For complete graphic design newbies who need to learn the basics of design.

Elementary

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator, create custom logos, and more.

High School

Time to streamline your design process, book high ticket clients, and scale your design biz.

university

Welcome To The Design Biz Academy

learn illustrator & logo design

graphic design basics

scale your design biz

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every dba grade level includes:

A student handbook with instructions on how to navigate your portal 

One year of access to our exclusive student member portal & course content

A private DBA student facebook group where you can ask questions & get advice

20 + design lessons that you can watch at your own pace

The Ultimate Online School For brand Designers

are you having any of these thoughts?

"I know I need to improve my design process and implement a better strategy."

"I want to expand my design skills but don't know where to start..."

"I'm ready to invest in my design education but going back to college isn't right for me."

"I want to start booking consistent high ticket design clients & do projects I love!"

ready but Not Sure Which Grade Is Right For You?

take our quiz to find out!

where do i fit?

sound like dba is the right fit?!

select my dba grade now

READY TO SCALE YOUR DESIGN BIZ?

READY TO SLIDE INTO YOUR DESIGN CAREER?

READY TO ENHANCE YOUR DESIGN SKILLS?

ELementary

High School

University

ready to start your creative journey with dba?

Frequently Asked Questions

visit each course level page for grade-specific faq

are there payment plans?

At DBA we no longer offer payment plans because ultimately we don't want students to invest in our Academy that aren't financially ready.

do you have a bundle deal?

Currently all of our grades are sold separately because Elementary & High School are self paced classes but in University you follow a strict 3 month semester schedule with the rest of the class.

Since all of the grades are sold separately we highly recommend you only take one at a time & enroll in University once you are ready to scale your business.

do you offer refunds?

Due to the digital nature of our products we do not offer refunds on any of our course curriculum. However, if you are unhappy with the product please reach out to us at info@thebriefcollective.com.

can i take multiple dba courses at the same time?

The grade-levels are based on level of experience and knowledge similar to a real life grade-school.  In order to make sure that you are gaining the most value out of your learning we recommend taking the courses one at a time.

do i have to take the courses in order?

Each course is designed to build upon your knowledge and skills from the previous course. We recommend taking our placement quiz to find out which course is best suited to your current design level and business goals, and then take the rest of the courses in order from there.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE CURRICULUM?

All course curriculum is hosted inside our grade-specific member portals that you'll gain instant access to after enrolling. Member portal access expires after 1 year.

when are the group calls?

Group coaching calls and one 1:1 coaching call are ONLY offered in Design Biz Academy University. Our group coaching calls are typically every other Thursday at 8:00PM Eastern Standard Time. Your student handbook will include your entire semester schedule, so you can plan accordingly. All group coaching calls are recorded and made available to students.

is this only for u.s. residents?

No, we welcome students from all over the world! Please be aware that group coaching calls for Design Biz Academy University are in Eastern Standard Time and our pricing modules are in USD currency. All group coaching calls are recorded and made available to students.

Meet Your Design Coaches

We came together to form an inclusive, supportive, and fun designer community.

Since launching The Brief Collective in 2021 we've had thousands of designers participate in our free design challenges, supported countless students on their design journey, and created the ultimate online school for graphic designers, The Design Biz Academy.

get to know us

coach kenzi & Coach marisa