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What gets measured gets managed.

If sports teams never kept score during a game, how would the winner be determined? When it comes to your business’s finances, you have to keep track of money coming in and out to know if your business is profitable.

Learn to make sense of your cents.

If you own a business, it’s absolutely necessary to know the financial health of it at all times. This gives you clarity on what you can do when the time comes to invest in new tools, spend on company events, or put money towards a financial runway.

Set and meet your financial goals.

Without a financial goal, there’s no way to know if you’re headed the right direction. But when you learn to manage your money properly, you can pave a clear route for a financially sound future.

Managing Money

Don’t be afraid to look at your bank account.

Master your money.

Learn how to read and make sense of those numbers to know the ins and outs of your business’ finances.

Feel confident.

Get the financial visibility you need to make informed business decisions that pave the way to success.

Invest in your future.

Avoid surprise interest and penalties. Set a solid financial runway for whatever life may throw at you.

Inside This Course
What’s Included

Learn from the master

Your instructor, Errol Gerson, is part accountant and part philosopher. He blends these two traits together to teach the material in a way that’s easy to understand and make more sense of your finances.

See how it’s done

A 29-page informational supplement to the course with example financial reports, and a whole lot more.

Get the full scoop

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Cash Flow & Break Even Worksheets

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Inside This Course
What You Will Learn

Learn from the master

Your instructor, Errol Gerson, is part accountant and part philosopher. He blends these two traits together to teach the material in a way that’s easy to understand and make more sense of your finances.

See how it’s done

A 29-page informational supplement to the course with example financial reports, and a whole lot more.

Get the full scoop

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Cash Flow & Break Even Worksheets

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Get an inside look at Managing Money

Want to see the full curriculum?
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
From the instructor:

This course is meant to put financial control back in your hands.

Creatives are given all the necessary tools to hone their craft in design schools, but when it comes to giving them the tools to manage their design businesses, most design schools fall way too short.

The vast majority of people, especially designers, have an innate fear of dealing with money, since for the most part it is something that is not in your locus of control.

I was fortunate to study and major in Accounting during my time at the University of Southern California. I understood how large businesses, such as Fortune 500 companies, were keeping track of their finances, but I didn’t yet know how smaller businesses were doing this.

It wasn’t until I began teaching at ArtCenter that I slowly started to discover and understand the financial needs of designers. I decided to teach my students how to manage their money so they could grow their creative businesses, and filled the gap where design schools were lacking. I developed an easy-to-use, easy-to-learn system for my students that made them more comfortable with the subject of money.

This course is that same curriculum.

Managing Money was designed to help you, the creative, reduce risk and fear with the application of the easy-to-use tools. It is meant to help you gain back control of your financial life, and have a set of metrics that continuously allows you to manage your finances in both your business and personal life.

Learning to set budgets and build financial independence also allows you to invest more easily and create wealth along the way.

Within each module, you will begin to feel a sense of independence and motivation, and successfully manage your finances.

This course does exactly what I did for my clients; providing hundreds of creatives and creative firms with financial management and control. And now, it’s time I teach the same principles to you, so you can pave the way towards a financially secure future.

Read More

Errol Gerson

Errol Gerson has been teaching entrepreneurship, business and leadership skills to artists and designers for the past 43 years. He is as passionate about art as he is about business.

Who this is for

When the outflow exceeds the inflow, then your upkeep becomes your downfall.

This course is meant for anyone at any stage in their business to make sense of their finances. Plan your future with the material on accounting and finance.

  • Freelancers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Studio Owners

Managing Money

Learn how to manage and make sense of your business’ finances to make informed decisions about its future.

What's inside
  • 2+ hours of video lectures
  • Managing money handbook
  • Freshbooks and Gusto
  • Cash flow & break even worksheets
  • Lifetime updates
What's inside
  • 2+ hours of video lectures
  • Managing money handbook
  • Freshbooks and Gusto
  • Cash flow & break even worksheets
  • Lifetime updates

Managing Money

Learn how to manage and make sense of your business’ finances to make informed decisions about its future.

What's inside
  • 2+ hours of video lectures
  • Managing money handbook
  • Freshbooks and Gusto
  • Cash flow & break even worksheets
  • Lifetime updates

Typography 01
01

Learn the fundamentals of typography to create visually stunning, impactful work. Start to see type differently when you practice and apply typographic principles, and finally understand why and how layouts look good.

Difficulty Level
Beginner to intermediate
Prerequisite
Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or
InDesign recommended
Learning Roadmap
Understand the fundamentals of graphic design and typography to progress your design education.
Best Seller
5,187
Students enrolled
Highly Rated
Featured Student Work
02

Take a look at some of the incredible progress our students have made. We’ll let their before and after’s do the talking here.

Reviews
03

As a self-taught designer typography 01 course improved my approach towards design dramatically. It is way differentiated me from my peers at work even though they were more experienced. The way Chris critiques taught me how to explain my design and point out when its not working/something is missing. Typography 01 course on my CV also landed me a lot of interviews. (which I really thought were not even in my league back then).

Ayesha Haroon
Designer

Typography 01 was my very first online course after being in the field for over 20 years. I learned more about myself and my skills in the Typography 01 course than I had in those 20 years. I rediscovered passions for type that I had let slip and the input from all the instructors was amazingly valuable. I'm super grateful for the whole experience as it has already helped me in my work setting, results were basically next project after taking the course. Thank You to all the folks that make Futur happen.

Jason Jacobson
Designer

The Typography course is an impactful journey that takes you through the process of learning how good typography came to be and how it can be implemented throughout any composition. Coming out of this course, anyone will have a strong set of eyes and skill in delivering substantial typography choices in design projects. The Future team has done an excellent job capturing the history, practicality, and opportunity typography provides when it is approached in a creative but methodical way; so much appreciation for this course!

Riley Jones
Designer

Without any traditional design education, I always used to struggle with understanding the fundamental design principles. One of the most valuable parts of the course was seeing the way Chris critiques design work. That helped me improve my design thinking and process as well, and it made me understand what clients are looking for in design work. I would highly recommend the Typography 01 Course to anyone struggling with deeply understanding what good design is built upon.

Alex Cracan
Designer
How this works
04

Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Stretch and flex your design muscles

Practice what you’ve learned in the video lectures to push your skills further. Do the homework as many times as you need to fully grasp the material.

Watch Chris work

See how Chris makes improvements to previous students’ work using typographic principles. Then, take notes of how you can apply these same techniques to your own work.

Watch your skills develop

See your designs take on a whole new shape and meaning as you move through the course. Start to feel comfortable and confident with typography.

Get access to the community

Your enrollment includes access to our private Slack channel and an invitation to Circle. Connect and keep learning with your instructor, Chris Do, and Typography students around the world.

How it works
04

Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Watch Chris work

See how Chris makes improvements to previous students’ work using typographic principles. Then, take notes of how you can apply these same techniques to your own work.

Watch your skills develop

See your designs take on a whole new shape and meaning as you move through the course. Start to feel comfortable and confident with typography.

Get access to the community

Your enrollment includes access to our private Slack channel and an invitation to Circle. Connect and keep learning with your instructor, Chris Do, and Typography students around the world.

Who is this for?
05

This course is for any designer looking to understand type to improve their layout and design skills.

I learned more about typography in this course than during my BA in graphic design. This gives me confidence that I can make effective layouts and better design of any kind. I also felt I was part of a community, who learned together. Once a week for seven weeks, Chris critiqued our submitted layouts and this motivated us to put knowledge into practice and submit our work. This course is the best investment I've made in myself in becoming a better graphic designer. And I've invested in a lot of courses and books.

Bertram Christoffersen
Graphic Designer
Meet your instructor
06
Chris Do
Design Director, CEO of The Futur

Chris Do is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.

He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the SPJA, and as an advisor to Saleshood. He has also served as: advisory board member for AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.

Follow Chris
InstagramTwitterFacebook
Syllabus
07

Get ready to expand your knowledge and understanding of design. Take a look at what you’ll learn in each module, plus a few bonuses along the way.

Course
Curriculum

Move through the modules at your own pace, on your own time. You’ll have lifetime access to the course, so jump back in whenever you need a refresher.
Grids
Typographic Details
Homework Assignment
Layout Critique
Bonus Critiques: April-May 2020
Bonus Content: Website Design Review
Bonus Content: Website Design Review
Join the Conversation
Enroll Now
08

Typography 01

Our most popular course will show you the tools, techniques, and principles to use type like a master.

  • 6+ Hours of video content: grid systems,  contrast, balance, type choices, hierarchy
  • Self-study assignments
  • Watch Chris work
  • Design critique videos
  • Bonus Videos
  • Lifetime updates
$299
Enroll now
Or 3 monthly payments of $99. Click here to set up your payment plan.

What gets measured gets managed.

If sports teams never kept score during a game, how would the winner be determined? When it comes to your business’s finances, you have to keep track of money coming in and out to know if your business is profitable.

Learn to make sense of your cents.

If you own a business, it’s absolutely necessary to know the financial health of it at all times. This gives you clarity on what you can do when the time comes to invest in new tools, spend on company events, or put money towards a financial runway.

Set and meet your financial goals.

Without a financial goal, there’s no way to know if you’re headed the right direction. But when you learn to manage your money properly, you can pave a clear route for a financially sound future.

Managing Money

Don’t be afraid to look at your bank account.

Master your money.

Learn how to read and make sense of those numbers to know the ins and outs of your business’ finances.

Feel confident.

Get the financial visibility you need to make informed business decisions that pave the way to success.

Invest in your future.

Avoid surprise interest and penalties. Set a solid financial runway for whatever life may throw at you.

Inside This Course
What’s Included

Learn from the master

Your instructor, Errol Gerson, is part accountant and part philosopher. He blends these two traits together to teach the material in a way that’s easy to understand and make more sense of your finances.

See how it’s done

A 29-page informational supplement to the course with example financial reports, and a whole lot more.

Get the full scoop

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Cash Flow & Break Even Worksheets

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Inside This Course
What You Will Learn

Learn from the master

Your instructor, Errol Gerson, is part accountant and part philosopher. He blends these two traits together to teach the material in a way that’s easy to understand and make more sense of your finances.

See how it’s done

A 29-page informational supplement to the course with example financial reports, and a whole lot more.

Get the full scoop

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Cash Flow & Break Even Worksheets

Get clarity on how much money you need to keep the lights on and where the rest of it is going.

Get an inside look at Managing Money

Want to see the full curriculum?
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
From the instructor:

This course is meant to put financial control back in your hands.

Creatives are given all the necessary tools to hone their craft in design schools, but when it comes to giving them the tools to manage their design businesses, most design schools fall way too short.

The vast majority of people, especially designers, have an innate fear of dealing with money, since for the most part it is something that is not in your locus of control.

I was fortunate to study and major in Accounting during my time at the University of Southern California. I understood how large businesses, such as Fortune 500 companies, were keeping track of their finances, but I didn’t yet know how smaller businesses were doing this.

It wasn’t until I began teaching at ArtCenter that I slowly started to discover and understand the financial needs of designers. I decided to teach my students how to manage their money so they could grow their creative businesses, and filled the gap where design schools were lacking. I developed an easy-to-use, easy-to-learn system for my students that made them more comfortable with the subject of money.

This course is that same curriculum.

Managing Money was designed to help you, the creative, reduce risk and fear with the application of the easy-to-use tools. It is meant to help you gain back control of your financial life, and have a set of metrics that continuously allows you to manage your finances in both your business and personal life.

Learning to set budgets and build financial independence also allows you to invest more easily and create wealth along the way.

Within each module, you will begin to feel a sense of independence and motivation, and successfully manage your finances.

This course does exactly what I did for my clients; providing hundreds of creatives and creative firms with financial management and control. And now, it’s time I teach the same principles to you, so you can pave the way towards a financially secure future.

Read More

Errol Gerson

Errol Gerson has been teaching entrepreneurship, business and leadership skills to artists and designers for the past 43 years. He is as passionate about art as he is about business.

Who this is for

When the outflow exceeds the inflow, then your upkeep becomes your downfall.

This course is meant for anyone at any stage in their business to make sense of their finances. Plan your future with the material on accounting and finance.

  • Freelancers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Studio Owners

Managing Money

Learn how to manage and make sense of your business’ finances to make informed decisions about its future.

What's inside
  • 2+ hours of video lectures
  • Managing money handbook
  • Freshbooks and Gusto
  • Cash flow & break even worksheets
  • Lifetime updates
What's inside
  • 2+ hours of video lectures
  • Managing money handbook
  • Freshbooks and Gusto
  • Cash flow & break even worksheets
  • Lifetime updates

Managing Money

Learn how to manage and make sense of your business’ finances to make informed decisions about its future.

What's inside
  • 2+ hours of video lectures
  • Managing money handbook
  • Freshbooks and Gusto
  • Cash flow & break even worksheets
  • Lifetime updates
What's inside
  • 2+ hours of video lectures
  • Managing money handbook
  • Freshbooks and Gusto
  • Cash flow & break even worksheets
  • Lifetime updates

Typography 01
01

Learn the fundamentals of typography to create visually stunning, impactful work. Start to see type differently when you practice and apply typographic principles, and finally understand why and how layouts look good.

Difficulty Level
Beginner to intermediate
Prerequisite
Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or
InDesign recommended
Learning Roadmap
Understand the fundamentals of graphic design and typography to progress your design education.
Best Seller
5,187
Students enrolled
Highly Rated
Featured Student Work
02

Take a look at some of the incredible progress our students have made. We’ll let their before and after’s do the talking here.

Reviews
03

As a self-taught designer typography 01 course improved my approach towards design dramatically. It is way differentiated me from my peers at work even though they were more experienced. The way Chris critiques taught me how to explain my design and point out when its not working/something is missing. Typography 01 course on my CV also landed me a lot of interviews. (which I really thought were not even in my league back then).

Ayesha Haroon
Designer

Typography 01 was my very first online course after being in the field for over 20 years. I learned more about myself and my skills in the Typography 01 course than I had in those 20 years. I rediscovered passions for type that I had let slip and the input from all the instructors was amazingly valuable. I'm super grateful for the whole experience as it has already helped me in my work setting, results were basically next project after taking the course. Thank You to all the folks that make Futur happen.

Jason Jacobson
Designer

The Typography course is an impactful journey that takes you through the process of learning how good typography came to be and how it can be implemented throughout any composition. Coming out of this course, anyone will have a strong set of eyes and skill in delivering substantial typography choices in design projects. The Future team has done an excellent job capturing the history, practicality, and opportunity typography provides when it is approached in a creative but methodical way; so much appreciation for this course!

Riley Jones
Designer

Without any traditional design education, I always used to struggle with understanding the fundamental design principles. One of the most valuable parts of the course was seeing the way Chris critiques design work. That helped me improve my design thinking and process as well, and it made me understand what clients are looking for in design work. I would highly recommend the Typography 01 Course to anyone struggling with deeply understanding what good design is built upon.

Alex Cracan
Designer
How this works
04

Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Stretch and flex your design muscles

Practice what you’ve learned in the video lectures to push your skills further. Do the homework as many times as you need to fully grasp the material.

Watch Chris work

See how Chris makes improvements to previous students’ work using typographic principles. Then, take notes of how you can apply these same techniques to your own work.

Watch your skills develop

See your designs take on a whole new shape and meaning as you move through the course. Start to feel comfortable and confident with typography.

Get access to the community

Your enrollment includes access to our private Slack channel and an invitation to Circle. Connect and keep learning with your instructor, Chris Do, and Typography students around the world.

How it works
04

Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Take a deep dive into all things type

In each video lesson, Chris will teach you about typographic principles, the history of type, and how to apply the fundamentals across your design work.

Watch Chris work

See how Chris makes improvements to previous students’ work using typographic principles. Then, take notes of how you can apply these same techniques to your own work.

Watch your skills develop

See your designs take on a whole new shape and meaning as you move through the course. Start to feel comfortable and confident with typography.

Get access to the community

Your enrollment includes access to our private Slack channel and an invitation to Circle. Connect and keep learning with your instructor, Chris Do, and Typography students around the world.

Who is this for?
05

This course is for any designer looking to understand type to improve their layout and design skills.

I learned more about typography in this course than during my BA in graphic design. This gives me confidence that I can make effective layouts and better design of any kind. I also felt I was part of a community, who learned together. Once a week for seven weeks, Chris critiqued our submitted layouts and this motivated us to put knowledge into practice and submit our work. This course is the best investment I've made in myself in becoming a better graphic designer. And I've invested in a lot of courses and books.

Bertram Christoffersen
Graphic Designer
Meet your instructor
06
Chris Do
Design Director, CEO of The Futur

Chris Do is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.

He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the SPJA, and as an advisor to Saleshood. He has also served as: advisory board member for AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.

Follow Chris
InstagramTwitterFacebook
Syllabus
07

Get ready to expand your knowledge and understanding of design. Take a look at what you’ll learn in each module, plus a few bonuses along the way.

Course
Curriculum

Move through the modules at your own pace, on your own time. You’ll have lifetime access to the course, so jump back in whenever you need a refresher.
Grids
Typographic Details
Homework Assignment
Layout Critique
Bonus Critiques: April-May 2020
Bonus Content: Website Design Review
Bonus Content: Website Design Review
Join the Conversation
Enroll Now
08

Typography 01

Our most popular course will show you the tools, techniques, and principles to use type like a master.

  • 6+ Hours of video content: grid systems,  contrast, balance, type choices, hierarchy
  • Self-study assignments
  • Watch Chris work
  • Design critique videos
  • Bonus Videos
  • Lifetime updates
$299
Enroll now
Or 3 monthly payments of $99. Click here to set up your payment plan.