Finishing a big project can be tough, but in this course Anna and Chelsea provide invaluable tips and tricks that’ll get you to the finish line.

During Anna's portion of the course, students will hear about the challenges she's faced when tackling big projects and how three basic concepts - accountability, structure, and inspiration - have enabled her to stay focused and achieve success. 

And during Chelsea's portion of the course, students will hear about Chelsea's planning process, how she handles workloads and deadlines, as well has how she avoids stress and copes with burnout. 

If you're planning to embark on a big project and need some instruction and inspiration to stay on track, then this course is perfect for you!

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Three Core Concepts

    • Project Examples

    • Common Challenges

    • Overcoming Challenges

    • Burnout

    • Assignment: Project Rainbow

    • PDF: How to Finish Big Projects by Anna Daviscourt

  2. 2
    • Introduction

    • Planning Phase

    • Dealing with Stress

    • Burnout

    • Juggling Workloads and Meeting Deadlines

    • Conclusion

    • PDF: How to Finish Big Projects by Chelsea Trousdale

About the Instructors


Anna Daviscourt / Chelsea Trousdale

Anna Daviscourt is a children’s book author and illustrator, and a 2018-2019 Adobe Creative Resident. Her whimsical work ranges from loose and colorful sketches to finely detailed paintings. She also teaches independent studies at PNCA in Portland, OR and dreams of one day owning a pet corgi! Chelsea Trousdale is a Designer and Illustrator currently based Salt Lake City Utah. For the past 8 years she has worked professionally as a Senior Graphic Designer in the corporate world while at the same time honing her craft as a Character Designer and Illustrator.
  • 2

    PDF's describing the goals of this course and summarizing the main points of the videos.

  • Video Instruction

    Over 30 minutes of quality video lessons by leading illustrators describing their tips and tricks to finish big projects.

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