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Episode #16: A Creative Business Convo With Cameron Foote

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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 #15: A Hoppe Good Time Talking InDesign

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Do you need to work smarter in InDesign? Maybe you’re unknowingly wasting time when creating new documents or you’re guilty of “guide hoarding.” Find out and learn some best practices and time-saving tips as the hilarious Jason Hoppe and I talk about InDesign and page layout in this special hour-long episode. Plus, find out which InDesign feature Jason calls “delicious” and what some designers do that he says is “like walking and having your pants not go with you.” …

Episode #12: Fold Some Fun Into Your Direct Mail Projects With Trish Witkowski, Foldfactory

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Print designers, do you find yourself using the same folds for projects over and over again because you think other types of folds might cost too much or they seem too complicated to set up properly? In this episode, Trish Witkowski of Foldfactory will educate and inspire you—and tell you how to get some free templates for your next project. …

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 #7: Punch Up Your PowerPoint Proficiency

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Want to become a better PowerPoint presentation designer? Ever considered a career in it? No? Because you can’t stand PowerPoint, right? (I can hear you screaming.) Presentation design expert Laura Foley states her case for why you should embrace PowerPoint. She also explains how she’s made a career specializing in working in software that makes most designers cringe. You’ll also learn best practices when using PowerPoint and how to price your PowerPoint projects. …

Episode #6: Are You Protecting Your Design Rights and Covering Your Assets?

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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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