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I am Michael Janda, agency veteran and author of Burn Your Portfolio. I share systems and strategies to help creative freelancers and agencies run their businesses with confidence and make more money. Be sure to check out my new channel for creative freelancers on YouTube!

New Book: The Psychology of Graphic Design Pricing

When it comes to pricing their work, most designers are just pulling numbers out of thin air hoping to make a profit. This book changes that. No more guessing. Price your graphic design work with confidence. Win more bids. Make more money. I will show you how.

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How to Analyze a New Project Opportunity

Learn the 20 things you should analyze when considering a new project opportunity. This is the best version of something I used at my agency for the past decade. You can KNOW in advance which projects will be winners and which will be losers. Watch the videos and download the FREE PDF.

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New YouTube Channel for Creative Freelancers and Agencies

I am thrilled to announce the release of my new YouTube channel where I share systems and strategies to help creative freelancers and agencies run their businesses with confidence and earn more money. Check it out!

Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should

Why do some amazing designers struggle to accomplish great things and other mediocre designers find great success? Hard work? Being in the right place at the right time? Sheer blind luck? If you want to learn how to design, go to design school. If you want to learn how to work in design, read this book.

About the Book

Keynote Speaking

Let’s talk about business, or design…or maybe the business of design. I have been privileged to speak at venues around the world including HOW Design Live, AIC Design Day Moscow, AIGA Events, Ad Fed Events, Graphic Artist Guild as well as numerous universities and corporate events including a national keynote for Mercedes-Benz.

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New YouTube Channel for Creative Freelancers!

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I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new YouTube channel! Since founding my agency, Riser, in 2002, I have been passionate about operating my business in a structured…

The Psychology of Graphic Design Pricing, Book Release!

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I am thrilled to announce the official release of my new book, The Psychology of Graphic Design Pricing! My first book, Burn Your Portfolio, contains a short chapter called "The…

QA Session with the Design Experience School in Moscow

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Over the past several years I have been fortunate to connect and build friendships with some amazing people all over the world. One of those awesome people is Eugenia I.…