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Who is it for?

The Broter School of Design
provides accessible, hands-on, practical, and effective graphic design training for aspiring designers from all backgrounds—do-it-yourselfers, students, entrepreneurs, or the graphically curious.

The Broter School of Design was created with you in mind.
Whether you’re a do-it-yourself entrepreneur or on a corporate marketing staff—or you simply want to utilize your creativity more effectively—we can support you!

Enrollment requires no previous training in graphic design. If your objective is to make better graphic designs to communicate more clearly, this school is for you!

The lessons were easy for this non-designer to follow.
I had the privilege of getting a "sneak peek" at Broter's School of Design modules before they were released to the public. I found the videos not only entertaining but highly informative. The lessons naturally built upon each other, were easy for this non-designer to follow, and helped me understand what I was doing wrong –and, more importantly, how to do designs better! Hanne's creativity and sense of humor make these lessons joyful, too.

Deborah Kevin

Chief Inspiration Officer, Highlander Press

What do you get?

Graphic Design 101

Graphic Design 101, considered a foundational requirement for any other classes, takes you through the essential principles. Think of this course as your graphical ABCs. The course is software-independent, and you will practice new skills using pen and paper, objects on your desktop, or in your software of choice.

Love the teaching style, short and sweet with a dash of humor.
Hanne has a wealth of knowledge about graphic design. Her teaching style is very straightforward and direct with a dash of humor thrown in. Her course is packed full of information that you can begin to use immediately to improve any graphic design work you are doing. Hanne defines the principles of graphic design and also shows and explains why each is so important and, most importantly, how to correctly apply the principles right away. 

Connie Jo Miller

Bookkeeper/Financial Coach - Solopreneur doing own graphic design work.

30 lessons with illustrated transcript and exercises

Graphic Design 101 includes:

  • Thirty short, pre-recorded video lessons, which allow students to make significant and immediate progress at their own pace.
  • Each lesson comes with an illustrated transcript and exercises.
  • The videos consist of a live video part where Hanne presents the learning topic and an animated illustrated part where you can actually see the visual impact of what is being taught.

Learning topics are presented in a compact, no-nonsense, and fun way. You have lifetime access to the video lessons in Graphic Design 101 and can watch them as many times as you like.

She lets no opportunity pass her by to teach…
Hanne has been my trusted provider of graphic services for many years. She doesn’t just create the graphics and designs that I need, but she lets no opportunity pass her by to teach me about her choices of layouts, fonts, colors and images.

When she starts off on her favourite topic, I think she may be able to lecture for weeks! Over the years I have learned tons about graphic design from her, and I consider Hanne my graphic teacher and coach, as much as my graphic designer. Her shared knowledge has made me a better purchaser of everything graphic. I am delighted that she now has her own school of design where she can practise her passion for teaching and design to the immense benefit of her students.
Highly recommended.

Ellen Øiesvold Palsén

CEO of Skanpers Media

Access to the private Facebook Group

You are most welcome to join the school’s private Facebook Group! Here, Hanne will post prompts and inspiration. You can ask questions, discuss assignments, receive feedback from your peers, and grow a community connection. There may even be parties…

Weekly graphic notes with inspiration & tips

Receive free inspiration and practical tips that you can use immediately to improve your graphic designs—delivered weekly to your inbox!


12 Month Access to the Broter School of Design membership UPPERCASE CROWD

As you know, UPPERCASE means “big letters.” These are used in graphic design when we really want to make an IMPACT. Consequently, the UPPERCASE CROWD is for people who want their graphics to IMPACT their audience and get them to take ACTION.

The membership includes monthly LIVE 90-minute virtual classes taught by Hanne the Headmistress.
Typical agenda:

  • Hanne gives a short lecture on a chosen topic within graphic design
  • We look at real world examples of graphics dos and don’ts, and no fluff!
  • Q&A about any content of the lessons or other questions about Graphic Design
  • Live feedback on student work.

You can tell she loves to teach about graphic design!

I am so glad that Hanne was a guest lecturer for Celestial University! Her module about improving our ‘do-it-yourself’ graphic design was so helpful for my solopreneur students. Her teaching approach is friendly, funny, and thorough. When she was done teaching her class, my students raved about how much they learned, and they were ready to be more confident graphic designers for their businesses. I highly recommend any of Hanne’s classes!

Jill Celeste

founder, Celestial University


Your tuition includes the following:

  • Lifetime access to the course “Graphic Design 101” with 30 video-lessons + illustrated transcript + exercises
  • Access to the private Facebook group for 12 months
  • Weekly Graphic Notes which include inspiration and tips
  • Access to new courses being rolled out at special student pricing

Two payment options:

  • Monthly: $70USD a month for 12 months (total investment $840USD)
  • Pay-in-full: $750USD

12 months access to UPPERCASE CROWD monthly membership valued at $588USD which includes 90 minute Live Graphic Class + recording every month!

For this investment you get:

  • Lifetime access to the Graphic Design 101 class and all the materials on as a student of the school
  • Access to new courses being rolled out at special student pricing
  • Facebook Group
  • Weekly graphic notes
  • BONUS: 12 months access to UPPERCASE CROWD

Frequently Asked Questions

How will this course help me?

The course will familiarize you with the overall design principles and guidelines for the means of design; color, letters, images and layouts.
This will enable you to see if what you create enhances (or doesn’t) the important message you want to convey. It will help you confidently create better graphic design for yourself and/or your clients.

Do I need to have previous graphic design training?

No. Enrollment requires no previous training in graphic design.
This course is designed for students who are brand new to formal learning about graphic design.

Do I need special tools or software to take this course?

No. The Graphic Design 101 Course focuses on the foundations of design, which is software independent. You could take the course and learn the lessons without utilizing any software. If you do use software like InDesign or Canva, you will be able to continue to use them, but it is not required. The lessons you learn will be adaptable to any software you use now or in the future.

Do I have to be able to attend the course classes at a specific time?

No. The course is pre-recorded so that you can watch it at your own convenience. As part of the bonus UPPERCASE membership, there will be live Monthly Classes. These are recorded and the recording added to your student area of the schools website.

Do any of the trainings cost extra?

No. Your investment covers the course Graphic Design 101, which is considered the foundational flagship course of the school. It consists of over 30 video lessons with transcripts and exercises.
As a bonus, your investment also covers one year membership in the UPPERCASE CROWD at no additional cost to you. In the future, new courses will be added for additional fees. Existing students will get access to new courses at a special price.

After your first year, if you wish to extend your monthly membership access to UPPERCASE CROWD, you may do so at the Continued Student Status rate of $35USD $49USD per month.

How long will I have access to the materials?

When you purchase Graphic Design 101 you will have lifetime access to the materials for that course. The bonus access to the UPPERCASE Membership provides access to the trainings done during your one-year membership. To continue to have access to the UPPERCASE CROWD membership, including recordings, you can become a member. If choose not to renew as a monthly member, then you will no longer have access to the UPPERCASE CROWD content.

Refund/Cancellation policy:

Simply put: No cancellations and no refunds. All sales are final.

If you select the monthly option, your credit card will be billed automatically.
If you do not honor your payment commitment, your access to Broter School of Design will be revoked.