Own Your Future: Creative Edition

Instant career hacks for creative students and young professionals
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (61 ratings)
3,363 students
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Get ahead of the competition if you're pursuing a creative career
Have clarity in deciding a direction for college
Have confidence in pursuing a certain school or job
Have a roadmap for creating your own personal brand


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Ownership. It’s a powerful word because both the result and the responsibility rest in your hands. So when it comes to your career and education, when you have somewhere you want to get to, you have to own the pathway to get there. In this practical short course, Jon Barnes will walk you through a variety of principles, tips, and hacks aimed at giving creative people the momentum they need to get where they want to go. This is the perfect course for you if you are:

  • Interested in a “creative” profession in the future
  • Currently in college or graduate school and getting serious about what’s next
  • In college or graduate school and looking to transfer somewhere else
  • In your first job out of college and looking to grow
  • In a career but looking to switch to a more creative career

These tips and hacks are applicable to a wide number of career interests but especially perfect if you’re interested in:

  • Graphic design
  • Industrial design
  • Transportation design
  • Cinematography/film
  • Architecture
  • The fine arts
  • Gaming or software engineering
  • Website design or interactive
  • Marketing, writing, copywriting

If you want a high-powered, fast-moving, and stone-cold-simple approach to boosting your creative career path, Own Your Future is for you. What are you waiting for?!

Who this course is for:

  • College Students
  • College Transfer Students
  • Designers
  • Graduate Students

Course content

1 section11 lectures32m total length
  • Introduction
  • Try Everything
  • Get Connected
  • Find a Mentor
  • Expand Your Media
  • Curate Your Work
  • Take Risks
  • Get Organized
  • Show Off
  • Get Inspired
  • Wrap Up


A True Creative Communicator
Jon Barnes
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 68 Reviews
  • 3,581 Students
  • 2 Courses

A true creative communicator, Jon has experienced enough seemingly disconnected careers in his short lifetime to confuse any guidance counselor. Charging ahead with the realization that creativity can be applied to any profession, Jon currently works at a MD-based advertising agency where he leads a thriving content marketing practice. Speaking frequently on all things content, digital, viral and creative, Jon has run his own advertising and design firm, served in full time youth ministry, and worked marketing for a regulatory consulting firm and legal practice dedicated to helping clients succeed in FDA regulation, approvals, labeling and inspections. His finest work has involved unicorns and trade show pranks, hand-painted car murals, neon lights, meteorological impostering, car design, executive ghost writing, and ancient Greek. 

He holds an Undergraduate Degree in Bible and Theology from Washington Bible College, a Master’s Degree in Modern Studies from Loyola University Maryland, and after flirting with a Doctoral program eventually decided making YouTube videos was a better investment of energy. Jon is married and has 4 boys and is also the author of Creative Threads, a career-finding and entrepreneurship handbook for students and young professionals (2018 Apprentice House Publishers).