Do you have a creative spirit and a million ideas that you have yet to execute?

This program was designed to get you unstuck, so that you can start getting your printables out into the world. Whether you need help with the technical side of creating printables, selling, marketing, or all three, we've got you covered.

Through a combination of self-study lessons and ongoing support, you'll be equipped with everything you need to design, share and sell like a pro.


Gain immediate access to your vault of video lessons. The content does not expire and you can work at your own pace, on your own timeline. Michelle recommends a working in cozy atmosphere with a cup of something warm nearby for optimal results.

Become equipped to design like a pro! Lessons included:

  • Finding your signature style
  • Choosing the right design program
  • Design basics
  • How to design with stock art
  • Usage/what’s allowed/legal side of designing
  • Exporting, sizing, file types

Learn how to open and grow a printables-based Etsy store. We’ll go over everything that you need to know to establish yourself as a professional, profitable shop. Lessons included:

  • Branding and Presentation
  • Writing Descriptions, Policies, Keywords and SEO
  • Pricing your products
  • How to sell customized products
  • Customer Service and educating your buyer

Learn how to integrate blogging into your printable business to maximize your efforts and your income. Lessons included:

  • How to set up a blog for success 
  • Lead Magnets and Email Marketing
  • How to Create Content for your Blog
  • Maximizing the reach of your content with Social Media and Pinterest
  • Driving site traffic and creating growth opportunities


WORKBOOKS Fillable, downloadable guides with checklists and resources to help reinforce your lessons and encourage you to take action.

ACCESS TO PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP Find the support you need along with opportunities for collaboration and community building.

Instantly boost your reach when you pin and share to our members-only Pinterest boards.


If you have interest in converting your printable designs into printed products, without the headache, and crying over your printer, this bonus will help!

Here’s a peek inside:

  • Chapter 1: Expanding your product line
  • Chapter 2: Preparing your files for print (includes my personal list of printers)
  • Chapter 3: Printing and Production (includes a quiz to help you select the best option for your business type)
  • Chapter 4: Packaging and Distributing
  • Chapter 5: Wholesaling and Beyond
  • + A Guide to Pricing Chart

You'll find this guide in the "Bonus" section of your course portal.


Select the option that works best for you. All program benefits + the Printable to Printed Bonus Guide are included, no matter which you choose.

Notes from Printable Design Academy students

"You want to do this course. Michelle teaches what is missing from so so so many printables courses: the principles of design. It's one thing to design worksheets and planners from templates.

But if you want to create unique printables that are eye-catching and truly nice to look at, you will definitely want this course. Michelle allows you to look over her shoulder as she takes on a creative project too.

And although this is a one-time purchase, she is still giving with more and more amazing bonuses that she keeps adding to the course.

Looking for support on your creative journey (without having been formally trained in graphic design)? Definitely consider The Printable Design Academy.

- Caddabra B.

"The Printable Design Academy is an invaluable blueprint and support network for creating a printables business from scratch. I've waited for a course and community like this for *years*. The lessons are designed with busy schedules in mind, and provide practical steps to take action with confidence."  

- Anjali S.

"I love the way Michelle takes you through the different stages of designing and selling. I felt overwhelmed, starting from scratch, but with the program I can now see what steps are next and what to expect on the way. The private Facebook Group is great to connect to with other designers and it is a nice platform to test your designs. All in all the program gives great starting points and new insights and got me to start designing with confidence and joy!"  

- Marloes E.

"The Printable Design Academy is very thorough and the tutorials are clear, well written and easy to follow. There is an abundant amount of resources available and Michelle is there to help you with anything she can."  

- Maureen D.

Is The Printable Design Academy right for you?

Who is this program for? Am I a right fit? The Printable Design Academy was created to serve creatives who are looking to start or grow a printables-based business or side hustle.  

What’s included? - Over fifteen video lessons, covering everything that you need to know, from design, to sales, to marketing. - Workbooks that contain checklists and links to my personal resources - Ready-sized templates - Pre-written text files for shop listings, emails and marketing - Access to an exclusive group Pinterest Board and Tailwind Community - Access to a private Facebook Group - Lifetime access (no start/end date)  

Do you need to have prior design experience? Nope! I will teach you everything from the ground up. I recommend starting in our “School of Design.”  

What type of software do I need? Rather than doing software-specific lessons, I teach fundamentals that can be applied to any type of software. You’ll see me share examples from Adobe Programs, and free online programs like Canva.


Can you explain the three “schools?” In The School of Design, you will become equipped to design like a pro. Not only do I share the fundamentals of design, but also help you to determine your signature style, and to give you all the logistics of sizing, file types and what’s allowed.  

In The School of Selling, you’ll learn how to open and grow a printables-based Etsy store. We’ll go over everything that you need to know to establish yourself as a professional, profitable shop.  

In The School of Marketing and Blogging, you will learn how to integrate blogging into your printable business to maximize your efforts and your income. This is also where you will learn how to take things to the next level in marketing your printables.  

What type of support do you offer? My email inbox is always open! Plus, I’ll be popping into the Facebook Group to answer any questions if you prefer to seek answers there. The success of this program hinges on YOUR success, so I’m here to do everything I can to help you along on your journey.  

What kind of results can I expect? You’ll be equipped to design printables, attract the right audience, make sales with ease. I’m here to support you, no matter what stage you’re at.


"I have really enjoyed Michelle's teaching style. She is clear, thorough, and so knowledgeable about creating and sustaining a printable designs business. I loved how her course not only covered how to create and design printables, but also how to market them."  

- Kimberly E., Paperwing Letters

"Michelle's blog was initially what inspired my blog and Etsy shop so to get to learn from her is so cool. I jumped into the school of blogging and have brainstormed a lot of blog post ideas as well as started writing an email sequence for new subscribers." 

- Raye V., Raye Allison Creations

"These lessons are exactly what I’ve been looking for, there’s a lot of quality information and thankfully it’s all in one place with examples and step by step instruction. The added bonus section with Michelle’s design process is absolutely great. It’s nice to see her process and learn some inDesign tips."  

- Sonia H., Soniah Designs

"Michelle did a great job organizing and presenting all of the information through video and summary pages. I was anxious to start designing after the first video!" 

- Ashley B., Ashley Bustillo Crafts 


The Printable Design Academy was started by Michelle Hickey, owner of Enchanted Prints, editor of the blogs Elegance and Enchantment and MichelleHickey.Design, and co-host of A Podcast for Creatives.

With a background in graphic design and a passion for creative fulfillment, Michelle has grown her small, printables-based Etsy shop into a profitable, multi-faceted business.

She can't wait to share everything that she has learned in her 10+ years of entrepreneurship and is beyond excited to help you grow your printables-based business.