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Be honest: what brought you here?

The reason you got into your creative field was that you are passionate about the art. But by now you’ve realized that being a successful creative involves much more than the actual creating.

It’s time to face the facts.

You are not a freelancer. Stop thinking of yourself as a hired gun paid by the hour. You’re not just the person who makes things. You know you do way more than that, and it’s time you start acting like it.

You are a business.

It’s time you start to think of yourself as an independent business owner who manages overhead, profit margins, and other people. Snap out of the freelancer mindset and see what you’re really capable of.

You're a Business Not a Freelancer

Build a business without losing your soul.

Stop selling. Start closing.

Learn business and negotiation skills to build a sustainable business and keep a steady stream of prospective clients.

Adopt a new mindset.

Act like a business owner. Be more confident in your sales conversations and understand your value.

Speak the language of business.

Finally understand what clients are saying, and speak on their same level to use to your advantage.

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What’s Included
Inside This Course
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Chris Do

Chris Do is an Emmy award winning director, designer, strategist and educator. He’s the Chief Strategist and CEO of Blind, executive producer of The Skool, and the Founder and CEO of The Futur— an online education platform that teaches the business of design to creative thinkers.

Who this is for

This lecture series is for creative freelancers who want to level up.

There’s nothing wrong with freelancing. But if you’re letting the title prevent you from growing, it’s time to change the way you view yourself. In this lecture, you’ll learn to erase the assumptions you have surrounding business, negotiation, and value to build a sustainable business—all while keeping your creative soul alive.

You're a Business Not a Freelancer

Learn to speak the language of business and creativity in this comprehensive lecture series.

What's inside
  • 120+ minutes of lecture content
  • Learn value-based pricing
  • Best practices for billing
  • Deal with client objections
What's inside
  • 120+ minutes of lecture content
  • Learn value-based pricing
  • Best practices for billing
  • Deal with client objections

You're a Business Not a Freelancer

Learn to speak the language of business and creativity in this comprehensive lecture series.

What's inside
  • 120+ minutes of lecture content
  • Learn value-based pricing
  • Best practices for billing
  • Deal with client objections
What's inside
  • 120+ minutes of lecture content
  • Learn value-based pricing
  • Best practices for billing
  • Deal with client objections

You're a Business Not a Freelancer
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Build a business without losing your soul.

Difficulty Level
Stop selling. Start closing.

Learn business and negotiation skills to build a sustainable business and keep a steady stream of prospective clients.

Prerequisite
Adopt a new mindset.

Act like a business owner. Be more confident in your sales conversations and understand your value.

Learning Roadmap
Speak the language of business.

Finally understand what clients are saying, and speak on their same level to use to your advantage.

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Reviews
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How this works
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How it 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.

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 lecture series is for creative freelancers who want to level up.

There’s nothing wrong with freelancing. But if you’re letting the title prevent you from growing, it’s time to change the way you view yourself. In this lecture, you’ll learn to erase the assumptions you have surrounding business, negotiation, and value to build a sustainable business—all while keeping your creative soul alive.

You're a Business Not a Freelancer
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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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.
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You're a Business Not a Freelancer

Learn to speak the language of business and creativity in this comprehensive lecture series.

  • 120+ minutes of lecture content
  • Learn value-based pricing
  • Best practices for billing
  • Deal with client objections
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