Short and inspiring trainings made by experienced designers, for creative entrepreneurs to make their projects take off!


Creative Direction


Exchange feedback, showcase your strengths.

When being a one-(wo)man company implies to often work alone and to focus on finding regular clientele and income; who stimulates your creative flow and helps you make the best qualitative choices? This class is all about receiving personal advice and drawing inspiration from This is BOUW and the group.

This program will help you define the story that makes your studio stand out, as well as your main project in 3 inspiring steps: 

  • How do your motivations appear through your projects? Reveal your unique drive;

  • What makes your work special in the eyes of your clients? Highlight your skills and find the coherence behind all your projects;

  • Which identity do you present to the world? Design your studio and project speeches.

Profile: Designers and all (creative) freelancers / entrepreneurs.

Recommendation: For those in the starting phase of their career, we advise to take most of our trainings, which are designed to be complementary and cover all aspects necessary to a successful and lasting entrepreneurial venture.

Time: 3 classes of 2 hours given to small groups (see dates, availabilities and registration on the forms below)
Language: English
Costs: 75€ excl.VAT / free for our Full memberships / - 50% for our Starter memberships / prints included
Location: The Commune / 1st floor / Keilestraat 5A / Rotterdam


The Commune is known as the springboard for young creative talents in Rotterdam. Made by designers for designers, this incubator offers facilities, trainings, events and equipment which are tailored to the needs of starting creative freelancers. Meet its founders, members and large circle of friends by attending one of The Commune events, or by scheduling a visit!