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4.26.2021

Logo Design Pricing: The Ultimate Guide

Not sure how to price your logo designs or other creative services? Then this ultimate guide has you covered with everything you need to know!

Logo Design Pricing: The Ultimate Guide
12.22.2020

Shifting Paradigms of Remote Work and Online Education

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Chris Do

Work from home has taken new meaning during the pandemic. How can you adapt and thrive during these uncertain times?

Shifting Paradigms of Remote Work and Online Education
11.27.2020

Where to Find the Best Black Friday Deals for Creatives

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We’ve teamed up with our friends to bring you some incredible deals this Black Friday.

Where to Find the Best Black Friday Deals for Creatives
11.25.2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ben Burns

A Thanksgiving message to our Futur community.

Happy Thanksgiving!
10.20.2020

Is Your Website Accessible? 14 Steps to Move Towards Inclusion

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Tsvetelina Miteva

In this article, you’ll learn 14 steps to create a more accessible website and encourage broader audiences to interact with it.

Is Your Website Accessible? 14 Steps to Move Towards Inclusion
10.6.2020

How to Build a Brand in 24 Hours or Less

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Fabian Geyrhalter's sharing his process and framework to help you build a brand for yourself and your clients in 24 hours or less.

How to Build a Brand in 24 Hours or Less
9.4.2020

Are Courses from The Futur Worth It?

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Eyeing one of our courses? Learn about our instructors, how our courses are structured, and if they're right for you.

Are Courses from The Futur Worth It?
8.21.2020

How to Deal with Objections

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Don’t let the good prospects get away. Learn the strategies to turn their "no's" into a "yes."

How to Deal with Objections
7.13.2020

I Copied a Year's Worth of Seth Godin's Writing in a Week.

How do you become a better writer? What happens when you try to write a year's worth of Copywork in 7 days? Can you get better at writing by copying?

I Copied a Year's Worth of Seth Godin's Writing in a Week.
6.15.2020

6 Tips to Help You Get Hired Out of Design School

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Wondering how to get hired out of design school? We cover six things you can do to increase your chances of landing a job after graduation.

6 Tips to Help You Get Hired Out of Design School
5.18.2020

How to Make a Director's Treatment

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Learn how to make a director's treatment to vividly share ideas with clients, while also increasing your value as a video professional.

How to Make a Director's Treatment
5.6.2020

3 Tips to Have a Long Creative Career

Staying motivated and trusting the process is a difficult thing to do. So what does it take to pursue a creative career? How can you stay relevant, motivated, and continue to grow in the long run?

3 Tips to Have a Long Creative Career
4.14.2020

Learning How to Use Typography in Seven Weeks

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For Typography 01 students new and current, Chris and type instructor, Milka Broukhim, will be critiquing their work over the next few weeks to teach them how to use type effectively.

Learning How to Use Typography in Seven Weeks
3.31.2020

8 Ways to Boost Your Productivity Working from Home

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Diana Nadim

If you work from home and struggle to boost productivity, check out these 8 tips.

8 Ways to Boost Your Productivity Working from Home
3.26.2020

What are Stylescapes?

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Find out why you and your clients keep butting heads, and how you can significantly simplify your design projects going forward.

What are Stylescapes?
3.24.2020

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Quarantining

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Chris Do

Social distancing, self-quarantining, and self-isolation are just a few of the terms floating around to remind us to stay inside and help contain the spread of COVID-19. Here's what you can do in the meantime.

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Quarantining
3.12.2020

Building a Disruptive Brand: Inside Marty Neumeier’s Masterclass

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Chris Do

Marty Neumeier hosts a masterclass and workshop to teach us a thing or two about branding.

Building a Disruptive Brand: Inside Marty Neumeier’s Masterclass
3.5.2020

Lessons, Love, and Leg Work… Pro Group Meetup

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Chris Do

A recap of our first Pro Group meetup of 2020.

Lessons, Love, and Leg Work… Pro Group Meetup
2.18.2020

We Crashed a College Course to Teach Typography 01

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Chris Do

You’d probably be surprised to see one of our courses pop into your curriculum. Well, for a select group of students in NYC, that’s exactly what happened.

We Crashed a College Course to Teach Typography 01
2.7.2020

What Matters More, Quality or Quantity?

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Chris Do

More and more each day, we’re figuring out just how important it is to be active online. And not just logged in and commenting on people’s posts, but actually contributing with original content.

What Matters More, Quality or Quantity?
11.22.2019

Write a Web Design Brief to Keep Your Projects on Track

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Kristin Savage

Today more than ever, a strong website presence can help make or break a customer’s decision to choose one business over a competitor.

Write a Web Design Brief to Keep Your Projects on Track
11.5.2019

How CORE can help you charge over $10k for discovery

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Chris Do

Long before there was CORE and a Jose and Chris duo, a good friend of mine, Fabian Geyrhalter, had shared that he was working with David C. Baker as his consultant to help him reevaluate his business.

How CORE can help you charge over $10k for discovery
10.29.2019

Essential Marketing Channels For Small Businesses

Marketing is the process of convincing potential customers and clients to purchase your products or services.

Essential Marketing Channels For Small Businesses
9.18.2019

The Art of Deconstruction

How can you go from being a consumer of great work to being someone who makes it?

The Art of Deconstruction
9.17.2019

Avoid Anxiety While Keeping Up With Social Media

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Chris Do

Social media’s reputation has its ups and downs, especially in the design community.

Avoid Anxiety While Keeping Up With Social Media
7.11.2019

Webflow Tips and Tricks From Our First Time

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Ben Burns

As designers, the wide world of web design can be tricky and unfamiliar territory to enter. Fortunately, there's Webflow.

Webflow Tips and Tricks From Our First Time
6.14.2019

Essential Design Books Vol. 3: Typography

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Chris Do

Here’s our list of the best typography books for your collection. These books showcase the best in contemporary design.

Essential Design Books Vol. 3: Typography
6.14.2019

Get Your First 5 Graphic Design Clients on LinkedIn

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Ben Burns

This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use Linkedin to contact the perfect type of clients you are looking for.

Get Your First 5 Graphic Design Clients on LinkedIn
6.2.2019

Futur Daily Design Initiative

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Chris Do

A little while ago, I came upon the amazing collaboration between Kodak Film and Girl Skateboards and it brought me down memory lane.

Futur Daily Design Initiative
5.16.2019

Airline Brand Identity Design by the Young Guns

The Young Guns Series 1 was a chance for 5 designers from across the globe to participate in a design mentorship program with Chris Do.

Airline Brand Identity Design by the Young Guns
4.8.2019

How to Find Bigger Clients When You’re On Upwork

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Ben Burns

We’ve all been there. Upwork, eLance, Freelancer or other platforms are easy ways to kickstart a freelancing gig.

How to Find Bigger Clients When You’re On Upwork
12.19.2018

5 Rules to Run a Successful Sales Call

How do you run a successful sales call where everyone gets what they want?

5 Rules to Run a Successful Sales Call
12.3.2018

Your Most Productive Work Day

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Chris Do

Joey Cofone is the CEO and co-founder of Baron Fig, a company that has succeeded by perfecting a simple tool crucial to the creative entrepreneur: the notebook.

Your Most Productive Work Day
11.13.2018

How to Prioritize for Productivity

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Chris Do

What are some ways you can prioritize for productivity? Learn from SalesHood CEO, Elay Cohen.

How to Prioritize for Productivity
8.26.2018

How to Sell Strategy Without Design or Visuals

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Chris Do

How do you talk strategy on the first call? How do you get paid for thinking?

How to Sell Strategy Without Design or Visuals
8.1.2018

Take the Pressure Off of Client Meetings

I’ve been in hundreds of client meetings during my career as a creative director. How do I take off the pressure?

Take the Pressure Off of Client Meetings
6.25.2018

Charging $0 To $5K for Strategy in 6 Months

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Chris Do

Where has Melinda LIvsey been? What has happened to her since coming on the show?

Charging $0 To $5K for Strategy in 6 Months
6.22.2018

No Work? Reinvent Yourself

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Chris Do

When the economy tanked, and work dried up, what could you do to get work?

No Work? Reinvent Yourself
4.20.2018

Ten Business Books All Creatives Need to Read

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Chris Do

Here’s Chris's list for the top ten essential business books all creatives need to read.

Ten Business Books All Creatives Need to Read
3.29.2018

How to Get More Clients

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Chris Do

I get tired of fielding questions around how to get more clients, so I’ve decided to write an article on

How to Get More Clients
11.20.2017

Handstyle Lettering Style by Victionary

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Chris Do

This is an excellent resource and beautifully curated collection of a variety of hand style lettering by design book publisher Viction:ary.

Handstyle Lettering Style by Victionary
9.28.2017

Learn Typography Fundamentals

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Chris Do

For many people, trying to learn typography is a dark art. It’s mysterious, even intimidating for some.

Learn Typography Fundamentals
8.7.2017

9 Lessons Every Freelancer Should Know

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Chris Do

Freelancing is tough. Here are 9 lessons to take note of to avoid mistakes.

9 Lessons Every Freelancer Should Know
7.26.2017

Meeting a Client: 4 Profiles to Identify

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Chris Do

So, you’re meeting a client for the first time. Who do you see? These are the four most common profiles to identify.

Meeting a Client: 4 Profiles to Identify
7.10.2017

The Anatomy of a First Meeting

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Chris Do

You’ve scheduled a first meeting with a potential new client. Fantastic! What do you do next?

The Anatomy of a First Meeting
6.26.2017

Von Glitschka Show Notes

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Chris Do

Many of you have asked for the way I take notes. I jokingly gave the answer “with pen and paper.”

Von Glitschka Show Notes
6.25.2017

Massimo Vignelli: Best Quotes

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Chris Do

Massimo Vignelli was a graphic designer, industrial designer and architect.

Massimo Vignelli: Best Quotes
6.12.2017

Why You’re Unwilling to Charge What You’re Worth

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Chris Do

Are you charging $50, $100, or even $500 for a logo? If you are, you can charge more. But will you?

Why You’re Unwilling to Charge What You’re Worth
6.5.2017

How to Move Past Your $50 Clients

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Chris Do

So you’re sick of doing logos for $50, or $100, or even $500. You value your design more highly than that.

How to Move Past Your $50 Clients
6.4.2017

Recommended Skillshare Courses for Logo Design

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Chris Do

Here’s my curated list of the best design courses you can take on Skillshare.

Recommended Skillshare Courses for Logo Design
5.29.2017

Why You Should Be Viewing Your Time as a Resource

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Chris Do

Something I see a lot of young designers struggle with is asking a client for an overage.

Why You Should Be Viewing Your Time as a Resource
5.22.2017

Why We’re Tempted to Undervalue Design

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Chris Do

How much do you feel comfortable charging for a logo? I’m shocked at the numbers I get when I ask this...

Why We’re Tempted to Undervalue Design
5.16.2017

How to Show Confidence Without Knowing Everything

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Chris Do

In my last blog I explained why admitting that you don’t know everything is such an important part of confidence.

How to Show Confidence Without Knowing Everything
5.11.2017

Essential Design Books Vol. 2

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Chris Do

Here’s our list of design books for your collection. These books showcase the best in contemporary design.

Essential Design Books Vol. 2
5.8.2017

Say "I Don't Know" And Become Confident

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Chris Do

How do you feel when you walk into a meeting as a facilitator?

Say "I Don't Know" And Become Confident
4.25.2017

The Spartan Logo Design Challenge

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Chris Do

The race is on! Let’s get the Spartan Logo Design Challenge kicked off!

The Spartan Logo Design Challenge
4.24.2017

How to Boost Your Confidence

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Chris Do

In my last blog, I talked about building confidence by figuring out what you’re good at. But what do you do after that?

How to Boost Your Confidence
4.17.2017

Building Self-Confidence As a Designer: Foundation

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Chris Do

Do you consider yourself a confident person? If you don’t, it’s time to start changing how you think.

Building Self-Confidence As a Designer: Foundation
4.14.2017

Essential Reading for Creative Professionals: Vol. 1

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Chris Do

Here’s our list of the top books you must read if you’re an aspiring or practicing creative professional.

Essential Reading for Creative Professionals:  Vol. 1
4.11.2017

Why Listening to Understand is Important to Selling

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Chris Do

If you’ve read our last two blogs, you know that listening is important, and you know how to listen well.

Why Listening to Understand is Important to Selling
4.3.2017

The Right Sales Mindset to Guide You to the Sale

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Chris Do

What’s the best approach to get from point A to point B in the sale? That depends.

The Right Sales Mindset to Guide You to the Sale
3.27.2017
3.20.2017

How to Talk About Yourself

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Chris Do

If you want to make a sale, you’re going to have to spend some time talking about yourself.

How to Talk About Yourself
3.17.2017

Fly Me to The Futur: 100K Subscribers Giveaway

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Ben Burns

We started from the bottom, now we’re here. And we are all so incredibly grateful for your support.

Fly Me to The Futur: 100K Subscribers Giveaway
3.13.2017

How to Be a Great Listener

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Chris Do

For a lot of us, listening doesn’t come naturally. If you’re wondering how to be a great listener, you’re in the right place.

How to Be a Great Listener
3.6.2017

Recap: Futur Pro Group Meetup

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Chris Do

The first Futur Pro Meetup of its kind. Talk about perks of membership!

Recap: Futur Pro Group Meetup
3.6.2017

Getting to the Heart of Your Lead’s Problem

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Chris Do

Asking for a sale can be a lot like asking someone out on a date. You can put a lot of time and effort in...

Getting to the Heart of Your Lead’s Problem
2.27.2017

How to Build Rapport

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Chris Do

Wouldn’t it be nice if all your sales came handed to you wrapped up in a little bow?

How to Build Rapport
2.14.2017

Before You Design Anything

3 Things you must do in the kickoff meeting to keep your design process focused.

Before You Design Anything
2.7.2017

Three Questions to Ask Before Asking for the Sale

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Chris Do

Asking for the sale. It can be tough, right? If you do it right, you’re in business.

Three Questions to Ask Before Asking for the Sale