WELCOME TO THE COLOR BAR CHALLENGE.

Learn how to set up, design, and export print ready files with ease!

WELCOME
TO THE
COLOR BAR CHALLENGE.

Learn how to set up, design, and export print ready files with ease!

The Color Bar Challenge is a free 5-day print design challenge for Graphic Designers and Creatives. 

Join the challenge to...

- Learn to design print-ready files
- Challenge your design problem solving
- Test your design speed
- Connect with graphic designers in a supportive community
- and end up with a great portfolio piece!

Plus! there are prizes 👀

The Color Bar Challenge is a free 5-day print design challenge for Graphic Designers and Creatives. 

Join the challenge to...

- Learn to design print-ready files
- Challenge your design problem solving
- Test your design speed
- Connect with graphic designers in a supportive community
- and end up with a great portfolio piece!

Plus! there are prizes 👀

GET ON THE WAITLIST! 

GET ON THE WAITLIST! 

You'll be the first to know when the next challenge is up!

 

The Color Bar needs your help! 

They're planning their grand opening and want your help designing some marketing materials to spread the word. Imagine a bar for designers and their friends to grab a drink and escape client chaos: this is it! Are you in?
(It's not a real place, but don't you wish it was?)

 

The Color Bar needs your help! 

They're planning their grand opening and want your help designing some marketing materials to spread the word. Imagine a bar for designers and their friends to grab a drink and escape client chaos: this is it! Are you in?
(It's not a real place, but don't you wish it was?)

 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: The Color Bar is not an actual bar. 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.

I'm in! SIGN ME UP

Designer Feedback from last time

"This was my first ever brochure design and I had a blast! Thanks for running this!" - Sarah

"Thank you so much for all the lessons and training! It has helped me understand the print process so much more!" - Brooke

"I am glad that I did this challenge, it's fun, and a creative way to ease up the burnout." - Aryne

"This challenge got me hyped to jump back into some serious design work while trying to look for design work." - July

"This has been a fun challenge! Thanks for putting it together and creating a great community feel throughout the week." - Sam 

OUR PARTNERS

 

 

ABOUT US


We are Print Design Academy and we teach graphic designers to be experts in print.

Dave has been in the print industry for nearly 20 years and has done everything from running presses and cutting paper to helping designers craft incredible print experiences. He is married with 3 kids, loves design and print.

Gabby has been cranking out brilliant magazines, business cards, mailout marketing, labels, and more for the last 8 years. She was born in California, moved around a bunch, and settled in Vancouver BC with her boyfriend and 2 cats. She is also a craft-aholic.