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Would you like to develop your skills as a designer? Build your career in design? Learn how to work with others and sell ideas to management and stakeholders? My mentoring program can help.

Mentoring to help you grow as a designer

Over the past 25 years, I’ve learned ways to deliver projects, pitch ideas, and win business. I’ve faced many of the same issues and found ways to deal with them. I’ve also learned strategies for success from leading industry professionals.

Think back. Was there a colleague, friend, or teacher, who influenced you or taught you valuable lessons? Mentoring gives you an experienced person to talk to, and my role as your mentor is to advise and support, offering you guidance and help to develop and improve. Through mentoring, my goal is to become a positive influence on your professional work, and I’m committed to helping you succeed. If mentoring appeals to you, get in touch and we can discuss your needs and budget, then design the best programme for you.

What my mentees say

If you’re interested in growing as a designer, ask Andy to be your mentor. His encouragement, humour, and emotional intelligence inspired me to become a better designer. Mentoring from someone who is fluent in design was one of my best decisions.I feel more excited about design than I have been in years.

Scott Gruber, Los Angeles, CA

Andy has helped reignite my enthusiasm for digital design as well helping me focus on developing my business in a new direction. I’ve really enjoyed our sessions and hope to continue them in the future.

Sanjay Sinha, London, UK

Through his coaching, Andy has helped me improve my design skills significantly by challenging me to step out of my comfort zone. His friendly approach to teaching, experience, and expertise make him the ideal design mentor.

Jerome Kalumbu. Designer.

Mentoring programme

Through creative training sessions and 1–1 coaching, I offer advice on how to develop your skills as a designer and build your business or career. I’ll help you work through creative approaches to discover solutions that work for you.

My mentees are freelancers, solo designers, or work in-house. They’re all highly intelligent and talented people who are looking for design coaching, career guidance, or support with their business.

You decide how much structure you need. Are you looking for design review sessions or professional development every week or every two weeks? Or are you looking for less structure? Would you prefer to call me every few weeks to discuss what’s happening?

10 hours mentoring: £1,100

Best for individual designers

  • 10 hours whenever you need them
  • Mentoring plan tailored to your goals
  • Client development advice and proposal writing
  • Design critiques, feedback, and tips
  • Help developing your career

Regular mentoring: £1,100 per month

Best for agency and in-house designers

  • All the above, plus:
  • One mentoring session per week
  • Unlimited support via Slack between sessions

Hire me. I’m available for coaching and to work on design projects.