Learn how to turn your creative passion into a profession as an Illustrator or Graphic Designer

Even if you have no experience as a Graphic Designer or Illustrator you can turn your creativity into a new career!

It's Time to turn your creative Passion into a successful Profession

What if you could go to one place and find everything you need to make your passion your profession?
What if you'd have a helping hand who guides you through all the obstacles you could stumble over on your way becoming a great designer?

When Monday comes and you hate where you need to go 9-5 or if you feel that, as a stay at home Mum,  you don't have a career at all and nothing to show for all the years of hard work - it's time to start all over.
In the Safari Lounge Designer Classes it doesn't matter if you are in your 20s or in your 70s - you can start all over and make money with your passion when you have a step by step plan to follow.
If nothing else the Safari Lounge will definitely help you to develop your design skills - you learn how to create digital products (sometimes with color and pencil or your iPad and an Apple Pencil) and you'll learn how to position yourself and your products on social media to sell them successfully and, even better, how to create your home on the Internet.

I get it though - not everyone is tech savvy and not everyone has a super artistic talent out of the box. But, to be honest, it's not a big deal. Because it's not all about talent but the willingness to learn and train yourself to become better, take ideas from others and make something new of it.
We will develop all the skills you need together, step by step. We will figure where you are and where you need to go - again - step by step so you'll never feel overwhelmed or alone.
Because that's the problem. When you design a Graphic Set, some wall art, stickers, patterns or a Scrapbooking Kit on your own and do not get any feedback you are quickly lost.

Questions spinning in your mind quickly kill your creativity, you'll ask yourself. Can I sell "that"? Should I even try to sell "that"? Here is where honest feedback with constructive criticism counts. It's not about telling you that everything you do is beautiful because you want to grow as a designer and illustrator and you cannot without any constructive criticism.

When I first started I wished I had exactly that: An experienced designer who would not only show me how to do things but also how to put them together to create an appealing graphic set - or whatever product I had on mind (and I had many those days) I could sell. 

But I figured it on my own - which was, to say the least, pretty time consuming and frustrating. Because how do you feel if you launch your newest Graphic Set but just a few people of thousands are willing to pay for it? Right, then something, maybe a sweet little detail, is missing and prevents the product from selling!

If I knew what would sell and what didn't, what people were looking for and for what not - well, I guess I would have saved many hours of doubt and most probably moved forward much faster!

Together, we can definitely shorten your way to success...

The Safari Lounge Designer Classes

How to turn your creative passion into a profession as an Illustrator or Graphic Designer

Designing a digital product such as a Scrapbooking Kit, Wall Art, a Pattern or whatever you can think of is not just about throwing the right colours

together to make your product look good. It's about knowing and studying what your customers want and need for their creative journey and how to support them so that they can express their creativity and memory keeping while using your products.
 So this class will teach you everything: From positioning yourself as a designer, branding and presenting your products to developing your design skills to create products people love and can use to preserve what's important to them - forever. But we'll also keep an eye on your brand  and your marketing so you can position yourself right from the start and create products your customers love and buy!

Special offer! Enroll now and get a $100 discount !


Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

In this self-paced course you'll learn everything you need to know to become a successful designer or illustrator. We do not just focus on the skills you need to master a graphic program but I also have exercises for you so you can apply what you have just learned. Beside that we set up your business foundation for success. You'll know exactly who you are, what you stand for and what you want to offer. We take care of everything - from branding and packaging your products to social media marketing. 

This course is intense but you have all time on earth to complete it and know that I'm with you along the way. You can learn as quickly or als slowly as you want. And in the end you'll be able to design beautiful graphic sets you cannot just sell as a  scrapbooking kit but also sets for other designers on the big sites such as CreativeMarket, DesignCuts, Society6, Etsy and more! If you prefer to sell Cards, Printable, Patterns, Fabric or Wall Art - that's fine, too! The principles are all the same.

Once you've signed up you have immediately lifetime access right away to all material, videos and downloads and of course to me who is always just a click away on the contact form!

This online course is like your personal graphic design university with a private teacher helping you along the way and all the material you need to finish your studies and become a great designer or illustrator. And you can always come back to re-watch tutorials and download new material from time to time.

Video Tutorials

Each session is jam-packed with great and engaging video lessons which invite you to follow along.


Additional Material

Just like at school you'll get material and exercises whenever necessary. You can download the PDFs to your computer or your tablet to print them and create your own learning guide! You can send me your exercises so we can talk about your results. No worries, we are not grading your exercises, this is just for you to learn and understand.

Graphics & Templates

Each project session has the material you need to get the project done as well as additional graphics so you can make your own products from the new knowledge. You'll also find templates, color palettes, brushes and much more to create your own products for sale.

Support

I'm always just an email away. Use the contact form on the website (which is in every corner on the top right) or send an email with your questions or projects to info (at) digidesignresort.com. Usually I answer your email in no more than 24 - 48 hours on business days but please keep in mind that I'm in Germany and I'm in a different time zone or might have a holiday or anything which is different to your country.


Here’s what others are saying about the Classes

This course exists since 2009 and has developed over the years. What I've always had are fans who gave me some great feedback. Here is what the arising designers said:

Ben from Benthaicreations

Designer from France

I’ve always dreamed about learning skills, great skills from experimented people, and here at the DigiDesign Resort Safari  Lounge you get knowledge from designers who share their own practice teaching you how to get the best from your software . You watch the video really clear as a step-by-step easy to follow and understand : I am not an english native speaker and I can follow each tutorial very easily!

What is really great is that you can learn everytime you have free time and go back to the video whenever you want! After you think you are ready, you can practice and do your homework…really cool!

Papierstudio Silke

Designer from Brasil

The perfect Place to 
increase your Knowledge!

The Safari Lounge is the perfect place to increase your knowledge about designing. I’m usually a person who loves to learn by myself, but when I watched the videos and the tips around scrapbooking here at DDR, I discover that many times I used the looooong way to get a specific result!  

 Sue from Downunder Scraps

Designer from Australia

If I miss something 
I can easily go back

Hi my name is Sue (aka DownUnderScraps), for those who would like to know what I think of the new Safari Lounde Classes for learning designing, here it is… I am so glad I joined because I am learning heaps of new stuff and also enjoying the classes. The videos are also great because they really explain things and if you miss something you can restart or pause them when and as often as you need so you can follow the instructions. I am enjoying learning how to use Gimp as I have only used Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
I am also very appreciative of ALL the help and support I have been receiving from Monja, thank you so much for this new adventure and for all your help 🙂 

Pam

Designer from South Africa

I'm now a Designer and loving it!

I fell in love with Digital Scrapbooking as soon as I found it on the web.  From then on I wanted to be a Designer and make beautiful kits like the ones I saw in Digidesignresort.  The problem was, where  to begin?  How do you make those beautiful papers and elements?  What do you have to do to become a designer?  I joined the Safari Lounge and found all the answers there.  It was brilliant, everything I needed to know was there.  From how to find free programmes and setting up your CT team to how to make those beautiful papers and elements and everything in between.  I am now a Designer and loving it. Thank you Monja

What's inside the Safari Lounge Designer Classes

The Safari Lounge Designer Classes has six different Modules but is a work in progress!

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Module 1: Your Success Foundation

Position yourself as a Graphic Designer and/or Illustrator. We find out what you exactly want, which products you can offer and earn money from, who you are and which business model suits your skills and needs. 

We'll also talk about the essential equipment you need to make sure that your business becomes a success.

We will also find your designer name, what you need to do to show your products effectively, what kind of marketing you need to finally sell your products.

While doing all that we also need to figure what kind of designer you are. Do you want to paint digitally or do you want to do vector design? Or maybe you want to mix both? To give you an idea we start off with a simple projects so you know which route you should take!

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Module 2: From Analog to Digital

In this module we talk about "the big picture" - because you need to know what you learn in this course and why it brings you much closer to your goal to become a self-empfloyed graphic designer. 

You'll learn two important foundations for your business. First we'll have a look at the tools you need. 

To be more precise, we talk about Adobe Illustrator, Procreate and paper, brushes and ink.

Beside that you'll learn how to digitize your work, no matter if you've created it with ink and paper or Procreate. Actually you'll learn how to create products from it.

This is one of the most essential skills for your business. It helps you to create not only notebooks but also seamless patterns or graphic sets for other designers - just to name a few. With the help of this skills you can have a diversified product portfolio and profit from different income streams.

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Module 3: Drawing with Paper, Brushes and Procreate

Most probably you've already drawn with paper and ink. But have you ever used Procreate, an extremely powerful pixel based program you can get really inexpensively for your iPad?
Maybe you haven't yet explored it in detail and that is what we wanna change in this module. 
First you'll get an overview of the Procreate interface but then we'll quickly dive into our first project and you'll learn what is possible with this program. You do not only learn about all the things you can create with it but also how to sell them!

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Module 4: Your "Go-To" Program to become a successful Graphic Designer or Illustrator

In this module we dive deep into the vector based program Adobe Illustrator and I show you all the functions you need to master your design business.

This module is a foundation. Just as in any other job you need to know your tools, in this case your vector program.

I show you everything you need to know about Adobe Illustrator and we'll create your first products. You can send in your work so we'll discuss what you've come up with. You'll get honest and constructive criticism because you need to hear more than "great job!".

I also show you why working in collections is so important.

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Module 5: Find Friends and Fans

Now that you are at a point where you already now how to create products it's time to show them! Of course we do that on social media and look for your first subscribers and hopefully fans who will start buying your products.
In this module we talk about different content formats and you'll learn what to post and how to best do it. We also talk about how to engage with people and finally get in contact - without being salesy but providing value.

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Module 6: The Home for your Online Business

We all know that, sooner or later, we need a home for our business. And now it's time to create a home on the Internet - yes, I'm talking about your own website!

In this module you do not learn step by step how to create your own website. But I show you the "best practises" and give you a step by step plan you can follow without any help from others. 

I do not only show you the tools you should use if you are not a webdesigner but also how you can master the legal obstacles and automate your business.

Bonus

Here are the Add Ons you'll love!

Wait! There is more!
I believe in community over competition so I want to teach and give you whatever I can to make your new adventure a success. So here you go. Many lessons inside the Safari Lounge Designer Classes have exercises which should help to tighten what you've learned. Beside that you can send them to me and we can talk about your results - constructive criticism helps to grow. There is no time limit! No matter when you need help I'll be there. You take this class in your own pace and therefore there is no time limit for your one to one email coaching!

Bonus 1
1 to 1 Coaching

With this class you do not just get all the training you need to become a successful digital graphic designer. You'll also get direct access to me which means that you can send me an email and I'm there to answer it, in detail - for as long as you need me.
Value? Priceless! ($997)

Bonus 2
Material

In the Safari Lounge Designer Classes you have access to all material you need to master the exercises create your own designs. You'll find textures, patterns, Procreate Brushes, color palettes,  workbooks and much more!

Value? $297

About Your Safari Lounge Teacher, Monja

If we just meet my name is Monja and I'm owner of Digidesignresort since 2008. When I first started I just wanted to be the "Admin of a big Website" - just like the guys from Two Peas in a Bucket those days. And that's what I became.
I love Photography, it was my main subject at University, and that's why I stumbled over scrapbooking and was hooked! Until today I still love to tell my story with pictures but also with a pencil - or on my computer.
Personally, I'm a huge fan of hybrid scrapbooking because it allows me to print out the scrapbook papers and embellishments I create when I need them - this is eco-friendly and I don't need to store so much material (just on my computer ;-) ) 

I finally became the owner of a big Scrapbooking Site, Digidesignresort, and there were times when we had 40+ Designers on the site, a huge creative team, their manager, a great and active forum and many lovely people and friends. There we sold digital Scrapbooking Kits.
So over the years I have learned a lot about which Scrapbooking Kits (or graphic sets in general) sell and which not. I know what quality designs are and what not. Since 2009 I support new and promising designers to create their own digital products to sell them. And I know how to set up an online business and all this and more is what you can learn in this class.
We will just no longer specialize in digital scrapbooking kits. This is just one of many digital products you can create and sell as a graphic designer or illustrator. 
At the end of the class you know what good design is, you know the tools you need to create a product and you'll have your own portfolio as well as your first fans and hopefully sales. 
You'll see - we have a lot to do in the Safari Lounge Designer Classes. 
I'm really happy to meet you!

Have you ever wanted to turn your Life upside down?
Now is the right time...

The Safari Lounge Designer Classes first launched in August 2009. We started with a subscription on a forum and grew quickly from there to a scrapper and designer community. At those days there were not many membership sites and I had to face many problems. We needed a place which could handle all the videos and files we provided. Not an easy task those days as online videos were not omnipresent those days! The Internet wasn't as fast and stable as it is today!
There are many years I can look back on now mean on the one hand that I can help you as an aspiring designers with all my experience as well as all the resources I have.

The good thing is: All the worksheets, resources and experience are now combined at one place, inside the Safari Lounge Designer Classes. You do not only get a lot of video tutorials and PDFs but also resources you need to create your first products. 

The Safari Lounge Designer Classes are an all inclusive package. You do not only have lifetime access to all video tutorials and materials (and there updates!) but also to me. I'll be there to help you overcome all obstacles on your way to become a great digital graphic designer - whenever you need me.

Because of this the class will help you to turn your life upside down. 
If you watch the tutorials, work through the worksheets and talk about your obstacles there is nothing which could hold you back to become a successful digital graphic designer!

Of course this won't work without hard labour but it's well worth it!


So here is what you get:

Here a summary with everything you can expect from the Safari Lounge Designer Classes. You'll also get an overview what all these materials, resources and knowledge would cost you "outside the online world":

  • Three in-depth Business Trainings (Business 101, Social Media Marketing and Webdesign Class): $6000
  • Three Graphic Design Classes (Analog to Digital, Digital Painting, Vector Art): $6000
  • Unlimited 1:1 Email Coaching: $997
  • PDFs, Materials (from Brushes to Color Palettes and more!) & Worksheets you need: $297
  • Updates for a Lifetime!: Priceless :-) 

So let's say we just talk about the six classes you take to learn everything you need to become a graphic designer and someone who helps you with one-to-one email coaching. You'll also need all the material and, in best case, updates for a later time. Even without paying for the updates it would cost you

$13294

And you'd have to invest the money bevor you ever sell any product. Let's also not forget that you have to show up at a specific place on a specific time and if you don't understand the one or other thing you cannot easily go back and re-watch the video and ask your teacher whenever you are ready to work on your class...

If you look at all this the Safari Lounge Designer Classes are really a small investment for your new career!

Safari lounge designer classes

Get access to all Material, Coaching and products!

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$

699

  • Lifetime Access & Updates
  • Immediate Start
  • Immediate access to all 6 Modules
  • Access to Worksheets and Materials
  • Private Email-Coaching

Click here to claim your $100 Discount!

Safari lounge designer classes

Get access to all Material, Coaching and products!

3 MONTH INSTALMENTS

$

250

  • Lifetime Access & Updates
  • Immediate Start
  • Immediate access to all 6 Modules
  • Access to Worksheets and Materials
  • Private Email-Coaching
regular course

One sentence summary of what they get

$

99

/month

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
Advanced course

One sentence summary of what they get

$

127

/month

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
  • X number of bonuses
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • 30 minute private coaching call

100% Satisfaction
Guarantee for 7-Days

Absolutely, hassle free refund!

If you feel that the class does not fit your needs or cannot help you properly it's all on me. I want you to be happy so I'll refund, no questions asked. Sometimes things might not fit and that's ok! So when you feel that this class cannot help you to become a great digital graphic designer it's just fair that I refund your money and I will - this should not stop you from going after your dream!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You have lifetime access to the Safari Lounge Designer Classes as well as to all material (which you can and should download because I exchange it from time to time) and all videos and teaching materials provided. And there is more you get all the time! Beside that you have access to me and you can send me emails and ask for feedback.

What happens if I'm unhappy with the Course?

I would never want you to be unhappy! You have a full 7 days money back guarantee. No hassle, no questions asked but of course I'd love to know what I can do better!

How do I get my Coaching? 

There is a contact form in every corner of the website. If you send me an email I'll be there for you. I get back to you as soon as possible and most probably need no longer than two Business Days. However, please don't forget that I'm in Germany so I might be sleeping while you need help.

How long do I have access to the Course?

How does forever sound? Once you made your purchase you can access the Safari Lounge for as long as the website exists. If we ever go out of business you have the right to download everything that belongs to the course (including the videos). Beside that, you'll have access to any update!

What can I do with the Commercial Use Material?

Whatever you want except reselling them as they are! Pretty easy policy, right? The materials are created by me for you and I own the right to do with these graphics whatever I want. And I want you to be creative with them but please create something of your own and do not resell them as they are. 

I really don't need a Web Designer?

No! Creating your home base will be pretty easy and straight forward. When you are done with that section (and you take action of course) you'll have a fully functional website. However, if you want some fancy expansions we do not cover and I have no answer to you might need some help. 

Safari lounge designer classes

Get access to all Material, Coaching and products!

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$

699

  • Lifetime Access & Updates
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to all 6 Modules
  • Access to Worksheets and Materials
  • Private Email-Coaching

Click here to claim your $100 Discount!

Safari lounge designer classes

Get access to all Material, Coaching and products!

3 MONTH INSTALMENTS

$

250

  • Lifetime Access & Updates
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to all 6 Modules
  • Access to Worksheets and Materials
  • Private Email-Coaching
regular course

One sentence summary of what they get

$

99

/month

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
Advanced course

One sentence summary of what they get

$

127

/month

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
  • X number of bonuses
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • 30 minute private coaching call

From my Desk to yours

This course is a work of love. Being an artist, graphic designer and teacher my entire life (at least that's how it feels!) and being owner of Digidesignresort since 2008 I could collect the one or other experience selling digital products or more precise digital graphic sets online. And in this course I put all I know, every little detail and there is more I add because being a full-time graphic designer there are more things I learn every day. And I'll share them with you, I promise. So you'll always be up to date.

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