Learn how to create a 5 star design process and luxury client experience so you can book high ticket design projects in 3 months or less.

Book high ticket design clients in 3 months or less following our signature program.

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It's no secret that the design industry is f****d...

So, we're changing it.

We've both heard clients say... "it can't take that long"
"why is it so expensive?"
"can I get a discount?"

Yet no other industry gets treated this way and it doesn't HAVE to be like this but change starts with us.

Our community is breaking the starving artist mentality by setting new standards for creatives, charging high ticket prices, and delivering on their promises creating a healthier industry for both clients and designers.


i'm ready to change the industry!

Inside DBA You Can Expect To:

Have bi-weekly coaching calls with us, make new friends, & set big goals

Get access to everything we actively use to consistently book $10K clients

Receive tailored feedback & complete assignments that help you book clients

Gain confidence and clarity about the future of your design business

Elevate your design process and create a business you're proud of

Be gently pushed to reach your full potential by our community

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Our Personalized DBA Programs Include:

20 + Lessons

tailored feedback

6 group calls

Directly from the DBA Coaches on your assignments, branding, social media, and website

On how to consistently book high ticket design clients and streamline your design process

Where you can ask questions, receive feedback, and meet other self employed designers

You Might Recognize Our Graduates...

PRAIRIE GLOW STUDIO

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"Since graduating DBA, I can honestly say it was the best investment this far in my business journey! Before, I was undercharging, taking on any client I could, and offering everything under the sun. Now, I’m going through a major rebrand to align even more with target audience, working with dream clients, and have an amazing team! Lots of changes have occurred to make this possible, but the biggest change would have to be mindset."

“Being part of the Design Biz Academy has literally transformed my whole life. I had just started my business when I signed up for DBA and didn’t quite know what I was doing. I felt like after this semester I’ve gained so much confidence & so many more skills - I’ve pretty much tripled my rates. The coaching that I received through the programme was phenomenal”

“The Brief Collective truly changed my design business for the better. After finding out about them from a workshop in early 2023, I instantly clicked with Kenzi & Marisa’s teaching style. I graduated Semester 5 of DBA University this past September and Kenzi & Marisa both helped me to raise my prices, book my first $10,000 client, build my confidence & see my business succeed. I never thought I would be where I am today"

At 17 I was kicked out and found myself living in a homeless shelter... 

At 17 I was kicked out and found myself living in a homeless shelter while working 3 jobs to make ends meet. The grind didn’t stop and I had convinced myself that working the corporate ladder was my key to success. So for 12 years, I climbed thinking that if I got high enough eventually I’d be internally fulfilled. 

Then Covid struck and suddenly my livelihood was on the line, I realized I was nothing but a number to the corporate world. I decided I was *done* working for “the man” and making him rich off my creative marketing ideas. Suddenly it felt easy to walk away from the most prestigious position I’ve ever known to go all in on myself and embrace my creativity.  

So I walked away and told my husband, "Honey, give me 90 days, I know I can make my normal monthly wage." I left the company that day and got to work going all in on myself and focused on MY dreams for the first time ever. 

Using my marketing skills acquired in the corporate world I doubled my salary in the first 90 days of opening MB Creative Agency. Not only did I increase my income but making that decisions allowed my husband and I to afford IVF which was completely unattainable previously. 

Now, I have two beautiful twins, get to do what I love daily while being a mom and coaching others on creating luxury experiences that turn heads.

5 years ago I was sitting alone in my newly leased house panicking about next month's rent...

I had just graduated as a fully self employed freelancer and browsing Upwork applying to countless jobs.

I thought the only way to get clients was to lurk on freelancing platforms, cold email businesses that had no idea who I was, and hang out in Facebook groups all day waiting for someone to make a post saying “I’m looking for a designer” and pray I was one of the first few to comment.

That year I made a total of $20,000 by doing small one off projects, Upwork jobs, and logo designs. At that time I felt like it wasn’t bad for my first year in business but I also knew it wasn’t sustainable... 

So, I made a promise to myself that I was going to show up nearly every day on social media, attend networking groups (even though I fu***** hated it), and absorb every ounce of information from the internet.

Fast forward to today, I have experienced a $30,000 month, $10,000 client projects, and no longer spend Sundays applying to freelance jobs. Now I get to wake up to the sound of my chickens, pretend I'm a barista with my fancy coffee machine, and be the mentor I always needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

are there payment plans?

Payment plans are offered year round but limited based on location. If you do not see payment plan options at check out, they may not be available for your location.

do you have a bundle deal?

No BUT you will receive a discount code on future programs if you enroll with us.

do you offer refunds?

Due to the digital nature of our products we do NOT allow refunds of any sort with no exceptions. This includes pre-enrollment payment plans and items paid in full.

can i take multiple dba programs at the same time?

No, our DBA programs rotate on a semester schedule meaning you can only take one program at a time!

do i have to take the programs in order?

No, but to maximize your results and offer your clients the best experience we recommend taking both DBA University & Tech Institute! We recommend taking DBA University before taking Tech Institute although it's not a requirement.

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?

Please visit the specific program page (DBA University or DBA Tech Institute) for specific call times and further information on the upcoming semester schedule!

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.

Do you need a graphic design degree to enroll?

No! Although Coach Kenzi has her Bachelor's Degree, we started the Design Biz Academy knowing that standard curriculum leaves a lot to be desired when starting your own design business. That's partly why we created DBA.