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Transforming Your Creative Ideas into Personal Projects

A course by Ji Lee
Creative Director of Facebook and Instagram. New York, United States.
Joined April 2019
, Creative Director of Facebook and Instagram

Find inspiration through simple creative exercises and turn your ideas into shareable stories

  • Best seller
  • 97% positive reviews (916)
  • 20023 students
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Find inspiration through simple creative exercises and turn your ideas into shareable stories



  • 97% positive reviews (916)
  • 20023 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 lessons (2h 25m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Comfort is the killer of creativity and this online course is the killer of comfort. In this course, you’ll learn a few simple creative exercises designed to help you break your routine and find inspiration in your surroundings. Turn your ideas into personal projects that will reawaken your will to create.

Guiding you through this journey will be Ji Lee, an independent designer and artist who currently works as Instagram and Facebook’s Creative Director, and whose projects have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, BBC, ABC News, The Guardian, and Wired. Additionally, Ji gives talks all around the world about the transformative power of personal projects.

If you’re looking for a way to step out of your comfort zone, and have your ideas be seen by millions of people through the internet and social media, you’re in the right place.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Stop and see
  • U3
    U3. Make something for the world
  • U4
    U4. Packaging of the Project
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You’ll start by getting to know Ji Lee, his professional background and some of the personal projects he’s been involved in. He’ll guide you through some of the artists that influence him on a daily basis, as well as the artists who always receive a ‘like’ from him on Instagram.

Ji will encourage you to walk around your block trying to find interesting things to photograph, as an exercise to discover things you didn’t notice before. You’ll also alter photos with drawings to transform them into something else. The goal is to awaken your curiosity and bring you the joy of making things using your creativity.

Next up, you’ll use your talents and skills —whether it’s cooking, drawing, writing, or whatever else— to make something nice for someone special in your life. You’ll learn that personal projects made by passion, not for profit, often take on a life of their own and end up resulting in a creative growth you could have never foreseen.

For the final part of this course, you’ll learn how to package and name your personal projects before turning them into great stories that you can send to media outlets for publication. Ji will give you tips to make the whole process easier and more straightforward.

What is this course's project?

Throughout the course, you will transform an idea of yours into a creative project, complete with a name and an engaging story behind it. You will then learn how to pitch it to media outlets with the objective of it getting published.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who is curious and has the drive to create.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need any previous knowledge, just curiosity and an internet connection.


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Ji Lee

A course by Ji Lee

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Creative Director of Facebook and Instagram

Ji Lee was born in Korea, raised in Brazil and now lives in New York. He studied Graphic Design and Advertising. His career includes working with prestigious companies such as Google, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Droga5. Currently, he’s the Creative Director at Facebook and Instagram. Ji’s passionate about working on personal projects, some of which are the Bubble Project, Word as Image and Drawings for My Grandchildren.

He was named one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast Company. His work has been published in The New York Times, BBC, ABC News, The Guardian, Wired and more. For many years, Ji has taught courses on creativity at School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York.

Ji has written three books and is a frequent contributor for The New York Times and The New Yorker.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • My influences
    • What will we do in this course
  • U2

    Stop and see

    • Interesting things I found in my block
    • Photodrawing
  • U3

    Make something for the world

    • The transformative power of personal projects 1
    • The transformative power of personal projects 2
    • The transformative power of personal projects 3
    • The transformative power of personal projects 4
    • The transformative power of personal projects 5
    • Make Someone Happy / Personal Happy Birthday Wish
    • “Better World” project
  • U4

    Packaging of the Project

    • Naming & Packaging
    • Share
    • Pitch to the media
  • FP

    Final project

    • Transforming your creative ideas into personal projects

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and an easy-to-follow method. You set your own timetable.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each teacher imparts what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Earn a certificate with every course
    New

    Get a personalized and signed certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they are published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational texts, tasks, and practice exercises to carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, and share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

When you complete a course you'll get your personalized certificate instantly. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates
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Transforming Your Creative Ideas into Personal Projects

A course by Ji Lee
Creative Director of Facebook and Instagram. New York, United States.
Joined April 2019
  • 97% positive reviews (916)
  • 20023 students