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What Everyone Has Been Saying about Drop Dead Designer

September 10, 2021

Course for designers, learn how to be a graphic designer, how to start a graphic design business, Drop Dead Designer, ByAriel

Have you heard? From landing $10K projects to ditching their day jobs, our Drop Dead Designer students are making BIG moves on their dreams! 

I love gushing about allll the juicy details about this program that is literally changing businesses and lives, but what do I love more? Letting our students share their own stories. 

What are they saying? Five talented designers are taking the mic — and their stories will SHOCK you.

Alia’s Story: From $45 Logo to Landing a $5K Project

“Ariel, I can’t even explain to you how much this course has transformed my business, but maybe this can put it in perspective: 

My last client was 5 months ago, right around the time I decided to invest in DDD. It was a $45 logo (I KNOW, ACTUAL PENNIES) and honestly, I felt uncomfortable even asking for that much. I resented my client, they didn’t trust my design knowledge, and no one was happy. I knew I had the design skills but had no idea what was needed to run a business. 

Since then, I have gone through DDD (multiple times, to be honest!) and changed my entire business. My client process went from DMs to project proposals, and Venmo requests to an entirely automated management system… And I booked my first 5k client!!! 

I WENT FROM A $45 LOGO STRAIGHT TO A 5K BRANDING PROJECT…. THAT’S AN ELEVEN THOUSAND PERCENT INCREASE! I’m sorry I’m type yelling but HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! 

I will never be able to thank you enough…”

Success Snapshot:

  • Went from a $45 logo design to booking a $5K design project
  • Implemented automated systems for invoicing
  • Transformed her business!

That’s all you, Alia! You are killing it!!

Course for designers, learn how to be a graphic designer, how to start a graphic design business, Drop Dead Designer, ByAriel
Course for designers, learn how to be a graphic designer, how to start a graphic design business, Drop Dead Designer, ByAriel

Betty’s Story: Streamlined Client Experience & Profit

“I just finished week 5 of DDD, and I’m in love with all the content and gems you shared in these courses! They are truly amazing! It really helps me to streamline my processes, be more confident to charge more and cut down revisions!! 

I only present one concept to my clients now instead of 5 and they absolutely love everything! It’s all about the experience! Thank you once again for everything, Ariel! So grateful to be part of DDD!”

Success Snapshot:

  • Raised prices
  • Streamlined processes
  • Cut down on revisions + client feedback
  • Resulting in happy clients!

Yassss, Betty! That’s incredible. Love to see you making changes that positively impact both sides of the table!

Ini’s Story: A Leap that Changed Her Life

“Drop Dead Designer has made me remember that we are people first, designers second. The work I’m creating, my magic, is impacting people. It’s not about the shape or form the work is done but the result of that work, the feelings it evokes. 

Yes, this program requires a financial investment. But would you rather be exactly where you are now in a year’s time, wondering what could be? Or would you rather take the leap? Everything is figureoutable. You don’t need to be 100% sure to take the leap. Life is never 100%. Be uncomfortable. It will change your life.”

Success Snapshot: 

  • Raised rates by 4x
  • Booked her first $9K package
  • Expanded her team
  • Started coaching and mentoring other creative business owners in Africa, where she lives!

Ini, you are amazing! Keep changing lives, girl!

Course for designers, learn how to be a graphic designer, how to start a graphic design business, Drop Dead Designer, ByAriel
Course for designers, learn how to be a graphic designer, how to start a graphic design business, Drop Dead Designer, ByAriel

Erica’s Story: Confidence & Community

“Drop Dead Designer has allowed me to sit in confidence, knowing that I actually have the talent and ability to charge more. It is SO worth it. I’ve invested in other courses and none of them have had the warm and personal community and mentorship as Drop Dead Designer provides — we all feel safe to share, grow and be vulnerable.”

Success Snapshot:

  • Designed & launched her business and website
  • Quit her previous job to run her business full-time
  • Set prices with confidence and isn’t settling for anything less
  • Developed real, authentic relationships and community with other designers who have cheered her on and supported her through this process!
  • Booked her first high-ticket client

So inspiring, Erica! THRILLED to see you chasing those big dreams. We love having you in the DDD community!

Lola’s Story: 

I recently shared Lola’s story in this full interview, so I’ll let you hear her incredible story there… it’s a good one!!

Success Snapshot:

  • Launched brand and website
  • Streamlined and up-leveled client process
  • Raised prices by 3x
  • First five-figure month!
  • 10x increase in monthly income after 2 months
  • On-track to make six-figures in the next 12 months

That was several months ago, and she’s still growing… You’re killing it, Lola!

Course for designers, learn how to be a graphic designer, how to start a graphic design business, Drop Dead Designer, ByAriel
Course for designers, learn how to be a graphic designer, how to start a graphic design business, Drop Dead Designer, ByAriel

Kristian’s Story: From $0 to $20K

I don’t have direct words from Kristian, but she shared a success story with me that I simply can’t leave out of this mix…

After completing DDD, Kristian quit her full-time job and went from zero design clients to booking not one, but TWO $10K projects! In ONE WEEK! That’s an insane jump forward. 

Success Snapshot:

  • Left full-time job to start design business
  • Booked two $10K projects in one week

Congrats, Kristian! That’s courage and commitment.

Psst! Drop Dead Designer Enrollment is Opening Again Soon…

Do these stories sound like ones you wish you could tell? Well… DDD is opening its doors again for enrollment starting September 20th! *Pop, fizz, clink!*

Run, don’t walk, and snag your spot on the waitlist here! It’s going to be epic.

OR, if you’re not sure just yet (that’s okay!), join me live in my masterclass, 3 Simple Shifts to Building a 6-Figure Business. I’ll be leading it September 19th and sharing the good stuff – real tips you’ll be able to use right away to make real changes.

So, my friend… are you ready to build the business of your dreams? Let’s DO it.

xx,

Ariel