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brand your business for the Next 3 years — without hiring a designer.

 

Get equipped and empowered with the top 10% of the most essential skills you need to make 90% of your business’ graphics.

I NEED THIS. JOIN THE WAIT LIST.

 
 
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Are you a small business owner who knows that you need great design to be competitive in your industry and attractive to customers, BUT you don't have the budget to hire a designer yet?

I get it. Trust me.

How would you feel if you had the skills to take care of your graphic design needs for the next 3 YEARS, and save THOUSANDS of dollars and HUNDREDS of hours, allowing you to invest more time, focus, and money back into your growing business?

Pretty darn good, right?

So here’s an offer:

I will teach you how to personally create beautiful graphics for your business in a simple, time-efficient, and cost-effective way.

Sound like a plan?

But first, we gotta talk about the elephant in the room…

 
 
 
 
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Good design is EXPECTED now.

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It only takes 5 milliseconds for people to form an opinion of a visual (website, graphic, social post, flyer).
It's either "YES" or "NO" in a split second, They stay & give you a chance or move on.

Good design is no longer just a differentiating factor, it's the price of entry to even be considered as an option for potential customers.

Good design gives you credibility, sets you above the competition, makes you stand out from the noise, and can aid in increasing your income by winning you new business.

You may have already taken any one or more of these steps to solving this problem for your business:

  • Hire a designer

  • Binge watch Youtube tutorials

  • Dive into Photoshop and try to figure it out on your own

  • Download apps on your phone (You know, the kind that are loaded with ads and leave a watermark logo on your images?)

  • You may have even taken a workshop on design programs

Chances are these may have left you feeling more confused, overwhelmed, dissatisfied, or broke than when you started.

 
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You probably aren’t yet at a place where you can afford to outsource all your design to a professional designer.


This is mainly for two reasons:

1. Limited financial resources

You’ve got to be very strategic where you invest your money. (Ex: if you’re a gym owner, do you hire a designer or a new trainer? – No contest; you’re going to invest it in a trainer who can expand your business.)

2. Your brand identity is still fragile or in-development

You’re still teaching this baby to walk, and you need to keep your hands directly on each visual and word that your company puts out there.


As a designer, I can’t tell you how many business owners I’ve met who have wanted to hire me but just aren’t in a place where they can yet.

 
 
 
 

Right now

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1. HIRE A DESIGNER

Saves you time and energy, but not money.

PROS:

  • You get top-notch professional work that is on a higher-level than you could produce

  • Time-Efficient

  • You have a Translator

  • Saves you mental space

CONS:

  • You will have to spend even more time educating them on your business and customers so everything they create is “on-brand”.

  • Money Trade-Off

  • Expensive

  • You have a Middle-Man

  • You have to manage them

2. BOOTSTRAP IT

Saves you money, but not time and energy.

PROS:

  • Cheaper - Most of the time it’s FREE to learn online

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Control / Direct Access to your customers/fans

  • Go at your own pace

CONS:

  • You’re ALREADY bootstrapping your business itself! - Building a business is HARD. You’re maxed out on time, money AND energy.

  • Time Trade-Off

  • Takes FOREVER

  • Easy to Get Lost

  • Overwhelming

  • Questionable/ Low-quality teachers online

 
 
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Now, you have a 3rd option:

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I will teach you the 10% of the software that will allow you to create 90% of the designs you need for your business. 

Spend less time stressing and more time doing what you love.

 
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Introducing

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DIY graphic design for small business owners

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Save thousands of dollars
• Maximize your income-producing hours
stop wasting time teaching yourself
• Build client-winning credibility

 
 
 
 
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“I learned so much from Nathanael! He taught me the inside scoop of working with Indesign to produce the coolest publications!

Seriously saved me tons of money by teaching me how to use the program myself along with a few design tips to make it all come together amazing.

HIGHLY recommend you get in touch with him if you want to elevate your own knowledge of producing quality documents and graphics for your business without having to splurge on hiring a designer to do it all for you.”

DOROTHEEA DRAGOMIR
Owner & Event Coordinator | Kamea Events

 
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I’ve spent the last 12+ years designing for both small businesses and global brands.

I’ve done work for some of your favorite companies:

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My experience has taught me what it takes to make a business stand out amidst all the NOISE and succeed.

I’m a designer, but I’m also an entrepreneur and business owner who comes from a family of entrepreneurs (My dad painted signs and murals for 20+ years.)

I know how many hats you have to wear to make things work in your company: creative, marketer, accountant, manager, manual laborer, networker, custodian, IT/tech-support… the list goes on.

 
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Doing everything by yourself can feel overwhelming, ESPECIALLY when you’re in the first years of your small business.

 
 
 

I created this course because many of my business-owner friends asked for my help:

They came to me asking,

“How much would it cost for you to design this for me?”

But they weren’t at a place where they had a big enough budget to hire me to do a full-blown project for them.

I didn’t want them spending money that would be better suited investing into other parts of their business, and yet, I didn’t feel comfortable just passing them off to go find some random designer just because they were cheap, or referring them to some faceless online marketplace where they could buy a generic design template that didn’t support their brand identity and heart.

I also didn’t want to see my friends pouring dozens of hours into teaching themselves how to do design, which can lead to overwhelm and takes away time they could’ve spent supporting themselves making money with clients.

 
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As a marketing department of one, I feel I can miss out on the natural growth that comes from working on a larger team along with the shared knowledge that is automatic and often taken for granted. Along with that, there are tools in the software that I might use so infrequently that I’ve forgotten how to use them when I need them most.

I don’t want to outsource all of my marketing, what I need from time to time is just a brush-up on my skills.

I brought on Nathanael as my Adobe tutor. I was prepared with three open files I had recently created and a list of my challenges and questions for Nathanael to help on.

Not only did we knock out a half-dozen skill reminders and tools that will save tens of hours on future projects, but in under an hour, we identified numerous other devices and shortcuts as well. And for the next sixty minutes, he walked me through other shortcuts, skills and software details that would help me in the future.”

JOHN SCHREIBER
Owner | Myoptic Optometry + Modern Eyewear

 
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I began offering small, one-on-one design coaching sessions as a way to meet them in the middle.

I would charge $200 for a highly-focused 2-hour block of time where I’d break down the essential elements, skills, shortcuts and tricks for using design software so they could rapidly gain the skills they needed to build and market their businesses.

But I quickly discovered that this idea wasn’t scalable.

I needed a way to help more than one person at a time that wasn’t limited by how many hours I had in a day.

So I created this online course to take you from confusion, overwhelm, and burning time & money to a place where you can confidently connect to your customers, stand out from the crowd, make more money, and say,

“Holy crap, my company looks freaking amazing! And I DID THAT!”

 
 
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“When it comes to the idea of all the little details that it takes to keep a small business running smoothly, let alone trying to stay relevant with marketing, it can be overwhelming. As gym owners at CrossFit Attollo, our primary focus is our members, but we also want to stay current in our marketing, and social media outlets.

Nathanael is a true professional and mastermind of creativity, and has made this process smoother by showing us some incredible time-saving tools that will allow us to better brand ourselves, communicate more effectively, and highlight our members, all while staying relevant and saving us time and energy.

Nathanael was able to give us the confidence and hands on experience to take our business to the next level. If you are a small business owner looking to take your business to the next level, we highly recommend using Nathanael, who can help save you time, and energy, which has allowed us to have more peace of mind.”

SAM & BROOKE VELAZQUEZ
Owners | CrossFit Attollo

 
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Stop wasting money hiring designers before you're ready. Stop wasting dozens of hours teaching yourself. Hire a pro to teach you exactly what you need and start winning in your industry.

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I’m so thankful for people that know what the heck they’re doing! I just went from feeling like quitting to feeling like I’m soaring thanks to one guy who is INSANELY excellent with what he does. If you are a business owner you need Nathanael!!!

When I started Free Girl Boutique, I started as a rep for another company, but got the rug pulled out from under me when they dropped all their reps (Including our websites).

Since then I’ve had to figure out how to keep my business going from A-Z and it’s been a lot to figure out! Building my website from scratch has been my #1 😭😤😡😫😵 and I realized I just couldn’t do it all on my own.

Enter Nathanael.

O.M.G y’all. – This guy is YOUR GUY if you need any help building your brand. From website to design to social media… he is a WEALTH of knowledge. He just gets it. He opened up my eyes to SO much more and gave me 10x more value than what I originally expected. – Dreams coming true over here!”

ALISHA DEWEES
Owner,
Free Girl Boutique

 
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THIS VIDEO-BASED Go-Your-Own-pace COURSE WILL BE 5 MODULES.
I will teach YOU THE MOST RELEVANT AND PROFITABLE SKILLS FOR creating next-level graphics to grow your business using THESE PROGRAMS:

  1. Adobe Spark Post - Create beautiful graphics on your PHONE for social media & other outlets

  2. Adobe Photoshop - Edit photos, create cool text effects, collage, bring the pictures in your head to LIFE.

  3. Adobe Illustrator - Make logos, artwork that never pixelates, and digitize your own art FAST.

  4. Adobe InDesign - The BEST for making custom-branded documents, promotions, & presentations.

  5. Branding Your Brain - How To USE all these skills with an eye for good design. Brand strategy and expert guidance from an industry pro.

 
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The goal of this course isn’t to add “Professional Designer” to the already long list of roles you have to play for your small business.

The goal is to rapidly shorten your learning curve with the skills you need to brand/market your business well so that you can spend more time actually DOING the business you love so much.

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, this course can help you win — whether that’s event planning, Youtubing, owning a clothing boutique, running a letterpress studio, selling eyeglasses, being a model + Instagrammer, or running a Crossfit gym.

Entrepreneurs are some of the bravest, most hardy, most inspiring people on the planet—that’s YOU I’m talking about! And the first few years can be TOUGH, cause you’re doing it all YOURSELF.

But you don’t have to be alone anymore.

Many people QUIT, but not you. That’s why you’re here in the first place.

Let me be your trusted guide and teacher. I genuinely care about seeing you SURVIVE those first tough years so you can THRIVE for years to come.

 
 
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“I took an amazing crash course through Nathanael for the Adobe Illustrator program. My husband and I are just getting started in our letterpress business and I wanted to be able to offer services catered to designing as well as printing.

He knew exactly what to teach me to help advance the learning curve, going through individual tools step by step and readily answering the millions of questions I had for him. I had a very clear vision of what I wanted to accomplish in our training session and it FAR exceeded my goals and expectations. I am SO thankful to Nathanael for everything he taught me!

His training courses are absolutely ESSENTIAL to anyone looking to further their knowledge in graphic design, creatives looking to step up their website/graphic game, and anyone who is looking to create beautiful, custom content for their business. Massive thank you to Nathanael!”

LIZA JAMES
Photographer & Letterpress Studio Owner |
lizajamesphotography.com

 
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  • Stop wasting dozens of hours trying to teach yourself. Invest more time into developing your craft and less time bootstrapping new design skills.

  • Stop spending money you don’t have to hiring a designer for things you could do yourself. Save your money for hiring a professional for the next-level projects, and get empowered with the skills to personally express your company.

  • Stop missing out on customers because you business doesn’t look as good as the competition.

  • Stop feeling like your creativity is limited.

  • Stop using goofy apps and limiting programs, and learn how to simply use professional software without the confusion and guess-work.

  • Stop outsourcing your brand voice to someone who doesn’t know your culture or community of customers and fans.

  • Stop feeling confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated when it comes to graphics.

  • Stop choosing between investing in your business, and investing in beautiful graphics. You can have BOTH.

 
 
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“Nathanael's trainings are so refreshing and informative! I always look forward to them because I can expect to walk away inspired with more than what I bargained for.

His insight and perspective on life and what he does are so helpful and relatable. This guy is one of the wisest people I know. His teaching skills are out-of-this-world, which gets me excited when I have the chance to share what he’s up to with others that I know!

Nathanael is super personable and easy-going; learning from him feels just like talking to a loving older brother. You can see his heart in what he does, and feel the joy and excitement it brings him when he shares his thoughts and process with others. He’s genuine, and it’s just so noticeable in the way he speaks and how he lights up while helping people out and shortening their learning curve, wherever that may be.

I've personally been impacted by him in starting up my blog, and going through some tough seasons of my life. What you see is what you get. – His blog is inspiring in all ways, and there’s really something special we can all learn from his tactics on crushing everything we set our minds to!”

NATA SARAFINCHAN
Model, Instagrammer, Blogger | natasnutshell.com

 
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Add me to the wait list. 

 
 
 
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