Episode #90: Selling by Helping With Nick Gulic

Confident designer talking to client.

Do you have trouble charging more for your work? Does the sales process make you nervous or feel sleazy? Do you need more confidence when talking to prospects? Nick Gulic, who regularly sells $10k and $20k brochure sites, talks about his sales process and selling by helping.

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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 #66: How to Make Money on Upwork With Victor Ramirez

Victor Ramirez featured on an Upwork billboard in Times Square.


Victor Ramirez joins me to talk about how to make money on Upwork. Find out how he made almost $7,700 part-time in less than two months’ time, mistakes he made early on and what he learned, and tips you can use. Plus, hear how he ended up on a billboard for UpWork in Times Square.
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Episode #64: Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen

Brutally Honest book cover and inside.

Emily Cohen joins me to dish out some brutally honest design business advice, including some things that hold creatives back in business, why the solopreneur model is usually unsustainable, specialization, misconceptions designers have about their websites, how to reach out to prospects and more. “Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen”: 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 #62: Motivating Mural Design With Debbie Clapper

Debbie Clapper painting a mural outside.

Find out why muralist Debbie Clapper transitioned her career from graphic design to fine art, how she pursued her passion and how it changed her life. If you’ve ever thought of pursuing fine art as a career choice, you definitely don’t want to miss this. “Motivating Mural Design With Debbie Clapper”: 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 #55: Designing Digital Products With Tom Ross of Design Cuts

Tom Ross, Design Cuts.

Tom Ross of Design Cuts joins me to talk about designing digital products—figuring out what to sell, how to price it, their submission process and more. Get tips to help you get an edge on your competition in the creative products marketplace. “Designing Digital Products With Tom Ross of Design Cuts”: Read or Listen