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

Even if you have no experience in Graphic Design or as an Illustrator you can turn your creativity into a full-time Job!

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 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 you'll learn how to position them to sell them successfully. But you'll also learn how to market those products and maybe a convenient Online Course and, even better, how to create your own website to have a presence 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 or in this case a Scrapbooking Kit on your own and do not get any feedback you are quickly lost.

Questions spinning in your mind quickly kill the creativity: Can you sell "that"? Should you 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 for Scrapbookers 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?

If I knew what sells and what doesn'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!

The Safari Lounge Designer Classes

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

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

together to make it 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.

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 learn everything you need to know to become a successful designer and illustrator. We do not just focus on the skills you need to learn in a graphic program but I also have exercises for you where you can apply what you just learned. Beside that we set up your business foundation for success and take care of everything - from packaging 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 designer but also for other designers on the big sites!

Once you've signed up you have 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 material you need to finish your studies and become a great designer. Once you are a great designer you'll still come back to gather material for your next projects you can sell in your store!

Video Tutorials

Each session is jam-packed into a great and engaging video lesson.


Additional Material

Just like in school you'll get material whenever necessary. You can download the PDFs to your computer to print out and create your own learning guide!

Graphics & Templates

Each project session has the material you need to get the project done as well as additional material so you can make your own products from the new knowledge.

Support

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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 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, try digital painting and graphic design and figure what business model suits your 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: Your Go-To Program to become a successful Graphic Designer or Illustrator

In this module we dive deep into the basics of the vector program Affinity Designer and the pixel based program Procreate so you understand all the things these can do for your designs. It's essential to know your tools, in this case your design programs, inside out. I show you everything about Affinity Designer and Procreate but you can apply your new knowledge also to Illustrator or use something like Photoshop or Affinity Photo. 

We apply all the knowledge to 50+ projects you'll find in the class - it's a huge library to put your knowledge in practical use!

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Module 3: Get in Touch

Once you know how to create great products and what is important you need to find fans and followers. Being in touch with your fans and followers does not just mean that you need to send out weekly or biweekly newsletters with some offers or coupons. You need to nurture them and make sure that they feel good with you and the content you offer - and that does not only have to happen on your website.

In this module I show you how different this content can be and what you need to "give" to your fans and customers to keep them happy and engaged. You'll make your first sales before you even set up your website. We'll take care of that in the next module.

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Module 4: The Home of your Online Business

We do not just create a 'home' aka website for your business but also a place where it all starts and ends. You need to set up something like a circle you can follow through again and again to get on the road of success. However, there is just so much you can do every day and every week therefore it's important to have not just business automation handy but also a plan so you can set up your home for success in a way that it supports you and your sales and does not drain you.

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Module 5: Get your Name out there

No matter if you build a personal brand or you choose to have a company name it stands for 'something' and you want to communicate that 'something' well and let as many people know about it as possible. That's why you need a strategy for effective but first free marketing that lasts and builds slowly but steadily a following and customer base.

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Module 6: Reach more people from near and far

Your potential customers are most probably people of a specific age range from different countries with different believes and values. You cannot reach them all "just" using free methods - or it might take a long time. When you are at a point where you want to scale your business it's time to get in front of people who don't know (yet) that you exist.

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. Get 1 to 1 Coaching, Templates and Graphics you need to turn your business into a success. And, believe me, if there is anything else you might need - it will be our secret bonus because I'll be here to help and give you whatever you need and ask for.

Bonus 1
1 to 1 Coaching

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

Bonus 2
Templates

If you need a template for Pinterest or for Instagram, if you need something for your website - I have you covered with templates for many social media platforms. I'll add more from time to time so you'll always have fresh material to use.

Value? $197

Bonus 3
Graphics

Get various, exclusive graphic sets only members of the Safari Lounge Designer Class have access to. These graphics are designed for you to help you get started with your own design sets. And they are all for commercial use so you can resell them.

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 an "Admin of a big Website" - just like the guys from Two Peas in a Bucket those days.
I love Photography, it was my main subject at University, and that's when I stumbled over scrapbooking and was hooked! Until today I still love to tell my story with pictures but also with  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. 

I finally became an owner of a big Scrapbooking Site, Digidesignresort, and there were times when we had 40+ Designers on the site. So over the years I learned a lot about which Scrapbooking Kits sell and which not. I know what quality designs are and what not. And I know how to set up an online business and all this and more is what you can learn now in this class.

Have you ever wanted to turn your Life upside down?

The Safari Lounge Designer Classes first launched in 2009. We started with a subscription on a forum and grew quickly from there. Since those days there were not many membership sites we but we were outgrown we moved from here to there. We needed a place which could handle all the videos and files we provided. Not an easy task those days!

But today this means that the Safari Lounge Designer Classes have become a huge resource for all kind of graphics, tutorials for graphic designers and illustrators as well as a library of templates for social media - so basically all and everything a digital designer could ask for.

The Safari Lounge is not just a collection of graphics and templates but also a huge knowledge base to help you becoming the best designer you can be. 

The great thing is that it's all in one place - all the knowledge in video tutorials and PDFs, all the graphics to start creating and all the templates to advertise. Beside that I also show you how to set up your 'home on the Internet' (aka your website!) so you do not need a web designer. Even if you just need a "simple website" it can easily cost you a $1000!

The Safari Lounge Designer Classes are an all-done-for-you package with lifetime access so you really never need to worry again about anything additional to purchase.

When you have a website you are not done. You still need to know how to design and how to market those designs before you get any money back. Participating in a design class and a business class can easily cost you another $3000 - $4000, even if you just visit 3-4!

And I'm not even speaking of the costs for additional templates for your advertising. If you don't want to do them on your own you'll definitely need someone to handle that. Last but not least let's talk about the most probably biggest advantage you get for joining this class. You get personal access to me.  I guess a personal all-time-available business coach with experience in your area of expertise might cost a few bucks whenever you contact him or her. Even if we just price your coach at $50 for an email advice it might get pretty expensive!


So here is what you get:

I quickly put it all together for you. Here is, once again, the list of everything included and what it would cost "outside the online world":

  • a web designer (or better: a web design class): $1000 
  • business training: about $2000 per class (we pretend you need just 2)
  • graphic design training: again, about $2000 per class (again, we pretend you need just 2)

So let's say we just talk about 4 classes you take to become a graphic designer and someone who knows about setting up her own business. You also pay a web designer to create a simple website plus a personal coach, then you purchase social media templates and graphics to create new products to make your first sales we are easily talking about...

$6494

Let's also not forget that you have to show up at a specific place at 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...

Safari lounge designer classes

Get access to all Material, Coaching and products!

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$

297

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to all Modules
  • Graphics for Commercial Use
  • Social Media Templates
  • 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

$

120

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to all Modules
  • Graphics for Commercial Use
  • Social Media Templates
  • 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 30-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 and illustrator 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 30 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 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?

I would never want you to be unhappy! You have a full 30 days money back guarantee. No hassle, no questions asked but of course I'd love to know what I can do better!

What can I do with the Commercial Use Graphics?

Whatever you want except reselling them as they are! Pretty easy policy, right? The graphics 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

$

297

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to all Modules
  • Graphics for Commercial Use
  • Social Media Templates
  • 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

$

120

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to all Modules
  • Graphics for Commercial Use
  • Social Media Templates
  • 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, photographer and designer 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 and illustrator 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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