Hello.

I am Michael Janda, author of the book Burn Your Portfolio.

I am currently working on new books and courses to help designers level up.

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

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.

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, Behance Conference 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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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.…

Speaking at AIC Design Day in Moscow

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My first visit to Russia! What an amazing experience thanks to AIC, one of the premiere agencies in Moscow. Each year AIC organizes conferences for the Russian design community. It…

Speaking at HOW Design Live in Boston

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For the second time, I was honored to be included in HOW Design Live’s speaker line-up. (I previously spoke at How Design Live 2016 held in Atlanta.) The HOW Conference…