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Ready to Have Show-Stopping Designs?

4 essential design rules for the newbie designer & anyone that wants to create professional-looking graphics right from the start.

You've got the skills & the design software

Now it's time to elevate your already awesome work with these tried & true design rules.

You’re not alone. It happened to me too. I was designing consistently but only some of my work seemed to be game changers… the rest just kind of fell flat. 

I started to doubt myself – maybe I really did need a fancy art degree. Maybe I had to be an artist or maybe I just wasn’t meant to do this type of thing. 

But none of that was true. 

I kept designing and I started to read and connect with other design professionals.  I asked for critique, refined my work, and consumed all things design (we’re talking text books that are probably required reading for those fancy art degrees.) Over the course of a few years, I cracked the code and  the awesomeness that was in my head started consistently showing up in my work. 

you can fast track your design skills

Learn these design rules & start designing like a seasoned expert... I'll show you how.

These 4 essential design principles are used by graphic design experts. I apply the rules to my own design projects and these are the same principles I teach my online University students in their Visual Media Communications course. If they can do it, you can too!

Your life BEFORE the course:

Your life AFTER the course:


Great Design. Every Time.

4 essential graphic design principles that will elevate your work & drive your design success whether you’re a newbie designer or a seasoned expert.

video tutorials on each design rule

design rules workbook

design homework assignments

bonus homework practice prompts

Design Coaching to Enhance Your Learning


design homework prompts

Practice your skills & apply the essential design principles as you take on a mock client project presented to you in a creative brief. This is a chance to put your new found skills to work & a great way to start building a design portfolio you can show off to clients or create products for an online store.

*both standard enrollment and design coaching options have access to the mock creative briefs.


written design feedback

Coaching students receive written feedback on their completed projects for the mock projects you complete and submit. This is great practice and customized positive critique is the best way to quickly elevate your skills & design eye. 

*You’ll receive an email letting you know how to submit your projects for review. Must be completed within 90 days of course purchase. For Coaching option students only.


30 minutes design coaching call

30 minute design coaching call – I can’t wait to meet you! Lets video chat and talk through any questions you have on design principles, how to build your portfolio, build your business, start an Etsy shop & more. 

*You’ll receive an email letting you know how to set up a coaching call with me when you’re ready. Must be completed within 90 days of course purchase. For Coaching option students only. 

course options

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I’m so excited that you’re thinking about joining us. Here’s what comes next, in up-leveling your work and honing that design eye. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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hey friend!

I'm Marissa.

I’m an avid lover of sunshine, hard work & fun. I teach design & visual media communications for Brigham Young University-Idaho Online. Sharing my passion for design and business with students is just one of the many things I do – I also spend time being a chauffeur of kiddos, cheerleading to anyone needing a pep talk, goal setter, designer and master picker upper of Legos.

I live in Southwest Idaho with my handsome Texas Aggie husband, my two awesome kiddos and our crazy Airedale Terrier, Duke.

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