includes 20-30 min skype consult
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.