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Nicole’s Classes is on Brickyard Buffalo Again!

Brickyard Buffalo January 2014

We’re at it again! We’ve partnered up with the lovely group deals site Brickyard Buffalo to feature three of our most popular classes for a screaming deal starting now through January 2nd as part of their New Year’s sale! We rarely discount our Photo 101 class this much, so it’s a real treat! You can purchase a spot in the upcoming February, March or April sessions for the following classes:

Click here to see the deal for our Photo 101 class!

Click here to see the deal for our Lightroom 101 class!

Click here to see the deal for our Floral Arranging 101 class!

Besides our Cyber Monday sale (which you have to wait until November 2014 to take advantage of!), this is the cheapest these classes will be all year. So if you’re wanting to learn how to use that DSLR camera you got for Christmas (or one that has sat in the box since last Christmas), or use the Lightroom program that has been unused on your hard drive, or how to arrange flowers for yourself or others, this is the time to learn!

Happy saving!

Join us in January and Learn Something New in 2014!

January 2014 Classes

Now that the all presents have been opened, all the Christmas cookies eaten, and the last glass of egg nog downed, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions! We have a love/hate relationship with this yearly activity, as we generally applaud the idea of goal setting and trying to better ourselves, but hate that defeated feeling we get on day 2 of 365 when we don’t make it to the gym for the first (of many) times.

But we’re here to help you make a resolution you can stick with, and maybe even totally accomplish in the first 30 days of 2014: learn something new, either for work or for a hobby, with Nicole’s Classes! We have 23 online classes in a variety of disciplines for you to choose from.Want to learn how to paint so you can brighten up the walls of your home year round? Sign up for Watercolor 101! Are you going to dust off that old forgotten blog and add some new content and a little pizzaz? Beginning and seasoned bloggers love our Photoshop 101 class!

So make 2014 the year you check at least one thing off that resolutions list (and add a fun new skill to your repertoire in the process) — join us for a class in January!

Merry Christmas from Nicole’s Classes

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of our Nicole’s Classes students and readers! We hope you’re all snuggled up with family, eating Christmas cookies and listening to holiday tunes. We know that’s all we want to do today!

And one last reminder for those super last-minute gift needs — you have until 11:59pm PST tonight to save 10% on all gift certificates with the code NCGIFT13! Happy gifting!

Holiday Themed Student Work!

Ho-ho-holy cow, we can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! We thought today would be the perfect time to show off some holiday themed student work, so read on to see their festive creations!

Francielle Mattos created this adorable desktop wallpaper in our advanced Illustrator class. We know there’s only a few days left in December to use it, but go download it on her blog and use it now before it’s too late!

Holiday Student Work

Next, we have the front and back of an infographic holiday card created by longtime student Alejandra Cretul. She’s taken Illustrator 101 and Photoshop 101 and more (as listed on the card)! We love to see students take the skills they learn in our classes and use them in their real life, especially when the end product is so fun! Thanks for sharing Ale!

Holiday Student Work

Holiday Student Work

And lastly, we have another feature from the lovely Dani DiPirro. She took the illustration she created in one of our advanced Illustrator classes and designed her holiday card from it! We pulled this picture off her instagram — which is super inspiring by the way — so make sure to go check out her feed!

Holiday Student Work

Happy holidays everyone! Don’t forget, if you’re still looking for last minute gifts, all our gift certificates are 10% off through tomorrow with the code NCGIFT13!

As we mentioned on the blog before, it will be a little quiet around here until the new year, but we’ll be back in full force next week, so stay tuned!

Holiday Partnership with Gap at University Mall

Gap Favorite Things

We’re stoked to be partnering with the Gap at University Mall in Orem, Utah this week — they’ve selected Nicole’s Classes as one of their 12 favorite things this holiday season! As part of the campaign, they’ll be giving away a free Nicole’s Classes course on their Instagram today, so make sure to follow them right now and found out how you can be the winner!

Also, as part of this promotion, Nicole’s Classes will have a table set up in their store tomorrow and we’ll be selling our books, classes and gift certificates for 20% off! So if you live in Utah County and you’re still looking for a last minute gift, come see us tomorrow afternoon and get 20% off your order! As a bonus, other great Utah companies will be set up and selling their stuff as well, so come on down and partake in the mini-holiday festivities!

Here’s all the info:

Gap at University Mall
575 East University Parkway
Orem, UT 84097
12pm – 3pm

We hope to see you tomorrow!

10% Off Last-Minute Gift Certificate Sale!

Gift Certificate Sale

We don’t want to scare you, but Christmas is only a week away! That means you have less than 7 days to complete those shopping lists… but we’re here to help! If you’re not sure what to get that uber creative person in your life or if you’re not sure which of our 23 popular online classes your designer friend wants to take, we have the perfect idea:

A Nicole’s Classes Gift Certificate!

And starting now through December 25th, we’re giving all the last-minute gifters (like ourselves!) 10% off the purchase of all gift certificates with the code NCGIFT13!

We hope that lightens your Christmas load a bit this week… happy giving!

Student Feature: Christen Fleming

Christen Fleming Feature

We have said it once, but we will say it a thousand times — we love seeing our Nicole’s Classes students succeed and we just have to brag about them here on the blog!

Today we have yet another student you must know about (especially if you’re planning an upcoming wedding!): Christen Fleming runs a beautiful stationery company and we are in love with her custom invitation work! We were lucky enough to have her answer some questions for us about her experience with Nicole’s Classes. Read on for her answers and a special discount code to her Etsy shop for Nicole’s Classes readers!

Christen Fleming Feature

 

1. How did Nicole’s Classes help you get your business going?
Nicole’s Classes helped me find my business identity. Every detail of Aqua Juel Design has been influenced by what I’ve learned through classes I’ve taken (including Photo 101, Tabletop Photography and other design classes) — from my branding, to taking and displaying product photos, to interacting with clients.

Christen Fleming Feature

2. Which classes were the most helpful to you on your personal journey?
Although I’ve really enjoyed all the information and feedback from all the classes I’ve taken, I feel I’ve gotten the most out of Photo 101 and the branding class. I had no idea how to use my camera outside of auto mode, and after just my first Photo 101 lesson, I already felt more in control of my camera! The other HUGE impact on me and my business was the branding class. Not only did it help me with my own branding, it helped me with the creative process in general, from how to get the ball rolling with an initial idea to how to present a final product to a client. It has been an incredible help!

Christen Fleming Feature

3. What has been the most rewarding part of your business?
Simply? Making stuff. Who doesn’t feel super proud to be able to say “I made this!” Even better is being able to create things that my brides are proud of and that they’re excited to send to their guests!

Christen Fleming Feature

4. What would you tell students who are just starting out at Nicole’s Classes?
What I love the most about Nicole’s Classes and what I feel sets them apart from other online courses is the amazing feedback from the instructors and other students in the class. Take advantage of posting homework on time and give feedback to other students in your class. I feel like I grew just as much from the feedback I received on homework assignments as from the actual lessons themselves.

Christen Fleming Feature

Thanks so much for sharing your story with our readers Christen! As mentioned above, Christen has been so generous and is offering our readers 10% off your order in her Aqua Juel Design Etsy shop! Just enter the code NICOLESFRIENDS at checkout now through 12/31/13 to save on your custom invitations!

Today is the Last Day to Order Textbooks for Christmas Delivery — And $5 Off Shipping!

Christmas Delivery

Just a reminder — if you’re planning on gifting one of our popular textbooks to special someone this holiday season, you have less than 24 hours to make sure it’s under the tree on Christmas day!

TODAY Monday, December 16th is the last day to order in time for Christmas delivery!*

And through end of day today, we’re offering $5 off shipping with the code NCHOLIDAYSHIP13! That means that all single textbook orders for domestic delivery will ship absolutely FREE!

So don’t wait — place your textbook orders before the end of day today! And you might want to add an online class or a gift certificate to your order as well. Both add-ons make great gifts and we know that special someone will be very appreciative!

 

 

*Applies to single textbook orders for delivery in the contiguous US only. Does not apply to multiple textbook orders or orders for delivery to Alaska, Hawaii or outside the US. Please note this is not a guarantee and we are not responsible for orders that do not arrive on time. For general questions about shipping, please visit our FAQ page.

Last Day To Order Textbooks for Christmas Delivery is Monday 12/16!

Christmas Delivery

If you’re planning on gifting one of our popular textbooks to special someone this holiday season, you’re running out of time to make sure it’s under the tree!

Monday, December 16th is the last day to order in time for Christmas delivery!*

And starting now through Monday, we’re offering $5 off shipping with the code NCHOLIDAYSHIP13! That means that all single textbook orders for domestic delivery will ship absolutely FREE!

So don’t wait — place your textbook orders right now! And don’t forget to add an online class or a gift certificate to your order as well. Both add-ons make great gifts and we know that special someone will be very appreciative!

 

 

*Applies to single textbook orders for delivery in the contiguous US only. Does not apply to multiple textbook orders or orders for delivery to Alaska, Hawaii or outside the US. Please note this is not a guarantee and we are not responsible for orders that do not arrive on time. For general questions about shipping, please visit our FAQ page.

**A non-update on our Illustrator 101 book: We don’t yet have an update on when it will be in stock again (if ever), but when we do, we’ll announce it via the newsletter, so make sure you’re subscribed!

It’s a Ho-Ho-Holiday Card Sale!

Holiday Card Sale

We know we can’t be the only ones who still haven’t sent out our holiday cards… right? Right? Well, if you think you don’t have time to do it this year with the holiday fast approaching, think again! Our holiday card templates are super easy to use and are now on sale for just $10 through December 25th (for those super last minute needs)!

Just pick one of our 25 great designs, download it, add your photo(s) and a quick update in PS, and send ’em off to Overnight Prints. Bing, bang, boom! We dare say you could finish it all in less than hour for under $30, while the kids are napping or during a reality tv rerun. It’s that easy!

So don’t put off sharing your year in review, download one of our holiday card templates now!

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