Overview of this brief set

This set includes 6 detailed briefs. Each brief is broken down into the following sections: overview, creative direction, deliverables & timescales, our approach to the brief and a student showcase. The briefs are created by our mentors and industry experts, and are based on the projects they work on on a daily basis. You'll work through each brief in stages, unlocking more as you complete them.

Full breakdown of this set

  • 01

    BRIEF 1: Weather icons for a surfer app

    • Overview

    • Creative Direction

    • Student Showcase

    • Finish Up And Share Your Artwork

  • 02

    BRIEF 2: Icon set for a horticulture charity

    • Overview

    • Creative Direction

    • Downloadable assets

    • Helpful Resources

    • Helpful Resources

    • Deliverables & Timescales

    • Our Approach To The Brief

    • Student Showcase

  • 03

    BRIEF 3: Animal icon set for local zoo

    • Overview

    • Student Showcase

    • Deliverables & Timescales

  • 04

    BRIEF 4: Icon set for a culinary school

    • Overview

    • Creative Direction

    • Student Showcase

  • 05

    BRIEF 5: Icons and branding for an outdoor activity centre

    • Overview

    • Creative Direction

    • Student Showcase

  • 06

    BRIEF 6: City icons for a travel magazine

    • Overview

    • Creative Direction

    • Student Showcase

  • 07

    BRIEF 7: Designer's toolbox custom icon set

    • Overview

    • Creative Direction

    • Student Showcase

    • Finish Up And Share Your Artwork

  • 08

    BRIEF 8: Personal Icon Set

    • Overview

    • Creative Direction

    • Deliverables & Timescales

    • Our Approach To The Brief

    • Student Showcase

    • Finish Up And Share Your Artwork

Student Work

Create client-ready portfolio pieces using our learning material

  • Experience what it's like working on live client briefs with creative direction, deadlines and our approach all included in each set

  • Stay on track, and keep motivated with your personalised dashboard which shows exactly how far you are through each set.

  • All our content is created by practising industry professionals who know a thing or two about working in the design industry.

An interactive learning experience

Introducing our brand new course player fresh for 2020. Each brief set follows a curriculum style format which you control as you progress through each brief. The learning material is broken up into easy-to-digest stages making the briefs more manageable and realistic to complete. As you work through the different stages of each brief, all your progress is tracked, meaning you can fit your learning around your busy schedule, and easily pick up where you left off when you're ready.
  • Who's this brief set for?

    Whether you're just starting out and looking for projects to build up your portfolio, or you're just looking to keep your skills sharp whilst taking on client work, this brief set is the perfect way to evolve and improve your design... and you will create some killer portfolio pieces along the way too!

  • What you'll need

    You will need access to a modern browser as well as a license to and a basic understanding of any industry standard design software - including, but not limited to, the Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, Procreate etc. It just depends what your preferred weapon of choice is.

  • Why learn with Briefbox?

    Our practice briefs are a great way to get used to working on realistic projects, complete with deadlines and restrictions. Remember, both clients and potential employers will consider conceptual work in your portfolio just as much as client work... especially if it's awesome!

Frequently asked questions

  • What is a brief set?

    Brief sets are mini courses made up of multiple practice briefs within a single theme or discipline. These are broken up into the following sections: overview, creative direction, deliverables & timescales, our approach to the brief and a student showcase.

  • What happens when I complete a brief set?

    When you complete a brief set, your dashboard (where you can see alof your progress) will update to show you you are 100% of the way through. You can go back and access any section of each brief at any time though.

  • How are the briefs written?

    Our team run a live design agency, alongside Briefbox, and the briefs we write are inspired by real client projects that we receive on a monthly basis. This offers a new and unique way of real style learning for aspiring designers.

  • Can I use work created on Briefbox in my portfolio?

    Absolutely! Running a design agency ourselves, we are always impressed by applicants who create conceptual work and use it in their portfolio.

  • How long will I have access to a brief set?

    If purchasing the brief set as a single purchase you will have unlimited access. If you purchases as part of our PRO subscription you will have access for as long as that subscription is active.

  • How do I submit to briefs?

    We encourage our students to submit your work created to submissions@briefbox.me where we will feature and showcase students work over at the student showcase page, as well as on our social media channels.

  • Can I get feedback on my progress?

    We offer case study reviews and portfolio reviews additionally to any single course purchase or subscription. You can find out more over here.

Meet the Mentors

Our mentors are hand-picked experts, who are actively working in the design industry. They regularly check in to the student project board to see what our students have been up to, and to offer tips and tricks to help you stay motivated and to improve your design skills quicker.


Jane

Joel Rosen

Co-founder, Creator & Mentor

Joel is the Co-founder and Creator of Briefbox. Alongside adding fresh new briefs, resources and curating the Briefbox series, Joel is also an active mentor to our community. Joel is a passionate illustrator and typographer and is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of UK based design agency, ORCA, which is co-founded in 2011.


John

Max Harding

Designer & mentor

Max earned his stripes working for a number of Bristol-based agencies over the last 6 years. With a degree in Graphic Design, Max specialises on brand, packaging, digital, and editorial design... although he has the ability to pick up almost any project brief. Max also runs a small clothing line and is a passionate public speaker.