Welcome to the Complete Graphic Design website! I’m guessing you are here because you either want to improve your existing design skills or have been dreaming of a way out of a current job or trade that isn’t fulfilling to you…no matter how or why you arrived here is your unique story, and will be what drives you forward for months or even years to come. We all have the capacity to learn new things or to grow our skill set or to take a leap and completely change the course of our life. The question is, will we take the plunge?

In 2008 I started my own graphic design agency. I was fresh out of college and newly married, with a baby on the way. Nobody was hiring in the town we lived in, I had zero business experience, and zero clients.

What I did have was a degree in graphic design and the knowledge that if I didn’t make this work, we would be broke in less than three months with a baby arriving any day.

While the end result of that business launch 8 years ago is pretty great – clients all over the world and a very comfortable lifestyle for my family – the truth is that the journey has been anything but easy. I learned business at the school of hard knocks, leaving thousands of dollars on the table and losing sleep over tough projects in the process.

What saved me from losing my mind during those tough growing and learning years was my passion for design. I never stopped learning, thanks to Lynda.com, Treehouse, and other great online learning platforms. Somewhere along the way I was asked to be an adjunct graphic design professor at a local community college, and that was the “aha” moment everyone dreams of having. I fell in love with teaching, and I have never looked back.

My passion for teaching other people how to develop their design skills and make a great living for themselves in the process is what brought me to Udemy, and that is where the Complete Graphic Design Bootcamp was born.

In just a few months, this course has enrolled over 2,300 students, and has consistently been one of the top-rated design courses on Udemy.

Students from all over the globe have taken this course in hopes it would propel them into a new, better season of life. They have taken this course to make themselves more marketable to future employers, to learn a skill they can soon turn into a freelance business venture, and even to simply say they learned something new or to be able to explore a hobby they have always dabbled in but never mastered. Their passion for design inspired me to create a Graphic Design Resource Guide.


My students love this guide, and use it all the time, and now I want you to have access to it as well!Part of good design is having a solid arsenal of tools and resources at your fingertips – I have pulled together several lists of what my company uses regularly, and added in a few bonus discount codes at the end.

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Enter in your name and email, and you will have instant access to the Graphic Design Resource Guide! I wish you all the best on your design journey – may your font choices always be on fleek and your color palettes filled with the beauty of angels.

Derrick Mitchell