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Alumni Success Story

Marci Kobayashi

Tell me about yourself. Who are you and what do you do?

I'm a web designer and developer. I'm also an intuitive and love sharing with my clients about our spiritual beliefs.

What were you struggling with before Designing to Delight?

I felt like an imposter. Even though all my clients had been happy with my designs, I was afraid to promote myself.

I was afraid my sites were amateurish.

Why did you signup?

I knew I needed to improve my design skills but had been putting it off because my clients seemed happy. Then, I had a client who wasn’t happy and I was paralyzed. I didn’t know how to extricate myself from the mess of back and forth emails.

What was your biggest takeaway from the course?

Before the course, I had no idea how important research was let alone how to do it. I thought that design inspiration came from some innate creative or artistic ability which surely I didn’t have. Thanks to Christine, I now include research as a key step in my design process, and the course taught me how to do that research effectively.

How has Designing to Delight helped your business?

The course took away the elusiveness I imagined around design.

I didn’t think I was creative enough or had enough artistic talent to come up with designs. The course taught me how to break down creating a design into digestible steps. My confidence has gone up which in turn gave me the confidence to increase my prices and charge for design.

How do you feel about your design process now?

Hello! That I now have a process says it all!

What would you say to someone who's thinking about taking the course?

I wish I had invested in this course earlier.

I thought I needed help improving my design skills but what I learned that I needed more was a process for designing. Using the templates, especially for how to communicate the process to my clients, made it possible for me to both implement immediately and adapt as needed – WHILE I was taking the course! For me, the templates alone made the course invaluable.

 

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