Start and grow your graphic design business with us.
Our educational resources and supportive community of graphic designers are everything you need to build a successful freelance business. Just follow our steps!
At Aventive Academy, we teach proven methods and strategies to help you become the CEO of your own graphic design company. No matter how much previous business experience you have, you are capable of building a profitable and fulfilling freelance business.
We will show you how
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Do you have what it takes to start your own
Dreaming of jumping ship from your 9-5? Take our quick quiz to see if you have what it takes to become a freelance graphic designer!
Based on your answers, we’ll send you customized next steps to help you take the leap, sign your first client, and bring your graphic design business to life.
Right now you’re probably
Right now you’re
Not being able to find clients.
You want to consistently bring in design clients and income every month so it doesn’t feel like you’re on a roller coaster!
Trying to make more money.
You want to support yourself and live comfortably, stress-free, and without worrying about paying your bills!
Organizing your business.
You’re not sure how much to charge for your services, how to manage client expectations, and if your marketing efforts are even working.
You might be shy, have social anxiety, compare yourself with other designers, and feel insecure about your work and talents.
Not having enough time.
Maybe you have a 9-5 and are trying to build your business on the side, which includes organizing your finances, invoicing, project management, to-do lists… sounds like a lot!
Aventive Academy and
our community will help you…
Get Clients &
Imagine being booked out 3 months in advance. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a constant flow of work with the types of projects you love -- that also pay what you're worth?
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Learn how to successfully get your name out there and become recognized for your skills. You can have respectful and inspiring collaborations with your clients that create a better world.
And only during the hours that work best for you! Build your confidence and collaborate with a supportive network of designers who are helping each other succeed.
Feel energized and fulfilled when you wake up every morning! Know with complete certainty that you are using your creative talents, living your dreams, and being paid well for it every day.
My name is Kady Sandel,
and I’m the CEO of Aventive Academy.
I left my home when I was 15 to study graphic design.. A few years later, after finishing my studies at the prestigious Academy of Arts in Serbia, I took a leap and moved to the US to pursue my dreams of becoming a professional designer.
In the first few years of running my freelance design business, I made just about every mistake in the book. But I also experienced incredible success, and those ups and downs helped me crack the code on what graphic designers really need to do to become successful.
I developed a passion for helping creatives grow their freelance graphic design businesses just like I did, which is how Aventive Academy was born. I’m looking forward to helping you make more money, work less hours, and work on design projects that light you up!
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Have you ever signed up for an online course and been excited to dive in… until you realized it had 105 modules, 14 scattered bonuses, and never-ending video content that was not going to work with your busy schedule?
Or have you ever taken an online class expecting to learn practical steps to grow your business… and instead, you received a bunch of airy platitudes about believing in yourself and improving your mindset?
Aventive Academy offers a variety of course options to meet you where you are: whether you’re just starting your design business or looking to grow your freelance business.