Just Make Stuff: Getting Creative with Side Projects

Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman ♥, Designers

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10 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction

    • Inspiration: 40 Days of Dating

    • Inspiration: 12 Kinds of Kindness

    • Inspiration: Quotes on Shit

    • Selecting Your Object

    • Writing Exercise

    • Sketching

    • Lettering

    • Sharing Your Work

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman have launched hit after hit in the design world, fueling incredible careers through creative side projects — and now they're sharing their secrets so you can do the same.

This fun 45-minute class from the creative minds behind 40 Days of Dating and 12 Kinds of Kindness explores what's worked in their careers (and why), ways to start your own side project, and even a demo of their popular lettering series Quotes on Shit.

You'll learn:

  • The "why" behind 3 of Jessica and Timothy's most shared projects
  • Tips for sketching, designing, and sharing your own passion project
  • How to tap into the resources you already have to bring projects to life

Plus, the lesson "Sharing Your Work" goes in-depth on ways to present, post about, and pitch your work to get that viral attention it deserves.

Creatives of all levels can jump right in and try their hand at a cleverly lettered object or share a personal passion project. You’ll walk away with inspiration to create — and a colorful artifact turned into art. 

271 of 296 students recommendSee All

Simple and straight forward instructions and great fun!
Ian Barnard

Hand lettering Artist

It's fun and inspirative.
Prisanti Putri

Engineer by day, words & color lover all day

Looooove it so much! <3
Ana Ximena






Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman are the creators of the blog and book, 40 Days of Dating and the blog 12 Kinds of Kindness. They co-teach together at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and sometimes they put Quotes on Shit for fun. Recently, they made this voting initiative for the election. 


Jessica Walsh is a designer, art director and partner at the full-service design studio Sagmeister & Walsh, working on brands such as Meetup, AIzone, Frooti, Jewish Museum, BMW, and Adobe.

Timothy Goodman is a designer, illustrator, and art director running his own studio working for clients such as Airbnb, Google, Ford, J.Crew, Samsung, Target, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.