Rocketspark Academy—online courses for business and web design best practices.

Turning your design talents into a profitable business can be easy with the right help.

Loving and excelling in creativity and design is something you’ve either got or something you don’t. And you’ve got it—wahoo! But as many designers well know (and have experienced), making a living from that talent and passion requires a very, very different skill-set. Not only do you have to start the business, get clients, patch together some processes, but eventually you have to create and sustain a profit margin..all while maintaining work-life balance. 

We’re uniquely positioned to provide education that accelerates your success.

We get it. It often feels like it’s two steps forward, one step back. We certainly experienced this in the early days when we designed websites for clients in order to fund the website builder branch of our business. Now, 12 years on, we closely support a flourishing community of graphic designers who design websites for thousands of clients on our platform—and we’ve been able to help them with the exact same struggles.

The trials and tribulations, the hard-knock lessons, having (the privilege) of wide-ranging exposure to a significant number of designers going through the same experience—as well as partnerships with leaders in the field—has equipped us with the unique knowledge and experiences needed to seriously accelerate your learning and success. We love it, too!  

Rocketspark Academy is our answer:

Rocketspark Academy offers online courses in business and web design best practices. Academy is for you if you’re a brand and graphic designer wanting to do any of the following:

  • Turbo-boost your design business operations
  • Launch a successful website design service
  • Become the master of web design fundamentals 

How an Academy course works:

  • 1 x 2 hour class per week (via zoom)
  • Interactive group learning with max 15 other students
  • Optional weekly one on one with the course tutor 
  • Sessions are recorded and available on demand
  • Taught by experienced graphic designers already running successful design, and website businesses who will mentor and guide you throughout the course. 

Courses on offer:

Professional web design 

Web design essentials is an expansive 10 week course aimed at anyone wanting to learn or refresh themselves on design fundamentals and how to apply them to be able to design outstanding websites. We'll cover off:
  • Key design requirements for effective websites
  • Designing for delight
  • Spacial design
  • Use of colour and typography 
  • Plus much, much more.

Course tutor: Sarah, Ahoy Studio.
Next course starts: March 21st
$999 + GST

Business excellence masterclass 
The business excellence masterclass is a quick fire 3 week programme that will turbo-charge how you run your business. We'll cover off:

  • Finding your ideal customer
  • Proposals and contracts
  • The secrets to getting a good brief
  • Maximising profitability
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Plus much, much more.

Course tutor: Tonia, Greenhouse Creative (17+ years successful web design business)
Next course starts: March 15, 2022
$399 + GST

Launching better design businesses 
How to start a web design business is a holistic 6 week programme that covers off all the key things you need to do to set yourself up for success.

  • Vision and values
  • Pricing
  • Gaining brand clarity
  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Generating leads
  • Project management
  • Finances
  • Plus much, much more.

Courses tutor: Tonia, Greenhouse Creative (17+ years successful web design business)
Next course starts: March 22, 2022
$599 + GST

Register your interest:

Even if you're only a little bit curious, register your interest and we’ll be in touch to answer any questions and help you decide if a Rocketspark Academy course is right for you. 

Rocketspark is a no-code website builder purpose-built for Graphic Designers that design websites for clients. We have a super loyal community of designers who choose to partner with Rocketspark to deliver their website service. 

Rocketspark also runs a free facebook community of brand and graphic designers wanting more business confidence. Simply search ‘Creative Launchpad’ on Facebook. See you there!