Freelancing A-Z: How To Start A Successful Freelance Career
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Freelancing A-Z: How To Start A Successful Freelance Career

Freelancer 's step-by-step guide on how to become a successful graphic design freelancer Graphic Design Freelance
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4.6 (39 ratings)
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Created by Dawid Tuminski
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Current price: $10 Original price: $195 Discount: 95% off
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Start a successful graphic design freelancing career
  • Get their first client and, ultimately, more clients
  • Avoid most common mistakes fresh freelancers make
  • Set up an interactive client brief
  • Design a professional logo based on the client brief
  • Design a professional business card in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Design a responsive website
  • Design a modern flyer
  • Design a Facebook cover photo
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Requirements
  • You will need Adobe Photoshop at least CS5
  • You will need Adobe Illustrator at least CS5
  • You will need Microsoft Word at least 2007
Description

+++This course is continually maintained. New quiz questions were added in November 2016+++

"Dawid is doing a great job explaining how you can become a successful freelancer. What I liked most about this course is the balance between freelancing information and web-design information because in reality the best web-designers are not always the most highly-paid ones. Even if you are a web-designer already but you want to make additional income working from home, then this comprehensive course will show you step-by-step how to do it. Highly recommended."

Aren’t you tired of working 9-5, answering to your boss who doesn’t always get it right…

But most of all aren’t you tired of not getting paid for doing what you really love?

Well if you are, you need a change.

This course gives you a chance to gain confidence in your skills and open your eyes to the possibilities of a graphic design freelance career.

You’ll play a role of a graphic designer who will create a complete, real-life project.

But you’ll also find answers to the most common questions that fresh graphic design freelancers have.

So if you want to learn

  • What is the best way to start as a freelance graphic designer?
  • How to get clients?
  • And how to avoid the most common mistakes fresh freelancers make?

You will find the answers inside.

Let me take you step-by-step through the whole process of creating a complete graphic design project:

We will start with a client brief: you will learn what it is, what it should contain and how to set one up yourself using Ms Word.

And then, based on th client brief we'll design:

  • Fantastic logo and business cards that compliment it
  • Clean and professional website – you will  learn how to design it for responsive web design as well
  • Modern flyer – this skill is particularly useful when working for local clients
  • Facebook cover photo (and you’ll be amazed how simple it is to set your own template that is always accurate)

This course will give you everything you need if you are looking for professional and easy to follow Illustrator and Photoshop skills that will jump start your graphic design freelance career.

It’s a series of standalone projects: you don’t have to sit all day and watch everything: you can jump to what’s your interest for the day and don’t feel guilty that you didn’t watch the rest.

If you are taking this course, you should have some basic understanding of how to work with Illustrator and Photoshop.

And if you are an experienced freelancer, this course is not for you.

Don’t forget that, as always, you are totally covered by a 
30-day, 100% Money Back Guarantee, No Questions Asked.

So you risk nothing.

It’s your decision.

Click that enroll button and take your first step to having a career you always dreamed about. 

See you inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are thinking about starting your career as a graphic design freelancer, this course is for you
  • If you are looking for speciic knowledge on every step of a graphic design freelancing project, this course is for you
  • If you want to learn professional Illustrator and Photoshop techniques, this course is for you
  • If you are an experienced graphic design freelancer and/or Illustrator and Photoshop user, this course is NOT for you
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Curriculum For This Course
81 Lectures
05:08:45
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Introduction To The Course
1 Lecture 02:13
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Freelancing A-Z: How To Start Your Freelancing Career
8 Lectures 25:15

2. Working as a part-time and a full-time freelancer
03:11

3.How To Start Your Career As A Frelance Graphic Designer
04:02


5.How To Get More Clients
03:14

6.Freelance Bid Platforms
02:51

7. Most common mistakes fresh freelancers make
04:16

8.What We've Learnt So Far
01:17
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Freelancing A-Z: How To Set Up A Client Brief
9 Lectures 35:00
What is a Client Brief?
04:23

1.Let's make some arrangments first
04:01


3.How to Create Checkboxes
03:12

4.How to add the Calendar
03:30

5.How to Create a Drop-down List
03:28

6.How to add font styles
05:58

7. How to add our branding to the client brief
03:42

8.How to Protect Your Client Brief
03:48

Question #1
1 question
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How To Design An Awesome Logo
7 Lectures 30:43

2.How To Create The Leaf And The Stem
05:52

3.How To Make The Leaf Bend
03:21

4.How To Create The Anntenae
04:37

5.How To Complete The Butterfly Look
03:48

6.How To Add The Text
07:14

7.Let's Sum Up What We've Learnt
02:12

Question #2
1 question
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How To Design A Professional Business Card
14 Lectures 01:01:03
1.How To Set Up A Business Card Template
03:20


3.How To Set Up A US Template
03:26

4.Let's start the design process
02:59

5Let's add the logo
02:59

5.Let's add the logo
04:25

6.Let's add the main text
04:41

7.Let's Create The Grass
04:24

8.Let's Finish the Business Card
04:43

9.Business Card in Photoshop - Introduction
01:50

10.How To Add The Guides
06:22


12.How To Create The Transition - Step 2
04:28

13.How To Add The Text
05:42

Question #3
1 question
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How To Design A Responsive Website
12 Lectures 52:29
1Introduction To The Design
04:27

2 How To add multiple elements with one click
06:33

3 How To Create The Logo And Navigation Sections
06:14

4 How To Align The Navigation
05:01

5 How To Create The Content Container
04:07

6 How To Add Text Containers To The Sidebar
04:44


8 How To Finish The Sidebar
02:04

9 How To Create The Featured Image
02:42

10 How To Add The Blog Post Excerpt
03:13

11 How To Add The Second Blog Post
02:45

12 How To Add The Footer
05:07

Quiz #4
1 question
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How to Create The Subpage
6 Lectures 17:49
13 How To Add The Subpage Elements
02:57

14 How To Create The Content Placeholders
02:33

15 How To Add The Main Image
02:08

16 How To Add The Author Info
03:11

17 How To Add The Shop Info
03:13

18 How To Add The Social Media Icons
03:47
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How to Create the Tablet and the Smartphone Versions of the Website
8 Lectures 24:36
19 Let's Understand The Responsive Design Part
01:25

20 Let's Add The Logo and The Nav
03:05

21 How To Add The First Blog Post
03:34

22 How To Add The Second Blog Post
02:32

23 How To Add The Footer
02:07

24 How To Create The Hamburger menu
05:31

25 How To Add The Smartphone Blog Posts
03:25

26 How To Finish The Smartphone Design
02:57

Quiz #5
1 question
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How To Design A Professional Flyer
7 Lectures 32:45

How To Add The Header
07:48

How To Add The Main Image
03:53


How To Create Lists
04:21

How To Add The Google Map
02:14

How To Finish The Design
04:23

Quiz #6
1 question
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How To Design A Perfect Facebook Cover Photo
6 Lectures 23:46

How To Create The Main Template
03:42

How To Add The Cover Photo
04:00

How To Create The Template In Ilustrator
03:33

How To Add The Profile Image
02:29

How To Generate The Cover Photo and The Profile Image
06:17
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About the Instructor
Dawid Tuminski
4.6 Average rating
865 Reviews
18,404 Students
22 Courses
Adobe Certified Expert Designer and Online Entrepreneur

Designer, coder and educational entrepreneur.

Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator whose courses were listed in the Udemy's TOP 10 best reviewed courses.

Creating online courses on design tools like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, logo design, web design, graphic design freelancing, online teaching and digital marketing .

Teaching +22.000 students in 160 countries worldwide.

Owner of a graphic design studio.

Loves the freedom of creating courses and prides in his teaching method, which is straight to the point and with a smile.

His motto:  Boring instructors are worse than boring topics!

His students value his courses for their conciseness, professionalism and actionable tips and techniques they can apply in their day-to-day design tasks and online education businesses.