You’re probably leaving money on the table. Luckily, there’s one money-makin’ approach that we know you can tackle right here, right now. Let's do this!
As creatives, we are blessed with the unique ability to just… “wing it!” Eyeliner, buffalo cauliflower, and all kinds of new creative endeavors– we can wing it, and we can do a dang good job at it, too! If there’s one thing we should never wing, thou
Talkin’ about money is tough stuff, especially if you tend to see yourself as a designer rather than a business person. Not to worry, we're here to help you learn how to price your work with confidence!
We’ve all been there– one minute you’re vibin’ with a potential client because you know you have what it takes to help them meet their objectives. All seems well until the convo suddenly gets a bit awkward when they hit you with… an objection!
We hate to be the Bad News Bears, but people straight up do not like to be sold to. Fortunately for you and everyone else in the business of selling things, people do love it when you solve their problems. So that’s what we suggest you do instead.
You might want to earmark this article for future reference ‘cause it’s got pretty much everything you need to know about getting started with understanding and implementing typography.
Knowing how to do typography design is crucial if you want to set yourself apart from the crowd as a designer and elevate your design to new heights. Carving out time to learn something new can be daunting, though.
Let’s go back and meet the foundation-layers, rule-makers-and-breakers, and early innovators of typography design. Then we’ll give you a heads up on who’s been shaking things up in the typography world more recently.
Okay, be honest- how many different tools, platforms, and places do you use on the regular to manage all the moving parts of your work life (lest we forget the dozens of browser tabs you’ve probably got open right now too)?
If there’s one topic that all designers should be curious about right now, it’s typography design. You may have heard that curiosity killed the cat, but did you know that satisfaction brought them back? Well, now you know! *wink*
Well, typography crimes are basically the worst mistakes we see in typography design and almost any designer is capable of committing them. To save you some time, aggravation, and embarrassment, we rounded up the best (worst?) examples for ya: (Cue t
If you’re in the know around here then you totally get that learning typography is an essential skill every designer should have. But have we mentioned just how influential it can be? Yep, yep!
Listen up, fellow designers- we can and absolutely should learn how to do typography. The good news is, it doesn’t need to take years off your life or thousands of dollars to add it to your design toolbox, yet it can elevate pretty much every design
When we say that learning the art of typography will elevate your design career, we mean it. Learning how to do typography will help you design some seriously stunning text, of course, but it does so much more than that!
Whether you’re looking to create a warm, cozy connection between the user and brand, or aiming for clear, clean, and legible vibes (or both!), we’d like you to meet typography- your new best friend.
What Is Typography? Only one of the coolest (and most important) things you can learn how to use as a designer! No big deal. For real though- having evolved from handwriting, typography is absolutely everywhere and anywhere words exist.
Want to know how to get unstuck and why starting over when things get difficult is a bad idea?
Business growing pains don't have to be so painful! Join Chris Do and Adam Morgan for this special event, sponsored by Adobe Creative Cloud for teams, that will help you create a vision and plan for growing your creative team.
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!
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We’ve teamed up with our friends to bring you some incredible deals this Black Friday.
A Thanksgiving message to our Futur community.
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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.
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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.
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Marty Neumeier hosts a masterclass and workshop to teach us a thing or two about branding.
A recap of our first Pro Group meetup of 2020.
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.
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.
Today more than ever, a strong website presence can help make or break a customer’s decision to choose one business over a competitor.
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.
Marketing is the process of convincing potential customers and clients to purchase your products or services.
How can you go from being a consumer of great work to being someone who makes it?
Social media’s reputation has its ups and downs, especially in the design community.
As designers, the wide world of web design can be tricky and unfamiliar territory to enter. Fortunately, there's Webflow.
This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use Linkedin to contact the perfect type of clients you are looking for.
Here’s our list of the best typography books for your collection. These books showcase the best in contemporary design.
A little while ago, I came upon the amazing collaboration between Kodak Film and Girl Skateboards and it brought me down memory lane.
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.
We’ve all been there. Upwork, eLance, Freelancer or other platforms are easy ways to kickstart a freelancing gig.
How do you run a successful sales call where everyone gets what they want?
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.
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I’ve been in hundreds of client meetings during my career as a creative director. How do I take off the pressure?
Where has Melinda LIvsey been? What has happened to her since coming on the show?
When the economy tanked, and work dried up, what could you do to get work?
Here’s Chris's list for the top ten essential business books all creatives need to read.
I get tired of fielding questions around how to get more clients, so I’ve decided to write an article on
This is an excellent resource and beautifully curated collection of a variety of hand style lettering by design book publisher Viction:ary.
For many people, trying to learn typography is a dark art. It’s mysterious, even intimidating for some.
Freelancing is tough. Here are 9 lessons to take note of to avoid mistakes.
So, you’re meeting a client for the first time. Who do you see? These are the four most common profiles to identify.
You’ve scheduled a first meeting with a potential new client. Fantastic! What do you do next?
Many of you have asked for the way I take notes. I jokingly gave the answer “with pen and paper.”
Massimo Vignelli was a graphic designer, industrial designer and architect.
Are you charging $50, $100, or even $500 for a logo? If you are, you can charge more. But will you?
So you’re sick of doing logos for $50, or $100, or even $500. You value your design more highly than that.
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Something I see a lot of young designers struggle with is asking a client for an overage.
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In my last blog I explained why admitting that you don’t know everything is such an important part of confidence.
Here’s our list of design books for your collection. These books showcase the best in contemporary design.
How do you feel when you walk into a meeting as a facilitator?
The race is on! Let’s get the Spartan Logo Design Challenge kicked off!
In my last blog, I talked about building confidence by figuring out what you’re good at. But what do you do after that?
Do you consider yourself a confident person? If you don’t, it’s time to start changing how you think.
Here’s our list of the top books you must read if you’re an aspiring or practicing creative professional.
If you’ve read our last two blogs, you know that listening is important, and you know how to listen well.
What’s the best approach to get from point A to point B in the sale? That depends.
Are you a good listener? How do you know?
If you want to make a sale, you’re going to have to spend some time talking about yourself.
We started from the bottom, now we’re here. And we are all so incredibly grateful for your support.
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.
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...
The first Futur Pro Meetup of its kind. Talk about perks of membership!
Wouldn’t it be nice if all your sales came handed to you wrapped up in a little bow?
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Asking for the sale. It can be tough, right? If you do it right, you’re in business.