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Episode #78: Color Blind by Design

Jake Albion, colorblind designer.

Hear how Jake Albion pursued his passion of a creative career despite being told it might not be possible because of his color blindness, how he became more driven by his disability and turned it into an advantage, and how he got into accessibility. Read or Listen “Color Blind by Design”

Episode #76: Are Your Designs Solving or Causing Problems?

Designs solving or causing problems.


Graphic design is all about solving a particular problem, communicating and evoking a certain feeling. But those efforts fall short when you don’t consider how potentially 20% of your client’s audience cannot read or access the information because of design or file setup issues. That leaves a bad impression. Are your designs solving or causing problems? Read or Listen “Are Your Designs Solving or Causing Problems?”

Episode #73: Winning Color Strategies

Color strategies.

Find out how color affects branding, how to use color strategically and what to consider when choosing colors to get winning color strategies. Also learn a bit about color theory, color accessibility and color meaning.
Read or Listen “Winning Color Strategies”

Episode #69: 9 Myths About Accessibility

Girl with cerebral palsy using laptop.

Most designers don’t know about accessibility or have misconceptions about it, such as thinking it will hinder their creativity or that it doesn’t apply to their clients. Find out 9 myths about accessibility and why you and your clients should care. Read or Listen “9 Myths About Accessibility”

Episode #60: Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility

Problems with website accessibility overlays.

Website accessibility overlays and plugins aren’t the answer to accessibility and compliance, despite being touted as an easy, automated solution for web designers and developers and their clients. They present a plethora of problems. Read or Listen “Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility”

Episode #53: Design With Accessibility in Mind

Designing for accessibility.

Most designers don’t think about accessibility, but it affects branding, design, documents and websites. It’s a great way to differentiate yourself from other designers while helping your clients reach more people and legally protecting them. Read or Listen “Design With Accessibility in Mind”

Episode #52: 17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website

Effective portfolio website.

Your website needs to be an effective marketing tool to help you get clients. You want to be top of mind when someone needs a designer. Here are 17 essential elements for an effective portfolio website, so you get found and leave a positive impression. Read or Listen “17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website”

Episode #4: Stop Trying to Compete With Fiverr

Learn How to Set Yourself Apart From Other Designers

Why should a client hire you when they can pay $50 to Fiverr or 99Designs, or set up a Wix, Weebly or Squarespace site themselves? Instead of being livid about what these commoditized services have done to the industry, take advantage of what they’re not offering and what they don’t do well, so you can get taken more seriously and command the fees you deserve. Read or Listen “Stop Trying to Compete With Fiverr”

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