Rahat Bashar

Graphic Designer

I'm a graphic designer who coaches creatives on how to improve their income.

I've coached more than 30,000 graphic designers and illustrators through my design blog http://weeklydesigngrind.com alone and have helped them to increase their earnings.

Here's some info about me and why I got started in this area. I'll try and keep it short so as to not bore you.

I studied graphic design at one of the top design universities in the UK. (It was UAL for anyone that's interested)

After I got my degree, I didn’t know what to do next. All I was told by my tutors was to have a great portfolio and apply for internships and jobs.

There are certain things that you just don’t learn in an arts college but have to experience in order to discover.

Little did I know that my tutors didn’t have a clue what they were talking about. Working in the real world is far different from working inside a classroom.

After a couple of years going in and out of internships and getting paid hardly anything, I was getting angry.

Seeing people create mediocre work yet getting paid 5x what they’re worth, while I was stuck at some studio creating awesome work yet getting paid zilch.

To be honest, I was jealous.

I decided that it was enough.

I began to educate myself by reading books about psychology and design.

I tracked down top designers and asked them why are they so successful and how do they earn so much.

I then began putting everything I learned into action. Slowly but surely, my income started increasing. I soon started taking on more clients then I could handle so I increased my fees.

Not only were clients happy to pay me high fees for my services but they turned out to be the exact clients that I wanted. They loved the work that I produced and didn’t cause any hassle when the time to pay came.

I soon realised that other creatives must have gone through the same struggles as I did so I decided to write everything I know onto my blog: http://weeklydesigngrind.com