Looking for Beta Testers for a New Online Course

Become a Money-Making Freelancer in 6 Weeks

Pre-lance is a 6 week online course that walks recent graphic design graduates through the steps it takes to succeed at freelancing. Pre-lance bridges the gap between what was taught in design school and what is needed to earn money freelancing.

This course walks you through the things I wish I was taught when I graduated. I will address the questions I didn’t know to ask, the resources I use, and my freelance process that I’ve been refining since I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2008. 


Melinda Livsey

Marks & Maker

Learn and Discover How to:



Prepare to work for yourself



Get clients



Price projects



Invoice and sign contracts



Calculate for taxes



Balance your freelance time


Pilot course runs from June 6 - July 15. We will notify you on whether or not you've been accepted into the pilot program. By applying you are agreeing to be notified about the course after its completion, even if you aren't accepted. There is no fee to participate in the program, we just require you to fill out surveys throughout the course for feedback on the course. If you have a good experience and get awesome results, we would like to ask you for a video testimonial. Please be thoughtful with your responses as only a limited number of applicants will be accepted. We're currently accepting applications through May 27th, 2016. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Price it Right: 4 Tips for Pricing Your Graphic Design Services


Friday, May 27th, 2016

11am PST

About the Instructor

Melinda Livsey


After graduating with a B.F.A in Graphic Design from Cal State Fullerton in the Spring of 2008, I immediately started working for Oakley, Inc. as an in-house designer. After a few years of juggling the full time gig with freelance on the side, I decided to venture off on my own as a full time freelancer. I not only freelanced back at Oakley, but also for notable names like Paramount Pictures and Revo. I'm currently the Owner and Creative Director of Marks and Maker, a boutique branding studio, and enjoy helping others learn how to make it as their own boss.