Our Founder!

About Kady Sandel

Kady Sandel is the founder of Aventive Academy, an online educational platform that helps freelance graphic, brand and web designers start and grow their businesses.

As a former struggling freelancer, Kady ultimately built her graphic design business into a thriving branding agency using the strategies she teaches in Aventive Academy. She has over a decade of experience designing logos, visual identities, and brand strategies for a wide range of business clients.

In addition to Aventive Academy, Kady is the CEO and founder of the branding agency Aventive Studio. She is the author of the book BrandFix: A Brand Strategy Guide for Busy Entrepreneurs which was the #1 new release in the Branding & Logo Design category.

About Aventive Academy

About Aventive

Aventive Academy is an online learning platform that helps graphic, web and brand designers successfully build their freelance businesses.

We teach creatives how to grow their freelance careers, attract high-quality clients, and create the income and lifestyles they desire. Our online courses, ebooks, videos, and other educational resources are designed to empower the next generation of graphic designers to start and expand their businesses.

Aventive Academy’s active community helps students support each other, gain valuable feedback, and reach their income goals faster. We bring connection, collaboration & education to designers around the world.

Feature Kady



Are you looking for an expert quote on freelancing, branding, or building a graphic design business? Contact us to feature Aventive Academy or Kady Sandel in your article, news story, or blog post.


If your mission (and schedule!) aligns with ours, Kady would be happy to speak on your podcast. Sample topics include:

  • How to Land Your First Freelance Clients
  • Getting High-Paying Design Clients
  • Content Strategy and Branding Tips for Graphic Designers
  • From Underpaid Designer to Industry Expert: My Freelance Success Story
  • … and more, depending on the needs of your audience!

Fill out our contact form here for all podcast inquiries.

Speaking Engagements

Kady has been a featured speaker at many online and in-person events, meetups, and workshops:

Presenter at the Austin Small Business Festival

Speaker at The Freelance Conference at Austin’s Microsoft Headquarters

Speaker at numerous Austin startup and freelance meetups

Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Austin Business Owners Networking Group

Featured in acclaimed Designer Interviews

Do you want Kady to speak at your course or event? Would your group benefit from a private business-building or brand strategy workshop? Contact Aventive Academy and someone on our team will get back to you.