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Selling ideas is tough.

We can’t take clients inside our heads and show them what we’re thinking. What we’re trying to sell to them doesn’t even exist yet. We can present visuals to give them an idea, but sometimes that’s not enough.

Landing your dream client is even tougher.

Getting your dream client through the door was one thing, but now comes the challenge. Beyond selling them your ideas, you have to communicate the value you can bring to their business if they choose to work with you.

A perfectly prepared pitch can make it all easier.

Similar to a director's treatment, the pitch is your opportunity to clearly convey your vision to the client. When you define and understand the goal, ideate through the solution, and deliver it in an air-tight presentation, you can create a winning pitch.

Pitch Kit

Stop Pitching. Start Winning.

Articulate the vision

Get clients to see what you see and on board with your vision. Create a masterful pitch like an Oscar-winning director creates their director’s treatment.

Learn to diagnose

Spend your time diagnosing the client’s problem. You’ll ask better questions, dig deeper into how you can help, and understand if you’re the right fit for the job.

Master your mindset

Pitching is a nerve-wracking thing to do. But with this kit, you’ll be able to pitch with a clearer head and confidently devise a solution for your client.

Inside This Course
What’s Included

Have a clear game plan

This kit will show you how to handle the creative brief, run your ideation process, and deliver your presentation.

Gain clarity

In your first meeting, you'll be able to define exactly what you need to create to win the pitch. Ask better questions. Eliminate possibilities. And establish, with your client, clear criteria for what a winning pitch should look like.

Quickly determine what works, and what won’t.

Know how to evaluate your ideas, and speed up your process. Learn how to ideate, test, and refine ideas based on the criteria you establish with your client.

Deliver air-tight pitches.

Know what the client needs to see and hear to award the job to you. Similar to a director's treatment, you'll learn to structure and present your pitch in a way that's detailed, articulate, and fully encapsulates your vision.

Inside This Course
What You Will Learn

Have a clear game plan

This kit will show you how to handle the creative brief, run your ideation process, and deliver your presentation.

Gain clarity

In your first meeting, you'll be able to define exactly what you need to create to win the pitch. Ask better questions. Eliminate possibilities. And establish, with your client, clear criteria for what a winning pitch should look like.

Quickly determine what works, and what won’t.

Know how to evaluate your ideas, and speed up your process. Learn how to ideate, test, and refine ideas based on the criteria you establish with your client.

Deliver air-tight pitches.

Know what the client needs to see and hear to award the job to you. Similar to a director's treatment, you'll learn to structure and present your pitch in a way that's detailed, articulate, and fully encapsulates your vision.

Get an inside look at Pitch Kit

Want to see the full curriculum?
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
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From the instructor:

This kit will help you tackle any pitch with confidence.

In my early years as a young creative director at Blind in 2012, I was responsible for landing new clients. But job after job, I lost to our competitors. I was only closing 1/4 opportunities, losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential revenue. Every pitch I lost shortened our business' runway.

The client feedback I got as to why they didn't choose my idea went something like this:

  • “Your pitch treatment felt off brand.”
  • “The other companies had a better understanding of what we wanted”
  • “You didn’t show us how you would execute the idea.”
  • “You were too expensive.”

I was frustrated, disappointed and began to doubt myself. I spent so many years trying to master my craft. I couldn't understand why I was losing.

I wasn’t equipped with the know-how to win a client’s business. My understanding of pitching was “the best idea wins.” But how do you define the best idea? This was the critical piece of the puzzle I was missing.

I worked with a business coach, Keir McLaren, to redefine my mindset going into client meetings. Dr. Holtzman, a professor of psychology, trained me on how to ask better questions. Chris Do, the owner of Blind, mentored me on everything he knew about listening, being present, and his process for design. And I read a ton of books on buyer psychology.

A year later I won 20 out of 22 pitches. I brought in the lions share of our companies revenue –$3.9 million. I started landing the biggest clients of my life, like Xbox and Coldplay. And I stopped wasting my time chasing bad ideas. By 2014, I finally understood how to present my ideas in a valuable way to my clients. All because I knew how to surface the clients’ goals, objections, and ideas upfront – before I made anything.

I felt like I had discovered a cheat code for a video game. Pitching went from painful to pleasurable. Because I knew what questions to ask, and how to approach every pitch.

I regained my confidence.

To my surprise, this also resulted in more alignment with my clients and my internal crew. My team was working more autonomously. And there were fewer direction changes from clients after the project started.

This personal growth had little to do with my design skills, and everything to do with how I communicated. The art of pitching isn't something that's taught in school or our careers, but it's such a critical skill in our line of work. So I feel compelled to help.

This is the framework that I’ve developed over the years of pitching in one the most competitive creative fields. It's simple, flexible, and effective.

So what do you say—are you ready to land more clients?

Read More

Matthew Encina

Matthew Encina is an award-winning creative director of branding, interactive experiences, and video content for Fortune 500 brands, music artists, and video games. For over ten years he has been working on top-tier campaigns at LA’s premier design studios and agencies.

Who this is for

If you’re pitching projects to clients, this kit is for you.

Take the stress off of client-facing meetings and come in ready to knock your pitch out of the park. This kit was made with you in mind:

  • Freelancers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Creative Directors
  • Studio Owners

Pitch Kit

Master the art of the pitch, so you can confidently sell your ideas to the clients of your dreams.

What's inside
  • The Pitch Kit guide
  • Creative brief worksheets
  • Pitch outline worksheets
  • Bonus: Pitch process lecture
  • Lifetime updates
What's inside
  • The Pitch Kit guide
  • Creative brief worksheets
  • Pitch outline worksheets
  • Bonus: Pitch process lecture
  • Lifetime updates

Pitch Kit

Master the art of the pitch, so you can confidently sell your ideas to the clients of your dreams.

What's inside
  • The Pitch Kit guide
  • Creative brief worksheets
  • Pitch outline worksheets
  • Bonus: Pitch process lecture
  • 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.

Selling ideas is tough.

We can’t take clients inside our heads and show them what we’re thinking. What we’re trying to sell to them doesn’t even exist yet. We can present visuals to give them an idea, but sometimes that’s not enough.

Landing your dream client is even tougher.

Getting your dream client through the door was one thing, but now comes the challenge. Beyond selling them your ideas, you have to communicate the value you can bring to their business if they choose to work with you.

A perfectly prepared pitch can make it all easier.

Similar to a director's treatment, the pitch is your opportunity to clearly convey your vision to the client. When you define and understand the goal, ideate through the solution, and deliver it in an air-tight presentation, you can create a winning pitch.

Pitch Kit

Stop Pitching. Start Winning.

Articulate the vision

Get clients to see what you see and on board with your vision. Create a masterful pitch like an Oscar-winning director creates their director’s treatment.

Learn to diagnose

Spend your time diagnosing the client’s problem. You’ll ask better questions, dig deeper into how you can help, and understand if you’re the right fit for the job.

Master your mindset

Pitching is a nerve-wracking thing to do. But with this kit, you’ll be able to pitch with a clearer head and confidently devise a solution for your client.

Inside This Course
What’s Included

Have a clear game plan

This kit will show you how to handle the creative brief, run your ideation process, and deliver your presentation.

Gain clarity

In your first meeting, you'll be able to define exactly what you need to create to win the pitch. Ask better questions. Eliminate possibilities. And establish, with your client, clear criteria for what a winning pitch should look like.

Quickly determine what works, and what won’t.

Know how to evaluate your ideas, and speed up your process. Learn how to ideate, test, and refine ideas based on the criteria you establish with your client.

Deliver air-tight pitches.

Know what the client needs to see and hear to award the job to you. Similar to a director's treatment, you'll learn to structure and present your pitch in a way that's detailed, articulate, and fully encapsulates your vision.

Inside This Course
What You Will Learn

Have a clear game plan

This kit will show you how to handle the creative brief, run your ideation process, and deliver your presentation.

Gain clarity

In your first meeting, you'll be able to define exactly what you need to create to win the pitch. Ask better questions. Eliminate possibilities. And establish, with your client, clear criteria for what a winning pitch should look like.

Quickly determine what works, and what won’t.

Know how to evaluate your ideas, and speed up your process. Learn how to ideate, test, and refine ideas based on the criteria you establish with your client.

Deliver air-tight pitches.

Know what the client needs to see and hear to award the job to you. Similar to a director's treatment, you'll learn to structure and present your pitch in a way that's detailed, articulate, and fully encapsulates your vision.

Get an inside look at Pitch Kit

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 kit will help you tackle any pitch with confidence.

In my early years as a young creative director at Blind in 2012, I was responsible for landing new clients. But job after job, I lost to our competitors. I was only closing 1/4 opportunities, losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential revenue. Every pitch I lost shortened our business' runway.

The client feedback I got as to why they didn't choose my idea went something like this:

  • “Your pitch treatment felt off brand.”
  • “The other companies had a better understanding of what we wanted”
  • “You didn’t show us how you would execute the idea.”
  • “You were too expensive.”

I was frustrated, disappointed and began to doubt myself. I spent so many years trying to master my craft. I couldn't understand why I was losing.

I wasn’t equipped with the know-how to win a client’s business. My understanding of pitching was “the best idea wins.” But how do you define the best idea? This was the critical piece of the puzzle I was missing.

I worked with a business coach, Keir McLaren, to redefine my mindset going into client meetings. Dr. Holtzman, a professor of psychology, trained me on how to ask better questions. Chris Do, the owner of Blind, mentored me on everything he knew about listening, being present, and his process for design. And I read a ton of books on buyer psychology.

A year later I won 20 out of 22 pitches. I brought in the lions share of our companies revenue –$3.9 million. I started landing the biggest clients of my life, like Xbox and Coldplay. And I stopped wasting my time chasing bad ideas. By 2014, I finally understood how to present my ideas in a valuable way to my clients. All because I knew how to surface the clients’ goals, objections, and ideas upfront – before I made anything.

I felt like I had discovered a cheat code for a video game. Pitching went from painful to pleasurable. Because I knew what questions to ask, and how to approach every pitch.

I regained my confidence.

To my surprise, this also resulted in more alignment with my clients and my internal crew. My team was working more autonomously. And there were fewer direction changes from clients after the project started.

This personal growth had little to do with my design skills, and everything to do with how I communicated. The art of pitching isn't something that's taught in school or our careers, but it's such a critical skill in our line of work. So I feel compelled to help.

This is the framework that I’ve developed over the years of pitching in one the most competitive creative fields. It's simple, flexible, and effective.

So what do you say—are you ready to land more clients?

Read More

Matthew Encina

Matthew Encina is an award-winning creative director of branding, interactive experiences, and video content for Fortune 500 brands, music artists, and video games. For over ten years he has been working on top-tier campaigns at LA’s premier design studios and agencies.

Who this is for

If you’re pitching projects to clients, this kit is for you.

Take the stress off of client-facing meetings and come in ready to knock your pitch out of the park. This kit was made with you in mind:

  • Freelancers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Creative Directors
  • Studio Owners

Pitch Kit

Master the art of the pitch, so you can confidently sell your ideas to the clients of your dreams.

What's inside
  • The Pitch Kit guide
  • Creative brief worksheets
  • Pitch outline worksheets
  • Bonus: Pitch process lecture
  • Lifetime updates
What's inside
  • The Pitch Kit guide
  • Creative brief worksheets
  • Pitch outline worksheets
  • Bonus: Pitch process lecture
  • Lifetime updates

Pitch Kit

Master the art of the pitch, so you can confidently sell your ideas to the clients of your dreams.

What's inside
  • The Pitch Kit guide
  • Creative brief worksheets
  • Pitch outline worksheets
  • Bonus: Pitch process lecture
  • Lifetime updates
What's inside
  • The Pitch Kit guide
  • Creative brief worksheets
  • Pitch outline worksheets
  • Bonus: Pitch process lecture
  • 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.