Empowering your design
journey with personalised
If you're passionate about design and seeking a guiding hand to elevate your skills and career, I'm here to offer my expertise and insights. With a background rich in both agency and freelance experiences, and as a lecturer at TafeSA in my spare time, I provide personalised mentorship sessions designed to meet your unique needs and aspirations. My combined experience in the field and in education equips me with a comprehensive understanding of the industry, which I'm eager to share to help you navigate and excel in the world of design.
Free 30-minute consultation
Let’s start with a no-obligation chat to ensure we’re a great fit for each other.
In-person or via zoom calls
Choose between dynamic in-person sessions at a local coffee shop or comfortable, interactive Zoom calls from your home or studio, offering flexibility and convenience for every meeting.
Ask me anything
Dive deep into software skills, mock-up usage, creative thinking, presentation techniques, portfolio development and tonnes more.
Revisit our discussions at your leisure with a recording of each session (if via zoom).
Post-session, I'm here to answer any follow-up questions via email.
Flexible payment options
Commit to a 6-week journey (1 hour per week) and take advantage of the special package pricing. For bank transfers, the program is available at a discounted rate of $430, while cash payments are even more economical at $400 for the full six weeks.
Opt for the convenience of paying per session at $80 per hour with bank transfers, or enjoy a reduced rate of $60 per hour for cash payments.
Special offer for TafeSA Graduates
Enjoy a 20% discount.
Say goodbye to
"I have no idea what I am doing..."
Embark on a journey of learning and growth with my comprehensive mentorship program. I cover a wide array of topics, each tailored to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to excel in the dynamic world of Graphic Design. Here’s what you can expect:
Constructive critiques: Receive in-depth feedback on your design portfolio, helping you refine and elevate your work.
Presentation skills: Learn how to effectively present your portfolio to potential clients or employers, maximizing its impact.
Brand identity: Understand the importance of personal branding and how to build a brand that reflects your unique style and strengths.
Online presence: Strategies for effectively showcasing your brand across various digital platforms.
Business setup (Australian context)
Starting out: Guidance on setting up a design business in Australia, including legal, financial, and operational aspects.
Market understanding: Insights into the Australian design market and how to navigate its nuances successfully.
Crafting your business toolkit
Essential tools: Learn about the must-have tools and resources for running a successful graphic design business.
Efficiency and workflow: Tips on streamlining your workflow for greater efficiency and productivity.
Bespoke challenges: Dive into customised exercises designed to sharpen your design instincts and creative thinking. These intensive, hands-on challenges are tailored to your individual learning style and skill level, ensuring that you're constantly engaged and growing.
Stimulating your creative mind: Engage in activities that stimulate not just your technical skills, but also your creative intuition. Learn to trust and harness your "gut feeling" to make impactful design decisions and enhance your innate understanding and confidence in your design choices.
Understanding the Art of Design: These exercises go beyond the basics, delving into the subtleties of what makes design truly effective. You'll learn to read between the lines of a brief and bring your unique perspective to every project.
Real-world scenarios: Tackle realistic design scenarios that mimic real client projects. This approach helps you to understand the practical application of your skills in a professional setting.
So, whether you're just starting out or looking to take your skills to the next level, these topics are designed to provide a well-rounded, practical education in graphic design. Through this mentorship, you'll gain not just knowledge, but real-world skills to thrive in your design career.
"So, what's in it for me?"
I hear you say...
Excited to start this
Book your free consultation today and let's discuss how we can take your design skills to a new level.
Frequently asked questions
1. Who is this mentorship program designed for?
This program is tailored for graphic design graduates and new freelancers who are eager to establish or grow their careers in design. Whether you're completing an Advanced Diploma or higher, or simply seeking guidance in the design industry, this program is suited for you.
2. What can I expect to achieve by the end of the mentorship?
By the end of our sessions, you can expect to have a polished portfolio, a stronger personal brand, a clear understanding of setting up a design business in Australia, enhanced digital design skills, and a comprehensive toolkit for your graphic design business. Most importantly, you'll gain confidence and strategic insights into navigating the design industry.
3. How are the mentorship sessions conducted?
Sessions are conducted either via Zoom or in-person, depending on your location and preference. Each session is interactive, allowing for real-time feedback, discussion, and learning.
4. What makes this mentorship program different?
What sets this program apart is its focus on practical, real-world skills and personalized guidance. I bring years of experience in both agency and freelance settings, offering insights that are directly applicable to your career in design. Plus, the program is flexible and tailored to your specific needs and goals.
5. How do I book a session and what are the payment terms?
Booking is simple - just contact me through my website form or email to schedule your free 30-minute consultation. If you decide to proceed, sessions can be booked in blocks or individually. For regular sessions, the cost is $80 per hour with bank transfer or $60 per hour with cash, and for a comprehensive 6-week package, which includes a weekly hour session over six weeks, the charge is $430 with bank transfer or $400 with cash. All payments are in AUD and GST included.
6. Is there any post-mentorship support available?
Absolutely! I offer two months of email support after the completion of your mentorship program. This means you can reach out with any questions or for advice as you start applying what you’ve learned.
7. Can I customise the topics covered in my program or sessions?
Definitely. While I provide a comprehensive list of topics, we will customise your sessions based on your specific areas of interest or need. The goal is to make each session as beneficial for you as possible.
8. What if I need to reschedule a session?
I understand that schedules can change. If you need to reschedule a session, please inform me at least 24 hours in advance, and we will find a new time that works for both of us.
9. If I am a current student at TafeSA, can I also book mentoring sessions with you?
As much as I'd love to mentor every aspiring designer, my role as a lecturer at TafeSA comes with certain guidelines. To honour these and ensure fairness, I can only provide personal mentorship to TafeSA graduates. But here's a bonus - once you've graduated, not only will I be ready to guide you into your exciting design career, but you'll also receive a special 20% discount on my mentorship sessions. Consider it a congratulatory gift for reaching such a significant milestone!
10. Are there any resources or materials I need to prepare before starting the mentorship?
Stepping into our mentorship journey requires just two things: your enthusiasm for design and access to Adobe Creative Suite. The suite will be our primary toolkit, allowing us to dive deep into practical exercises and real-time learning.