Thinking in Visual Metaphors

4.9

(51 ratings)

3 Weeks

Cohort-based Course

Make your ideas stand out with visual thinking.

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Course overview

Level up your communication in 3 weeks with visual metaphors

Stop competing for attention.


Be different and translate your ideas into visuals.


You might be saying...

"Well, that's all well and good, but I can't draw."


Rest assured.

Visual thinking is not about drawing.


The main "draw" (馃) of visual thinking is communicating ideas in a deep, impactful way.


If you're keen on clarifying your thinking and using the power of metaphors to create content that stands out, you're in the right place.


Join me in this 3 week course to learn the techniques and frameworks I鈥檝e used to attract an engaged international audience of 250,000+ people.


Whether it's for professional upskilling, personal development, or differentiating your writing, Thinking in Visual Metaphors will open up new possibilities to express your ideas.

Who is this course for

01

Aspiring creators eager to grow an organic audience through a unique and marketable skill.

02

Writers who want to stop the scroll and stand out in their niche by attracting audiences to their work.

03

Educators and coaches who want to leverage their expertise for their clients with effective strategies.

By the end of this 3 week course, you'll:

Create your first visual metaphor


Raise your visual I.Q.


Practice strategies to make the abstract visible


Carve out a style unique to your personal brand


Apply visual frameworks to clarify, simplify, and amplify your ideas


Analyze a visual as a creator


Get peer-feedback and meet other visual thinkers


This course includes

6 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

59 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

11 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven鈥檚 guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jun 24鈥擩un 30

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jun

      24

      Live-Session 1: Foundations

      Mon, Jun 24, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    • Jun

      26

      Live Session 2: Making Visuals as Cool as I.C.E.

      Wed, Jun 26, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Self-Paced Module - Using Figma

    • Self-Paced Module - Using Procreate

    • Module 1: Foundations

    • Module 2: Introduction to I.C.E. (Intention - Capture - Examine)

  • Week 2

    Jul 1鈥擩ul 7

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jul

      1

      Live-Session 3: Execution

      Mon, Jul 1, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    • Jul

      3

      Live Session 4: Frameworks

      Wed, Jul 3, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Module 3: Execution

    • Module 4: Frameworks

  • Week 3

    Jul 8鈥擩ul 9

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Jul

      8

      Live-Session 5: Style

      Mon, Jul 8, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Module 5: Style

    • Module 6: Iteration

  • Post-Course

    Events

    • Jul

      10

      Live Session 6: Iteration

      Wed, Jul 10, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

  • Bonus

    Modules

    • Bonus Resources & Tools

    • Recommended Stuff

    • Social Media Tools

4.9

(51 ratings)

What students are saying

At a glance:

At a glance:

Week 1: Learn the Rules

Foundations

Week 2: Master the Rules

Frameworks & Practical Strategies

Week 3: Break the Rules

Style & Iteration

Meet your instructor

PJ Milani

PJ Milani

@milanicreative

A teacher by trade, I've made over 400 visuals to grow an organic international audience of 250,000+ followers.


My illustrations have helped authors, speakers, and startup founders communicate their ideas with more clarity and impact to their audiences. My visuals have been used by Adam Grant, Greg McKeown, Sahil Bloom, Justin Welsh, Steven Bartlett and more.


You can usually catch me simplifying complexity through daily visuals on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

Who is PJ Milani?

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ Milani has a remarkable ability to bring complex concepts to life. His creative visuals are masterful in illustrating and illuminating ideas.
Adam Grant

Adam Grant

#1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ's visuals have helped bring my social media writing to life in ways that I'd never be able to express on my own. Whenever I have something to say, that my writing can't capture on its own, I turn to PJ to design it. One of the most talented visual designers around.
Justin Welsh

Justin Welsh

The Diversified Solopreneur
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ is truly a visual teacher. His ability to capture the essence of a complex, abstract idea and break it down into an engaging, single message is remarkable. His visuals don鈥檛 just complement a concept. They elevate it.
Sahil Bloom

Sahil Bloom

Entrepreneur and Writer
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ never ceased to make me see the world in a different and clearer way through his use of his visuals. It's single-frame storytelling at its best.
Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks

Author & Storyteller

Course Preview

3-Step process to create a visual metaphor

Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Live Sessions on Mondays & Wednesdays

    12pm - 1:30pm CST | 7pm - 8:30pm CET

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    Interactive and engaging sessions with breakout rooms!


    Each live-session is recorded with forever-access if you miss any or have to leave early (even when the course is completed).

  • BONUS: After Hours Q&A

    (optional) After each live-session

    Get all your questions answered after each live-session.


    After 20 years of teaching, I've learned the most helpful feedback is immediate and timely.

  • Class projects

    2-3 hours per week


聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽A master of bringing complex topics out of the abstract and into the tangible with simple metaphors. PJ doesn鈥檛 just teach lessons, he gets invested in you as a person and wants to see you succeed long after the class is over!
Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson

Founder of Quoted Visually
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ is not only one of the most inspiring people I've met, with his beautiful visuals, but also an incredibly warm and caring person. End result? His work positively impacts both the heart and mind.
Eric Partaker

Eric Partaker

Author & CEO Coach
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ is an incredibly talented visual creator. His visuals are awesome and my audience loves them too!
Alex Weic

Alex Weic

Creator of Alex & Books聽
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ is one of the best visual storytellers out there. The way he breaks complex topics down with beautiful images is truly inspiring.聽
Chris Donnelly

Chris Donnelly

Co-Founder of Lottie and Found
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽PJ is exceptionally gifted in communicating visually with clear, concise and unique illustrations. This partnered with his expertise in educating makes him my first recommendation when someone is looking to learn how to visually communicate.
Michael J. Boorman

Michael J. Boorman

Founder of Wisdom Made Easy
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Join an upcoming cohort

Thinking in Visual Metaphors

Cohort 6

$450 USD

Dates

June 24鈥擩uly 10, 2024

Payment Deadline

June 24, 2024

Don't miss out!聽Enrollment closes in 3 days

|

Bulk purchases

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3 Weeks