Over 41 hours of on-demand content and exclusive monthly live coaching to help you succeed as a graphic designer or freelancer in today's global marketplace.
PHOTOSHOP! ILLUSTRATOR! INDESIGN!
Start with the absolute basics, and get up and running QUICKLY! I'll show you how to make some of the most popular projects in the industry, such as:
This course is for anyone who is interested in becoming a graphic designer, making gorgeous designs, landing work, getting a design job, and more.
This course is a compilation of some of the most asked questions from Derrick's students, and real world knowledge that stems from Derrick's extensive experience as a freelancer, design agency owner, and Creative Director.
Project-Based Learning in Photoshop
Start with the basics, and get up and running QUICKLY! This course offers a look at how to use all of the main tools in the Photoshop interface, and walks you through projects like:
This course is for anyone looking to add work to their graphic design portfolio, and is especially geared towards beginner and intermediate designers. In this course you will find over 20 Project Prompts and ideas for building a stunning graphic design portfolio. You will also learn from an industry pro and from a hiring manager
The main goal of this course is to teach anyone, even a complete beginner, how to setup a complete WordPress website quickly and easily. Then, we'll dive a little deeper and I'll show you exactly how I setup my sites for clients using custom themes and zero coding. I'll even show you how to create a custom portfolio website of your own.
This course is different than most Shopify courses available. Yes, like most courses, I will get you up and running fast with the absolute basics, as well as guidance, tips, and tricks for the more advanced features and settings. AND, I'll show you how I use these skills (building e-commerce websites) to create high-value websites for my clients and how I charge them to do it. I also show how to gain referrals as an affiliate with the Shopify Partners program.
Stop guessing what makes some designs look better than others and learn best-practices using design theory. I'll show you exactly how to apply design theory to your next design project for predictable results.
In this course, I will walk you through exactly how I package up a logo when I'm finished with the project so that the client has everything they need to put their brand new logo to use. These techniques can be used with any type of artwork you want to create and export from Adobe Illustrator, but for the purpose of this course, we are just focusing on logos.
This community is only available as part of the membership, so it's very exclusive and gives you direct access to me and the rest of the students on this platform. This is a highly valuable addition, as it allows you to get direct assistance, encouragement, and accountability through our private Slack channel.
“Excellent, valuable information for starting and succeeding in graphic design! I appreciate that Derrick and Jennah believe in their students and their ability to freelance and/or make it a full-time career or business! They also offer real-world advice, lessons, tools, tips, and tricks for excelling in this field. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
I care deeply about lifelong learning, which is why I deliver up-to-date, deep and intensive training. I also love people, and my goal is to help you succeed. My life has been changed because of the opportunities I’ve had specifically because of my skills as a graphic designer, a web developer, and a business owner.
That’s why I want to help you change your life as well. When you join you'll get consistent, quality content AND you'll be connected to a group of like-minded peers.
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Derrick teaches graphic design, business productivity and management, and freelancing to over 125,000 students online.
He has spent his entire career in the creative arts and marketing sector. Starting back as early as high school where he turned homework into paying gigs, his love for all things art and technology driven has continued to grow. Working with brands such as MTV, Nintendo, and Netflix while employed as an intern for Seven 2 Interactive catapulted his career. His branding work and graphic design has been included in international publications for the design industry and regularly featured on trending websites.
Derrick is the owner of a small design agency, Mitchell's Garage | Creative Media Chop Shop, located in the heart of downtown Kalispell, Montana. Mitchell's Garage has been successful in reaching and working with clients all over the world, including Washington D.C., New York, California, Calgary, Austria, Australia, Washington, Colorado, and of course, throughout Montana.
He has also previously spent time as an employee, working for 3 years as the Creative Director for a large aerospace and defense company based out of Montana -
Jennah is a writer, senior-level project manager, and business marketing ideator. She has helped clients like Lego and Johnson & Johnson come up with wining ideas for their social media and digital marketing campaigns, and has worked as a writer for individuals and businesses all over the world. She has written for several lifestyle magazines and holds a degree in Secondary Education and English.
Her online courses walk students through things like managing clients, finding success on Upwork, speaking confidently and professionally, and more. You'll often see her throughout Vault Live broadcasts and in the Graphic Design Bootcamp courses.
"Amazing teacher. Derrick is an absolute genius, he puts so much effort, time, love and genuine passion to teaching Graphic Design. I recommend him and his courses to everyone."
"I'm really enjoying this class. Graphic Design Bootcamp: Part 2 is very useful to actually become a professional graphic designer. You can tell Derrick and his wife are passionate and care about their students. The advices are solid and push you in the right direction. As a self-learner, I appreciated the guidance."
"This was an amazing course to build a graphic design foundation. Derrick's explanation was very clear and well-thought. He genuinely responds when you have any additional questions."
"This course has me really excited to continue my journey into graphic design. It has been a long time since I was really excited about something I was learning, but I am very excited about this."
"[Graphic Design] is a large subject which Derrick handles with enthusiasm displaying his professional approach coupled with real world scenarios. Thank you."
"Structured perfectly, very clear and focused explanations, love it! This course was one of the best decisions i've ever had. Amazing teacher, professional level, explains everything clearly and in details. This is a diamond!"
"Man, this was amazing! Love it when you get a sense of what does it take to become a graphic designer full time. How to organize your work, how to use your creative mind, how to get paid for all the work you do, how to observe the world and apply new concepts. It's awesome how you make such a nice team with your wife :) Thanks man and looking forward on starting Part 2!"
"Great content with very easy to follow along projects to complete. I am learning to start a new career in Graphic Design and these course lessons are fantastic."