Ideas, Images, & Imagination
Are you struggling to find ideas for decks? Do you have too many deck ideas?
Need help wrangling your deck projects? Do you have a stalled project or one you created but can't seem to market or sell?
Proof of Concept
Do you have a viable deck concept? Do you know the difference between a deck idea and a deck concept? Can you provide proof of concept for your deck? Have you created a "working deck"?
Make Your Deck Real
Do you know how to go from prototype to tangible product? Do you need guidance, support, and resources for editing, manipulating, and adding layer, texture, and depth to your decks?
Shipping & Logistics
Are you in the business of shipping? Are you curious about wholesale options? Do you know how to plan for inventory or on-demand ordering? Is your deck a printable?
Getting The Word Out
How will you spread the word about your deck? What's your marketing strategy? Is crowdfunding for you? Are you planning a kickstarter campaign? Do you know how to write copy for your sales page?
Going Beyond the Deck
Once you complete your deck project, now what? What's next? Do you know how to let your deck become the catalyst for many more products and offerings? Is your deck certification worthy?
KRISTEN RADDEN, Over The Moon Oracle
Creator of more than 50 decks, Kristen has mastered the art of creating and is an expert at finding and using image editing/manipulating applications to create unique decks with layers, texture, and depth. She will be sharing her creative process, the applications she finds useful, and giving us a tour through her personal collection of DIY and printed decks.
Kristen has several creative lessons in the Deck Creator's Mastermind as she has taught in several cycles of the program. In this 8th cycle she will be teaching us about using AI to create decks and write content for your deck.
JAMIE SAWYER -- Jamie Sawyer Online
Creative, busy mind. Creator of Sawyer’s Path Tarot, Sawyer’s Lenormand, Sawyer’s Nature Portals and Pocket of Peers Tarot. Jamie makes tools for creative divination -- from Tarot Tiles to casting boards, and more! This cycle Jamie has even more to say about Kickstarter and will talk about her decision to do it again after thinking she would NEVER run a Kickstarter again.
Jamie's lessons will be available in the classroom as replays and you never know if she'll make an appearance in the live sessions to drop some new information on us.
RACHEL TORDA -- The Dreaming Lotus
Artist, writer, seeker. Rachel is a past student in the Deck Creators Mastermind and the creator of The Flow Tarot: A Deck of The Water Element. She makes things. And she is endlessly curious about the connection between the seemingly everyday, and the magic lurking just beneath the surface….
Rachel paints watercolors, writes, teaches art classes, creates tarot and oracle decks, and makes jewelry. She teaches college philosophy students about Hildegard, the 10th century Christian mystic. She plays Hildegard's music on the harp, bakes her 1,000-year-old recipe for cookies, and shares her bits of wisdom handed down through the ages. Rachel gardens, hikes, knits, journals and does a million other things — including running a 100-year-old Letterpress in her garage — with her husband and daughter, her partners in crime.
In the class Rachel shares how she uses both Procreate and Photoshop to create, edit, and produce her decks, she shares her experience creating a guidebook, and talks about the process of bringing her deck into the world in 22 days from idea to tangible item.
FEATURED GUEST: Chris-Anne Donnelly (@pixiecurio) is a deck creator, artist, and magic-maker, as well as a marketing strategist and owner of Pixelbrand--a branding and graphic design company. She has successfully Kickstarted three independent card decks: The Sacred Creators Oracle, The Light Seer's Tarot, and The Muse Tarot and she offers unique courses for creators that combine marketing and branding with manifestation and intuition. Her most recent deck is the Tarot of Curious Creators and all of her decks are now published with Hay House.
A RECORDED SESSION: Chris-Anne joined us in Cycle 7 of the Mastermind weekend and shared her experience as a multi-deck creator, branding your deck, indie publishing vs working with a publishing house, and much more. The conversation was powerful and inspiring. You'll get access to the replay by joining Cycle 8.
Hello Beautiful Creative You!
I'm happy you're here. I'm Kiala Givehand, a multi-passionate intuitive & intentional creative. I walk through the world as a LifeAlchemist™ for creative, heart-centered, soul-filled women who want to change the world by shining their light more fully and more brightly. I call myself a LifeAlchemist™ because I help women bring together all the parts of themselves to create a life they love. As an Alchemist, I support women through creative and spiritual awakenings and guide them towards empowerment.
As an artist, I make (and sometimes sell) handmade journals using a mix of mediums. I host workshops, retreats and online classes where I get to teach the things that nourish my soul -- bookbinding, journaling, printmaking, creative writing, astrology, tarot, human design, and self-discovery through transformational tools and content.
For almost 20 years, I taught English, Language Arts, and Creative Writing at every educational level, while simultaneously traveling the U.S. delivering workshops and presentations to educators. While I no longer travel to work with teachers, I now enjoy working one-on-one and in small groups with students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs. I do this work because I love helping women find the thing that fills them with joy and watching them pursue it without regrets or apologies.
I cherish every single day and treat life as one amazing adventure. I play with paint and watercolor, fold paper into books, write poetry, short fiction, & creative non-fiction, and guide women through sacred remembering of who they truly are. But always, every single day, I journal and do something that I feel is creative. Oh!! And did I mention that I'm the proud owner of a fabulous collection of fountain pens? (I know. Geek alert!)
Join me and let's create something beautiful, TODAY!!