FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

A lot of creatives have a passion for writing, art, photography and even small business. However many struggle with marketing and technology. We want to support our community by offering professional courses and a space where our members can share their own experiences.

Yes, anyone can join and network with our creative community. Membership is subject to approval, and may be limited at launch. We will prioritize the registration of Canadian artists, photographers, bloggers, educators and other professionals. Use your real name and username similar to your social accounts.

Tdot Studio members have access to our community pages including member profiles, member directory and members-only blog. With Studio Plus and Studio Pro you can access online courses and create a portfolio site (a WordPress site at tdot.studio, available to Pro members).

No you do not, but most of our community are visual artists and creatives who use Instagram as a primary social media and portfolio presence. We encourage you to use a username for Tdot Studio that’s the same or similar to your IG handle. Please provide the URL of your Instagram page in the registration form.

Our present courses include:

  • Create Websites with WordPress
  • Photo Graphics with Photoshop
  • Photography Essentials (Coming 2022)
  • Video Editing Essentials (Coming 2022)

Premium members can join the course at any time. Study at your own pace.

Generally the courses are released over a period of 4 weeks. Once the course is finished, members can start any time. You can access the courses during your membership period.

Our main instructor is Tdot Studio founder Mike Simpson. Mike teaches design and media classes at Toronto schools such as Centennial College. 

Experienced teachers who wish to teach a creative class should get in touch! We welcome proposals.

Our course on website development focuses on using WordPress, so we will use WP to complete the lessons. You don’t need to own a website or have web hosting – it’s possible to develop with WordPress locally on your computer. We also offer our Studio Pro users a WordPress site on our network. You can also get web hosting and easily set up WordPress. We recommend NameCheap.

We do! Most events are offered to the general public. Some private events are offered to members only, and for some events, premium members can get a discount or attend free.

Our main events are produced in association with Tdot Shots and include an annual photo contest and seasonal photo walks. Photo walk meetups take place in person in Greater Toronto (weather and public health permitting).

We offer free and paid members email support. We’ll try to assist, whether it’s a question about your membership, accessing courses or creating your WordPress site.

Premium members with a Tdot Studio Pro account can get up to two hours support and consulting time during their membership period.

Have a question? Feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to assist.

Yes. We first recommend contacting us about your issue. We offer a refund within the first 14-days from the start of your membership if you have an issue that we can’t resolve.

We don’t offer refunds for Tdot Events but we can apply your payment toward a future event.

Yes, here are the paths. If you have never paid you can easily choose to pay for Studio Plus or Studio Pro membership. You must be logged in to make the payment.

If you are on a paid membership and wish to change (upgrade or downgrade) you should contact us and we’ll help you change levels.

You can also delete your account by letting us know and we will take care of it.