Find a Mentor

Find creative mentors in our curated community of award-winning creatives.

Find a Mentor

Find creative mentors in our curated community of award-winning creatives.

  • Katie is a UX and Print designer with over 9 years experience in the industry.
    Katie Steed Jensen
    UX/Print Designer, FamilySearch
    Can help with: Fundamentals of design and typography, UX design basics, Critique, Portfolio Review
    Price: $15+
  • Julia has over 17 years of experience working in the design industry.
    Julia Debari
    Design Educator, Balsamiq
    Can help with: UX Career, different UX disciplines such as User Research, Information Architecture, Interaction Design
    Price: $25+
  • Fangru is currently a product designer at a tech agency working in the Fintech space
    Fangru Wu
    Product Designer, Symbility Intersect
    Can help with: Critiques of student work, Industry + Career Guidance, Design system, Responsive design
    Price: $40+
  • Jamie is a CG design generalist from Belfast, with a degree in VFX
    Jamie McComb
    VFX artist, REWIND.co
    Can help with: Technical questions (Photoshop help, etc.), Critiques of student work, Industry + Career Guidance
    Price: $35+
  • Kevan is an Interactive Product Designer with extensive expertise in User Experience Design, Research and Strategy.
    Kevan McGowan
    UX Lead, ProQuest
    Can help with: User research, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, design process
    Price: $35+
  • Brennan is an award winning filmmaker turned UX designer & Front-end Developer
    Brennan Martin
    UX / UI Designer, OpenDigital
    Can help with: Design Thinking, Career Advice, Startups, UI, UX, Accessibility, Front-end Strategy
    Price: $40+
  • Kelsie is an accomplished creative with experience working in the Healthcare, Food, Retail, Consumer Goods and Services, and Sportswear Industries.
    Kelsie Fechter
    Digital Art Director, FKQ Marketing + Advertising
    Can help with: Portfolio building, Skills strengthening, Freelancing woes and how to do it all, Interview prep, Industry related concerns
    Price: $40+
  • Mike is a designer who has worked for clients like Mobile, Heineken, and Chase Bank.
    Mike Brennan
    Owner, Mike Brennan Art & Design
    Can help with: Developing daily habits & harnessing momentum, Portfolio reviews, Critiques
    Price: $45+
  • Josh is an award-winning creative who has worked with the likes of Google, PUMA, Reebok, Viacom, IMG, Advil, and more.
    Josh Chambers
    Founder & CCO, Moon March
    Can help with: Technical questions (Photoshop help, etc.), Critiques of student work, Freelancing Tips
    Price: $45+
  • Saxon Campbell is designer, creative, and photographer residing in Brooklyn, New York.
    Saxon Campbell
    Freelance Designer and Lecturer
    Can help with: Portfolio, Interviewing, Experience, Freelance, Branding, Refinement
    Price: $40+
  • Sultan is a Digital Product Designer who creates beautiful and easy-to-use digital products.
    Sultan Shalakhti
    Digital Product Designer
    Can help with: Digital Design, Product Building, Design Thinking, Portfolio Review, Critiques
    Price: $30+
  • Shelley provides information architecture, interaction design, design strategy, training and user research services for a variety clients.
    Shelley West
    Independent UX Designer
    Can help with: UX Design Fundamentals, Portfolio reviews, Career guidance, Wireframing questions
    Price: $45+
  • McLane is a designer at Squarespace in New York, currently focusing on web and digital experiences.
    Mclane Teitel
    Designer at Squarespace
    Can help with: How to build a solid portfolio, Finding work, Creating a personal brand, Resume tips, Getting started in the field of design, Internships
    Price: $25+
  • Ana has been working on freelance projects, agency-side, and in-house roles for over 10 years since she received her bachelor’s degree in Design.
    Ana Santos
    Freelance UX Designer
    Can help with: UX Design, UI Design, Prototyping, Wireframing, User Research, Heuristic Evaluations, Portfolio Reviews, Career Tips
    Price: $45+
  • Nicole is an independent UI/UX designer with 7+ years of experience.
    Nicole Saidy
    Independent UX/UI Designer
    Can help with: Design fundamentals, Interface design, Web typography, UX design, Design tools, Wireframing, Prototyping, HTML/CSS, Design critiques, Freelancing tips, Digital nomad questions
    Price: $49+
  • Kyle is an award-winning branding and identity designer who has worked with 400+ companies in over 8 years.
    Kyle Courtright
    Designer and Founder, Logo Wave Awards International
    Can help with: Freelance Tips, Portfolio Critiques, Industry/Career Guidance, Design Fundamentals, Transition to Freelance, Business of Design, Technical Questions, Brand identity design, Project feedback
    Price: $45+
  • Kaycee is a UX designer +strategist at Cooper where she puts both her MBA and Masters in Human-Computer Interaction to use.
    Kaycee Collins
    UX Designer + Strategist, Cooper
    Can help with: UX Design Fundamentals, Design Research methods (fundamental to advanced), Portfolio reviews, Career guidance, Wireframing questions, Productivity tips
    Price: $35+
  • Ben is a developer/designer hybrid with a focus on interaction (IxD), user experience (UX) and behavior design.
    Ben Sykes
    UX Designer and Founder, Syked!
    Can help with: Technical questions, Critiques of student work, Freelancing Tips, Industry + Career Guidance, Concept fundamentals
    Price: $40+
  • Aaron is a designer/co-founder of The Neverwoods, a small design/dev studio in Texas.
    Aaron Davis
    Head of Design, The Neverwoods
    Can help with: How to progress, How to get better, How to work with clients, Portfolio review, Design principles
    Price: $45+
  • Sean is a hands-on digital creative with experience innovating within larger organizations and leading product at startups.
    Sean Bumgarner
    CXO @ Ooney (Heathcare start-up)
    Can help with: Career guidance, Technical advice, Portfolio reviews, Design trends, Networking, Career path
    Price: $55+
  • Andy is a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience designing branding, packaging, apparel, advertising campaigns, and more.
    Andy Hemming
    Graphic Designer, London Borough of Newham
    Can help with: Portfolio building, Dummy briefs, Interview technique, Industry insight from an experienced professional
    Price: $26+
  • Prescott is a designer with 15 years experience in the creative industry.
    Prescott Perez-Fox
    Art Director and Founder, Starship Design
    Can help with: Critiques of student work, Freelancing Tips, Industry + Career Guidance, Concept fundamentals, Business ideation / development, Side project ideas
    Price: $45+
  • Melissa is a UX Lead/Consultant with expertise in interaction design, information architecture, research, usability, and strategy.
    Melissa Wedeen
    Freelance UX Design Consultant
    Can help with: Design fundamentals, Interaction design, UX strategy, Information architecture, UX research, App design, Portfolio critiques, Interview prep, Career guidance
    Price: $45+
  • Luca is a designer with 8 years of experience in web technologies, design and marketing, focusing on User Experience for Web, Mobile and Smartwatches
    Luca Longo
    User Experience Expert
    Can help with: Career advice, UX design, Team leadership, Agile methods, Portfolio building
    Price: $50+
  • Daniel is a self-taught designer with great passion for beautiful interfaces and user experience.
    Daniel Andor
    Freelance UI/UX Product Designer
    Can help with: UI design, UX design, Portfolio review/feedback, Project feedback, Freelancing, Career advice
    Price: $35+
  • David is a graphic designer and art director with 20+ years of experience across agencies, freelancing, and more.
    David Phillips
    Freelance Branding and Visual Designer
    Can help with: Portfolio feedback, Career advice, Getting work, Dealing with clients, Managing finances as a freelancer
    Price: $45+
  • Brian is a Lead Creative Recruiter who has been immersed the digital, interaction, graphic design, marketing and advertising industries since 2006.
    Brian Young
    Lead Creative Recruiter, Creative Circle
    Can help with: Portfolio development and refinement, Landing a creative job, Career development,Interview preparation, Resume refinement, Freelancing, Networking
    Price: $40+
  • Abe is a UX & UI designer with over 10 years of experience designing for web and mobile.
    Abe Serrano
    Founder and Design Director, Water UX
    Can help with: Design and UX Fundamentals, Portfolio reviews, Career guidance, Technical questions, Industry insights, Productivity tips
    Price: $35+
  • Ashley is a copywriter and journalist who has worked in-house for tech companies big and small.
    Ashley Hefnawy
    Freelance Copywriter
    Can help with: Getting started in writing, Technical questions, Critiques of student work, Freelancing Tips, Industry + Career Guidance, Concept fundamentals
    Price: $25+
  • Ari is Co-founder of Branding and Marketing studio Chykalophia.
    Ari Krzyzek
    Chief Designer, Chykalophia
    Can help with: Visual design basics, Brand identity design, Entering digital/UI design, Project feedback, Portfolio review, Building your own design studio/company, Design career path/professions
    Price: $45+
  • Leo is a developer and project manager who has made apps for invoicing, time tracking, faxing, real-estate, advertising and more.
    Leo Tucker
    Developer, CrawfordWorks
    Can help with: Getting started in web development, Making a webpage or app, Making web-apps Getting a job as a software developer
    Price: $25+
  • Wells is a San Francisco based product designer currently running product and design at Envoy.
    Wells Riley
    Head of Product + Design, Envoy
    Can help with: Learning to code, Prototyping, Building digital products, Design management, Freelancing, Portfolio critiques
    Price: $45+
  • Jen Gurecki is the co-founder and CEO of Coalition Snow, the world’s first ski and snowboard company specifically for women.
    Jen Gurecki
    CEO, Coalition Snow
    Can help with: How to build a brand, How to build a profitable business, How to monetize your creativity, Sales goals and financial projections, Social media, and Marketing
    Price: $35+
  • Toby is a Brooklyn-based Product Designer working at Codecademy.
    Toby Silverman
    Product Designer, Codecademy
    Portfolio Critique, Interview Prep, Sketch, Prototyping
    Price: $40+
  • Anthony is a RISD grad and Director of Product Design at the NYC startup Handshake.
    Anthony Faria
    Director of Product Design, Handshake
    Can help with: Career development, Career Goals and how to achieve them, Portfolio building, Interviewing skills
    Price: $50+
  • Jordan is a full-stack developer based in Toronto, Canada with a passion for teaching others to code.
    Jordan Deutsch
    Co-founder, Up at Five
    Can help with: Entering web development, Freelancing / starting your own web development business, Moving into full stack development
    Price: $35+
  • Chris is a Product Designer, Front-end Developer, and Entrepreneur who runs product design agency Homies.io.
    Chris Pruijsen
    Co-founder + CEO, homies.io
    Can help with: Moving from the business side to product management + engineering, Freelance lifestyle, Portfolio reviews, Freelancing tips
    Price: $40+
  • Peggy is an award-winning letterer and illustrator who has worked as a freelance artist for over 10 years, specializing in lettering, calligraphy, and branding.
    Peggy Dean
    Freelance Letterer and Illustrator
    Can help with: Illustration and lettering fundamentals, technical questions, artistic coaching, building your brand, portfolio critiques, freelance tips, career guidance
    Price: $50+
  • Björgvin is an audio engineer, musician and entrepreneur who helps clients build online businesses and improve their music.
    Bjorgvin Benediktsson
    Founder and CEO, Audio Issues
    Can help with: Creating a content strategy for your brand, Improving your music production, Building an online brand
    Price: $75+
  • Trudy is a passionate back-end developer who co-founded design studio Up At Five and is an active member of the development community.
    Trudy MacNabb
    Full-stack Engineer + CTO, Up at Five
    Can help with: Technical questions, Freelancing Tips, Industry + Career Guidance, Concept fundamentals and overviews
    Price: $35+
  • Kaci is a seasoned and accomplished illustrator/graphic designer with over ten years of experience in character conception and illustration.
    Kaci Obrero
    Freelance Illustrator + Graphic Designer
    Can help with: Character design, Portfolio reviews, Finding your style, Technical questions, Freelancing tips, Concept fundamentals
    Price: $25+
  • Rachel is a fashion designer and entrepreneur who owns Re/Dress NYC.
    Rachel Kacenjar
    Entrepreneurial Fashion Expert
    Can help with: Starting and growing a fashion business, Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, Fashion design
    Price: $40+
  • Nathan is an entrepreneur and audio engineer/producer with over 20 years of experience in the industry.
    Nathan Lively
    Founder + Audio Engineer, Sound Design Live
    Can help with: Career building in the audio industry, Sound system design and optimization, Critiques of student work, Audio engineering fundamentals
    Price: $50+
  • Nathan is an author, blogger, and content strategist with over 14 years of experience in the industry. He was formerly a literary agent and has since worked in the tech and finance industries.
    Nathan Bransford
    Independent Author and Content Strategist
    Can help with: Writing, plot development, finding an agent, navigating the publishing process, writing critiques, finding jobs
    Price: $45+
  • Edaqa is a multidisciplinary freelance developer with over 20 years of experience doing extensive programming in a variety of languages.
    Edaqa Mortoray
    Programmer, EverSystems
    Can help with: Software architecture, Testing strategy, UI/UX programming, Privacy and security, Debugging techniques
    Price: $35+
  • Michael is the co-founder and CEO of MyClean, a full service cleaning company with annual revenue of $9m+
    Michael Scharf
    Co-founder and CEO, MyClean
    Can help with: Growth hacking, Entrepreneurship, Scaling, E-commerce
    Price: $75+
  • Alexandra is a Designer and Art Director who first worked for Equinox before moving on to focus on luxury, lifestyle and fashion brands at Time Inc.
    Alexandra Bisono
    Art Director, Time Inc.
    Can help with: Portfolio critiques, UX / UI + Design fundamentals, Typography questions, industry + career guidance, resume review, branding and marketing
    Price: $30+
  • Courtney is a designer who runs En Route Workshop, which focuses on brand development and brand identity design for small businesses.
    Courtney Eliseo
    Designer and Founder, En Route Workshop
    Can help with: Brand Identity Design + Brand Development, Typography, Logo design, Freelancing + Self-Employment
    Price: $50+
  • Claudia is a Business Coach who helps Designers and Creatives earn the money and success they deserve.
    Claudia Mayer
    Business Coach + Owner, Coaching by Claudia
    Branding, Finding your niche, Growing your business, Vision and strategy, Pitching, Pricing, Client negotiations, Closing deals, Organizational development, How to structure your creative business, Career Direction
    Price: $50+
  • Kara is a freelance journalist and playwright who has worked as a senior editor at Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Billboard, and Tasting Table.
    Kara Cutruzzula
    Independent Journalist and Playwright
    Pitching editors, Navigating freelance life, Networking tastefully, Tackling long-term writing projects, Changing industries, Increasing productivity
    Price: $30+
  • Adam is a freelance senior copywriter who has worked for large, mid-sized and small ad agencies, in-house for brand teams and with tech startups.
    Adam Sherbell
    Freelance Associate Creative Director + Copywriter
    Can help with: Advertising questions, freelance life, copywriting, portfolio development, career approach and goals
    Price: $40+
  • Martin is a creative copywriter who has worked for almost ten years as a creative copywriter, at agencies big and small.
    Martin Fleming
    Creative Copywriter at VCCP London
    Can help with: Advertising/Branding Industry, Creativity + Writing, Scriptwriting, Portfolio Reviews, Career Advice
    Price: $25+
  • Nadia is a freelance editor, writer, and maker of things who has produced content for companies like VICE, YouTube, and Vodafone.
    Nadia Saccardo
    Freelance Writer and Editor
    Can help with: Freelance writing and editing, publishing + launching magazines, proofreading, interview prep, writing for brands, pitching, managing teams
    Price: $30+
  • Jeremy is a freelance illustrator and designer from Sydney who has worked with agencies and now runs his own studio.
    Jeremy Mura
    Freelance Illustrator and Designer
    Can help with: Design + Illustration tips, Graphic Design fundamentals, career guidance, creative Entrepreneurship, selling digital products, personal branding
    Price: $35+
  • Rab is a designer and photographer from Scotland, UK who has over 6 years experience working as a web designer and freelance photographer.
    Rab Fyfe
    Design Team Lead, CitiNOW
    Can help with: Technical questions, freelancing tips + getting clients, industry + career guidance
    Price: $40+
  • John is a designer, photographer, and entrepreneur who has spent the last 14 years working as a freelancer, in-house designer, and entrepreneur.
    John Shaver
    Founder, Design Panoply
    Can help with: Photoshop and Illustrator basics, Photography post-processing in Lightroom, design and photography business, becoming successful as a freelancer
    Price: $60+
  • Rich is a cross-disciplinary designer, illustrator, animator, and developer who runs a studio out of Amsterdam.
    Rich Armstrong
    Founder + Product Designer, Studio Armstrong
    Can help with: Product Design and UX Design, Interaction design, Animation, technical questions, critiques, freelancing tips
    Price: $35+
  • Francesca is a cross-disciplinary Photographer, Product Designer, and Art Director living in Berlin and working for Outfittery.
    Francesca Gilibert
    Senior Product Designer, Outfittery
    Can help with: UX + Product Design fundamentals, career questions, portfolio critiques, technical questions
    Price: $40+
  • Tim is an independent Photographer who began his creative journey 8 years ago and has gne on to do work for brands like Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and Apple.
    Tim Landis
    Freelance Photographer
    Can help with: Preparing, composing, editing, portfolio critiques, getting clients, building your brand, industry + career guidance, Photography fundamentals
    Price: $40+
  • Sydney is a Designer, Illustrator, and co-founder of RookieUp who has spent time in-house, at startups, branding and creative agencies, and freelancing.
    Sydney Ligouri
    Co-founder RookieUp
    Can help with: Getting started in freelancing, building a client list, portfolio critiques, industry + career guidance, illustration fundamentals
    Price: $30+
  • Phil is a Designer who runs his own studio in NYC, with a focus on branding and identity, environmental design, advertising, and illustration.
    Phil Johnson
    Freelance Visual Designer
    Can help with: Technical troubleshooting, portfolio critiques, making the transition to freelance, concept development, industry + career guidance, Design fundamentals
    Price: $25+
  • Mike is a freelance visual designer with 8 years of experience working in-house and agency-side with a clients ranging from national brands to small startups.
    Mike Casebolt
    Freelance Visual Designer and Illustrator
    Can help with: Technical questions, concepting, portfolio reviews, freelance tips, career guidance, design, typography, and illustration fundamentals
    Price: $35+
  • Maria is a freelance photographer who has toured with DJ’s like Skrillex and A-Trak, in addition to working closely with brands like Red Bull and Vice.
    Maria Jose Govea
    Freelance Photographer
    Can help with: Portfolio reviews, freelance tips, getting into the music scene, photography fundamentals, social media strategy
    Price: $50+
  • Luis is a Graphic Designer working at Squarespace, where he has focused on advertising, branding, and web design.
    Luis Gonzalez
    Sr. Designer, Squarespace
    Can help with: Career goals, understanding design trends and common practices, concepting and execution, freelancing tips, portfolio critiques
    Price: $25+
  • KaL is a UX/UI designer with 15+ years experience specializing in Mac and iOS software product creation.
    Kal Michael
    Independent UI and UX Designer
    Can help with: iOS and Mac design, Design and UX strategy, portfolio critiques, freelance tips, career guidance + resume reviews
    Price: $40+
  • Jessica is a freelance illustrator who has spent 5+ years working for clients like Target, QVC, and L’Oreal.
    Jessica Durrant
    Freelance Illustrator
    Can help with: Getting started in freelancing, building a client list, portfolio critiques, industry + career guidance, Illustration fundamentals
    Price: $20+
  • Heath is an Art Director and UX designer with over 20 years of experience in the creative world working for clients like Audible and Vogue.
    Heath Brockwell
    Art Director and UX Designer, Hinesighted.com
    Can help with: Design and UX fundamentals, portfolio reviews, career guidance + advancing at work, industry insight
    Price: $30+
  • Geremy is a senior design engineer at Noun Project and previously worked at an agency doing branding and interface design for brands around the world.
    GeremyMumenthaler
    Senior Design Engineer, Noun Project
    Can help with: Design fundamentals and product strategy, technical questions, portfolio critiques, freelance tips, industry + career guidance
    Price: $45+
  • Evan is a Web Designer and Illustrator who has spent 20 years working for brands, agencies, as a freelancer, and running his own studio.
    Evan Eckard
    Senior Web Designer, Study.com
    Can help with: Operating a freelance business, building a portfolio, promoting yourself to potential clients, technical questions, career guidance, design fundamentals
    Price: $25+
  • Evan is a self-taught and self-employed Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Designer who has worked for clients like Fossil to Coca Cola for over a decade.
    Evan Abrams
    Freelance Motion Graphics and VFX Designer
    Can help with: Design fundamentals, Motion Graphics consultation, technical questions, portfolio critiques, freelance tips, industry + career guidance
    Price: $45+
  • Danny is a self-taught multidisciplinary UX Designer, Front-end Developer, and Entrepreneur who is passionate about building products and user experiences.
    Danny Florian
    Freelance UX Designer and Developer
    Can help with: UX and Web Development fundamentals, technical questions, portfolio critiques, freelance tips, career guidance and interview prep
    Price: $45+
  • Cody is a Photographer and Designer who runs a creative studio in NYC, doing work for clients like Sweetgreen and Make Studio.
    Cody Min
    Photographer and Owner, Astronaut Monastery
    Can help with: technical questions (photoshop, etc.), portfolio critiques, freelance tips, digital photography fundamentals
    Price: $30+
  • Christian is a Photographer and Designer who has worked as a full-time freelancer, in-house, and at agencies and now runs his own studio.
    Christian Rudman
    Photographer and Owner, Kindred Fold
    Can help with: Freelance tips, starting a studio, branding and marketing, technical questions, portfolio critiques, photography fundamentals, film photography
    Price: $40+
  • Bryan is a Senior Design Manager who has worked in print design, branding, and UX/UI and strategy for boutique studios, large agencies, and tech companies.
    Bryan Mamaril
    Senior Design Manager, Microsoft – Windows
    Can help with: Portfolio review and interview prep, moving from print to digital, freelance tips, understanding the tech industry, UX and Design fundamentals
    Price: $35+
  • AJ is a self-taught Designer, Front-end Developer and Educator who has worked as a freelancer, an in-house designer/programmer, and global agencies.
    AJ Burt
    Front End Engineer & Interaction Designer, Neoreef
    Can help with: UX / UI + Front-end fundamentals, portfolio critiques, freelance tips, career guidance, technical questions
    Price: $49+

 

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