NYDesigns

Fundamentals of Laser Cutting

Learn how to laser cut on our laser cutter. Our 100W large-format Trotec™ laser cutter.

In 5 hours you’ll learn how to prepare and execute your design so you get the most and best out of laser cutting technology.

Etch, engrave, score, and cut with confidence on a variety of materials: wood, rubber, natural fibers, textiles and leather, paper products, acrylic, glass, and metals.

Perfect for design experimentation, custom projects, DIY aficionados, or when Laser Cutters are scarce.

WHEN: Saturday March 24th, 2012; 11am-4pm

WHERE: NYDesigns, 45-50 30th Street, Long Island City 11101; (E, 7, G) trains to Court Square - 5 minutes from PS1

COST: $165.00/person; discount for groups of 4 +

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

$#%@!....I’m in Business. Now What?

3 sessions | $199

This no-nonsense intensive program will transform you from designer to design entrepreneur. Learn the business strategies that prevent costly mistakes and get real-world, practical solutions for your specific problems and business barriers. You will understand:

  • How to attract more clients to your business
  • How to communicate effectively so that your marketing message is clearly understood
  • How to create the right relationships in order to strengthen your business
  • How to build systems that will enable a smoothly running operation

This class includes a handbook/home study guide.

 

Instructor:

Ed Abel, entrepreneur, business advisor, mentor, and founder and senior coach of ABEL Business Institute.

 

Results-oriented Networking

1 session | $99

Stop collecting business cards and focus on building valuable, mutually beneficial relationships – which leads to more business. Successful entrepreneurs consistently cite “networking” as one of the most worthwhile tools at their disposal. Understand where to go and how to decide which events are most valuable for your goals. Apply a step-by-step process for meeting, chatting with and following up with an expanding circle of people. Direct your efforts productively towards networking success.

 

Instructor:

 Ed Abel, entrepreneur, business advisor, mentor, and founder and senior coach of ABEL Business Institute.

Persuading Your Way to the Project You Want

1 session | $99

A client receives two competing but similar proposals for the same project. Whose services will he choose? Master the techniques to secure an advantage. Understand how to formulate and implement a successful proposal campaign from first introductions to closing, concentrating on how extra details such as following up and communicating uniqueness deserve as much attention and strategy as the written proposal. Remember: people do business with those they like and trust.

 

Instructor:

Ed Abel, entrepreneur, business advisor, mentor, and founder and senior coach of ABEL Business Institute.

 

Guerrilla PR Tactics for Designers

4 Sessions | $199

How do some designers attract an avalanche of attention and publicity? Often it’s because they have identified “industry influencers” – movers and shakers, journalists, style mavens, bloggers, curators and the like – and communicated directly with them. Savvy designers know that validation from the right people in specific orbits can carry their messages that much further. This course teaches you the strategic backbone of a successful guerrilla marketing plan: how to identify the influencers who can propel your brand recognition to the next level, and how to engage them persuasively. “Guerrilla tactics” (using cleverness, not big spending) are employed .Intended for professional designers offering products and services in the marketplace.

 

Instructor:

Susan Harkavy, seasoned public relations consultant specializing in contemporary design, home furnishings and lifestyle promotion. 

 

Left Brain Concepts for Right Brain Thinking: Starting Your Design Business

1 session | $99

Your commitment to design is secure, but do you have doubts about building a succesful design business? Success is earned through great ideas, hard work and solid grounding. This class will prepare you for all the basic details of starting a business, covering legal considerations, accounting priorities, employee hiring, understanding the true cost of business and how to price your services. Let us translate left-brain concepts for your right-brain thinking.

 

Instructor:

Carol Overby, Professor of Accounting and Business in the department of Design and Management at Parsons, The New School and financial consultant to creative industries.

Speed Date! With NYDesigns’ Business Development Professionals

Register now at Eventbrite!

 

NYDesigns’ network of professional advisers is in the business of helping creative companies and individuals push for success by empowering them with a custom toolkit of business and management smarts.  The inaugural “Speed Date!” with the Freelancer’s Union is one part networking event, one part unstructured Q and A and all parts extended opportunity to pick the brains – and plumb the hearts - of NYDesigns’ resident experts.  This event, while open to all small-business owners, freelancers, and career changers, is ideal for creative and design professionals.

 

Not yet a part of Freelancer's Union? Stop by our date night anyway to learn more about their services as well as network with our professionals.

Come join us on March 8th and register right here.

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“20 Rules of Green Marketing in 20 Minutes – With Plenty of Time for Questions”

 

6.30pm-9.30pm

NYDesigns,

45-50 30th Street, Long Island City NY 11101 (Just over the 59th St Bridge and Accessible via  E, M, 7, G trains)

Earth Day Book Signing Event

“20 Rules of Green Marketing in 20 Minutes – With Plenty of Time for Questions”

Join green-marketing guru Jacquie Ottman at NYDesigns for stories and strategies from her just released book, The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding (Berrett-Koehler, February 2011)

Stay for a book signing with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres post-presentation. Share sustainable business and marketing tips with Jacquie, the team at NYDesigns, and your fellow design comrades. Three participants will win a free signed copy!

Complimentary admission

Please RSVP here

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GPRO: Fundamentals of Building Green + Construction Management

 

 

GPRO Certificate Courses

GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training is a series of courses and certificate exams developed by Urban Green Council, the NY chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council,  to teach the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge.

Only 2 classes and an exam get you a GPRO Certificate that will demonstrate your understanding of green building principles and will enhance your ability to compete for green jobs.

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Fundamentals of Building Green + Construction Management  |  $465*

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GPRO: Fundamentals of Building Green + Operations & Maintenance Essentials

 

 

GPRO Certificate Courses

GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training is a series of courses and certificate exams developed by Urban Green Council, the NY chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, to teach the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge.

Only 2 classes and an exam get you a GPRO Certificate that will demonstrate your understanding of green building principles and will enhance your ability to compete for green jobs.

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Fundamentals of Building Green + Operations & Maintenance   |  $520*

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