Dennis Field

Hi! I’m Dennis, and I help designers shape their careers.

Welcome! I’m a designer, the co-founder of Greenline Creative, and I work at InVision. My passion is simple: I strive to help other designers get the most out of themselves and their careers. I do this through writing, speaking, consulting, and various other services & tools. Throughout my journey as a designer and creator, I’ve been fortunate to gain a wide range of experiences; some of which are positive, others less so. This is where I share them so that you too can learn from them.

My Latest Lessons:

The Importance of Financial Planning As A Designer NEW

Financial planning is an area that many freelancers and designers simply ignore. I'm not sure why, but that’s simply the way it is when they start their careers. I hear tons of stories of young designers who spend money like crazy in their first year or two. I actually know of someone who purchased a brand new, fully loaded Porsche Cayenne right out of school. Maybe it's the false sense of security that comes with a paycheck? Maybe it's because they have a sense of freedom? Maybe we feel like with this new experience need to come drastic lifestyle changes? Whatever the reason is, I can honestly say I was no different. Now I didn't go out and buy a Porsche, but I did fall in the same trap of not really planning and managing my finances very well early on in my career. Here's my story. Find out how to take control over your finances with these quick tips.

10 Attributes of a Successful Designer

The other day, I started thinking about the designers that I’ve encountered throughout my career. Some of them have impacted me in ways they probably don’t realize. These people inspire(d) me with not just their work, but also by being great people and life mentors. They’re always on top of their game, they balance their lives, and they “own” their careers. More importantly, they are the type of designers that have depth to them. They are built on more than just having great design chops and striving to have great designs that inspire. I started thinking deeper about these industry-leading designers to determine what qualities and attributes they consist of and what qualities I find have worked well in my career. Learn about the characteristics of the most successful designers

5 ways to start building a successful brand today

I’ve been designing logos and creating brands for companies for nearly a decade. In fact, much of the early work we did at Greenline Creative was focussed primarily on brand development and website creation for companies who were just breaking ground. This was the most rewarding work I’ve ever done, so I’m extremely happy to share with you some of the principles that we followed to create engaging brands. Learn how to build a successful brand today.


My Latest Projects:

Treefort Productivity

I use Treefort to help me collect ideas, topics and tasks. I then crowd-source those ideas with clients, peers and fellow team members. It's like a pubic to-do list with voting capabilities. It ensures that I'm always working on the projects and tasks with the highest priority and return! Sign up for Treefort for Free!

The Designer’s Handbook Book

Do You Need Help Reaching Your Goals as a Designer? The Designer’s Handbook is designed to help you navigate the design industry and take control over your career. Learn more about this book.

Free Skillshare Course: How to Create a Marketing Homepage That Drives Results Course

Have you ever wanted to know how to make your homepage generate more leads? In this 60-minute class that I created in collaboration with Skillshare & InVision, I’ll teach you how. Whether you’re a freelancer who’s trying to attract more clients, or you’re designing for a startup or business that wants to increase sign-ups and customers, this course teaches you how to design your homepage so that it works harder for you.  Enroll in this Skillshare course for Free today!

The Art of Presenting Your Design Concepts Course

If there's one thing I’ve learned in my career that  has undoubtedly had the biggest impact on my career and will probably always be a valuable asset to me, it is my presentation ability. Learn how to present your designs more effectively.

The Pipe Books

The Pipe is how I discover self-published ebooks on design, technology, and business. Discover a new book to read today!