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When you land a new project, where do you start?

Not knowing the first step or point of contact in your team can kick things off to a rocky start. It’s important to know who and where to go first to get the project rolling on the right foot.

It's hard to get your team organized.

Say you find the right starting point. But throughout the project, all organization goes out the window. Deadlines are past due, your team’s lost focus, and the client’s getting impatient.

Learn how to make more money by running jobs more efficiently.

With no process, you’re lost. By getting your team aligned from the get-go, you can delegate effectively, manage projects with ease, and meet deadlines. Not to mention, make clients very happy.

Practical Project Management

Run your projects profitably and friction-free.

Scale your business

Learn how to delegate tasks among your internal team that makes scaling smooth and efficient.

Feel confident in your process

Finally have transparency with your clients, maintain control in the relationship, and get work approved faster.

Do great work

Remove the guesswork, and focus on great work that delights clients every time.

Inside This Course
What’s Included

Learn from the pros

Matthew Encina and I walk you through our entire project management approach, from onboarding to delivery, in over 70 video course lectures. Each lecture is packed with information, presentation materials, and is easy to digest.

Save time writing

Do you find yourself writing the same emails over and over again? To save time, Ben and Matthew have created templates that you can use with your clients and teams.

Get peace of mind

A form you can send to your clients when it’s time to sign off on milestones or entire projects. Know that revisions are done when they’re marked ‘done.’

Review what went well

A simple, easy-to-use worksheet to help your internal team conduct retrospectives on each project after completion.

Inside This Course
What You Will Learn

Learn from the pros

Matthew Encina and I walk you through our entire project management approach, from onboarding to delivery, in over 70 video course lectures. Each lecture is packed with information, presentation materials, and is easy to digest.

Save time writing

Do you find yourself writing the same emails over and over again? To save time, Ben and Matthew have created templates that you can use with your clients and teams.

Get peace of mind

A form you can send to your clients when it’s time to sign off on milestones or entire projects. Know that revisions are done when they’re marked ‘done.’

Review what went well

A simple, easy-to-use worksheet to help your internal team conduct retrospectives on each project after completion.

From the instructor:

Project management is process, and process is king.

When I first started out, I was a freelance designer working out of my garage. A one-man-band doing everything myself. If I'm being honest, I was figuring it out as I was going along. For those of you who know my story, you know that they were tough times.

See, back then, I was making $3 per hour.

While I wasn't really confident enough to ask for more, there was one other reason why I wound up making so little:

I had no process.

I used to onboard a client to do a $50 logo, and it would be a completely new venture. I reinvented the wheel with every project. I just kinda went with the flow. This wound up flowing me right into no money. And with goals of starting a family, this started to stress me out in a major way.

I don't think I'm alone here. I struggled with things like:

  • Clients asking for more and more revisions
  • Not getting paid on time, or ever
  • Unhappy clients at the end of the project
  • Not knowing when or how to hire people or delegate work

I can't tell you how much referral work I probably missed out on because I didn't standardize my approach.

I knew I needed to improve things, but I had no idea where to start. I looked up project management online... what a Google search, right?! There are so many different methodologies out there, so many different tools, and so many different opinions about how projects should be run, it was confusing to say the least.

If you're like me, you need a practical project management framework that actually saves time**.** Luckily, you’re in the right place.

Eventually, working with clients became a well-oiled machine. I was able to give them transparency and access while still maintaining control over the relationship.

That was, until, I started working with Matthew Encina.

Watching Matthew lead an internal team is like watching a an experienced conductor guide a well-rehearsed orchestra. Seriously: he's Maestro status.

The more we collaborated on projects, the more I noticed our approaches overlap and eventually, we were left with a framework that wins: every. single. time. Our combined approach is really where the magic happens. And we've outlined it all right here in this course.

This is the project management approach that we've used to manage million-dollar projects for clients like XBOX, AARP, Hudson Pacific Properties and more.

When you're finished with Practical Project Management, you won't just have a philosophy to think about. You'll have actionable, tactical steps that are industry-proven and work, regardless of what project management software you choose to use.

If you're ready to make the most of every project, have time to do the work you really want to do, and start to scale your business by delegating, Practical Project Management will be great for you.

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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.

Ben Burns

Ben Burns is a designer that helps growing businesses increase revenue, expand brand awareness, and earn happier customers. Currently, he serves in a dual role as both the Chief Operating Officer of The Futur and as Digital Creative Director at Blind.

Who this is for

This framework is for anyone who manages projects, regardless of experience

From the start to the finish of your project, it’s nothing without the right process in place. This course was made for you:

  • Students
  • Freelancers
  • Creative Directors
  • Studio Owners

Practical Project Management

Run projects profitably and friction-free so you and your team can do great work.

What's inside
  • 70+ video classes
  • Email templates
  • Work approval form
  • After-action review sheet
  • Bonus content
  • Lifetime updates

Practical Project Management

Run projects profitably and friction-free so you and your team can do great work.

What's inside
  • 70+ video classes
  • Email templates
  • Work approval form
  • After-action review sheet
  • Bonus content
  • Lifetime updates

Typography 01
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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.
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Featured Student Work
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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.

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Syllabus
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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
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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
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