The graphic design industry is a highly competitive space. Thousands of creators target the same audience, meaning that a newcomer or anyone with half-baked skills is likely to struggle to stand out in the market. An expert designer can also lose clients or earn less as their skills become obsolete if they’re not intentional about improving their skills.
If you’re thinking about leveling up your graphic design skills, your best bet is to work with one of the best designers.
Merch Academy is a recently launched online learning platform. The platform aims to teach students merch design using leading industry programs like Illustrator and Photoshop. Whether you’re at the beginner level or more advanced, the academy is designed to turn you into a pro.
One feature of the academy that makes it stand out from the rest is the one-on-one consultation. Each student gets to schedule their classes and learn directly from me via a zoom call. Once you enroll in the academy, your first step will be to book a 20-minute meeting with me. During the meeting, I’ll get to know you better and help you develop a game plan that will turn you into a pro designer in 4 to 5 weeks.
The Merch Academy consists of a 10-week course. Each course is a one-on-one session. Once the courses are done, you’ll be given a final challenge to complete. After that, you’ll graduate with a certificate and a special graduation gift.
Learning has never been easier
Charley started uploading youtube videos on my channel in 2013. This was after He discovered that many people wanted to learn design but had limited access to education. The only way to learn was to pay thousands of dollars to an institution.
However, online learning has quickly taken preference over traditional institutions. Online learning is convenient as you can do it at your preferred time, where you want, and without sacrificing your job.
His Youtube channel is one way that learning has become more accessible. The tutorials on my channel are free and are designed to help anyone at different levels of graphic design. There are tutorials for beginners and pros. He also has a website where He sells design resources for those who want to level up their design workflow.
If you’re a fan of Udemy, He also offers courses on the platform. The classes are one of the best, with over 5000 students. Most of the students who proceeded to take the classes on Udemy started with youtube tutorials. For instance, beginners who don’t know where to start with Photoshop or Illustrator can access free beginner tutorials from my channel. Anyone who needs clarification on anything, whether a beginner or a professional, can book a 1:1 consultation with me from my website.
His youtube channel, the academy, and the Udemy courses aim to help designers level up their skills. The youtube tutorials are free and impactful. You can check out the channel here and head to my website to get some groundwork for your next steps.