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The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

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The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

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Very useful and relevant!

By Leon Gabrielian - Jan 25 2018
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Definitely worth listening for designers. The co-hosts work great together providing a nice discussion. It's simple, short, and to the point episodes. Real world advice, which I like!

Simple yet complete

By another rookie - Jul 18 2013
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Great for new designers. Quick, concise overview of new products and issues. Easy listening.

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Very useful and relevant!

By Leon Gabrielian - Jan 25 2018
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Definitely worth listening for designers. The co-hosts work great together providing a nice discussion. It's simple, short, and to the point episodes. Real world advice, which I like!

Simple yet complete

By another rookie - Jul 18 2013
Read more
Great for new designers. Quick, concise overview of new products and issues. Easy listening.

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Rookie Designer Podcast

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The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

Rookie Designer 169 - Taughnee Golubović Interview

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This week Carl and Jake are really excited to bring on Taughnee Golubović from Endeavor Creative for an interview. We have been really good friends and fellow creatives for many, many years. Taughnee shares a bit of her journey to get to where she is as a creative and also how she went from living in Alaska to living in Croatia. She also talks about how that effected her business and what she had to do to really change things up with her business to get it growing again. Her business adventures are what have inspired her new book Client Attraction Mindset.

Be sure to listen to the whole episode so you can find out how you can win one of three copies of Taughnee's new book. We have a special set of tasks and will be randomly picking individuals from those who follow the steps. This is a $47 value for FREE!

Find the book, Client Attraction Mindset here: https://endeavorcreative.com/shop/

Speical thanks to Taughnee from Endeavor Creative for taking the time to hang out with us and discuss her business, her adventures, and most importantly talk to us about her new book! Be sure to check out Taughnee online at www.EndeavorCreative.com and like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/endeavorcreative.

Special Guest: Taughnee Golubović.

Jul 23 2018

49mins

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Rookie Designer 173 - Pinterest For Designers

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Jake welcomes guest co-host Tauhgnee to the episode to sit in while Carl is off in Scotland enjoying his honeymoon. They cover a few design news items and then jump into the main topic. Taughnee has figured out how to use Pinterest to promote her business very effectively. They discuss how she uses the platform and what suggestions she has for someone just starting out using Pinterest. Lastly they both give their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Design News:
Coca-Cola goes into the red with a brand new redesign
Ever Better: Refreshing the Evernote Brand
How One Millennial Graphic Designer Built A Business That Broke $2 Million

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - CreativeLive Podcast Week
Taughnee - NinjaFace.ninja

Special Guest: Taughnee Golubović.

Aug 27 2018

52mins

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Rookie Designer 171 - Saying No

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This week Jake and Carl discuss how important it is to say no as a creative and business owner. It can be a difficult thing to do but sometimes projects and clients aren't a good fit. They discuss some of the situations where they have had to say no and explain what helped them make that decision. Throw in a couple design news items and this weeks Rookie Recommendations and you got yourself episode 171.

Design News:
These designers have reimagined the 'wheelchair symbol' to include invisible disabilities
Enter GDUSA’s 55th Anniversary American Graphic Design Awards™

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Fodor's Essential Scotland (Travel Guide)
Jake - Opt-Out Life Podcast

BS Flag
Sometimes you just have to pull out the good ole BS Flag when you are dealing with someone. We think every designer should have one of these.

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

Aug 06 2018

40mins

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Rookie Designer 170 - School or Hard Knocks

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This week Carl and Jake discuss how they each learned to become graphic designers. One going to school and the other learning from hands on experience. This has been a hot button issue for ever among the creative community. They discuss the pro and cons of both situations. They also discuss alternative education methods that are becoming more and more popular. Jake has a bit of a crazy news item to share and they end with their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Adobe will reportedly bring the full Photoshop to the iPad
Japanese company uses armpit advertising to one-up competition

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Dr. McGillicuddy's Intense Butterscotch
Jake - Graphic Means

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - [Rookie Designer Podcast Eps 169](www.rookiedesigner.com/rd169)
Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

Jul 30 2018

48mins

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Rookie Designer 174 - Distilling a Logo

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Carl is back to cohost with Jake for episode 174. They start off catching up on how Carl's wedding and honeymoon to Scotland went. Then they jump into their main topic which ties back to what Carl learned about distilling Scotch. He uses the process as an analogy related to creating an effective logo. It's a very interesting analogy. Then to close out the show they give their Rookie Recommendations of the week.

Design News:
NYIAD Introduces Online Graphic Design Certification Course
Affinity Publisher: First Look
Affinity Publisher Beta Release

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Bombas Socks
Carl - Loomatix Color Grab & Adobe Capture CC

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Sep 03 2018

44mins

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Rookie Designer 165 - No Place Like Home

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This week Jake and Carl talk about what is like for them each to work from home as soloprenuer designers. They cover a lot of the pros but also cover some of the cons associated with being someone who works from home. While they both enjoy the ability to do so, they also know they need to be sure to get out and not become too isolated. There are a couple of interesting news items and the weekly Rookie Recommendations.

Design News:
IHOP says it's changing name to IHOb. Huh?
What It’s Like To Be A Legally Blind Illustrator And Graphic Designer
Keith's Website

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Naked Sales
Jake - 344 Questions

Jun 11 2018

37mins

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Rookie Designer 172 - Job Security is an Illusion

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This week Jake tackles the topic of job security. He talks about how the job market drastically changed around 2000 and explains why. While many feel safer working for someone else it may not always be the case. Jake relates working for an employer to owning your own business and how it's important to think about diversifying your income. It's not about discouraging you from working for someone else and feeling secure, it's about thinking about how to protect yourself in todays business market. He covers a couple of design news items from Adobe and finishes up with his Rookie Recommendation for the week.

Design News:
Adobe Max Keynote Speakers
Adobe adds 665 fonts to Creative Cloud

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - GoodSync

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

Aug 14 2018

26mins

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Rookie Designer 176 - Moving On

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Carl and Jake are back this week with episode 176. They discuss how to deal with and move on from clients and contracts that aren't fitting your business anymore. Sometimes it's a tough situation and they discuss some ways to help make the transition easier for everyone. Sprinkle in a little design news and stay until the end for the Rookie Recommendations. Remember Everyone's a Rookie Before They're An AllStar.

Design News:
California's Attacks on the Gig Economy End Up Hurting Neighborhood Barbers, Tattoo Artists
Wolves football club unveils new visual identity featuring 3D wolf head

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - DFS Full Color
Carl - Warhammer 40k: Kill Team
- Exploding Kittens
- NSFW Exploding Kittens
- Imploding Kittens
- Bears vs Babies

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Sep 24 2018

44mins

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Rookie Designer 175 - Combat Boredom

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Jake and Carl bring you episode 175 this week when they talk about ways to combat boredom. Routines can sometimes cause things to be less than exciting, so it's important to change things up a bit. They share an article talking about how to do so at work but inject their own tips related to working on their own. There are a couple of interesting design news items and lastly they have a bit of a twisted added for the Rookie Recommendations.

Article Inspiration: Ways for Creative Professionals to Combat Boredom at Work

Design News:
More Companies dropping College Degree Requirement for New Hires
The New York Times vs. Batman… and All Other Comics

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky
Carl - Glen Moray 12 Year American Barrel

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Sep 17 2018

47mins

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Rookie Designer 166 - Referral Networking

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This week Carl and Jake talk about their process when it comes to referrals. Both are in BNI (Business Networking International) and firmly believe in Referral Networking. They talk about some of the steps they take to qualify referrals and what some of the red flags are when it comes to referrals. The biggest items they cover is what is the difference between a referral and a lead. They also get into some design news and lastly they give their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Labatt to feature Lake George
Adobe Spark on Android
IGtv (Instagram TV)

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration
Jake - InDesignSecrets.com

Jun 25 2018

34mins

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Rookie Designer 167 - Designer On The Road

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Jake and Carl discuss this week how they handle working on the road. Whether it's just the need to get out of the normal office for a change of pace or a weekend away or maybe even a longer vacation such as a honeymoon. They share some tips and what they do themselves to make sure everything runs smoothly. Jake talks about some design news related to logo design and both hosts share their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
2018 LogoLounge Trend Report

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Futur - My First Design Portfolio
Jake - Waze App

Jul 02 2018

40mins

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Rookie Designer 178 - Free Flow

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Jake and Carl head into episode 178 without much of a topic on deck and decide to see what come up in conversations. They start off with some interested design news from Weight Watchers and a pretty crazy story about some Banksy artwork. Then it's on to see where things take them. Jake shares an interesting story about a video project he has been working on and it leads to a discussion about when things changes mid-project. Lastly they cover their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Weight Watchers changing name to focus on wellness, not dieting
Sotheby's Gets Banksy'ed at Contemporary Art Auction in London

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Dunkin Harpoon Coffee Porter
Jake - MeetUp.com

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Oct 17 2018

48mins

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Rookie Designer 163 - A Few Tools

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This week Jake and Carl cover a few of the tools they use to keep their businesses running smoothly and help them stay organized. While they don't cover project management tools they do talk about bunch of other items that are important. Add in a few news items and a couple Rookie Recommendations and you have this weeks show!

Design News:
The scary amount that college will cost in the future
Microsoft launches adaptive Xbox controller for gamers with disabilities

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - The Little Brown Compact Handbook
Jake - CreateLive

May 28 2018

35mins

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Rookie Designer 162 - Your Why

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This week Carl and Jake talk about why they decided to start their own businesses and why they work with the clients they work with. It's important to figure out what "your why" is when it comes to running your own business. They share some of their own "why" reasons. They also tackle new business news related to AI deciding what ads will work and the new Best Buy logo. Lastly they share a few Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
This AI Knows When Your Graphic Design Is Good (Or Bad)
New Best Buy Logo

Inspiration for the episode:
Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now by Tory Johnson

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Duel at Mt Skullzfyre
Jake - Anchor.fm

May 14 2018

30mins

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Rookie Designer 161 - Self Care

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This week Jake and Carl talk about the importance of taking care of yourself, as much as taking care of your side gig, business, or school projects. It is easy to get into your creative flow and forget about what you are doing to make sure you don't approach burnout. They share some of the things they do to make sure it doesn't happen to them. Carl also shares his experiences at the HOW Design Live showroom floor. They also cover their Rookie Recommendations and a bit of Design News.

Design News:
$5 a year for Photoshop? Yes, as Adobe slashes education pricing
Sixteen By Foursquare

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Facebook Recommendations
Carl - https://www.hostgator.com/

May 07 2018

36mins

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Rookie Designer 157 - Skill Learning

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Jake and Carl are back this week to discuss how they acquire new skills, how they figure out what those skills should be, and talk about a few skills they are currently working on. They also talk about a bit of design news and finish up with their Rookie Recommendations.

Design News
US Open has a new visual identity: http://gdusa.com/news/us-open-serves-simplified-visual-identity

Show Links
Marcus Sheridan: https://www.thesaleslion.com/
Freemake: http://www.freemake.com/
Lynda - Online Courses: https://www.lynda.com/
Nigel French's Design a Book Course: https://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/Designing-Book/114894-2.html
Pluralsight: https://www.pluralsight.com/
Code Cademy: https://www.codecademy.com/
American Graphic Institute: https://www.agitraining.com/

Rookie Recommendations
Elements: https://amzn.to/2uZs13E
Total Confusion: http://www.totalcon.com/
UPS Battery Backup: https://amzn.to/2Ha5Mg2

Apr 09 2018

37mins

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Rookie Designer 156 - Creative Process

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Jake and Carl talk about their creative processes and why it is important for a designer to develop their own process. They also tackle some design related news and share their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design Related News
Adobe Muse discountinued: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/03/26/adobe-discontinuation-of-muse/
Apple releases 9.7 ipad with Pencil for students pricing: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/27/17167054/new-apple-ipad-announced-cheap-price-students-2018

Carl's Workload Whiteboard

Rookie Recommendations
Creative, Inc.: https://amzn.to/2uzGrqS
Show and Tell: https://amzn.to/2uudEUL

Mar 29 2018

52mins

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Rookie Designer 154 – Special Delivery

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The Rookie Designer Podcast with your host Jake from Graphic Precision talks about a news story that has been circulating the internet about a special tactic for delivering a resume. Jake also shares a follow up about the developer of SketchParty and what new game he has out. Lastly Jake shares his recommendation of the show for some good design inspiration.

Links related to the main topic:

http://abc7ny.com/careers/man-hides-resume-in-box-of-donuts/1545729/
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/guy-posed-donut-delivery-man-get-agencies-and-try-land-job-173882

Follow up:

Truth Truth Lie iOS Gamehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/truth-truth-lie/id1130832864?mt=8

Jake's Recommendation:

Adobe Create Magazine - http://create.adobe.com/

Rookie Designer Links

Website: http://www.rookiedesigner.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RookieDesigner
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RookieDesigner
iTunes: Rookie Designer on iTunes
RSS (All Posts): RSS Feed (All Posts)

Jake's Design Business

Graphic Precision - www.GraphicPrecision.com
Graphic Precision on Facebook - www.facebook.com/GraphicPrecision
Jake on Twitter - www.twitter.com/jakevanness
Jake on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/jakevanness/
Jake on SnapChat - www.snapchat.com/add/jake.vn

Oct 12 2016

18mins

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Rookie Designer 143 – Business Network International (BNI)

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Jake and Carl talk about Business Network International (BNI) and how it has effected both their businesses. Jake has been in the Pathfinders group of Upstate New York for a few years and Carl recently joined Suburban Success out of Massachusetts. They talk about some of the elements of BNI, such as the "60 Second" they give each week. Below are a few links related to the groups they belong to, as well as the main BNI site.

Business Network International Main Site

BNI Upstate New York (Regional Site)

BNI Massachusetts (Regional Site)

BNI Suburban Success Facebook Page

Are you in a BNI group? Let us know what group you are in and where you are located. Leave us a comment!

Be sure to share our podcast with your design and creative friends. Help us grow our audience and our community. Have a show topic suggestions? Contact us

Jul 23 2015

39mins

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Rookie Designer 136 – Presenting A Portfolio

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In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 136 Kitty and Jake discuss a question that came to them through Facebook about the different ways portfolios are presented. Covering mounted samples, using a PDF, the importance of an online portfolio and how it is important that your portfolio reflect a bit about your own personality. Stay tuned for the short cut of the week and their app recommendations.

Show Notes

News

Top 5 Graphic Design Podcasts by Fuel Your Creativity:
http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/5-fun-informative-graphic-design-podcasts/ (broken link, no longer available)

Facebook Brand Pages:
https://www.facebook.com/about/pages

New Facebook Brand Timeline Images on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/pin/4714774579934991/

Photoshop World:
http://www.photoshopworld.com
@Rookie_Photog
@RookieDesigner

TEDx Guatemala City:
http://tedxguatemalacity.com/2012/
@iKitty

Main Topic

Question from James Smith on Facebook asking about ways portfolios are presented.

Shortcut of the Week

Switching between applications with the keyboard

Recommended Apps of the Week

Jake: JING - http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
Kitty: Adium - http://adium.im/

Adium Extras
Dock Icon - Milk http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=192
Emoticons - Proticons - http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=1535
Status Icons - Dia Dtatus Gems http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=2246
Message Style- Fixed Min Mod http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=3196
Menu Bar Icon - Leopard http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=5512
Contact List Look - by me!

Rookie Designer Links

Website: http://www.rookiedesigner.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RookieDesigner
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RookieDesigner
iTunes: Rookie Designer on iTunes
RSS (All Posts): RSS Feed (All Posts)

Thank you for listening to Rookie Designer Podcast #136. If you have a show topic or idea, drop us an email at info [at] rookiedeisgner.com or head on over to our contact page. We want to hear from you. Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you.

Mar 21 2012

31mins

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Rookie Designer 183 - Moral of the Story

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Carl shares a situation that came up with his business and one that he talked with Jake about to get some advice. What to do when an estimate and an invoice from a vendor seem to be way off, even if it's in your favor. We are definitely curious to hear from our listeners on this topic. Just before that we hit on some design news and finish up with our Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Why Gillette's New Ad Campaign Is Toxic
Canadian fraudster foiled because he used the wrong font
There's a new Ghostbusters Movie Coming In 2020

Rookie Recommendations:
My Morning Routine (Book)
Free Weekly Schedule Template and Time Blocking Tips

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Jan 21 2019

39mins

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Rookie Designer 182 - Goals

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Jake and Carl close out 2018 talking about goals. They touch on some of the surprising articles that talk about how you should NOT set goals. While they both kind of disagree with this idea, it's always good to look at a different perspective. Couple of good design news items and of course they finish up with their Rookie Recommendations.

Design News:
Hospitality’s the special sauce in Stoneham’s newbie, Nobility Hill
Optician Sans is a font that completes the eye test chart alphabet

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Harry's Razors
Jake - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Dec 24 2018

50mins

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Rookie Designer 181 - Gratitude and Patience

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Carl and Jake talk about the importance in gratitude when it comes to running their creative businesses. Being thankful for good clients, great projects, and the strides made are just some of the areas they touch on. They also speak about how important it is to be patient when you are starting out with your creative business. A couple of news items and of course Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
2019 Digital Trends - Adobe & eConsultancy
Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Pantone Color Finder
Carl - Urban Axes & Pantone Game

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Dec 11 2018

46mins

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Rookie Designer 180 - Tools in a Toolbox

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Jake and Carl talk about how it is to be a designer who sometimes is merely a tool for a client. This doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing but it is something a lot of designers struggle to deal with. As creatives we take a lot of pride in the creative work we do and it's important not to let those feeling get in the way of the relationships with clients. However, sometimes a client isn't the best fit and you have to be willing to address that. At the same time, sometimes you just have to be a tool for your client. Throw in a couple of interesting news items and Rookie Recommendations and you have episode 180!

Design News:
An Interview With SCAD President Paula Wallace
Making his mark: Lisbon street artist

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Magic: The Gathering Arena
Jake - Spies in Disguise & Missing Link

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Nov 12 2018

41mins

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Rookie Designer 179 - Happystance

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Carl and Jake get together this Monday morning to record their latest episode. Carl has some interesting insight about an article stating people are dying sooner due to having less trust and Jake talks about an upcoming Disney documentary. They then jump into Carl's topic Happystance. This is when a big, killer, well paying project almost seems like it fell right in your lap. They both share stories of Happystance just from this past week. Lastly they close out with their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Declining Trust Among Americans May Be Sending Many To Grave Sooner - Study Finds
Disney Developing 'Ink & Paint' Documentary Series

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Fisher Video Productions (Wedding and Commercial Videography)
Jake - Adobe MAX Keynote Day 1
Adobe MAX Keynote Day 2
Adobe MAX Sneaks

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Oct 29 2018

33mins

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Rookie Designer 178 - Free Flow

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Jake and Carl head into episode 178 without much of a topic on deck and decide to see what come up in conversations. They start off with some interested design news from Weight Watchers and a pretty crazy story about some Banksy artwork. Then it's on to see where things take them. Jake shares an interesting story about a video project he has been working on and it leads to a discussion about when things changes mid-project. Lastly they cover their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Weight Watchers changing name to focus on wellness, not dieting
Sotheby's Gets Banksy'ed at Contemporary Art Auction in London

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Dunkin Harpoon Coffee Porter
Jake - MeetUp.com

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Oct 17 2018

48mins

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Rookie Designer 177 - Don't Panic

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What is one of the most popular phrases from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? Don't Panic! Jake and Carl talk this week in episode 177 about how this simple phrase relates to business. They share a couple of stories related to not panicking while running their design businesses. It's important to look at the big picture and to keep a level head no matter what happens. Carl has some interesting news about the Dunkin' Donuts brand and Jake shares news about an upcoming Adobe conference. Lastly they share their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Previous Episodes Referenced
Rookie Designer 168 - Ostrich Eggs and Chicken Eggs
Rookie Designer 176 - Moving On

Design News:
Dunkin' Donuts is dropping the 'Donuts' from its name, despite the fact it helped invent the word 'donut'
Adobe Summit 2019

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Short Film: Alike
Carl - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Netflix

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Oct 02 2018

35mins

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Rookie Designer 176 - Moving On

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Carl and Jake are back this week with episode 176. They discuss how to deal with and move on from clients and contracts that aren't fitting your business anymore. Sometimes it's a tough situation and they discuss some ways to help make the transition easier for everyone. Sprinkle in a little design news and stay until the end for the Rookie Recommendations. Remember Everyone's a Rookie Before They're An AllStar.

Design News:
California's Attacks on the Gig Economy End Up Hurting Neighborhood Barbers, Tattoo Artists
Wolves football club unveils new visual identity featuring 3D wolf head

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - DFS Full Color
Carl - Warhammer 40k: Kill Team
- Exploding Kittens
- NSFW Exploding Kittens
- Imploding Kittens
- Bears vs Babies

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Sep 24 2018

44mins

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Rookie Designer 175 - Combat Boredom

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Jake and Carl bring you episode 175 this week when they talk about ways to combat boredom. Routines can sometimes cause things to be less than exciting, so it's important to change things up a bit. They share an article talking about how to do so at work but inject their own tips related to working on their own. There are a couple of interesting design news items and lastly they have a bit of a twisted added for the Rookie Recommendations.

Article Inspiration: Ways for Creative Professionals to Combat Boredom at Work

Design News:
More Companies dropping College Degree Requirement for New Hires
The New York Times vs. Batman… and All Other Comics

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky
Carl - Glen Moray 12 Year American Barrel

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Sep 17 2018

47mins

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Rookie Designer 174 - Distilling a Logo

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Carl is back to cohost with Jake for episode 174. They start off catching up on how Carl's wedding and honeymoon to Scotland went. Then they jump into their main topic which ties back to what Carl learned about distilling Scotch. He uses the process as an analogy related to creating an effective logo. It's a very interesting analogy. Then to close out the show they give their Rookie Recommendations of the week.

Design News:
NYIAD Introduces Online Graphic Design Certification Course
Affinity Publisher: First Look
Affinity Publisher Beta Release

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Bombas Socks
Carl - Loomatix Color Grab & Adobe Capture CC

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Sep 03 2018

44mins

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Rookie Designer 173 - Pinterest For Designers

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Jake welcomes guest co-host Tauhgnee to the episode to sit in while Carl is off in Scotland enjoying his honeymoon. They cover a few design news items and then jump into the main topic. Taughnee has figured out how to use Pinterest to promote her business very effectively. They discuss how she uses the platform and what suggestions she has for someone just starting out using Pinterest. Lastly they both give their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

Design News:
Coca-Cola goes into the red with a brand new redesign
Ever Better: Refreshing the Evernote Brand
How One Millennial Graphic Designer Built A Business That Broke $2 Million

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - CreativeLive Podcast Week
Taughnee - NinjaFace.ninja

Special Guest: Taughnee Golubović.

Aug 27 2018

52mins

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Rookie Designer 172 - Job Security is an Illusion

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This week Jake tackles the topic of job security. He talks about how the job market drastically changed around 2000 and explains why. While many feel safer working for someone else it may not always be the case. Jake relates working for an employer to owning your own business and how it's important to think about diversifying your income. It's not about discouraging you from working for someone else and feeling secure, it's about thinking about how to protect yourself in todays business market. He covers a couple of design news items from Adobe and finishes up with his Rookie Recommendation for the week.

Design News:
Adobe Max Keynote Speakers
Adobe adds 665 fonts to Creative Cloud

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - GoodSync

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

Aug 14 2018

26mins

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Rookie Designer 171 - Saying No

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This week Jake and Carl discuss how important it is to say no as a creative and business owner. It can be a difficult thing to do but sometimes projects and clients aren't a good fit. They discuss some of the situations where they have had to say no and explain what helped them make that decision. Throw in a couple design news items and this weeks Rookie Recommendations and you got yourself episode 171.

Design News:
These designers have reimagined the 'wheelchair symbol' to include invisible disabilities
Enter GDUSA’s 55th Anniversary American Graphic Design Awards™

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Fodor's Essential Scotland (Travel Guide)
Jake - Opt-Out Life Podcast

BS Flag
Sometimes you just have to pull out the good ole BS Flag when you are dealing with someone. We think every designer should have one of these.

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169
Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

Aug 06 2018

40mins

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Rookie Designer 170 - School or Hard Knocks

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This week Carl and Jake discuss how they each learned to become graphic designers. One going to school and the other learning from hands on experience. This has been a hot button issue for ever among the creative community. They discuss the pro and cons of both situations. They also discuss alternative education methods that are becoming more and more popular. Jake has a bit of a crazy news item to share and they end with their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Adobe will reportedly bring the full Photoshop to the iPad
Japanese company uses armpit advertising to one-up competition

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Dr. McGillicuddy's Intense Butterscotch
Jake - Graphic Means

The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee
Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset
Interview with Taughnee - [Rookie Designer Podcast Eps 169](www.rookiedesigner.com/rd169)
Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

Jul 30 2018

48mins

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Rookie Designer 169 - Taughnee Golubović Interview

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This week Carl and Jake are really excited to bring on Taughnee Golubović from Endeavor Creative for an interview. We have been really good friends and fellow creatives for many, many years. Taughnee shares a bit of her journey to get to where she is as a creative and also how she went from living in Alaska to living in Croatia. She also talks about how that effected her business and what she had to do to really change things up with her business to get it growing again. Her business adventures are what have inspired her new book Client Attraction Mindset.

Be sure to listen to the whole episode so you can find out how you can win one of three copies of Taughnee's new book. We have a special set of tasks and will be randomly picking individuals from those who follow the steps. This is a $47 value for FREE!

Find the book, Client Attraction Mindset here: https://endeavorcreative.com/shop/

Speical thanks to Taughnee from Endeavor Creative for taking the time to hang out with us and discuss her business, her adventures, and most importantly talk to us about her new book! Be sure to check out Taughnee online at www.EndeavorCreative.com and like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/endeavorcreative.

Special Guest: Taughnee Golubović.

Jul 23 2018

49mins

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Rookie Designer 168 - Ostrich Eggs and Chicken Eggs

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This week Carl and Jake talk about why it is important not to rely on a single large client and why it's important to have a variety of clients. They talk about their own client diversification from small to large, from long term contracts to single small projects. Jake brings some interesting news from software company Serif about their Affinity programs. Lastly they both bring their weekly Rookie Recommendations.

Design News:
Graphic Design App 'Affinity Designer' Launches for iPad With Apple Pencil Support
Affinity Publisher is coming

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Travefy App
Jake - Business Wars Podcast

Jul 16 2018

36mins

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Rookie Designer 167 - Designer On The Road

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Jake and Carl discuss this week how they handle working on the road. Whether it's just the need to get out of the normal office for a change of pace or a weekend away or maybe even a longer vacation such as a honeymoon. They share some tips and what they do themselves to make sure everything runs smoothly. Jake talks about some design news related to logo design and both hosts share their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
2018 LogoLounge Trend Report

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Futur - My First Design Portfolio
Jake - Waze App

Jul 02 2018

40mins

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Rookie Designer 166 - Referral Networking

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This week Carl and Jake talk about their process when it comes to referrals. Both are in BNI (Business Networking International) and firmly believe in Referral Networking. They talk about some of the steps they take to qualify referrals and what some of the red flags are when it comes to referrals. The biggest items they cover is what is the difference between a referral and a lead. They also get into some design news and lastly they give their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Labatt to feature Lake George
Adobe Spark on Android
IGtv (Instagram TV)

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration
Jake - InDesignSecrets.com

Jun 25 2018

34mins

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Rookie Designer 165 - No Place Like Home

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This week Jake and Carl talk about what is like for them each to work from home as soloprenuer designers. They cover a lot of the pros but also cover some of the cons associated with being someone who works from home. While they both enjoy the ability to do so, they also know they need to be sure to get out and not become too isolated. There are a couple of interesting news items and the weekly Rookie Recommendations.

Design News:
IHOP says it's changing name to IHOb. Huh?
What It’s Like To Be A Legally Blind Illustrator And Graphic Designer
Keith's Website

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Naked Sales
Jake - 344 Questions

Jun 11 2018

37mins

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Rookie Designer 164 - Assumptions and Expectations

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This week Carl and Jake jump on the mics without much planned for a topic. Carl shares a couple of situations he has come across and they discuss how to handle them, what can be learned from them, and how to prevent the situations from repeating themselves in a bad way. With no plan in place, they were pleasantly surprised how smoothly things went and that they came out with a pretty good topic. Jake shares some interesting design news around the new HuffPost logo and Carl puts a twist on Rookie Recommendations.

Design News:
Street Artist Uses Awesome Spray Paint Skills To Unveil HuffPost’s New Logo

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - He is looking for printers to use for wedding products. Shoot him an email at show [at] rookiedesigner.com
Jake - Pantone Color Books

Jun 04 2018

33mins

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