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6 levers to create more value in your studio.

This is a masterclass for design studio owners and managers wanting to explore different ways to improve profits.

We will explain six ‘levers’ that can be used to improve value across your design business. They can be used to adjust pricing and/or productivity to improve value, independent of the need to add staff or get new business.

We know this works – we used these levers to make our design studio financially successful over many years. Better still, now we can add research that identifies the industry benchmarks.

Using tried and tested methods, honed running a design studio and mentoring, Greg and Carol will show you how these levers can be operated to get more from every dollar you are paid.

Why bother?

Because you're responsible for the profits of a design business

Because you want to increase the return you get from every dollar you get paid

Because you want to run a stress-free studio

Because you want to benchmark your studio against peers and competitors

Because you want to better understand what generates value in your studio

Why now?

Because you can't work harder but need to increase the return you get from your every dollar you get paid

Because you need to improve productivity but don't want to cause stress

Because you're unsure of how you compare with peers and competitors

Because you are at the stage you want to better understand the numbers that make a studio successful

What you'll gain

Presentation notes and knowledge you can immediately implement

An understanding of how to get more return from existing and new services

Knowledge of how to improve productivity without increasing stress

Ability to benchmark your studio against the industry and your peers

A deeper understanding of salaries and revenue ratios

We all want to create more value. This masterclass is centered around levers that operate within every design studio. Levers that can be manipulated to create value. And we're talking industry benchmarks so you'll understand where your design business stands within the industry and your peers.

Ready to book? Use the link below to book now – we're limiting each masterclass to 25 participants.

Meet the presenters

This masterclass has been written specifically for designers by Greg Branson and Carol Mackay – two of Australia’s leading design business mentors, writers and researchers. Their experience in working with, researching and analysing Australian design businesses is unrivalled.


Greg Branson

Greg uses his expertise in design management to help designers and business owners manage their studios more effectively. Over the past decade he has mentored hundreds of designers making him a walking database of the Australian design industry.

Carol Mackay

Carol Mackay

After 30+ years running a graphic design firm, Carol pivoted from client-focused projects to consult to the design industry. She uses her experience, and research, to help designers build robust, sustainable businesses, and help businesses integrate, and profit from, design.


6 levers to create more value in your studio

A hands-on practical masterclass limited to 25 participants.
Thursday 14 November • 10am - 4pm • $600 + GST

Use this link for more information and book your place