The HOW Design Live Podcast features Programming Partner, Ilise Benun of Marketing-Mentor.com, in lively conversation with successful creative professionals and design entrepreneurs about the business of creativity and creativity in business. Find out more about HOW Design Live (the big event) at www.howdesignlive.com.
The HOW Design Live Podcast features Programming Partner, Ilise Benun of Marketing-Mentor.com, in lively conversation with successful creative professionals and design entrepreneurs about the business of creativity and creativity in business. Find out more about HOW Design Live (the big event) at www.howdesignlive.com.
In the Marketing Mentor podcast, Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, offers short but meaty conversational interviews with creative professionals who are doing what it takes to stop feast or famine, get better clients and command the fees they deserve – and sharing what they’ve learned.
Rank #1: #380: How to Identify Your Unique Value with Lisa Mullis.
If you don’t have clarity about the unique value you bring to your ideal clients, this episode is for you. I spoke with Lisa Mullis of Paraphrase Communications about the “Value Framework” she uses to help her clients package and position their “high value offers.” If you like what you hear, read her guest blog post where you can download her Value Framework Blueprint. Also, listen to our previous podcasts on the “comparison trap” and being an “experienced newbie.” Then, write a review, subscribe on Apple Podcasts and, one more thing, be sure to sign up for my Quick Tips from Marketing Mentor.
Rank #2: A new freelancer struggles with pricing .
Just 5 months into her new career as a freelance food writer, Bryn Mooth is already getting a lot of publicity and great projects. (Follow her journey here.) But as a lot of new freelancers do—Bryn is finding pricing to be a challenge. Why? She’s calculated an hourly rate, refined an estimating sheet, and learned to price by the project—but the problem is—she’s really fast. With 20 years of experience, she finds that using hours to calculate project costs is leaving her with a price that doesn’t equal the project’s value. Her clients often share a budget, but when she calculates her project cost—it’s way too low. With her current approach, there’s an apparent disconnect between what the project costs—and what it’s worth. Listen to this interview to find out where the discrepancy is—and how she can solve it. Should she double her hourly rate? Make room for higher profit? Find out here. Bryn also shares how she’s:• Dealing with pricing• Determining her minimum project rate• Using an estimating worksheet to figure out hours for each project• Starting to track her hours/rates over time She also shares why pricing should be “uncomfortable.” Listen here. Have any advice for Bryn? Please share.
Design influences the world around us every day. We chat with designers, illustrators, photographers, and others to find out the stories that made them want to get into the creative world as a career, and talk with chefs, bartenders, restaurateurs and anyone else that uses their creative talent about how they use their creative talents to design their menus and restaurants. If you have suggestions for guests or questions about the show, please reach out to us on Twitter @feastondesign.
Rank #1: 156: Mike Jones, Co-Founder of Creative South.
Welcome to the first episode of Feasting on Design! So if you’re new here, I’m your host Jason Frostholm. I’m a designer and creative director with nearly 20 years of experience and I used to host a podcast call the Creative South Podcast, which wrapped up at the end of last year. When that podcast was coming to an end I knew I wanted to keep podcasting and talking to designers, illustrators and other creatives, but I also wanted to explore my other passion food. so occasionally we’ll be talking with chefs, brewers, bartenders, and restaurateurs about what it takes to design your business in the food and beverage industry from the ground up. So you might be wondering “if they is the first episode for Feasting on Design why is it number 156 on my podcast player,” well the simplest answer is I wanted to make it easy for fans of the Creative South Podcast to find the show and not have to subscribe to a new podcast feed, and I want people to be able to go back and listen to old episodes for the Creative South podcast since we had a ton of really great guests on there. I hope you like Feasting on Design, let me know what you think and if you like it leave me a review over on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. To kick off the first episode of Feasting on Design, I’m bringing my podcast life full circle and talking with Creative South co-founder and head of design at Aflac, Mike Jones. We sit down and chat about what Creative South has in store for 2019, designing for food packaging, and there is a lot of talk about BBQ. So sit back and break some bread with us on this episode of Feasting On Design. You can find out more about Mike on Twitter @Bucket826 and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. Visit feastingondesign.com to catch up on the archives of the Creative South Podcast, get some cool swag like t-shirts and stickers that are on sale right now for 50% off with free shipping on orders over $25 when you use the code FREESHIPPING, all one word, plus you can keep up with the podcast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @FeastOnDesign, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram. Find out more about Mike Jones servestudios.com hugnecks.com Dribbble Instagram Find out more about Creative South creativesouth.com Facebook Twitter Instagram
Rank #2: 86: Dina Rodriguez.
Welcome to the Creative South Podcast! I’m your host, Jason Frostholm. Today, I talk with hand lettering artist and designer, Dina Rodriguez. We talk about her experience at Pratt during High School, moving to Portland with her boyfriend based on their shared love for the TV show Portlandia, streaming on Twitch, working on her year of education that stemmed from a lull in client work, and more, all right after this. You can find out more about Dina on Twitter @Lettershoppe and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with her. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram. Thank you to JakPrints for sponsoring this episode. Find out more about Dina Rodriguez: lettershoppe.com Facebook Instagram Behance Dribbble LinkedIn Patreon
News, ideas, resources, interviews, stories from the field, scams to beware of, and more. It's a fun lifestyle show, not just a how-to. Sidegig is a great companion to anyone who loves working on side projects but wants a fun and entertaining show to keep them motivated and informed about ways they can do more to supplement their income.
Rank #1: 3.1 When should you go back to a full-time job? (And why one of us did.).
Working a side-hustle with your full-time job is no easy task. But if done right, it’s like getting the best of both worlds. A predictable income along with the autonomy. We've got news for you; one of us has taken a 9 to 5 job (again) and it’s one of the first things we dive deep into this season. We're back with a jam-packed Season 3 of 'Sidegig', Millo's podcast for side-hustlers. Join Ryan, Ian, and Preston this season as they answer some of your top questions about running a sustainable and thriving side-hustle. Subscribe for show updates at http://sidegigshow.com. A special thanks to our sponsors Ask Lorem — a new marketplace that connects small business owners with freelance developers and designers who are experts in WordPress, Shopify, SquareSpace, Mailchimp, and other DIY platforms. Whether you’re a freelancer looking to connect with new clients or a side-hustler who needs to offload a few creative tasks, visit asklorem.com. Enter promo code Sidegigs10 and save 10% on your first project. Also, check out Ian's The Logo Geek Podcast and Ryan's The Side Hustle Project Sidegig is a production of Millo. You can also listen to all previous episodes of Sidegig at http://sidegigshow.com or any of Millo's podcasts at http://millo.co/podcasts. Thanks for listening! We'd love your honest feedback on iTunes. Click here to give us an honest rating and review. We'll love your forever.
Rank #2: 2.8 When's the right time to give up on your side-hustle?.
What if you’ve been building your side-business for a while now and you’re just not seeing the traction you had hoped for? Should you throw in the towel? Quit? Give up? That’s the discussion we get into today—and it’s an eye-opening conversation for anyone who feels like they’re stuck in a rut with their business. Full shownotes for this episode are found at http://sidegigshow.com/2.8 A special thanks to our season sponsor: FindSideGigs, a free lead-generation tool for freelancers and side-hustlers. You can sign up for their free weekly gig list by visiting http://SideGigShow.com/find. Once you enter your email, they'll send you loads of fresh new side-hustle gigs every week. You can also listen to all previous episodes of Sidegig at http://sidegigshow.com or any of Millo's podcasts at http://millo.co/podcasts. Thanks for listening! We'd love your honest feedback on iTunes. Click here to give us an honest rating and review. We'll love your forever.
Conversations on creative culture, workflow, and productivity. The Busy Creator is for you, the creative professional working in arts, design, and media. You’ll hear direct from industry pros and learn the tools, techniques, and habits they’re using in their practice. We discuss strategies and pro tips you can use to be your most creative, productive self and excel in business.Past guests include designer and entrepreneur Armin Vit, design firm owner and professor Debbie Millman, Pentagram Partner Michael Bierut, author/speaker Todd Henry, and writer Jeff Goins, to name a few.
Rank #1: Business Lessons for Creative Entrepreneurs & How to Launch an Online Community with Designer, Writer, and Podcaster Kathleen Shannon.
Kathleen Shannon (@AndKathleen) is a graphic designer and brand strategist, and co-founder of Being Boss, a podcast and community for creative entrepreneurs. Kathleen began as a staff art director, but learned entrepreneurial habits working on her side projects and blogging. She's now seeking to become a media mogul and serve the creative community. In this conversation, we discuss the origins of Being Boss, how Kathleen learned systematic behaviour and stays organised, and the common mindsets of creative entrepreneurs. Catch up with Kathleen on the Being Boss website or that of her agency, Braid Creative. Download The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 95 (MP3, 52:24, 25.3 MB) Download The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 95 (OGG, 52:24, 24.4 MB) Subscribe to Get New Episodes Subscribe to The Busy Creator Podcast on iTunes | on Google Play Music | on Android | on iHeart Sponsor Freedcamp, the best free online project management software Bandwidth for The Busy Creator Podcast is provided by Freedcamp, Group Efforts Made Effortless. Freedcamp is best free online project management software available. By using the built-in functions and additional tools like time tracking, invoices, milestones, file storage, and more, teams can customise the software for the task at hand! The Busy Creator Podcast itself is managed and operated on Freedcamp. Get started for free on Freedcamp.com Show Notes & Links Prescott had a classmate named Kathleen, who went by Kate. Her mother, also Kathleen, went by Cassie. Kathleen was almost named “Cinco”, born May 5 Prescott is born May 6, making the two both Tauruses Kathleen describes herself as a “truth seeker & dream (job) chaser. Tea drinker & good food eater. Risk taker, magic maker & booty shaker.” AndKathleen.com, Kathleen’s personal site and retired blog “Creative Horcruxes”, websites and projects where we divide our passions, time, and attention Kathleen co-owns Braid Creative with her sister Tara Braid Creative is “Branding and business visioning agency for creative entrepreneurs” The Being Boss podcast started in 2014 as a way for Kathleen to “grow the top of her funnel” Emily Thompson (@EmilyM_Thompson), Kathleen’s partner in Being Boss Prescott kept hearing about “your audience”, which sparked him to start The Busy Creator Prescott admits that Being Boss is “ahead” of The Busy Creator in terms of spawning multiple forms (books, events, community classes, etc.) "Show notes are a great way to increase search engine optimization." —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This The aim is transform Being Boss from a podcast into “multimedia conglomerate” Chelsea Handler, Kathleen’s hero for hosting a tv show Kathleen & Emily recently submitted a book for publishing (due out Spring 2018) FreshBooks was a sponsor of Being Boss almost since the beginning, because they align Being Boss Facebook Group, 17,000+ members strong, has grown almost beyond control "How you feel at work affects how you feel at home, and vice versa." —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This "We didn't want to sully the waters with money." —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This The Being Boss Clubhouse is a year-long community learning course with coaching, and more. Will Hudson, early guest on The Busy Creator, ep. 12 It’s Nice That and its sister agency, Anyways Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio have both been on TBC, separately, eps. 3 & 84 Brand New Conference, Brand New Blog Kathleen started writing on LiveJournal in 1999 Kathleen worked as an Art Director for advertising while blogging at home The Etsy–Pinterest Boom Kathleen attracted freelance design projects from posting her wedding invitations "First, you have to be dedicated to your craft." —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This 10,000 hours “Fit of Entrepreneurial Passion”, as described by Michael Gerber "Nothing kills creativity like desperation." —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This Kathleen learned Project Management skills at her ad agency job Charlotte Hornets "You can only connect the dots looking backwards." —Steve Jobs Tweet This Steve Jobs addresses Standford class of 2004 2005 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo on Amazon and on Audible Prescott’s grandfather collected his lifetime’s worth of business cards 9 Habits of Highly Creative People (free eBook) Kathleen & Emily met as internet blogging pals Emily pitched the idea of a podcast, along with responsibilities Kathleen is the editorial lead; Emily handles web and tech "I didn't know this thing would need its own bank account one day!" —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This 7 People are involved with the production of Being Boss, including an editorial assistant and an audio editor The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber on Amazon and on Audible "Most people are still in their struggle. There's never a 'there'." —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This "Your goals mean shit if you feel like shit along the way." —Kathleen Shannon Tweet This Emily only uses list view in Asana; Kathleen only uses calendar Prescott prefers Kanban view, where that’s available Ramit Sethi Kaizen, continual gradual improvements over time Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott on Amazon and on Audible Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson on Amazon and on Audible Daring Greatly by Brene Brown on Amazon and on Audible Martha Beck BeingBoss.club Kathleen Shannon on Twitter Kathleen Shannon on Facebook Kathleen Shannon on Instagram Braid Creative on Facebook Braid Creative on Pinterest Being Boss on Twitter Being Boss on Facebook Being Boss on Instagram Being Boss on iTunes Tools Being Boss Podcast Facebook Live FreshBooks Acuity Scheduling Asana CoSchedule Notebooks, Post-Its Evernote Google Docs Slack Techniques Ask your audience what they want, to create new content Put in your 10,000 hours before becoming an entrepreneur; become a “confident expert” Build a bridge before leaving your full-time job Aim to replace your income before taking that last leap Ask to be in client meetings; see the process up close Share your process as you’re in it — publish along the way Codify your methods, translate them to an e-course Find a “business bestie” and have “Skype dates” Use your existing resources to bolster your side projects Create an org. chart to plan future expansion, duties Know every element of your business, and only outsource as needed When overwhelmed, write top 3 items on a Post-It Be a little more casual with your team when chatting on Slack Habits Drink Coffee and Tea every morning Broadcast on Facebook Live a few times a week Make decisions, whether they’re right or wrong Respect your future self (through systems) Have empathy for others and what they struggle with — it may be different from you Put everything in Google Calendar Work out first thing in the morning Try Audible.com Free for 30-Days Visit BusyCreatorBook.com for your free trial Get Daring Greatly by Brene Brown as a free audiobook
Rank #2: The Busy Creator 48 w/guest Artist Eric Kass.
Eric Kass (@funnel_erickass) is a Commercial Artist who has built a distinct solo practice across identity, graphic design, packaging design, and more. His practice — Funnel, the Fine Commercial Art Practice of Eric Kass — works with startups and artisanal food companies on developing all aspects of their brand story. Our conversation cover Eric’s definition of a commercial artist, how we works with clients, and his new side project. Catch up with Eric on his website, Funnel.tvShow Notes & Links Eric creates “heart-made craft brands” His practices reaches across naming, identity, packaging, point of sales, and more Graphic Design isn’t a great term; “graphic” is too specific, “design” is too broad Commercial Artist is a better description → art for sale Branding always appealed to Eric for its ability to craft a narrative, to appreciate details (typography, logo, etc.) Practice, a term usually applied to Medicine or Law, can also be applied to design (or Yoga) The name Funnel emerged from Eric’s experiences and observations, as well as a reflection of his design process Printed Ephemera by John Noel Claude Lewis On Amazon Ephemerotica.com — Curated Compendium of the Coveted / Authentic & Inspired Vintage Goods “Every company is now a media company.” —Seth Godin ← Click to Tweet Felix Sockwell, past podcast guest, has never used InDesign David Blatner & Anne-Marie Concepción joined me for The InDesign Episode of The Podcast Eric grew up on a farm where your work is pretty much overlapping with your “home” life Eric Kass on Twitter Eric Kass on Facebook Eric Kass on Instagram Eric Kass on Pinterest Eric Kass on linkedinTools
Focusing on design, and the hosts' love of pop culture, The Reflex Blue Show gives you a look into the topics of graphic design by two people working in the industry. The Reflex Blue Show with Donovan Beery is hosted by 36Point.com
Rank #1: Round and Round: The Reflex Blue Show #164.
Justin Kemerling, Jake Welchert, and Adam Casey may each have their own design studios, but they operate out of the same co-working space in Omaha, Nebraska – Round and Round. We speak co-working while working for yourself, how many rounds form a round and round, collaborating, and more. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post Round and Round: The Reflex Blue Show #164 appeared first on 36 Point.
Rank #2: Stefan G. Bucher: The Reflex Blue Show #184.
Stefan G. Bucher of 344 stopped by the day after a fantastic presentation to AIGA Nebraska in support of his new book, Letterheads : An Eccentric Alphabet. A lot has happened since we last had Stefan on the show. Well, I would hope so, it’s been a full decade – I’m not even sure how that’s possible – but Stefan was actually on episode 2 talking about his just released Daily Monsters book, and a monster mural he was working on. This time we talk about 3rd-hand information I am trying to recall about the mural, his Letterheads book, rotoscoping a video, time travel, a yeti, a Jupiter poster, non-disclosures, non-competes, and more. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post Stefan G. Bucher: The Reflex Blue Show #184 appeared first on 36 Point.
A podcast focused on learning from top experts of various industries to help listeners become better designers, creatives and giant thinkers.
Rank #1: Nike+ Design Director, Ben Fullerton on interaction design, channelling your creative voice and bringing it to life.
Today we are diving into episode number 23, where I chat with the Design Director for Nike+, who has worked across the realms of digital products, physical products, services and brands. He is best known for his interaction design work, and his CV includes the likes of Samsung, Twitter and IDEO.His work has been recognised by:BAFTA (the British Academy of Film & Television Artsthe Spark Awardsthe Webbysthe Pixel Awardsand the Interaction Design Association’s Awards.Has been published by:Fast CompanyCore77.And presented workshops at international conferences:including South by Southwest!Whether you’re an emerging or established designer, you’ll get solid insights and practical advice here. He shares his experiences with:small and large companiesproject challengeson-the-job realitieshealth-tech wearablesand navigating your way through curiosity. I now present to you, one of the great minds behind arguably the world’s most iconic sporting brand... Ben Fullerton! More on Ben can be found via the links below: Twitter: twitter.com/BenFuInstagram: instagram.com/BenFuLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/benfl Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.Are you struggling to get a mentor? This year (2016) I'll be releasing my second book, titled 'How To Get A Mentor As A Designer, Guaranteed.' Cut the guess work. Get the shortcuts. Succeed faster. To be notified on the launch, head to GiantThinkers.com/Mentor
Rank #2: Elle Luna on protecting your passion, interpreting your dreams and the practicality of transition periods.
It’s a pleasure to have your company on episode #42! Our guest is a formally trained designer who previously worked at IDEO and with startups including Mailbox, Medium, and Uber – then a few years ago she made a brave pivot and transitioned into spending more time painting, writing and creating. She is the author of a book many of you may have or heard of, titled; 'The Crossroads of Should and Must'. Side note here, I suggest you watch one of the many talks she’s done, in particular the one titled ‘The importance of doing what you love’ it’s on vimeo.com. I highly, highly recommend it. She also runs a textile venture, the Bulan Project, a collaboration between designers and master batik artists in Bali. Some of the topics we spoke about include: The job vs the career vs the calling Her winding road of transition (even being denied admission from every law school she applied for) How to protect your passion The importance of play And techniques to interpret our own dreams. I present to you, the deeply captivating, thoughtful and tranquil … Elle Luna! More on Elle can be found via the link below: LinkedIn: click here Twitter: @ElleLuna Instagram: @ElleLuna Personal website: ElleLuna.com The Bulan Project: click here Elle's book: The Crossroads of Should and Must Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes. Are you a designer or creative struggling to navigate your way? If you haven’t already, I invite you to sign up for the mailing list, where you get occasional emails from me on new episodes, articles and events. But if email isn’t your thing, add me on Instagram or snapchat, my handle is @TheGiantThinker -- it’s the fastest way to reach me and see my day-to-day activities.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could spend more time designing and less time worrying about your design business? Resourceful Designer offers tips, tricks and resources for freelancers in order to help streamline your graphic design and web design business so you can get back to what you do best… Designing! Let me know what topics you would like me to cover by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #1: Raise Your Prices To Get Better Graphic Design Work - RD026.
You need to to raise your prices if you want better work. Sounds strange doesn’t it? The idea that if you raise your prices you'll get better graphic design work. It kind of goes agains the whole "undercut your competition" idea that is predominant in most industries. But when it comes to graphic design, charging more means better work for you. I first covered this topic in a blog post titled It's Time To Raise Your Design Rates. In this episode of my graphic design podcast Resourceful Designer, I expand on the topic and tell you how I first discovered the connection between higher prices and better work and I explain how if you raise your prices you'll be better off as well. Make sure you listen to the podcast for the full story. Pros and Cons if you raise your prices Let's start off with the cons since there really aren't that many. Con - Harder to land work. Con - May loose clients That's about it. These cons may be areas to concern yourself with but they are the only two cons, and chances are you won't have to worry about them. So let's move on to the pros. Pro - More money for less work Pro - Higher end clients with bigger budgets Pro - Higher perceived value for your work Pro - Clients who can afford your higher prices will probably have more work for you as well Pro - You will be taken more seriously as a designer Pro - The ability to compete with other high priced designers Pro - More interesting projects to work on Pro - Less one time clients and more recurring clients As you can see, there are way more pros than there are cons, and I only listed some of the pros. As for cons, I Googled it and those were the only two I found. The fact is, after your raise your prices you will be in a better position to attract higher end clients with bigger budgets and recurring work. It all comes down to perceived value and people taking you seriously. A large corporation looking to rebrand will have more confidence in a graphic designer that changes them $8,000 than one that charges them $800. It's perceived value. Both designers may have identical skills, but the higher priced designer will be taken more seriously. It's just like layers. Would you prefer have a high priced attorney represent you or the appointed public defender? The high priced attorney of course. Why? Because of the perceived value. The public defender may be just as competent as the high priced attorney but he/she will never be taken as seriously as the high priced layer. The same theory applies to graphic designer. Do pricing strategies matter? No. It doesn’t matter if you charge by the hour, the project, or by value. If you raise your prices you will project an image of having more value to your clients. And if it looks like you offer more value for your clients you will attract bigger and better clients. Why do you think companies like Pepsi Cola pay so much when they create a new brand? It's not because the designers or agencies they hire spend tens of thousands of hours on the project. Nor is it because the designers or agencies are more talented and more creative than you are. It's because the designers or agencies have created a higher perceived value for themselves that make large companies trust them more and take them more seriously and in return large companies like Pepsi Cola are willing to pay a premium price for them. You can accomplish this as well. Maybe not land a client like Pepsi Cola, although never say never. But you could land some very lucrative accounts and get the ball rolling. Because once you land one large client more tend to follow suit. Do you tell your clients when you raise your prices? This is entirely up to you. The few times I've raised my own prices I didn't tell my clients and they didn't question it when I sent them an invoice billed at my new higher rate. People are used to prices going up and wont be as surprised by an increase as you think they will. Now if you feel this is a little back handed then go ahead and inform your clients when you raise your prices. Chances are you wont hear anything negative from them. And if you do end up loosing a client because of the increase, they were not loyal clients to begin with and you are better off without them. What do you think? When was the last time you raised your prices? How did it work out for you. Let me know in the comments section for this episode. Questions of the Week I have another Question Of The Week to answer. If you would like me to answer your question in a future episode please visit my feedback page. This week’s question comes from Norman, Hi Mark, Hey Mark I'm loving the podcast since my discovering it a few weeks ago. I've learn a ton! My question for you is how did you find/get your first leads and clients, aside from the obvious strategy of working within your current social group or doing work for family/friends, but the first time you had your eyes set on a client that you wanted to work with and how did you go about approaching them? Thanks a ton Mark for all the knowledge and help! To find out what I told Norman you’ll have to listen to the podcast. But I'll give you a hint. In my answer I refer to my blog post on attracting new clients. Resource of the week is HostGator HostGator in my opinion, is one of the best website hosting companies out there. I have several of my own as well as my client's websites at HostGator. They offer easy 1-clickWordPress installation and allow multiple domains and website on one hosting package. And if you are already hosting your site elsewhere you can take advantage of their free migration tool to have your site moved from your old host to HostGator. If you want to see what HostGator has to offer please visit http://resourcefuldesigner.com/hosting and use the coupon code RESOURCEFUL25 to receive a 25% discount on your hosting plan purchase. Subscribe to the podcast Subscribe on iTunesSubscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Android Contact me Send me feedback Follow me on Twitter and Facebook I want to help you. Running a graphic design or web design business all by yourself isn't easy. If there are any struggles you face running your design business please reach out to me. I'll do my best to help you by addressing your issues in a future blog post or podcast episode here at Resourceful Designer. You can reach me at email@example.com
Rank #2: 50 Questions To Ask Before Every New Design Project - RD015.
50 Questions To Ask Before Every New Design Project What makes you stand out as a graphic designer amongst the many "contest" sites that are springing up, is your ability to converse in detail and ask questions of your clients before every new design project. By asking questions you not only show that you are a professional, you also inspire confidence in your client. Questions put them at ease and let them know that you are viewing their design project seriously. By putting your clients at ease and bestowing the confidence in them that they've chosen the right person for the job, you also show them that you are worth every cent you are charging them. In this week's Resourceful Designer I'm covering 50 questions you can ask whenever you're faced with a new design project. I don't expect you to ask all of these questions. But pick and choose the ones right for your design project, and in the process come up with questions of your own. Remember, no design project ever failed because the designer knew too much about the company that's hiring them. I've decided the questions into five sections. Questions about the company hiring you for a design project Questions about the company's target audience Questions about the company's brand Questions about the company's design preferences Questions about the design project's scale, timeframe and budget To facilitate the conversation I'm using "company" as a global replacement for the client. The same questions can be asked of individuals, service clubs, organizations, charities, events, etc. Questions about the company hiring you for a design project. What is the name of your company? Can you describe what your company does? What services or products do your company produce? How long have you been in business? Why was this company started? How big is the company? Are you a local, national or international company? Who is your competition? How are you different from your competition? How are your competitors marketing themselves? What are the long term goals of your company? Can you describe your company's strengths? Can you describe your company's weaknesses? Questions about the company's target audience Can you identify and describe your target audience? (Age, gender, social class, location) Are you focusing just on this market or are you trying to hit other markets as well? How do you think your target audience describes your company? How does your target audience currently discover your company? How do you connect with your target audience? Questions about the company's brand Does your company use a specific colour palette? Are there any design elements associated with your company? (fonts, icons, images, etc.) Does your company have a mission statement? What current and pass marketing material have you used? What did you like or dislike about your past marketing material? Why are you looking for something new? Do you have a company slogan? What feedback have you received on your past marketing material? Do you consider your brand material to be more traditional or modern? Is your brand associated with high end or cost-effective products and services? What would you like your target audience to think of when they see your marketing material? Questions about the company's design preferences What colour palettes do you prefer? Will this project be used in print, on the web, etc. Is there anything from your past marketing material that you want incorporated into the new project? Are there any restrictions or limitations to consider when designing this project? Are there any new design elements you would like to try in this project? Are there any design styles you do not like? Questions about the design project's scale, timeframe and budget Do you have a budget for this project? How many different concepts would you like to see? What material will you be providing me for this project? Are there any deadlines associated with this design project? (Are these preferable or firm deadlines?) Who will be my primary contact on this project? Who is involved in the approval process? Are there any third parties involved in this design project? Who will be dealing with involved third parties? What services are you expecting from me? What do you expect from me regarding this design project? What material do you require from me at the completion of this design project? Is there anything else you would like to discuss that we haven't already covered? Bonus Questions Are there any other design projects I can help you with? Is there anything I asked you about that you need help with? Do you know anyone else that may require my services? And finally... The last questions you should always ask, When do you want me to get started on this design project? Four Week Marketing Boost - FREE GUIDE Download my FREE guide, the Four Week Marketing Boost to help improve your business' image and create the best first impression possible to attract more clients. Subscribe to the podcast Subscribe on iTunesSubscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Android Contact me Send me feedback Follow me on Twitter and Facebook Design Resource This week's resource is PDFpen. A Mac only software used to sign, fill out, correct, complete, edit and alter PDF files. I've been using PDFPen for several months now and it has quickly become my go to software whenever I need to work with PDFs. Keep and eye out as PDFpen is often included in software bundles or at a reduced price on it's own. I want to help you. Running a graphic design or web design business all by yourself isn't easy. If there are any struggles you face running your design business please reach out to me. I'll do my best to help you by addressing your issues in a future blog post or podcast episode here at Resourceful Designer. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A podcast about the unique creative process of designers. Each episode, we'll speak with a world renown graphic designer, and dissect one singular project of theirs. We'll hear about how the project started, learn about the artists creative process, and hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of struggles and how the project came together. Dissection is produced and presented by JK Design, a design studio in NYC.
Rank #1: Episode 22 - Emily Oberman of Pentagram.
Emily is a multi-disciplinary designer and partner at Pentagram in New York City whose work encompasses brand identity, motion graphics, publications, packaging, advertising and websites for clients including NBC, Herman Miller, Conde Nast, HBO, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MTV, and many more. Her design is notable for its intelligence, political commitment and sense of humor.In this episode we talk with Emily about the brand identity for the non-profit organization Film Independent.
Rank #2: Episode 29 - Jessica Svendsen on the Charlie Rose branding.
Jessica Svendsen is a designer working in identity, editorial design, and illustration. She is currently based in New York City and works at the New York Times Magazine. Previously, Jessica worked as a designer at Apple and at Pentagram in New York for partner Michael Bierut. Jessica teaches design as adjunct faculty at Parsons The New School and the Pratt Institute. She received a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art and a BA in English Literature from Yale University.In this episode we speak with Jessica about the rebranding she did for the Charlie Rose television show, website, and collateral.
Obsessed Show host Josh Miles interviews some of the hottest designers—from branding and illustration, to industrial design and architecture, to learn what makes them tick.
Rank #1: Lauren Hom.
Lauren Hom is a California-born, formerly Brooklyn-based designer and letterer who's currently traveling the world. Known for her bright color palettes and playful letterforms, Lauren has created work for clients like Starbucks, Google, AT&T, YouTube and TIME Magazine. You can follow her on Instagram here. Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.
Rank #2: Douglas Davis - Freelance Creative Director and Design Instructor (Rebroadcast).
Based in Brooklyn, Douglas never intended to go to college. Today, he's the author of Creative Strategy and the Business of Design and he teaches online courses on design and business strategy. During our interview, we talk about his book, his educational series, and how he went from not intending to go to college to educating college kids himself. You can follow him on Twitter here. In this episode, we discuss: His inspiration for his book. How he started a digital department at his first agency. What he's most obsessed with now. You can get show notes at ObsessedShow.com.
The show that explores timeless principles of design and explains them simply. We discuss graphic design in particular, and design in general, to equip you with lessons in process, practice, and inspiration. Get a new concept under your belt in mere minutes and unleash your creativity!
Rank #1: Design Guy, Episode 2, What is Design?.
Download Episode 2 Design Guy here. Welcome to the show. This is the program that explores timeless principles of design, and explain them simply. Today, we'll tackle the fundamental question. The... Get a new design concept under your belt in mere minutes and unleash your creativity. Designguyshow.blogspot.com
Rank #2: Design Guy, Episode 1, Intro Episode.
Download Episode 1 Design Guy here, welcome to the show. This is our premier episode, so, by way of introduction I'd like to explain what the show is about, and how you'll benefit. We live in a... Get a new design concept under your belt in mere minutes and unleash your creativity. Designguyshow.blogspot.com
A weekly design show dedicated to recharging your creative batteries through interviews with industry leaders, emerging designers, illustrators, typographers, and other creatives. Recorded live each Wednesday. Sign up to get the link delivered to your inbox at http://bit.ly/dr-list.
Rank #1: The Design Recharge Show :: Nathan Yoder :: Lettering with a Purpose.
Aired, Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013. Episode 73Nathan Yoder shares his journey from designer who hand-draws type for fun to doing it full-time and for a greater cause. Nathan now works full-time for Sevenly. Sevenly's "mission of leading a generation toward generosity" is based on their belief that people matter. We will hear more about that and Nathan's role and how his process has evolved.
Rank #2: Blair Enns // Win Without Pitching.
Have you ever felt bad for what you are charging? Have you ever felt like you are having to sell your services and feel sleezy because you really need to pay this bill and you REALLY need this new client? Have you ever felt like once again you under-bid yourself? Have you ever thought about focusing in on one area of design and felt nauseous because you think it will hurt your business if you niché down? This week I am stoked to have someone who has shaken up the business of design so much with his insight and wisdom, Blair Enns. He comes from the other side, the non-design side, but has a LOVE for designers and creatives. He is an amazing writer and wise soul. He speaks so much truth in his book, Win Without Pitching. Blair teaches creatives how to position themselves as the expert and by doing this we are able to charge more for our services which allows us to leave the desperation mentality and swim into the deep end. This episode is going to be a little different because I did not send him any questions, at his request. So truly an off-the-cuff interview. There will be some seriously challenging mind shifts in this episode. And he will share insights into why creatives have a hard time understanding and charging our worth for our services. Ways to follow Blair https://winwithoutpitching.com Book: pricingcreativity.com Win Without Pitching Manifesto book: https://amzn.to/2UsOgKO Our website: www.rechargingyou.com Find full show notes at: rechargingyou.com/291 Connect on Instagram & Twitter: @designrecharge Or email me at diane [at] rechargingyou.com Recharging You helps freelancing creatives find and utilize their strengths and guides them in reaching their business and creative goals, through training and workshops, coaching, and creative activities. The Design Recharge Show is an interactive, web show and podcast recorded live with an audience where interviews of designers, illustrators, authors, industry leaders, and creative, business entrepreneurs happen weekly. Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording. Sign up at www.rechargingyou.com Audible has changed my business and my life. I listen to more books than I physically read nowadays. For you, the listeners of Design Recharge podcast, Audible is offering a free audiobook download with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service. I am reading This is Marketing by Seth Godin right now. You can download one of these or pick another book you have been dying to read. www.audibletrial.com/DesignRecharge I have been a member since 2010. Try Audible free for 30 days and get 1 free book: www.audibletrial.com/DesignRecharge Another way to support the channel and the podcast and get extra content delivered to patron's only at: www.patreon.com/dianegibbs My favorite way to build websites is with the Elementor Plugin that works with almost any theme. Making almost any theme invincible, this plugin has changed the way I have been able to design websites. This plugin is the elementor plugin. Where other plugins fell short elementor used common sense and was so easy to understand and implement with. I am loving the elementor plugin, total game changer. Use this affiliate link to purchase the plan right for you. bit.ly/DRelementor My favorite theme is the Divi themeit makes custom web design easy. It is the only theme I need. You can pay per year or do what I did and do the lifetime membership at $250 then you can put it on as many websites as you want. Check it out here: bit.ly/dianelovesDIVI Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.
Want to know what it takes to design logos and brand identities? In the Logo Geek podcast, award winning logo design expert Ian Paget finds out by interviewing successful graphic designers and entrepreneurs around the world so you can learn from their experiences. Topics include logo design tips, getting clients, how much to charge, coming up with ideas, choosing fonts, portfolio mistakes, branding, online marketing and so much more!
Rank #1: Talking Logo Design with Aaron Draplin.
Aaron James Draplin is a popular logo designer, and the man behind Draplin Design Co (DDC). His clients have included Nike, Apple, and even the previous president of the USA, Barack Obama. In this episode Ian Paget of Logo Geek chats with him about Logo Design, and how he's been able to attract big clients by working on fun projects for his own brand, and for his buddies. Show notes for this episode can be found here: https://logogeek.uk/podcast/aaron-draplin/ For more episodes like this visit: https://logogeek.uk/podcast/
Rank #2: Starting a Design Side Hustle - An interview with Scotty Russell.
If you want to start your own design business the recommended approach for most is to start it as a side hustle whilst your 9-5 job brings in the money. But how do you make time around a full time job? and how do you reach your goals? In this weeks episode Ian speaks to Scotty Russell, the founder of Perspective Collective, a business he built and run on the side of a full time job. We discover how he built his own personal brand, how he makes time with a family, goal setting and more. Through Perspective Collective Scotty helps creatives find their gift, establish a side hustle and win the battle against their inner critic with a podcast, community and coaching. Show notes and episode transcription can be found here: https://logogeek.uk/podcast/scotty-russell/Books & Resources MentionedPerspective Collective Website | Podcast Side Hustler’s War Chest Side Hustler’s Coaching Program Doyald Youngs books:Logotypes & Letterforms – Buy on Amazon UK | Amazon US Fonts & Logos – Buy on Amazon UK | Amazon US Dangerous Curves – Buy on Amazon UK | Amazon US The One Thing – Buy on Amazon UK | Amazon US Creative South Wunderlist – A handy to-do list appThank you to the sponsor, FreshBooksI’m incredibly thankful to FreshBooks for sponsoring season 6 of the Logo Geek Podcast! FreshBooks is an online accounting tool that makes it really easy to create and send invoices, track time and manage your money. You can try it out for yourself with a free 30 day trial.
We explore and discuss philosophies, professions, trends, and advice regarding all things creative. We feature a variety of creative professionals to hear their thoughts and experiences in the creative world.
Rank #1: Design Thinking.
In a time where we are pushing the limits of innovation, how we approach "problem solving" is more important than ever. In this episode, we discuss the benefits of using a "Design Thinking" methodology to come up with more original and efficient solutions; not only for design challenges, but everyday life.
Rank #2: Imposter Syndrome.
At some point in their careers, most Creatives will feel like an imposter. Its a phenomenon that leaves people feeling like they are suddenly unfit, unskilled and a con even though the person has been performing well for years, or has even reached a high-level position. In this episode we delve into why imposter syndrome happens, and how to overcome it. Check out our blog: http://www.creativehoney.org/
Ask a Freelancer is a podcast series where experienced freelancers answer questions about freelancing.
Rank #1: 003 - Freelancing is a Journey.
Freelancing instead of full-time, keeping a routine, and staying fulfilled over time.---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where an experienced freelancer answers questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- Why would I freelance when I could have a full-time job?- What do you do to consistently keep a daily routine and not work unsociable hours?- How do you stay fulfilled over an extended period of time?Hosted by Andy J MillerMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com
Rank #2: 004 - Show The Work You Want to Get.
Convincing your spouse on freelancing, creative fulfillment vs paying the bills, and client lists without well-known clients.---Ask a Freelancer is a new Cushion podcast where an experienced freelancer answers questions about freelancing.This episode's questions include:- How do you get your partner on your side when going freelance?- How do you scratch your creative itch when it's not the work that pays the bills?- If you don't have well-known clients, should you include a client list on your website?Hosted by Andy J MillerMusic by MetavariBrought to you by cushionapp.com
A series of conversations with leading design, tech and cultural creators on how they work. Hosted by Alex Nemeroff, Co-Founder of Dynamo, a digital agency in Montreal, Canada.
Rank #1: Episode 24 : Satish Kanwar.
Satish Kanwar is Shopify’s VP of Product, he is also an active speaker, mentor, and angel investor in the Canadian startup community, not to mention was included on last year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He explains how Shopify has built a continuous learning environment, by creating an entrepreneurial culture. We discuss the booming startup climate in Canada and the necessity of reinvesting your success in the communities and ecosystems that have helped you grow.Links:Twitter: twitter.com/skanwar www.shopify.caThanks to Unbounce: unbounce.com for the use of their recording studios - check out their podcast Call to Action here: unbounce.com/call-to-action-podcast, and to mindsparklemag.com - a lovely design blog highlighting new trends in the world of design, web design and video.Edited by Steph Colbourn at editaud.io Theme music by www.olivieralary.com Find us at www.workmode.show
Rank #2: Episode 22 : Chris Arsenault.
Chris Arsenault, cofounder, President & CEO of iNovia Capital is helping lead Montreal’s tech industry to success. Chris is consistently helping bridge the gap between VCs and entrepreneurs, by highlighting the importance of building more than just a financial relationship. We talk about about his very structured approach to work, particularly his journey with meditation and what it’s taught him about life, work and everything in between. Links:www.twitter.com/chrisarsenault www.inovia.vc/Thanks to Unbounce: unbounce.com for the use of their recording studios - check out their podcast Call to Action here: unbounce.com/call-to-action-podcast, and to mindsparklemag.com - a lovely design blog highlighting new trends in the world of design, web design and video.Edited by Steph Colbourn at editaud.io Theme music by www.olivieralary.com Find us at www.workmode.show