The secrets to building a design business and working with dream clients


The comprehensive online learning program for creative professionals presented by DLD.academy

DESIGN YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!

Are you a graphic designer, creative professional, or art student eager to work on projects that you can truly be excited about but don’t know how to go about making it happen?

Are you a graphic designer, creative professional, or art student eager to work on projects that you can truly be excited about but don’t know how to go about making it happen?

We believe a dream client is:

  • Desirable: a client that you actually want to work with, and other people want to work with them too
  • Real: A real company or content creator that is paying real money to work with you, no working just for shoutouts
  • Engaged: the client takes their brand seriously and is consistently working to meet the needs of their customers.
  • Aligned: the client supports and believes in causes that you can also proudly stand behind
  • Mindful: the client respects your design process and wants to work with you in producing the best work possible. 

We believe a dream client is:

  • Desirable: a client that you actually want to work with, and other people want to work with them too
  • Real: A real company or content creator that is paying real money to work with you, no working just for shoutouts
  • Engaged: the client takes their brand seriously and is consistently working to meet the needs of their customers.
  • Aligned: the client supports and believes in causes that you can also proudly stand behind
  • Mindful: the client respects your design process and wants to work with you in producing the best work possible. 

Working with your dream clients means working on projects you are truly passionate about.



This is how I was able to prevent burnout and use partnerships to grow my design business
quickly on social media with each and every completed project.   

 

Working with your dream clients means working on projects you are truly passionate about.



This is how I was able to prevent burnout and use partnerships to grow my design business
quickly on social media with each and every completed project.   

 

We got you covered. 

Not just on design, but everything that goes into
launching a sustainable design business. 

 

🦋  How do I get connected to my dream brands and content creators?

👀  How do I get eyeballs on my business without using shady bots or paying for advertising?

💰  How should I price my services?

Everything I learned from working with some of the biggest international brands and my favorite content creators.  It wasn’t that long ago, I thought it was just a dream, a crazy fantasy to work for the companies and personalities I saw on my tv or phone screen. 

 

Click by click tutorials on creating graphics that catch the eyes of your DREAM client

Social media growth strategies for design businesses

How to negotiate for premium rates with every new client

All the different ways I make money as a graphic designer

Effective email & phone communication for creative agencies

How to work on $10k+ art direction projects


Design Your Business is for you if...


  • you have a passion for art and want to find ways to support your lifestyle by doing what you love
  • want a step by step plan on how to work with your Dream clients that's easy to follow
  • freelance graphic designer that knows there has a better way to grow as a professional 
  • have a business background but wants to work on creative projects
  • a designer that needs help with establishing a clear process for your business that's manageable and profitable
  • a student who is eager to learn and work like a true pro 


Design Your Business is NOT for you if...


  • you are looking for a get rich quick scheme
  • can't or won't use social media
  • you think the fate of your career has already been decided
  • afraid of change or putting in the work
  • don't have access to a computer or laptop. 


Design Your Business is for you if...


  • you have a passion for art and want to find ways to support your lifestyle by doing what you love
  • want a step by step plan on how to work with your Dream clients that's easy to follow
  • freelance graphic designer that knows there has a better way to grow as a professional 
  • have a business background but wants to work on creative projects
  • a designer that needs help with establishing a clear process for your business that's manageable and profitable
  • a student who is eager to learn and work like a true pro 


Design Your Business is NOT for you if...


  • you are looking for a get rich quick scheme
  • can't or won't use social media
  • you think the fate of your career has already been decided
  • afraid of change or putting in the work
  • don't have access to a computer or laptop. 
  • Step by step plan to turn your passion for art into a sustainable way to make a living from the Designer that Influences Influencers™
  • Cutting edge design demos on Photoshop and Illustrator (Logo design, branding, Youtube graphics, animated Instagram stories, and more...)
  • Tutorials on leveraging the power of today's social media platforms to get recurring clients... without any paid advertising
  • Learn how to find opportunities to work with dream influencers and international brands without any industry connections
  • How to upskill your freelancing and build a killer portfolio that stands out
  • Effective email & phone communication techniques for creative agencies
  • Proven strategies on securing high profile clients and properly managing large scale projects

 

  • Step by step plan to turn your passion for art into a sustainable way to make a living from the Designer that Influences Influencers™
  • Cutting edge design demos on Photoshop and Illustrator (Logo design, branding, Youtube graphics, animated Instagram stories, and more...)
  • Tutorials on leveraging the power of today's social media platforms to get recurring clients... without any paid advertising
  • Learn how to find opportunities to work with dream influencers and international brands without any industry connections
  • How to upskill your freelancing and build a killer portfolio that stands out
  • Effective email & phone communication techniques for creative agencies
  • Proven strategies on securing high profile clients and properly managing large scale projects

 

Private community for networking

Standard contract kit for graphic designers

Outreach email and DM template

DLD.studio’s confidential pitch deck

ENROLL TODAY FOR $397 USD

You get everything in Design Your Business plus:


1-on-1 Private Coaching Session with Dawn

  • Customized Career planning
  • Review and critique on past work/portfolio


Lifetime Access to Unlimited Design Consultations

  • Ask as many questions you want and get advice directly from Dawn and the DLD Academy team, typically within 24 hours
  • Get feedback from Dawn and DLD Team on any assignment or client work whether it is related to class material or not, the professional set of eyes that you can rely on throughout your career 


Lifetime Access to the Design Business Pro Group


Exclusive networking and job opportunities

  • Get connected with fellow Design Business Pros
  • Design requests and job opportunities that DLD cannot take on will be passed along straight to this group
  • Get eyeballs on your work from some of the biggest players on Youtube and Instagram: after completion of program, your work will be shared directly with DLD’s VIP Clients
  • Chance to be selected for In house projects with DLD
  • Work opportunities shared by fellow group members
ENROLL TODAY FOR $2,500 USD