Modern Designer Launchpad

from novice to pro

Your ultimate field guide to turning your creative passion to a profitable freelance business.

I’ve taught people all over the world design techniques and strategies, and continue to give meaningful experiences to each student I meet.


I’ve made a living as brand designer, agency owner, and professor of design.

Your instructor: Ashlea spitz

I’ll share my trade secrets with you so that you can design the career and life you’ve been striving for. Let’s take your current skill sets and elevate them with proven strategies that I’ve made throughout my 20+ years in the business.


Choose from a selection of topics that will elevate the designer within and create the career you’ve been dreaming of.

What you'll learn

What our students say

We’ve only included modern strategies that actually work, and not just for one person, but for thousands of other designers too.


Based on 1,143 ratings

The Modern Designer Launchpad has literally changed my future in a huge way. From the hands on trainings to design strategies for client success, everything is so streamlined and everything is very inspiring.
Mariana Perez
3 Classes
I am someone that has a lot of elements that I like to wing, and I think the biggest takeaway from learning from Ashlea was leaving room for creative freedom but still having a structure and a clear vision of where things are going in the short and long term.
Alison Barrie
2 Classes
She has a process, framework, and strategy for everything! It has allowed me to be consistent with my strategy to avoid burnout.
Alyssa Trimira
2 Classes
I didn't even know what was possible. I got introduced to Modern Design Academy through one of my design groups. And then I thought, ‘OMG, it is not like every other course out there. It is real, actual real world stuff!'
Lana McBride
3 Classes