Tighter budgets, greater competition and a changing global market make it no longer optional: design studio owners must have business skills to survive. They’re not skills taught at Uni, and lessons learnt ‘from experience’ can be costly.

That’s why we have developed a new way for designers to learn business skills.


The Business of Design Leadership Program is leadership program that develops a management team in your studio. It involves the whole studio in an online program of mentoring and workshops.


The Design Studio Management Program is a fast-track to the management skills needed to run a design studio. It’s perfect for designers wanting to move to management or start their own business.


Selling more design for print and digital is an intensive program that shows how to sell design campaigns that build your business.


Time and cost are two barriers to professional development.

Our programs have a minimum of theory and a maximum of practice.

Tailored to your studio talents and your needs.

Based on your clients and your projects.

Do the programs in the studio or at home, anytime.

“We were excited to commence the Design Business School with Greg as it gave us an opportunity for the team as a whole to come together – separate to talking about specific projects. While we were a little unsure as to how the content would relate to all the staff, it proved to be a great learning experience for us all. The staff brought their own ideas to the table and it provided a greater depth in understanding of how a design business needs to run and how we can relate better to our clients. It has really opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for us and we can’t thank Greg enough for his input and research into our specific industry. We would highly recommend any design studio to invest the time into delving deeper into their business, they certainly won’t regret it. We look forward to working further with Greg on other projects in the future.”

Rikki Clarke, Director – Creative Spaces, Perth.


The programs are written by Greg Branson, a design practitioner with over 30 years experience managing Australian design studios. He’s taken what he’s learned over his career managing a studio, and combined it with knowledge honed from the last 4 years mentoring /workshopping over 100 Australian design studios. The result is content that is tried and trusted.

You will have access to Greg through individual mentoring, face-to-face and online.

Greg Branson

Need to know more?

Want to know how the Design Business School programs will help you improve your studio performance?

Call Greg 0412 762 045

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