What people say about their experiences with The Bold Edge:
The Bold Edge is a course I have recommended and continue to recommend to others who want to learn graphic design. Malkie is the best teacher and instructor. She makes graphic design come alive. She makes it so exciting to learn, and I always gained a thrill and excitement to use the features to their fullest and to play around. Each lesson was enjoyable and full of new things to learn. Even though it wasn’t live, you would never know you weren’t in a real class. One major part of the course which was extremely beneficial to me was and still is, is the technical support. Malkie was and still is always available to me 24/7! No matter how big or trivial my questions are she always answers them with a tremendous amount of patience and never leaves me hanging!
I have only positive thoughts when I think about The Bold Edge!
Thank you Malkie for everything, I have no words to express the feelings I have to you for all that you did and continue to do for me!
Chavie S., New York, NY
The Web design Comprehensive course was really good, thorough and given over very clearly. Malkie is AMAZING! She always had time to explain things again when I didn’t understand, she was so patient and understanding and all in all, a pleasure to work with. I honestly WILL miss the classes! The work of creating websites, once I already learned it, was stimulating and even fun, and continues to be. I find it similar to the thrill of doing difficult puzzles. I also love being able to have instant feedback to my work, when I see things working in a browser. Dear Malkie, I can’t think of anything specific that wasn’t top notch. Each lesson that I watch now, each and every time, I marvel at how clearly you explain things, you have something in your manner of teaching that is hard to find in a teacher. And I sincerely mean it! Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
Rivky Spira, Inspira Designs, Jerusalem, Israel
My experience during the live, home based WordPress Web Design course was amazing! The classes were taught in a clear, thorough and enjoyable way. I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from Malkie, and am able to apply it to many web design situations. During and way after the course, Malkie was always there to answer all my questions and assist me in any way including sending me job opportunities. The Bold Edge not only teaches their students, they guide them every step of the way.The Bold Edge teaches in a unique way in which you walk out acquiring and retaining the skills learnt. It is now 5 years since the Graphic Design Foundations course I took there and I still remember exactly what was taught. With the skills taught at The Bold Edge, I was able to create a design parnassah for myself. Thank you Malkie!!
Miriam Fischer, Designweaver, Lakewood NJ
Needing a professional website for our business, I contacted The Bold Edge. They matched us with Miriam, a former student of The Bold Edge, who had just completed her web design course. We were impressed by the quality of work and how Miriam took our vision and made it into reality. She was so easy to work with, had great suggestions and superior technical know how. Once we started working with Miriam, we decided to have her design our logo and brochure as well. She did a fabulous job with that too! Would I recommend Miriam? Definitely! I even hired her to do a second website for my husband’s company as well! I am so thankful to The Bold Edge, they really understood what I was looking for and helped give my business the professional presence it needed!
Shani Neuhoff, MH Professional Office Manager
Graphic Design Foundation (Home Based Non-Internet option) at The Bold Edge is a course I would recommend to all entering the field of design. It clearly and thoroughly teaches you all you have to know in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. It gives you the design techniques that enable you to design professionally. The classes were given over well in a clear, understandable manner. Though it’s not live, you would never know you weren’t in a real class.
The technical/student support was amazing! Mrs. Scholnick was always there for me, guiding me the whole way through. The response time was always quick and helpful. Homework responses were insightful and helped me to become a better graphic designer.
Thanks to Mrs. Scholnick and The Bold Edge, I feel ready to embrace the world of graphics.
Penina K., Lakewood NJ
Malkie Scholnick is a top rate graphic design teacher! Throughout the course of my year with The Bold Edge at The Graphic Design Foundations course, I have gained and learned numerous creative and useful knowledge to give my design skills a jump start. I took the course at home, on my own time, which helped with my work schedule and other responsibilities. I was able to email and call Malkie, whenever I needed tech support or help. Malkie was always available to give advice and encourage me to use my talents to the fullest. I now feel quite confident in starting my own business! Thank you Malkie.
Malka Bechhofer, Umbrella Designs, South Bend, Indiana
I took the summer course in Brooklyn and I loved it. Malkie really kept us on our toes. I don’t think that anyone could possibly be bored in those classes, no matter how much skill they may be entering with. There was a tremendous amount of information taught in each class. I had previously tried to teach myself graphic arts from videos produced by Adobe. I could not learn in months what she taught in one class. Although she goes at a quick pace, you are never lagging behind. If you have questions, she is always willing to go over the material as many times as needed until you get it. She is very patient when answering all of your questions. You always get to practice at home what you learned in class that day, which helps you incorporate the skills you learned. She is always available to answer questions that you have at home. Although I finished the course months ago, I still contact her to ask her to advise me. Her responses are always recieved, almost instantaneously. I like how Malkie made graphic arts come alive, and how she would make it so exciting. I remember being discouraged when meeting other graphic artists who complained about how their jobs were so boring, and how they felt like they were just pressing buttons all day. Not Malkie. Malkie loves what she does and makes you love it too. Everything is exciting, and there is a thrill in learning and discovering methods and channels for allowing creativity to flow. All in all, my time spent learning at the Bold Edge was an extremely positive experience and empowered me to hone my talents for use in the workforce and beyond.
Aliza Ungar, Graphic Designer, Advanced Nutrition by Zahler, Brooklyn, NY
The Bold Edge is a perfect setting for any budding graphic designer. As an Educational Coordinator, and Teacher – Malkie ensures that each student is learning, progressing, and expressing their creativity thru the available creative media – ie Adobe programs. Malkie’s patience, expertise and vast knowledge in the graphic design arena is what makes the Bold Edge the successful place it is! I took the courses a number of years ago, and Malkie is still available for me all the time! She gives it her all.
Leah Borenstein, Graphic Designer, Etched in Stone USA, Elizabeth, NJ
Malkie is a great teacher. She was very clear and patient and made sure I understood what she was teaching. She has helped me out on many occasions with tips and techniques, even after I finished the course.
Yocheved Rosengarten, Graphic Design Freelancer, Brooklyn, NY
Thank you! I loved the course! I look forward to reviewing them online because there was so much great information. I’m hooked on color now! I design fliers and brochures for my community band so I can’t wait to put my knowledge to work.
Learning Graphic Design Foundations at the Bold Edge was fast paced, detailed, and informative. Features of the program such as practical homework assignment and video feedbacks proved very helpful. Malkie’s expert knowledge and clear teaching ability enhanced my skills in the Adobe programs.
Mushky Ginsburg, Hannabi Creative, Brooklyn, NY
The Design Principles course was really good!! I learned a lot and can’t wait to learn more about graphics in general. It was truly fascinating!!
Elisheva Lowy, Passaic, NJ
The Design Principles class was a GREAT CLASS!! she was so easy to follow and a pleasure to listen too. She stayed on point and got straight to the point. she def know her stuff.
Vicki Ades, Eproductphotography.com, Brooklyn, NY
The Design Principles class was an excellent class — I enjoyed it and learned a lot. Very engaging. I liked her technique of asking a lot of questions which helped keep us involved in the class. Everything was explained very clearly and she was great at responding to questions.
Lori Falco, Morris Plains, NJ
Great experience. Malkie Scholnick promised and delivered with interest. class was interesting – gave lots of design ideas and rules in an organized fashion – i walked away with a greater, more comprehensive understanding of design principles.
YD Katz, Brooklyn, NY
I am LOVING this (Web Design Comprehensive) course – it is so clear and thorough, and I’m learning so much. I love the classes, and really enjoy doing the homework.
Sara B., Far Rockaway
What Designers say about our Linkedin Group, Jewish Women Creative Worldwide:
Malkie is a dedicated and approachable designer. Her knowledge of the creative process and industry have helped many women in the Linkedin group she founded, Jewish Women Creatives Worldwide, making it an outstanding resource for Jewish women in the field. She is forward-thinking, very knowledgeable, and a wonderful coach for me and countless others.
Rachel Black, Rachel Black Designs, Detroit, MI
Malkie’s group, Jewish Women Creatives Worldwide, is a really useful, practical and effective tool for Jewish women designers! As a graphic designer, I find the threads very useful in discovering new helpful design techniques and solving graphic issues. I check there often and even initiated a few of my own threads, to which I received helpful responses. I hope it continues to grow and benefit all of us!
Charna Ambers, CB Designs, Suffern, NY