Designers all over the world are taking their web design careers to the next-level with Flux Academy. Here are some of their stories.
I come from a print background and I couldn't quite understand how Webflow worked. I'm a graphic designer with 25 years of experience in brand design and during my 18 years in London I've worked with well-known brands such as Burberry, Tiffany & Co, Swarovski and Canon. I wanted to move into web design, but I was wasting a lot of time to understand the process of designing a website with Webflow, and nothing seemed to work.
I loved the Webflow Masterclass course and after completing it was able to redesign my website. It's very well structured and clear, with examples of real websites and how they are built which is really helpful.
I'm now able to structure websites properly and build them quickly. I have more freedom and don't have to rely on developers to build the website or use limited platforms like Wix.
When I originally started my design agency Castle Key back in 2019, I felt like I was letting my clients down since I had to settle for a design that was template-based , since that’s what website builders could handle.
I saw got introduced to Webflow on Flux’s YouTube channel, and realised it would be the perfect fit for my client needs. When I had a new client interested in a website, I decided to join The Webflow Masterclass. I met with my client weekly hitting design milestones and saw them light up as the web design came to life. It was an amazing feeling to see the headaches of coding and hours of troubleshooting fade away.
I now have a refined process for new clients and a priceless tool to design websites without limitations.
I signed up for the Webflow Masterclass after committing to build a client project in Webflow and quickly realizing I was in over my head with a deadline looming, and thanks to Ran's course I hit my deadline – and I haven't stopped Webflowing since.
This course was the perfect foundation and following it sequentially taught me Webflow like no other resource – Webflow U is great for picking up on little things here and there, but Ran's course is cohesive and chronological in a way that made it extremely easy to learn difficult concepts (for me at least).
I am a "real web developer" now — I've built over 15 websites. This includes a website for one of the largest companies in the world, which they were thrilled with, and I was able to answer every single one of their requests with "yes, I can do that!". Six months ago, there was no chance I could have done this work.
My vision is to build a business that enables me to live the kind of life I want to live, one where I am in control of my time so I can spend it on the things that are most important to me. This vision for my life is becoming my reality – in large part thanks to Ran and Webflow!
I knew I had to build our portrait52 website by myself because I didn’t have the budget for a developer and I didn’t want to depend on other people to make changes on the go. Plus I wanted to earn some money on the side with building small websites for clients in order to be able to finance our project.
I learned about Webflow from Ran’s YouTube channel and started learning it through the videos in the Webflow University, but I couldn’t structure the knowledge and didn’t have a plan for the learning process. The Webflow Masterclass was ideal for me because it saved me a lot of research time and it taught me how to optimize my working process.
So far I’ve built five sites for clients with Webflow and I also managed to double my website fee when I sold Webflow to my first client. But the most important point was that I could learn everything I needed to develop our own website and how to go live with it in a very short amount of time.. It’s great not to feel that constant anxiety when you ask yourself whether you can make it or not.
I had never heard of Ran or Flux, until one fateful day I stumbled upon an article he'd written about how to craft an effective proposal. That article led me to the Flux YouTube channel, where I spent months learning invaluable lessons for free. But it was the moment that I decided to formalize my learning and become a Flux Academy student that was the turning point in my career.
If I had to boil down what I like most about Flux, it would be Ran's approachable, logical, easily digestible and seemingly effortless teaching style. And even though Flux Academy has grown into a major school with thousands of students, Ran still somehow finds the time to help students with our individual challenges.
My now successful web design and development studio, Crunch Creative, is built on Ran's teachings, frameworks, methods and management style in general. We're a team of four working on high value projects (between $4k and $10k) for a steady stream of super interesting clients... and our biggest challenge is figuring out how to manage capacity in order to handle the projects we've got in the pipeline. And to think... for all of the Flux Academy courses together, I paid a lot less than what we charge for one of our smallest client projects. The value has been simply inarguable for me, and it'll pay dividends indefinitely.
As I started my freelancing business without having worked with other creative agencies or partners, I sort of had to learn and create my own processes. The biggest struggles I had were related to client outreach and just running out of clients because I was working on a project.
Having followed Ran since he started on YouTube, there were a lot of questions I had for him. The Six-figure Freelance Designer course was and literally is like having access to Ran's brain. In one of the weekly calls, the moment he suggested trademarking my 'uniqueness', I was able to realise why my clients really bought my services. P.S.: it was not my design or development skills, but my process and personality.
Today, I am working on 2 new big projects. I do customer outreach and meetings with new potential clients almost on a weekly basis. My wife had to join me as a project manager to help me keep track of the projects. And now I am about to start making 5 figures on a monthly basis. So, I guess the course did transform me from a 5 figure freelancer to a 6 figure freelancer!
I own a graphic design studio and have created small websites for clients. As we've grown, so has the demand for more complex and original websites that convert for high-paying clients.
I felt like my web design process kept changing drastically from project to project, leaving us vulnerable to producing disappointing websites or extending the timeline longer. Another frustration was trying to start the client project with an intentional design but ultimately the client would take the reins.
The number one thing about the $10k website process that I love is how clear the steps become for both my team and my clients. We know at what stage to explore what solutions, how to guide the client to stay with our vision and what are the best UI and UX practices. Now, I can easily explain how our process works, every step is strategic, and we are able to produce higher-level websites that earn us more work. Having a defined process that works also makes it easy for me to onboard new team members.
I used not to have the confidence to negotiate with clients. When I would tell a potential client my rate and they said no, I would then do it for what they wanted. This would make me lose a lot of money, not to mention the hit in my self-confidence.
When I joined The Six-Figure Freelance Designer course, one of the things that I felt was super valuable was the ability to ask Ran questions in the group calls. I also really like the community we have with Flux. So many great people who I've been able to collaborate on projects with.
Now I'm a Webflow Developer at a big agency based out of Los Angeles and on the side, I run my own studio That Web Studio. I take on about 3-5 clients a month and make some extra thousand USD dollars a month doing that. And now I’m able to negotiate with my clients and get them to pay me my rate.