The Calculated Creative


Comprehensive frameworks that teach you the strategies I used to land jobs with some of the worlds most well known brands and eventually make over $100k per year

Sick of playing the application lottery trying to find your next creative job?

You spend weeks, months, or even years on end filling out online forms.

At the first feeling of "Maybe I'm doing something wrong?" you start to question where you might have messed up.

Maybe auto-correct lead to a spelling mistake somewhere in your responses?

Maybe that extra second the page took to load after you clicked "submit" meant it didn't actually go through?

Maybe you overshared when you wrote about why you chose to get into the creative field in the first place?

And after tweaking every line of your resume into infinity...

Plus another 100 newly submitted applications later...

That small nagging feeling turns into full on panic.

You're not getting any responses.

And nothing you're doing seems to be getting you even a tiny bit closer to your next job.

But It's Not Your Fault!

The creative industry has become insanely competitive.

With job postings from companies like Airbnb getting upwards of 2,500 applicants for one role.

Couple that with massive layoffs and you're stuck trying to stand out in a sea of other job seekers.

None of this is your fault

You're not alone in this struggle, and it's not a reflection of your creativity or passion.

The Difficult Reality of Applications

Think back to when you first saw a role for what seemed like a dream job.

You poured your soul into the application.

All while imagining what it would feel like to accept the offer.

And step into a creative role that would make even Leonardo da Vinci jealous.

But instead of the thoughtful and heartfelt offer letter you were hoping for, you open yet another robotically scripted rejection note from a hiring manager who doesn't even remember your name.

All of that effort felt wasted.

Your enthusiasm deflated.

And you were left questioning your entire creative career.

When Your Dream Job Lands Right in Your Lap

Now, picture a different scenario. Imaging getting a message directly from a friend about a job that hasn't even been posted yet.

You're the perfect candidate.

And without submitting any application you start casually chatting with your soon-to-be boss.

They like you.

You like them.

This is not just a dream - it's a reality that's within your reach.

Myth: Great Creative Workers Naturally Get the Best Jobs

In today's job market great creative workers still get lost in the noise despite having done life-changing work.

It's not enough to have the most killer portfolio.

Or even 20 years worth of prior experience.

But here's the good news. Getting more job offers is a skill that you can learn.

And with the right guidance, you can master it. 👇

Introducing the Creative Career Playbook Course

It doesn't have to be so hard to get job offers.

And I want to help you.

Introducing the Creative Career Playbook Course - the only training you need to find more relevant creative jobs and stop wasting time trying to stand out in a sea of similarity.

Why I Created This Course

As a graphic designer and art director, I've always had a passion for creating.

And it makes me sad to see the state of the creative industry these days.

With places like Meta laying off 10,000+ people at a time.

Sometimes it feels like you'll never find a creative job again.

I want to help change that.

Over the course of my 15 year career I've worked for both brands and agencies, full time and freelance, from consumer technology to apparel industries, and everything in between.

I've even helped start a few companies along the way.

And throughout that time I noticed a common difficulty with everyone I've ever worked with: even with an industry-leading background we struggle to get the next job.

I realized that the problem wasn't our ideas, passion, or even execution...

But our ability to get our work in front of the right people at the right time.

And so, I decided to create a solution.

I dumped all my knowledge, experience, and proven techniques into this course: The Creative Career Playbook.

I'm committed to helping you overcome your job application challenges and create a process that not only helps you find better jobs but also helps you land them.

So you can get results like this:

What's Inside the Creative Career Playbook Course:

The Foundation

  • Personal brand creation
  • 3 Step Portfolio process
  • Resume/Cover Letter Framework
  • Social feed checklist

Building Your Network

  • Business & employee target list
  • Reach out process & script

Creative Relationship Management

  • How & when to follow up
  • Creating content
  • Using the feed to find gigs
  • Reciprocation

Crushing Interviews

  • Selling yourself
  • Using data to back up decisions
  • Asking for the role

Vetting Offers

  • Early (fun) vs late ($$$) career differences

How Does the Course Work?

Subscribe to the premium content tier for the calculated creative site (you're here right now) and you'll get access to all of course offerings listed above.

Plus! When new content gets added you'll automatically have access to everything.

Be sure to lock in your price by purchasing now as this is the lowest price you'll ever get.

Because the more info that gets added to the premier tier of the site the more it will cost in the future.

It's currently $12 a month for everything (with a 50% discount if you pay for a full year).

That's less than you pay for a Netflix subscription - for information that could completely change your life.

The Guarantee

I'm so confident in the transformative power of the Creative Career Playbook course that I'm offering an unbeatable guarantee.

If you don't find value in the course, if you don't feel your networking skills improving, or if you simply feel this is not for you, you can request a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

That's right, a complete money-back guarantee. I want you to feel completely at ease with your investment.

Because I believe in this course, and I believe in you.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not a professional designer. Is this course for me? 

Yes! While this course is designed specifically for someone with several years worth of creative jobs under their belt there's nothing stopping you from taking full advantage of the information even if you have yet to land your first job. The techniques I teach are universally applicable and easy to grasp.

I'm already a good designer. What can I learn from your course?

Even experienced designers can benefit from learning new techniques and approaches. Plus, the network building frameworks provide a unique angle that can significantly speed up your ability to land jobs.

How long will I have access to the course material?

You can choose to pay for either a monthly, or yearly, subscription to the premier tier of the website. This will get you access to everything the course has to offer. The more time you pay for up front, the less you have to pay! (it's my way of kicking you in the butt and getting you to act on the info more quickly)

What if I don't see any improvement in my job seeking process?

If you diligently apply the techniques taught in the course and still don't see any improvement, simply reach out to me within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

The Creative Career Playbook is Perfect For You If:

  • You're stuck and don't know what to focus on to grow your creative career
  • You've been laid off and want to learn how to find your next gig
  • You want to upskill but aren't sure where to start
  • You can't seem to land interviews
  • You need a roadmap

Time for You to Take the Leap

By now, you know that the Creative Career Playbook course is the key to transforming your creative career.

You've seen how it can help you level up your income and do work you love.

The only question left is: Are you ready to make a choice that could change your life?

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Pulling back the curtain on the creative process to help make your work a little less terrible. A 3-minute read delivered each week on Monday morning.

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