Episode #91: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Like Your Designs

Frustrated male designer.

Have you ever sent off a design proof only to have the client not like it and ask for a bunch of design changes? Find out what to do when a client doesn’t like your designs.

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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. “Color Blind by Design”: Read or Listen

Episode #74: Man of Many Talents Melvin Thambi

Melvin Thambi standing in front of his work at an exhibit.

Graphic designer/fine artist Melvin Thambi joins me to talk about pursuing design and fine arts, how he got his work to be exhibited, how hearing “no” led to him achieving his dream, why he says to get out of your comfort zone and get ready to fail, and what advice he has for non-U.S. designers looking to get U.S. clients. “Man of Many Talents Melvin Thambi”: Read or Listen

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. “Winning Color Strategies”: Read or Listen

Episode #63: From Designer to Brand Strategist With Melinda Livsey

Brand strategy.

Hear about the challenges that led Melinda Livsey to go from being a designer treated like an order taker and art directed by clients to trusted expert and brand strategist, the mindset shifts she had to make, why she no longer does any design work, how she builds trust with clients, the three questions she always asks during an initial consultation that position her as an expert and more. Plus, find out her secret talent. It might surprise you. “From Designer to Brand Strategist With Melinda Livsey”: Read or Listen

Episode #61: Logo Lessons With Ian Paget of Logo Geek

Ian Paget, Logo Geek.

Ian Paget of Logo Geek joins me to talk about his logo design process, how to set yourself apart from other logo designers, how he presents his work, how to get less pushback from a client on your designs, books he recommends, the tools he uses and more. Plus, find out a hobby he used to have that might surprise you. “Logo Lessons With Ian Paget of Logo Geek”: Read or Listen

Episode #58: Business Breakthroughs With Brand Doctor Henry Kaminski Jr.

Henry Kaminski, The Brand Doctor.

The Brand Doctor Henry Kaminski Jr. joins me to talk about how he leveled up his business and stopped competing on price. He also shares business breakthroughs about branding, focus and values. Find out why he says branding really is about subtraction.

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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. “Design With Accessibility in Mind”: Read or Listen

Episode #51: Boost Value With a Brand Style Guide

Brand guide.

After designing a logo for a client, do you provide a brand style guide along with the files, so the client has guidance on how to use the logo and your hard work doesn’t go down the drain? If not, you’re missing out on positioning yourself as an expert, adding value to your work and charging more. “Boost Value With a Brand Style Guide”: Read or Listen

Episode #49: Branding & Marketing Insights with Jacob Cass

Branding Insights With Jacob Cass

Are you leaving money on the table with logo design? Do you know how to present your logo designs? Are you positioning yourself to clients so you are seen as an expert and get more respect? Jacob Cass of Just Creative talks about his design journey, his logo design and presentation process, how to add more value with brand strategy and some amazing marketing tips. Plus, find out why he calls himself “the pink cow.”
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