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Episode #16:

A Creative Business Convo With Cameron Foote

creative business

What should you consider before going out on your own as a freelancer? How should you present your work to get objective feedback? When should you push back with a client? How can you earn more respect from clients? Should you specialize? Creative business guru Cameron S. Foote shares his insights on all of these topics. …

Episode #14:

Triple-threat Creative: Illustrator, Painter, Graphic Designer

Michael Auger with dog painting

Ever considered a full-time or part-time career as a fine artist? Hear from Michael Auger of Auger Artwork Studios, who’s had a solid career as an illustrator, painter and graphic designer.

Episode #13:

Are These Essentials in Your Design Contracts and Estimates?

Design estimates and contracts

Do you know what to include in your design contracts and estimates? Do you know if your projects are profitable? Do you have trouble pricing your work? Do you suck up out-of-scope work that you should be charging for? Do you wonder if your contracts are protecting you? Find out when I use a contract, what I take into consideration when pricing work and what I include to protect myself from scope creep or potential legal issues. …

Episode #10:

Ever Feel Like an Imposter?

imposter complex

Do you ever feel like your work isn’t good enough? Do you lack confidence presenting your design ideas? Do you find it hard to give yourself credit where due? This stems from the imposter complex. Find out how it can help us or hold us back personally and professionally. …

Episode #9:

Work While Doing What You Love

Do you dream of going out on your own and working from wherever and whenever you want? If so, what’s your why? So you can enjoy a more flexible lifestyle? Travel whenever you please or pursue side projects? Or maybe it’s to spend more time with family and friends. I’ve got two special guests to talk about the freedom they’ve experienced working for themselves and pursuing their dreams. …

Episode #8:

Improve Your Processes and Your Client’s Experience

Are you getting what you need—and want—from clients?

  • Do clients send you the wrong types of files?
  • Does it takes a long time for clients to sign your contracts?
  • Do you find yourself resending logo or print files for the umpteenth time?
  • Are you embarrassed because clients point out edits you missed?
  • Do you make it easy for clients to say yes?

Learn how to improve your processes for a smoother, more enjoyable and efficient workflow for yourself and the client, so they keep coming back. …

Episode #6:

Are You Protecting Your Design Rights and Covering Your Assets?

Design contracts

Legal Protection for Designers

Are your design contracts helping—or hurting—you? Do clients understand your contracts? Do you? If you don’t have a solid contract, you may be unknowingly giving away your design rights or taking on liability you shouldn’t be. Even worse, if you don’t operate as an LLC or corporation, your personal assets could be at risk if you make a mistake. Learn how to prevent a contract catastrophe, get your contracts signed faster and protect your design rights—and yourself—from a legal crisis. …

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