Design Domination Podcast

A graphic design business podcast for freelance graphic designers

Gain confidence, clarity and a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace.

Episode #84: Stop Spamming and Seeing What Sticks

If you send messages to prospects that are all about you and your services, you’re turning them off. Stop spamming prospects and seeing what sticks. Learn how to reach out to prospects and how to send cold emails that will help you get noticed. Read or Listen “Stop Spamming and Seeing What Sticks”

Episode #83: Responsibility and Revenue With Website Policies With Donata and Hans Skillrud of Termageddon

Are you unknowingly taking on liability with privacy policies? Find out your responsibility with website policies, common mistakes web designers and developers make and how to make recurring revenue with them in this discussion with Donata and Hans from Termageddon. Read or Listen “Responsibility and Revenue With Website Policies With Donata and Hans Skillrud of Termageddon

Episode #82: Break Away From These “But’s” and Stop Wondering Your Worth

Many graphic designers undervalue their expertise and their work. You might undercut or reduce your pricing to win new work and clients. But if you don’t value your work, no one else will! Stop wondering about your worth and break away from these “but’s.” Read or Listen “Break Away From These “But’s” and Stop Wondering Your Worth”

Episode #81: “Freelancer”—The Other F Word

Many designers call themselves freelancers when they really aren’t. They’re doing much more than what a freelancer does. In many cases, the word can actually hold you back. Find out why I think “freelancer” is the other F word. Read or Listen ““Freelancer”—The Other F Word”

Episode #80: Which Fish Are You?

Are you a small fish in a big pond, or a big fish in a small pond? If you’re a small fish in a big pond, you need clarity, so you can be a bigger fish in a smaller pond and get the right clients and the right design work. Read or Listen “Which Fish Are You?”

Episode #79: Reflect, Refocus, Recharge

Reflect, refocus, recharge.

Let’s talk about reviewing our goals, celebrating our wins and refocusing ourselves and our businesses for the next year. Reflect, refocus, recharge. Read or Listen “Reflect, Refocus, Recharge”

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 #77: How Your Unsecure Website Is Costing You Business

Unsecure website costing you business.

If you use WordPress for your website but don’t take security measures to keep it safe and up and running, potential clients may leave your site because of a warning, or, one day, they may not see your site at all. Find out how your unsecure website is costing you business and what to do about it. Read or Listen “How Your Unsecure Website Is Costing You Business”

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 #75: Squash Self-Doubt and Own Your Expertise

Own your expertise as a designer.

So many designers are afraid to call themselves an expert. They lack confidence, and that creates a snowball effect in their business: not charging enough, losing out on work and more. Find out how to squash self-doubt and own your expertise.

Read or Listen “Squash Self-Doubt and Own Your Expertise”

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