Gabriel Brown, Recording Artist (Bronze Avery)
Puno is a breath of fresh air in this industry. She's relatable, funny, and a woman 👏about👏 her👏 business! She's taught me how to make so much coin just by using Squarespace, something I never thought was possible.
Plus, she referred some of my favorite clients, and that in itself is invaluable. — @bronzeavery
I have found Puno's tools to be incredibly useful for me as a designer, I even took her Squarespace course. And now, ta-da, I am a Squarespace designer. She made it fun and the course is way more hands-on than I anticipated. All around good vibes.
Shawn Binder, ilovecreatives Community Curator
Even after years on the platform, my skills dramatically improved after the first hour-long lesson, and continued to get better throughout the course. The technical side of things paired with the all important business side (which was seriously invaluable) is the reason I’ve been able to started my freelance web design business with clients already in my calendar!
“This spreadsheet is SO empowering. I had put off my student loans for years. I even saved $10K and thought that this meant my earning potential was higher. I had no idea how my interest rate and low monthly payments affected my future net income. I left college with $40K of debt and no real understanding of how loans worked.
Puno created this spreadsheet for me and, for the first time, I saw how much interest I would be paying over time. Spoiler alert, it was $31,000!
Seeing the options laid out clearly really lit a 🔥 under my butt to pay them off. I calculated that if I increased by monthly payment by $150, I could save $13,000 over the life of my loans.
I have already recommended this to all my college friends. When it comes to your student debt, ignorance is NOT bliss.”
Taking this course was the best thing I could have done for my business. I went from designing sites that made clients say, "Yeah, that's great." to saying, "Oh wow! That's amazing!" My mind was literally blown many times throughout this course and I feel way more confident in my skills as a Squarespace designer. Puno and Gabriel pushed me to discover my true talent as a Squarespace designer, all while encouraging me to embrace my design aesthetic, and I will forever be grateful for that!
In the middle of taking this course I landed my dream client and have been booking similar clients ever since! This course has revolutionized the way I work, the way I run my business and the way classes should be taught. Puno is energizing, hilarious, and endlessly encouraging! Along with her talented team of TA's, you right off the bat feel welcomed into a digital community filled with talented students cheering you on! — @popbrandco
Mindy Nguyen, Visual + Interactive Designer
So I’ve taken many “business courses” and by far this one was my favorite. The community that comes along with it is incredible! The way each section is set up as levels with a test or submission at the end made me actually want to finish the course. The course content was invaluable! I loved seeing Puno’s thought process as a designer. It definitely up leveled my understanding of how code works in Squarespace.
The section on freelancing was one of my favorites it changed my perspective on charging websites as a package. Even with other design services I offer I still break it down into hourly for my own understanding and also tracking my time! Since taking this course I can see a clear distinction between the quality of websites created for clients before and after and it’s given me the confidence to set a higher minimum client spend. — @alaricestuart
This is NOT your average online course. It is so much more. First off, as a visual + interactive designer, I now fully understand the magic of Squarespace as a tool. Second, every little detail was thought out–from the amazing 3D world to the little GIFs throughout. Third, PUNO. Not only is she the ultimate fountain of Squarespace knowledge, she’s also hilarious, engaging, and incredibly genuine. She shows true dedication to everyone’s growth.
BONUS–so many hot tips about freelancing. Worth. Every. Penny. It’ll really be no time before you make that amount back anyways 🤷🏻♀️ Personally, I think of it as a short term investment that’s gonna make you serious bank 💎 — @mindy_mn
The most amazing part about the Squarespace course was seeing Puno’s creative process and approach from beginning to end of a website design. It allowed me to pack so much more value into the Squarespace clients we’ve worked with and take on higher budget website projects. — @asiamdav
This is by far the best online course I’ve ever taken. I’m not a trained designer and before I started, I’d never built a Squarespace website (or any website). By the end of level one, I had the technical tools to build a Squarespace site and the rest of the course has given me the confidence to turn it into a business.
This isn’t like any online courses I’ve ever taken. Normally they’re very passive, but this one you’re doing a lot more than you’re watching — it’s actually designed to keep you moving forward. It’s impossible to get stuck.
You can really feel that Puno and her team are doing everything they can to set you up to succeed and not just selling you a load of information you’ll never use. Really excited to keep up the momentum and launch my business!
There was genuinely nothing I didn’t like about the course - everything felt purposeful and there was no filler. Amongst all the great stuff in the course, one of the most valuable things for me was watching how Puno uses inspect element and kinda “troubleshoots” CSS in her office hours – that gave me the confidence to dive in and start experimenting myself, without worrying that I don’t have a degree in computer science! — @studiohaf
I’m a big online class taker and as you know it’s easy in those situations to get into a top-down conversational style but the way all of you stay relatable in tone makes it feel like chatting with friends.
As someone with zero design and website experience, the video content and instruction was soo good for converting Brine into Pedro that I was able to fully execute in a weekend. Again, HUGE for me as a beginner. I was shouting from the rooftops!
The Squarespace Design Course is, hands down, one of the best investments I’ve made as a freelance designer. Puno is a brilliant teacher and shows you how to organize your client process, figure out what to charge, and of course, make the most out of the Squarespace platform. I keep coming back to the Resource Library and the Slack community, which is a resource in itself. Seriously! The community is insanely helpful. You will learn so much from this course, regardless of your skill level, and leave with tons of useful design tips and tricks (maybe even new opportunities)! Don’t miss out! — @gawoonchung
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again - Puno’s Squarespace Design Course is not like any other course. Not only will you learn the platform inside out, she also teaches you how to become a freelance designer by dropping valuable knowledge and providing the necessary tools to get you there. — @therikster
Puno's Squarespace course was honestly better than any course I took in art school. She covers the technical side AND the business side, which is SO RARE, and so helpful for REAL LIFE! Also, its just a hoot! Thanks Puno and team
Meg Davis Houghton, from Studio Lifestyle
I truly believe that the ilovecreative's course is probably the best way to learn and understand the Squarespace platform. Puno brings it down to a level that doesn't feel daunting and her personality makes learning SO MUCH FUN. Seriously. Her personality is infectious and the hours I spend rewatching the lessons never get old. She is also super encouraging and open to telling us her tips and tricks at being a proactive "slashy"!
Jennifer Grimm, Independent Designer and Photographer
We received the best talent submissions from IloveCreatives.com. It was so hard to choose because all the candidates were amazing. We ended up with the perfect fit and could not be happier with our seamless experience!
Andrea Beaulieu, Founder of Studio Linear
I JUST FIXED MY NEWSLETTER BLOCK AND I FEEL LIKE A WIZARD! — @jennifer__grimm
Steven Male, CEO of Inbound
We cannot rave enough about how much we adore I Love Creatives. We took the Instagram course to start and we were blown away by what we learned and it was a lot of fun to take! We also frequently search through ads to find new help and have even posted an ad ourselves. We truly love what Puno has created with I Love Creatives and People Map, it makes our lives as creatives that much easier and enjoyable.
Giselle, Founder of Pêche-Crème
They are the bee's knees of the creative community. I've tried a ton of different places to look for professional creatives, some costing way more than I'd like to admit, and still, I Love Creatives has delivered more and better referrals than anywhere else.
Love the platform and its creative community! I posted an AD and got responses immediately. Puno and the team are on it and will make sure that your post gets visibility. Keep up the good work bringing people together ILOVECREATIVES!