Watch Me Work: Real Client Design Projects Staff Pick

Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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16 Lessons (3h 12m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

      1:22
    • 2. Class Project

      0:38
    • 3. Book Cover: Onboarding Pt. 1

      23:39
    • 4. Book Cover: Onboarding Pt. 2

      30:24
    • 5. Book Cover: Skeleton

      19:18
    • 6. Book Cover: Refining Pt. 1

      16:05
    • 7. Book Cover: Refining Pt. 2

      13:43
    • 8. Book Cover: Final Edits & Delivery

      22:40
    • 9. Postcard: Onboarding

      9:37
    • 10. Postcard: Rough Draft

      5:39
    • 11. Postcard: Refining

      18:15
    • 12. Postcard: Final Edits & Delivery

      15:27
    • 13. Web App: Onboarding

      4:38
    • 14. Web App: Refining

      9:31
    • 15. Web App: Delivery

      0:57
    • 16. Thank You!

      0:30
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About This Class

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In this Skillshare class I take you behind the scenes of three real client projects from initial email to final delivery! Unlike my past classes where I focus in on a specific tool or skill set, this class is focused on the process of working with a client to complete a project, though fear not, I do talk about the tools I’m using along the way. I’ll go through both a range of projects: 

  • Redesigning a book cover
  • Illustrating and designing a postcard
  • and Re-skinning a web app 

and tools 

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • iPad + Procreate  

It’s one thing to learn the technical skills to complete the work for a project, but it’s quite another to learn how to manage the whole project. Take this as your chance to intern or shadow a designer (me!), right from your computer. Some of the things we’ll touch on are:

  • Negotiating quotes 
  • Providing contracts
  • Apologizing to clients
  • Skeletons/rough designs
  • Handling revisions and presenting iterations
  • Making decisions about fonts, color, and layout based on function instead of aesthetic
  • Balancing decision making with letting your client lead the way
  • Being flexible for different types of clients
  • File management
  • Asset Delivery
  • Time tracking
  • and more!

See you in class! Oh, and feel free to stop by my locker (... er Instagram) to chat afterwards if you have time :)

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