12 WEEK LIVE CLASS (Class runs from Sept 12 – Dec 02, 2022) Places are limited!
Take any idea from concept to launched in just 12 weeks
By the end of this highly-motivating course you will have brought one idea to life, with our innovative system to blast through your blocks, build your confidence and get something launched! You can bring any idea to the class – from designing and pitching a new collection to launching a podcast, from starting a business or getting your first 1000 followers on Instagram, to writing an e-book that offers a new income stream. The ‘what’ is up to you. We’ll help you get it done and out there, and introduce you to our brilliant system for getting anything done.
This course will transform your business and revolutionise your concept of what you are capable of. With regular pep talks from the founders of Make It In Design, as well as a community of others working on launching their own ideas, and cheerleading for you, this might just be the most positive and motivating course you will ever take.
You can use this process for any idea. If it is physically impossible to bring the entire idea to life in the space of 12 weeks (for example if your project was to design and build your own house), you will learn how to break that project down into 12 week blocks and you will be encouraged to focus on one of them during this course. You can then go through the process again with the next part of your project, and so on. It’s magic!
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12 WEEK LIVE CLASS (Class runs from Sept 12 – Dec 02, 2022)
WHY THIS COURSE?
Having ideas is the easy bit. Making them happen is the hard part. As co-founders of Make It In Design, we know from many years of experience that bringing ideas to life takes commitment, effort and motivation. When we have the audacity to try to make something new happen, suddenly self-doubt has a party, procrastination runs riot and life gets in the way. We know. We have been there. But we have developed systems and ways to blast through all that and bring our best and most brilliant ideas to life, in a way that serves others and allows us to do what we love.
Say hello to Make It Happen. You bring the idea, we bring the system, tools, motivation and community support to help you make it a reality.
If the past two years taught us anything it is that we have to be self-reliant, flexible and innovative to keep our businesses thriving. Once you have the tools and confidence to bring something to life in just 12 weeks, you can respond and adapt better in future, adding new income streams fast, and discovering new ways to grow your client list and audience. This is about investing in your own capacity to innovate and create.
WHY LEARN WITH US?
This course is taught by leading surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor, and bestselling author and award-winning entrepreneur Beth Kempton, who together founded Make It In Design as an online design school, very early in the days of e-learning. We have constantly innovated in that time, developing ten in-depth online courses that have helped many thousands of designers to flourish in their creative careers, a thriving members’ hub, an online magazine with millions of views, significant online social media audiences, and one of the most supportive creative communities out there. We have done this while each running our own businesses alongside Make It In Design, publishing books, launching podcasts, having children, moving house many times and shifting things around in our own lives to focus on doing what we love.
All of which is to say we know how to make things happen, because we have done it over and over again. We understand what it’s like to juggle work and family, to struggle with confidence but do it anyway, to be scared and excited and exhausted and energised.
We know from this experience that the secret to any successful business lies not just in the ideas, but in the practical action taken to make those things happen. And we know that taking that action sounds a lot easier than it is, when you have to compete with multiple demands on your time, the fear of the unknown, and those old friends self-doubt and procrastination.
We have created this course because we know that our tools and tips for making it happen could be all that stand between you and the kind of success you dream of.
This course took its first outing in Spring 2021 and for the team alone saw x2 brand new courses, a podcast series and a book deal not to mention alumni success such as the launch of a sleep/loungewear brand that was just featured in The Observer. WOW!
- 12 x weekly videos to take you from idea concept through creation to launched and done
- 12 x weekly workbooks to help you stay focused and motivated every step of the way
- 12 audios to walk you step-by-step through the process
- Downloadable planners and checklists to keep you on track
- Sample timelines to help you plan your project
- Five live broadcasts with Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton
- A supportive community for cheerleading and support
THIS IS FOR YOU IF:
- You have an idea for an area of your business that you want to build or grow, or an idea you want to launch, but you keep putting it off
- You know you want to add a new income stream to your business, or launch a new channel for growing your audience, but you haven’t yet decided on what that will be
- You suffer from a lack of confidence in your ideas
- You tend to procrastinate, and it takes you ages to get something finished
- You tend to work better with accountability and deadlines (even if you leave things to the last minute and blast through at the end)
- You sometimes feel isolated working from home and working independently, and would love a supportive community and the group mentorship of the Make It In Design founders
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF:
- You are looking for a design course to teach you technical design skills -> Try one of our Core Courses instead
- You are looking to learn about the ins and outs of running a design business by way of freelancing, licensing, selling outright, manufacturing and so on. -> You need Module 3: Monetising your designs
- You are 100% confident in your work and business and don’t need any new ideas, or any support in bringing those ideas to life
SUCCESSFUL CASE STUDIES
Gemma used our innovative system and tools to start her own gorgeous sleep and loungewear brand – Insider Clothing
During the 12 weeks Designer Kelly Crossley created a new brand, sundownmoonup, and designed a new collection of products ready to sell on Etsy.
Even our own Co-Founders Beth and Rachael used the course to plan and launch new online classes and our popular free podcast! Hear from Beth herself on how she found the experience:
- Does it matter what my idea is? I think it might take longer than 12 weeks.
You can use this process for any idea. If it is physically impossible to bring the entire idea to life in the space of 12 weeks (for example if your project was to design and build your own house), you will learn how to break that project down into 12 week blocks and you will be encouraged to focus on one of them during this course. You can then go through the process again with the next part of your project, and so on.
- Does it matter if I don’t have an idea yet?
It’s fine to join even if you aren’t yet sure what your idea will be. In the first week we will help you narrow it down to one thing to focus on. This is a brilliant course to have blocked out in your calendar, and then when the time comes we are confident it will become clear to you what to work on.
- I don’t live in the UK. Can I still join?
Of course! You can join from anywhere and you will have access to the classroom 24/7. New weekly content will be released each Monday but you can dive in whenever is convenient for you.
- I’m not on Facebook. Can I still join?
Absolutely. All the content is delivered in a private online classroom. The community aspect is optional, although we know that having supportive people in your corner when you are trying to bring something to life does make a huge difference. The live broadcasts with Rachael and Beth will take place in the Facebook group but you will be able to watch a recording in the private classroom afterwards, so you won’t miss out.
- How many hours a week do I need?
The focus of this course is helping you to get something done, so we are not going to overload you with learning content. Each week’s video will be short but rich with advice and inspiration, and the workbook will help you dig deep into your idea and plan, take action or reflect, depending on what point you are at in the course. You may therefore only need about an hour for the actual content each week, but it will prompt you to take significant action towards your idea, so of course you will need time for that. How much time you need to spend on your actual idea completely depends on what you will be working on. For example, you may need a lot more time to design and pitch a brand new collection, compared to creating and launching a new podcast. Whatever you choose to work on, the more time you can dedicate to your idea, the deeper you will be able to go on your idea, and the more chance you have of succeeding. We will of course help you with time management in this class.
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What our graduates say
“Life is very crazy. But finding you and Beth has really made the journey a bearable one. I know I have said this before but you not only showed me the path to Surface Design but the how and the possiblitites. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!”
“I've taken all three module courses from Make it in design and with each one I have been inspired to push my designing further. They're a great resource to refer back to, packed with lots of information.”
“Starting out as a freelancer 9 years ago, I didn’t know where to start to set up my own brand . The MIID modules guided you step by step on a journey of discovery, unique to you and your style and to top it off supported by such a wonderful online community.”
“Each course I have taken is an absolute Aladdin's cave packed with delights. The level of support is unparalleled.”
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