Live Workshops

Print is proud to offer a series of interactive (Live Workshops) by the brightest minds in design, delivered to your desktop. Check back often for new events!

If you missed an earlier event or will you not be able to tune in for an upcoming webcast – no problem. Access what you missed by visiting the on demand archives in our official online store – MyDesignShop.com.


Sponsored by WorkFront

Just Enough Process: A 5-Step Guide to Increasing Your Creativity

Face it — your day is filled with dozens of random, unsorted, and “emergency” work requests. They come to you via sticky notes, emails, chat messages, phone calls, or desk drive-bys and usually only accomplish one thing: stealing the time you need to be the creative genius you were hired to be.

David Lesué, creative director of Workfront, calls upon his extensive experience in graphic and UX design to help you overcome the daily challenges that are killing your ability to deliver award-winning creative work.

Learn how to:

      • Differentiate between “real work” and “fake work”
      • Enhance your ability to say “no” and, more importantly, “not Yet”
      • Increase collaboration across teams without sacrificing your ability to stay “in the zone”

Date: Apr. 2
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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Leveraging Social Media as a Graphic Designer

Leveraging Social Media as a Graphic Designer

Today, Social Media is one the most utilized forms of communication we have. It is also one of the broadest, while also being the most direct. You can reach a large audience while at the same time having target access to individuals you could never reach otherwise.

For a graphic designer, this means you can reach potential clients or employers as well as influencers in your industry. There is also the potential to become an influencer in your industry by leveraging social media tools. This can seem a bit overwhelming on top of managing your clients and actually doing your design work, but it is an extremely important marketing tool.

In this webcast, Robert Blake will teach you specifically about the most effective social media platforms for Graphic Designers and Artist, and how you can use them effectively in your career.

Key Takeaways:

          • Why Social Media Matters for Designers
          • Which Social Media Platforms to Focus On
          • Using Twitter as a Designer
          • Using Facebook as a Designer
          • Using Instagram as a Designer

Date: Apr. 9
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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5 Keys to Happy Clients and Smoother Design Projects

The 5 Keys to Happy Clients and Smoother Design Projects

Do you find working with clients a challenge? Do you have a hard time convincing them of your ideas and keeping them happy? Do you believe that design work would be much easier if clients stopped interfering?

This 1-hour webcast proposes a different model for working with clients, one where the designer and client work in a collaborative relationship. Where the client is at the heart of the process. After watching this webcast you will produce better design, projects will be more satisfying and clients will be happier.

In Client Centric Web Design, you’ll learn:

          • How to gain the respect of you clients and be treated as an expert.
          • How to improve the way you communicate with your clients.
          • How to save time and money by educating clients about best practice.
          • How to successfully collaborate with your clients.
          • How to gather feedback from clients that helps rather than hinders the design process.

Date: Apr. 15
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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Focus Your Creative Business

Focus Your Creative Business

The only way to take control of your business (and your life!) is to focus — on the right clients (the ones with better projects and bigger budgets) with the right marketing tools.

In Focus Your Creative Business, you’ll learn:

        • Why it’s essential (and why it’s so difficult) to focus
        • 6 creative ways to focus (and actual examples for each)
        • How to determine whether a market is viable
        • Success stories of creatives who have focused and succeeded

Date: Apr. 29
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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Focus Your Creative Business

How to Focus Your Creative Business: Finding Your Focus (session 1)

If you feel scattered because your clients are all over the place and you need to find more but aren’t sure where to look, this series of Live Workshops is for you. You can take control of your business by focusing on the clients with better projects and bigger budgets.

In this Live Workshop 3-part series, Ilise Benun, the Marketing Mentor, will teach you how to find your ideal clients (or clone your favorite ones) so you can find more of them and develop the elevator pitch that makes them say, “This is the creative professional for me.”

In these workshops, you’ll learn:

          • Learn how to select and research 3 target markets
          • Learn how to determine which markets are viable
          • Develop a list of 50 practice & ideal prospects
          • Draft an elevator pitch for 3 ideal clients
          • Develop versions of that pitch for networking in person, your LinkedIn profile and your homepage

Date: Jun. 3
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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Focus Your Creative Business

How to Focus Your Creative Business: Researching Your Markets (session 2)

If you feel scattered because your clients are all over the place and you need to find more but aren’t sure where to look, this series of Live Workshops is for you. You can take control of your business by focusing on the clients with better projects and bigger budgets.

In this Live Workshop 3-part series, Ilise Benun, the Marketing Mentor, will teach you how to find your ideal clients (or clone your favorite ones) so you can find more of them and develop the elevator pitch that makes them say, “This is the creative professional for me.”

In these workshops, you’ll learn:

          • Learn how to select and research 3 target markets
          • Learn how to determine which markets are viable
          • Develop a list of 50 practice & ideal prospects
          • Draft an elevator pitch for 3 ideal clients
          • Develop versions of that pitch for networking in person, your LinkedIn profile and your homepage

Date: Jun. 17
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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