Welcome! SO nice to have you here! We have so much fun here on the site and we always love to have new members on board who can join the fun! Before you jump right in you might like to learn more about how this site and we as its members “work”. This start guide is designed to help you get the most out of the site and leave any frustrating things on the table. This guide will show you what we have to offer, what you can do here, what great content we have to offer and so much more. So please read carefully and get through step by step!
Is Digidesignresort right for you?
Digidesignresort is for all the photographers and crafters (anyone who loves (digital) scrapbooking, journaling, hand lettering, drawing and/or painting) and those who now want to turn their crafts into money and become a digital designer. So no matter if you are just getting your feet wet and enjoy doing crafts and photography in your free-time or if you want to jump right into an entrepreneurial adventure and want to create a digital (graphic) design business you are at the right place. Because – we cover it both. I know how full-filling just doing crafts, drawing and painting on the one side is and what it takes to turn this passion into a business. Because – I do it now for over a decade.
Just a quick note about me: My name is Monja and together with my Mum I own Digidesignresort, a site we started back in 2008. If you like to learn more about me, please check out our Mission, our Story or here my professional Background. Thank you!
How do you get started at Digidesignresort?
Yes, I know – some might find it complicated but really, since we do all and everything for the security of our member’s data we keep the newsletter, shop and our community area (here our Facebook Group) in separate databases or on someone else’s website (here Facebook 😉 ). Because of that you need to sign up for all of them. If you are already on Facebook you can just sign in and join our group with your usual login data. Of course, you can use the same email address and password for the store and our courses as well but that is totally up to you!
1. First – Sign up for our Newsletter
Once per week I send out a newsletter, usually with a great new video tutorial, new products, offers, specials, sales, and challenges. Even better: I include a freebie in each newsletter! So there are VERY good reasons to sign up 😉
And, in case you prefer learning more about becoming a designer, please subscribe to the designer newsletter:
2. Join our Pool Bar (aka Community Group)
In our Facebook Group you can have tons of fun. We have challenges you can join (and grab the freebies!), you can discuss new techniques, ask questions, show your work and so much more.
3. Register for the Store
In our store, you find beautiful graphic sets, e.g. for (digital) scrapbooking but also spreads for your (Bullet) Journal, drawing tutorials, commercial use items and also specials and our newsletter freebies. Therefore you should sign up for an account. All products you purchase in our store, will be always available for you. So no hard drive crash or fire can disturb your digital goodies. If you purchase your digital goods at Digidesignresort they are stored safely on our server and you download them when you need them.
Attention though: Sometimes products might get removed (it’s rare but it can happen). So make sure that you have stored your items but in case something happens you can download whatever is still available.
Please go here and sign up for our store (again, you can use the same email address as for the other areas of the site.)
We have the site divided into two parts – one for designers (you can find here) and one for crafters and photographers (you can find here). There you find a lot of free Tutorials, which teach you specific skills you need for the one or other area. In any case – we have all this to support your artistic endeavours, no matter where you are in your journey.
5. Crafter and Designer Classes
We have an Academy at Digidesignresort with several classes for crafters (aka (digital) scrapbookers, photographers, journalists, hand letterer (and more!) as well as designers. These courses are beautifully designed with YOU in mind – taking you from A to Z and holding your hand along the way!
6. Safari Lounge Designer Classes
Have you always wanted to become a digital designer? Then our Safari Lounge Designer Classes are just right for you!
We have fantastic tutorials which show you step by step how to create digital supplies and digital papers. But we go far beyond that! With the help of the Safari Lounge Designer Classes you also learn how to market your digital products after you have created them – priceless! So even if you already know how to create digital products such as digital scrapbooking elements and papers you definitely should check out the Safari Lounge Designer Classes if you need some more sales (and who does not?!).
Whatever you plan to learn and discover here I really hope you enjoy your stay. Digidesignresort is a place for people who love to work with digital goods. But we are also a ´Resort` which means we are a place where you can “just” hang out (at the Pool Bar!), enjoy the day and simply relax – just as if you are on holiday!