Creative MailChimp Templates: Simplify Your Email Marketing

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You guys this has been a long time coming, but my first Skillshare class is here!  I decided that since I have so many creative artist, maker, and shop owner friends that I would start with a system of mine that has made my email marketing life so much more consistent, creative, and simple!  As you know through my podcast with Caroline Hull, Creative Biz Rebellion, we chat about all things running a creative business and we have been going strong for almost three years - holy smokes!  However, the teacher in me just wanted to do more for the creative community I love so much so I decided to become a Skillshare teacher!  My first class is called Creative Mailchimp Templates and here is a little more about what you can expect!

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What is the class about?

This class will teach you the exact system I use to manipulate the MailChimp drag and drop features with graphics created in Adobe Illustrator to make emails more branded and creative.  Not familiar with Illustrator? No problem! The Illustrator tutorials are for beginners if you want to start learning this amazing program, but you can also use a graphics program like Canva or Photoshop if you are more comfortable with those programs.  The same concepts will apply! Once you have a template created you can use the set up over and over again to make each time you send email a breeze! Sick of banging your head against a wall trying to come up with new stuff ALL THE TIME?! Yeah, I was too, hence why I use this system!

You will also get some email topic ideas for artists, makers, and shop owners, resources, and encouragement to start emailing the people that have signed up for your email list and want to hear from you!  I don’t care if it’s only 5 people! Stop ignoring the people who want to see what you are up to! I completely understand wanting to grow your business, but while you are growing do not neglect the people who are already with you and rooting for you!  Your revenue will grow when you focus on the people that already love you!

What do you need for the class?

For this class you will need a free MailChimp account, a graphics program (I will be using Adobe Illustrator for the tutorials, but Canva, Photoshop or something similar will work too).  You will also need a willingness to learn and a way to squash that little voice in your head that says you are not ready!  Even if you don’t have a list, I cover how to start one! You got this!


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Review for Mailchimp templates
  • Dylan Mierzwinski (Sidenote:  Dylan’s Skillshare classes are amazing!  Go check them out! One of my favorites is Illustrating Florals!  Plus you can subscribe to her NEW amazing quarterly newsletter The Fancy Swine Quarterly!!

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5 Gifts Your Kid's Teacher Will Obsess Over

As two former teachers we geek out over teacher gifts and don’t get us wrong apples and signs for our door are great, but you can only eat so many apples and hang so many signs. These gifts are unique, practical, and fun for teachers! We would have loved to have received any one of these items as gifts when we were teachers and even NOW! haha!

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  1. The Refresh Weekly Planner from Workspacery - Every teacher needs to plan and the Refresh Weekly Planner will help them not only keep their teacher life organized, but their personal life as well and let’s face it - it all runs together!

  2. Pineapple Classroom Stamp by Hello World Paper Co. - Every teacher needs a stamp for their classroom! Here at Hello World Paper Co. we also have other great gifts for teachers including a variety of book stamps, cutting boards, wooden bookmarks and bookish key tags!

  3. You’ve Taught Me a Latte Stamped Spoon by Sugar O Honey Honey would brighten up any teacher’s day as they are stirring their morning coffee!

  4. Boho Key Fob by Cat O’Neal Designs - I don’t know what I would do without my wristlet for my keys! When I was a teacher and now as a mom and business owner, I always have my hands full! This amazing swatch of fabric is a life saver! Plus they come in a ton of different colors and styles!

  5. Be Kind Pin by Lauren Ibach - Our teachers are not only teaching our kids to read and write, but they are also teaching them to be the best little human they can be! Giving a teacher this pin will help them to remind their students to be kind and don’t we need a little (a lot) more of that in this world?

Isn’t shopping for teacher gifts fun? Glad we could help you find the perfect gifts for teachers this year! Wanna learn more about our love of reading and the mission we am on to help stamp out illiteracy? Go check out our giving page for the whole story! Hint: We are building an entire school for kids in need with your help!


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