Graphic Design Mentoring

Become a Rockstar Designer!

Improve your skills and business savvy and become a more successful designer who:

  • creates work that gets results for clients, so they keep coming back;
  • stands out from other designers;
  • is seen as an expert, not an order taker;
  • is more confident when presenting your work and
  • has a fulfilling and lucrative career.

Learn from someone who’s been there, done that, for 20+ years.

“I’ve invested in some popular programs aimed at helping designers build a sustainable business, but nothing has been quite like my experience with Colleen. Colleen’s clear, no-filler approach to guidance has helped me get on the right path toward building a successful consulting practice.

She not only teaches me how to provide value and charge more for my work, but she also helps me build processes and even develop more confidence when dealing with potential clients.

Colleen really cares about the success of other creatives. If you’re willing to work, she’s going to give you her absolute best.”
—Chris N.

Who It’s For

My one-on-one design coaching is for you if you’re a graphic designer who:

  • wants feedback on your work to improve your design skills.
  • wants to build self-confidence.
  • wants help with freelancing issues.
  • works in isolation and would like to bounce ideas off a veteran designer and agency owner.
  • wants to increase profitability.
“As a mature designer in the industry for over 12 years, I’ve been experiencing challenges with imposter syndrome, finding my space in a crowded and talented industry, navigating the social scene, marketing myself, and growing my business.

Colleen provided the perspective and clarity I needed to help me become grounded again. She was so easy to talk to, took the time to understand my challenges and asked the right questions to get to the heart of them in coming up with solutions. She used her own experience, expertise, and history in a relatable way that was so helpful in providing insight.

Colleen’s mentoring session was perfect for talking things through and gave me takeaway solutions and actionable tips I can put to work! Getting a recording of the session and other helpful link resources was an added bonus.”
—Lilly Skye

What’s Included

  • A video call of up to 60 minutes,
  • A recording of the video that you can refer back to.

Your investment is only $100 per session, and you will be able to apply the insight you gain to future work and clients.

“My mentoring session with Colleen was extremely helpful and well worth every minute! As a graphic designer in the early stages of my career, I had so many questions about starting a business and how to market myself.Colleen’s expertise brings much value to the table. She does an excellent job breaking down terminology and processes in a way that I could understand. Her friendly, genuine character made me feel very comfortable asking the simplest questions.

I love that she recorded the session and provided me with additional resources so that I have materials to refer back to.

Colleen’s mentoring session definitely made me feel better prepared for entrepreneurship and more confident to do the things I need to do in order to stand out from other designers.”
—Raquel Stubblefield

About Your Mentor

I’m Colleen Gratzer, and I’ve been a print designer and web designer since 1997 and have been successfully self-employed at Gratzer Graphics since 2003, when I quit my full-time job because I was making more money freelancing.

From working the traditional 9-5 as the sole designer for a nonprofit and as part of a creative team for publishing companies, I’ve been through the same struggles most of us as creatives go through and have learned the hard way that college did not teach me all that I needed to know for the real world.

As a successful designer with more than two decades of experience, I want to share my real-world graphic design and business expertise with you

If you’re still struggling to find your way in the business of design, I can help guide you with the same tactics I used to go from confused and frustrated to building a solid reputation for being an in-demand rockstar designer.

Ready to supercharge your design skills?

Sign up for a session