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Design Boss:

The Guide to Starting Your Own Design Business


Are you longing to work for yourself?


Do you want to be in charge of your own schedule and choose your own clients?


Do you want to start a business that you love running?


I’ve done it, and there is so much I wish I’d known at the start. Let me tell you about my journey and share my insights on getting your design business up and running.

This book is for you if you are:


A designer who wants to work directly with clients

Wanting to start your business, but aren’t sure where to begin

Looking for guidance on systems and client management

Trying to figure out a target market and build a portfolio

Want a nice reference to come back to without watching 20 hours of videos

This ebook includes:

  • How to Plan: defining your brand and unique viewpoint, selecting the services you offer, building a portfolio
  • Setting up the Business: setting up accounts and tax planning, options for your structure (sole proprietor/LLC), pricing, contracts, client communication
  • Developing Your Process: client onboarding, how to present concepts, dealing with revisions, files to provide
  • Finding Clients: where to start and what to look for
  • Plus, a Bonus section about avoiding burnout, dealing with imposter syndrome, remembering self-care, and finding more resources

Purchase Options:

start your own design business

Extended Bonus Pack

ebook + worksheets, planning docs, & list of my top resources for running my business

resource for starting a design business

Book Only

downloadable PDF of the full ebook


How do I get the ebook?

After you make your purchase through PayPal {you can use your PayPal account or a credit card}, you’ll get an email confirmation and a link to download the ebook or pack.


Is this only for designers?

The lessons here could apply to any service-based creative business (like photography, copywriting, web development), but all my examples are specifically tailored to design. It’s up to you if you want to learn from it or not!


What are the terms of service?

Because of the nature of digital products, all sales are final.

Who am I?

Laura Huebner | Dotted DesignHi, there! I’m Laura Huebner, a graphic designer and owner of the Dotted Design studio. I specialize in brand identity and web design, helping businesses build brands they can be proud to share.


I first started by business back in 2013 as a side project. As I grew and learned more and more, I took my business full time in 2015 and haven’t looked back since. I’m delighted to share my experiences and honest advice with you in this ebook, as I love supporting other designers and helping people build a business that suits them best.

What are you waiting for?

Let’s start building your business today.