Design a slide deck you love (without the help of a designer)
Use Figma to to build consistent and beautiful slide decks with no prior design experience. Unleash your visual storyelling using simple tools.
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Updated June 30, 2023
Even if you're not a designer, you're still making design decisions.
Have you ever spent money on design, and realized you just made a huge mistake?
It didn't turn out, and you don't know how to fix it. So you hired a different designer and it was even worse!
It's a sick cycle, because you don't trust yourself to make these decisions yourself.
In this course, I'll help you understand not only how to make better design decisions, but also how to avoid them.
And having a better design eye will help you communicate what you want, when you need to hire a designer.
Learn to choose and combine colors
Why you should never use pure black
How to choose a font
How to use spacing and grids
How to use Figma!
And so much more!
If you have ever worked with a designer but you're never happy with the results, there's a design gap. Not all designers are created equal, and if you can't communicate your visual ideas, it's going to be difficult to hit the mark consistently.
This course will take you through the steps to building out a design kit at the end, giving you a shortcut to working with designers.
You don't need to be a designer to make some damn good design decisions. You just need the 80/20.
This email course will show you how.
80/20 Design Challenge
What is the 80/20 of design?
The 80/20 Design Challenge is for non-designers who want to level up their design chops, learning just the most important and fundamental aspects of design.
who is this course for?
Over the shoulder videos and walkthroughs for non-designers
This course is built for non-designers who care about design, but feel intimidated, scared, or don't have confidence in making design decisions.
It's for the ultimate beginner who wants to feel comfortable using tools like Figma, which allows you to create anything you want.
You might also be an engineer, PM, or marketing director who wants to better communicate your design needs, but lack the the visual communication skills to feel comfortable expressing ideas.
Why an email course?
No logins or passwords to remember
You may have never taken an email course. In fact, I had only taken one before building this. But here's the special thing about emails: They're always easily accessible without having to remember a login.
Here's an example of what these lessons will look like in your inbox. Incredibly easy to find and are organized like an actual online course.
What you'll get
Emails nudging you to take action
Our design challenge is setup to help you learn incrementally, each day. We start on Mondays, and end on Friday. This gives you the weekend to catch up.
Here's what you'll get each day:
An email with a specific design lesson
A link to a less than 20 minute video
A Figma design file to follow along with
Take the weekends off!
The design challenge starts every Monday.
Over four weeks, I'll send a lesson Monday - Friday. Use the weekends to catch up on any missed videos.
The design tool the pros use
Figma might seem intimidating, but you can create anything you want in this program. And, it's free to use.
Create logos, design social banners, websites, and more.
No experience is needed, and I'll walk you through every step of the way, with no experience needed.
What you'll learn
COMMUNITY & FEEDBACK
Get feedback inside our community
Included with the course is our community support and feedback. Anytime during the course you can upload and post questions for us or others to answer.
who is teaching the course?
Hi, I'm Nate!
Nate Kadlac, Founder
Nate is a former creative director and product designer who has helped Fortune 500 companies and early-stage startups grow their companies and reach millions of consumers.
In 2021, after spending seven years focused on helping build a real estate startup into an eight figure acquisition, he left and now works as a freelance consultant, educator, and creator.