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Job Market is hot. Time to stand out in the crowd!
You have no time for D.I.Y. but you need a new brand and resume with collateral - STAT!
I have 20+ years of experience working with students in the bridge to the profession as a graphic design professor teaching Portfolio for many of those while maintaining a connection to the profession myself so I'm up on the latest trends and needs for the job hunt. I've mentored 15-30 students in an academic setting each year to not only write and design their resumes, but to start first by asking the tough questions about skills and goals.
Your personal brand and collateral such as resume, cover letter, website, LinkedIn or other profiles should have a consistency.
Elevate yourself above the blah.
Elevate yourself above the generic default typography.
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 with just a subtle hint of your personality and skills that are communicated through typography, color, layout can set you apart.
Sign up for a free initial conversation to discuss your goals.
Or, if you think you want to go beyond D.I.Y. and learn a bit more about design and branding then the BRAND YOU course (outlined below) is just what you need. This will include assistance in creating a portfolio which is not exclusive to artists and designers. Perhaps you want to show your skills in social media or writing? Then creating a simple portfolio is a place to consolidate and highlight your best work making it simpler for the H.R. and hiring team to learn about you.
Set up a free initial consult to evaluate your needs and receive a quote for the resume or other aspects of your personal brand.
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!
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 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.