3 reasons why you should join us
Test your design skills and creative problem-solving.
Unleash your creativity through this immersive design challenge, plus you'll add something cool to your portfolio.
Dive into print and packaging design.
Learn how to set up, design, and export for print and packaging while working with dielines.
Connect with other graphic designers.
Join a vibrant community of like-minded graphic designers and creatives from around the world. Share ideas, get feedback, and make new connections.
WHO IS THIS CHALLENGE FOR?
The challenge is for Graphic Designers, Illustrators, or any Creative who wants to challenge themselves and their design skills.
What will I learn?
We have found that the first hurdle designers run into when designing for print is how to setup, design, and export their files to be print-ready.
By the end of the challenge, you will know how to set up and design for print and how to export print-ready files every time. Plus, it's a fun exercise in creative hustle and a great portfolio addition.
THE FINE PRINT: Any company 'clients' mentioned as part of the brief are fictitious. This is not a “design contest” or a way of getting designers to do work for free so we can use it. All your artwork is owned by you. The goal and mission of this challenge is to teach graphic designers how to create awesome print. This challenge is run by Print Design Academy of North America.
Designer Feedback from last time
"Learned a lot and loved this amazing challenge! Very interesting and fun. You both did great. Can't wait to do another. Thank you!" - Sydney
"I loved the challenge and it was insightful. Earlier had less confidence and never took projects where I had to make bi-fold or tri-fold brochures because I was not sure about myself, but now I am glad I learned the process and techniques and now I can deliver them. It was a great opportunity to learn from Dave and Gabby and interact and learn from the participants too. It was a great fun and amazing experience." - Snehalata
"Thank you both so much for putting this on! It was a lot of fun and very educational." - David
"I have had a lot of fun every step of the way." - Kyle
"I thought I had a fairly okay grasp of print production—I thought wrong. I learned so much during the Color Bar Challenge with Print Design Academy and the delivery format was perfect. I was able to attend the live videos with real-time Q&As or I could watch/rewatch those same videos at another point in time. The opportunity to have the daily comment sections under each training video was great!
We could interact with everyone, from hosts to participants. The chance to share work, comments and feedback fostered a positive learning environment, provided inspiration and was great for getting further insights. I give The Color Bar Challenge 5 out of 5 PMS 4020c stars!" - Emilie
"Thank you both so much for this challenge. So many golden nuggets of wisdom!!!" - Molly
We're Print Design Academy.
At Print Design Academy, we are passionate about helping graphic designers bring their digital designs to life in tangible, printed objects.
Dave and Gabby bring years of experience in print and a deep understanding of design principles to help you feel confident and knowledgeable for every print project you take on.
Together, we are dedicated to helping designers of all levels create stunning printed pieces that stand out from the crowd.