Designers are well versed on design skills, but we don't learn the management skills needed to grow and maintain a small business.This program was written by design practitioners specifically to help creatives learn the management skills needed to build a sustainable, creative business.
It's suitable for solo-entrepreneurs planning to grow their design team, for studio owners managing by default who want to hone their skills, and for studio owners wanting to upskill on of their team from being 'on-the-tools' to a management position. It will also valuable for those with a non-design background planning a career-shift.
The aim is to share tips, tools and tactics to learn robust management skills needed to build sustainable creative businesses.
The program includes: Online information: written by Australian design practitioners for Australian designers. Factsheets: Succinct, downloadable subject-focused deep-dives into specific areas. Activities: Designed to reinforce the learnings and help you think through how they might be relevant for your studio and your clients. Videos: Interviews with practitioners; studio managers from different backgrounds
The Business of Designpublication: a copy of the only Australian publication written about starting, managing and growing an Australian design business.
There are two tiers to purchasing the studio management program – this entry-level tier is access to the materials without the mentoring component. The program is also available with 3 months of mentoring to discuss how the materials relate specifically to your career and your studio.