Turn your passion for art into a sustainable way to make a living from the Designer that Influences Influencers™
Leverage the power of today's social media platforms to get recurring clients without any paid advertising
Find opportunities to work with high profile influencers and international brands without any industry connections
"Dawn Lee is the Designer that Influences Influencers" - Chris Guillebeau (New York Times Best Selling Author of $100 Startup)
Dawn has built her business from the ground up and was once a jobless college graduate with 0 industry connections. Now she works with clients who are brands with global reach and influencers with millions of followers, such as Fenty Beauty, Colorpop, Laurdiy, Pokimane, and Jenn Im.
"As someone without a design background, I found the course to be extremely helpful - By following their steps, it has benefited me for the better (one of which included landing my first illustration client!) It's by far the best investment I've ever made for myself. For one of the class assignments, I created a mock channel banner for Aja Dang, a lifestyle and personal finance Youtuber. Through this assignment, I was able to get in touch with her. Fast forward to today, I now work with her as a graphic designer! It’s incredible how one assignment from this class let to this amazing opportunity with a Youtuber who I’ve been watching for SO long. If you told me a year ago that I will be working on exciting creative projects, I wouldn’t believe it. I can’t thank DLD enough as they’ve truly propelled me forward in my creative career."
"The course has been an incredible journey in helping me take my next steps as a designer. Not only has the course taught me the fundamentals of design but the team went above and beyond in teaching me and other students how to conduct business in a professional manner while having fun with creativity. The course offered such a variety of projects to help me expand my skills and try new things outside of what I normally do. In fact, I was able to get connected to skincare guru and Youtuber EuniUnni to work on some awesome graphics for her including Youtube thumbnails, banners, and Instagram posts!! This was a highlight for me during my time in class because it taught me that connections with such amazing people out there ARE possible. What I loved the most about DLD.academy was the fact that everyone was so transparent and the instructors were always available to help with any questions. For this reason, I never felt alone when I was challenged because the community here is so responsive and supportive! The team became a family to me and I couldn't have been happier in making my choice to take this class! Thank you Dawn, Sophie, and Yuki in creating such a positively influential course for designers of all backgrounds!!!"