Special Topics: Design Entrepreneurship

DESMA X 479.8B

Learn the business side of design. Position yourself, target your interests & strengths, and prepare your portfolio & communications toward select design markets.

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What you can learn.

  • Learn the business side of design
  • Position yourself and target your portfolio and communications toward select design markets
  • Explore freelance best practices and scoping opportunities in the vast market of design
  • Gain exposure to industry professionals to understand first hand where the demand is for talent in the design field

About this course:

Design finds and solves problems. It is at the intersection of art and business, and the successful designer knows how to navigate between the two. Design is a vast field, and successful designers learn to target toward their interest and strengths in order to thrive. In this class students learn to position themselves, target their portfolios and communications toward select design markets, and learn the business side of design. Topics include freelance best practices, scoping opportunities in the vast market of design, positioning yourself to have a strong voice in targeted markets, and exposure to industry professionals to understand first hand where the demand is for talent in the design field.
Prerequisites
Core DCA courses Design Fundamentals, Color Methodologies, Typography, and Adobe suite or equivalent experience. 

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