Short and inspiring trainings combining theory and learning-by-doing, for immediate results.


Studio Management


protect your work, network efficiently, design more.

Do you think your studio could attract new assignments by becoming more professional? Would you like to learn practical entrepreneurial tips and spend less time in trial-and-error? Then this train is for you!

As a one (wo)man company, time is your most precious commodity. With this class, you will learn basic administrative tools and legal ways to protect yourself before starting a collaboration or when selling your skills, ideas, products and services. You will receive practical knowledge on how to price your hours according to your skills, experience and to the needs of your studio, how to identify and build a solid network that will bring you work, and on how to approach your clients for strong and lasting relationships.

Thanks to this class, you will get an overview of the options you have as a freelancer or entrepreneur, conscious of what these choices entail from the nature of day-to-day activities to revenue expectations.

Check the upcoming dates and register by clicking below or schedule your own class.

Profile: Designers and all creative freelancers / entrepreneurs in the (re)starting phase of their career.

Recommendation: Bring a clear and concise description of your studio, or take the Creative Direction training to develop it with our help. To strengthen this class outcome, we advise to take the Business Plan and Communication Skills trainings as well.

Time: 3 classes of 2 hours given to groups of 3 to 6 persons
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

Are you looking for a private training? Contact This is BOUW here to share your requirements and availabilities.

Freelancers offer: Register today to 4 different trainings and only pay for 3 of them!

Back to trainings



The Commune is known as the springboard for young creative talents in Rotterdam. Made by designers for designers, this incubator offers space, trainings, network, events and equipment which are tailored to the needs of starting creative freelancers.