Growing far starts with solid roots.
Introducing ClickUp for Designers & creative studios — a course on proven habits & methods to build & sustain your design business for the long-haul.Enroll Now
Running your design business doesn’t have to come with growing pains.
We all know the feeling — the overwhelm, the overspent time, and the overload of tutorials, videos, and articles that leave you right where you started.
That’s why ClickUp for Designers was created to give you an all-in-one guide that does what the rest can’t; giving you a tailored and custom system built to work in your favor.
This course will show you how to:
- Use ClickUp with confidence & ease
- Build & recreate your design process into the app
- Customize intuitive settings to automate the mundane
So you can:
- Spend more time in your zone of genius
- Live a life of balance and guiltless time-off
- Give your clients stellar service without working overtime
"Giselle has literally thought of everything possible & I’m just so blown away! The way she has set up ClickUp to work for her studio inspires me so much. At first I thought the platform was super intimidating, but seeing Giselle’s process and setup has changed that. Super excited!"
Take it from someone who’s been there.
Life happens whether we’re ready or not. And if 2020 taught me a well-learned lesson, it was about making room for the things that are truly important.
For me, having a business I love which also supports balance, freedom, and rest is thankfully now a reality.
Last fall, health concerns for a family member and my own mental health required me to take a long step back from work.
A situation that could have been a downslide of momentum, clients, income, and growth, was kept intact, thanks to ClickUp.
My team, clients, and our projects were running smooth as soon as I took my hands off the proverbial wheel — and I was shocked to see how well the system worked when it was put to the test.
I was able to be there for my family, take care of myself, and didn’t have to sacrifice clients or turn down new projects.
That’s why I created this course — so you can also experience the relief of having a system that works well, even without you. So you can take the time off you need, plan for life’s joys, and hurdles, without losing your footing.
It’s possible, friends. And it’s all made for you.
Get to know ClickUp
ClickUp is a free online project management tool that describes itself as an "all-in-one suite to manage people, projects, and everything in between." And let me tell you from experience, they mean it.
Why I love it
With its highly customizable settings, ClickUp becomes a true hub of your business. It offers endless possibilities, integrations, plus all of the features from competitors like Asana, Trello, Airtable, Monday, and Notion combined — and then some.
See the course curriculum:
Client & Team Dashboards
To onboard new clients or team members and house everything they would otherwise email you about.
Custom Views and Statuses
Stay on track with everything you're juggling, see where projects are, and plan ahead in your best structure.
All-in-One App Process
Keep it simple yet effective by using features to house SOP's, tutorials, feedback forms, time tracker, etc.
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My in-depth ClickUp set up for project, team, and client management, including team and client dashboards, and automations.
All of my ClickUp templates for download plus instructions to set up.
Worksheets, hours of video tutorials, resource library, productivity and time management methods, and shortcuts.
Quick Start module teaching how to implement my process asap for those in a time crunch.
Follow at your own pace to create your own custom process.
Learn how to create your own templates, automations, and settings unique to your needs.
Lifetime access to the online course. All modules are available now.
Future lectures as ClickUp continues to roll out new features that improve your design system.
“I know there are many resources from ClickUp itself, but it doesn't compare with having an actual designer walk you through their process. I especially got a lot of value from hearing the *reasons* behind Giselle’s decisions as a designer and creative director, not just the technical "here's how you do x."
Why take this course if there is a lot of free online content for ClickUp?
Although there are ClickUp tutorials for free online, many by ClickUp itself, my course puts all the pieces together and bridges the gap from project management systems to the needs of an online design business. I’ve watched countless hours of these videos to learn how I can harness the power of this app and adapt it to my process. More importantly, I’ve tweaked and experimented even more hours to find the sweet spot for my studio to run without me. Allow me to spare you the time, confusion and frustration by teaching you how to build ClickUp to work with your business!
Can’t I just figure out how to create my own project management process by myself to run my business?
Certainly! That’s what I did. However the time investment tends to be immense, confusion ever-present, and not to mention trying to keep up with the rapid growth of online applications. What my course will do for you is save you the time and frustration by teaching you the essentials of building your best, custom, project management system so you can get back to your zone of genius and stay there, at least for the majority of each workday.
What if I needed a project management system as soon as yesterday?
The course includes a Quick Start module teaching how to implement my process asap for those in a time crunch. This includes the template downloads and quick videos to put everything together in just a few hours.
What if I’ve never tried ClickUp?
Don’t worry! ClickUp can be a very robust app but the beauty is in how customizable it is. And simplicity is engrained at my core, so I won’t be overwhelming you with all the things you can do with the app (you can do that on your own time). Instead, my course focuses on what is essential. Less is more in design, as you know ;) With that said, I will have recommended resource links included so you can explore more features and take what you learn from this course to the next level, if you desire and find the time.
Should I have SOPs or team members for this course to be worth it?
Not at all! In fact, if you haven’t reached that point yet and hope to do so in the future, this is an excellent time to work on your project management system! You’ll learn through action and writing out your workflow what SOPs you will need, and when you are ready to bring on a team member, you will both be relieved at how easy the onboarding process will be!
Will my clients be overwhelmed by ClickUp if I add them?
Not with the right approach, which I am here to teach you! I personally jump at every chance to keep my clients out of my inbox and ClickUp has been the most organized and easy solution I’ve worked with thus far. I’ll teach you how you can set up your projects and invite clients so they don’t have to see everything that’s under the hood, and at the same time allow you and your team to view and manage as many details as you need. And hey, sometimes clients are set in their ways. Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to best use ClickUp to still keep up with client emails and spare you the overwhelm.
Will ClickUp replace other systems I use like Dubsado or Honeybook?
Actually, no. ClickUp is a project management system, and apps like Dubsado and Honeybook are client relationship management systems. The key difference is ClickUp will host your projects, tasks, notes, and any other project-related information, while your client management system will keep track of leads, invoices, automated responses, and more. I will teach you how to work with your client management system in conjunction with ClickUp.
What if I don’t have a process or workflow for my services?
If you don’t have a process or workflow set for your services, then you will by the end of this course! I’ll show you how to map your workflows, identify which services you need processes for, and how to adapt ClickUp based on what you planned!
What if I know ClickUp and have been using it for some time, what will I get out of this course?
Congrats on already jumping on the ClickUp train! By now, I trust you see how valuable it is. I can help you step into the next level by sharing my tips, tricks, and hacks that I’ve learned simply because I nerd out about this whole thing. I’ll teach you time and project management best practices and how you can use your creative problem-solving to continue to improve not only your ClickUp system, but the whole way you and your team get things done. If you love the saying, “work smarter, not harder,” then you’re at the right place!
What if I don’t have the time to learn this but need it?
You can follow the Quick Start module designed specifically for you to get right to it. Alternatively, one of your team members can follow the course for you. You don’t have to be a brand designer to implement my process, so VA’s and project managers will enjoy following along, too.
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