Are you a design professional ready for the next step in your career? Have you always dreamed of owning your own business but not sure where to get started? Join us as we break down the process into simple steps to help you launch your agency with a solid foundation. 🚀
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Are you a design professional ready for the next step in your career? Have you always dreamed of owning your own business?  You got paid more for freelance work than you did before. You are considering opening your own design firm or agency. However, you don't know where to begin. Join us for our Freelancer to Agency Owner workshop to learn from our mistakes so that you can kickstart yours confidently.

Register now for this workshop where you’ll learn foundational principles, best practices, and walk away with tangible resources to start your agency strong and take your business to the next level. Led by agency owners sharing their knowledge and experience. This collaborative teaching process results in a workshop grounded in lived experience and real stories.

The workshop is participatory and interactive and makes the learning experience welcoming and effective.

Key Takeaways

  • Pros and Cons of working as a Freelancer 
  • Difference between an Agency and a Studio
  • Is entrepreneurship right for you?
  • Steps to planning a successful launch to your agency
  • Provide resources for designers to build upon this foundational workshop

Who should attend

Get a jumpstart on building a sustainable income stream for your agency or studio, as well as strategies that will fuel your growth while creating impact for your dream clients.

  • UX UI Designers
  • Graphic / Digital Designers
  • Digital Marketers / Strategist


One on One Coaching
Online Workshop Livestream


Earn a certificate of completion to showcase your skills 

About the Instructors

Ari Krzyzek

Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helps femtech and women-led companies craft a brand that delights their customer beyond a pretty design, deliver no-brainer user experience, and getting them the clarity they need to for their business to thrive online.

Additionally, she founded and hosts Creative Women’s Co., serving as a design consultant, mentor and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through 1871 Chicago and Interaction Design Foundation.


Rabeea Wajeeha, MBA

Rabeea has over 15 years of experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams in advertising agencies, SMEs, and startups.

She is the Founder and Chief Design Officer at The Blue Creative, a creative design agency based in the heart of Toronto, Canada. 

She has a broad set of skills developed by working on large-scale data-driven projects funded by the United Nations and USAID and leading projects in the mental health sector to be used by private and public sector clients. 

Additionally, she is the Founder of Teccelerator Academy and mentors design students globally at Created Academy, Rookieup, and Interaction Design Foundation


Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

Freelancer to Agency Owner Workshop

Foundational Principles, Best Practices, and Resources 🚀

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