Design Domination Podcast

A graphic design business podcast for freelance graphic designers

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

Episode #104: 11 Cool Acrobat Tips for Designers

A lot of designers use PDFs for design proofs, but you may not realize some of the helpful features Acrobat offers. Here are 11 cool Acrobat tips for designers that will save you time, improve your workflow or let you do some really cool things. “11 Cool Acrobat Tips for Designers”: Read or Listen

Episode #103: What to Do When a Client Can’t Afford You

Find out how you should respond when clients can’t afford you, or they say it’s over their budget or you’re too expensive. Also learn why this happens in the first place and 4 things not to do when they say this.

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Episode #102: How to Respond to a Job Opportunity the Right Way

Whether you’re looking for freelance design work or contract work or a part-time or full-time job as a designer, find out how to respond to a job ad the right way. This will help you stand out and get the best chance of getting a new client or a new job. “How to Respond to a Job Opportunity the Right Way”: Read or Listen

Episode #101: 9 Differences Between Subcontracting and Having Your Own Clients

Some designers prefer subcontracting for design agencies or other designers, while others prefer having their own clients. One may be a better fit for you based on your personality, preferences and goals. Find out 9 differences between subcontracting and having your own clients and what to expect.

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Episode #100: Alt-text for Images

Confused by Alt-text for images for document and web accessibility? Find out which images need Alt-text, how to write good Alt-text, how long it should be and how to add it to web and InDesign images. Also find out lots of Alt-text do’s and don’ts.

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Episode #99: How to Make PDF and Print Documents More User Friendly

When you design documents destined for both print and the web, if all you do is export your layout files to low- and high-resolution PDFs, you’re missing out on providing a better experience for readers of PDFs or print and a higher value to your clients. Learn how to make PDF and print documents more user friendly.

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Episode #98: 6 Reasons to Use InDesign’s Automated Table of Contents

Many graphic designers avoid using InDesign’s automated table of contents feature. But there are several problems with creating a table of contents manually. Find out 6 reasons designers should use InDesign’s automated table of contents feature. “6 Reasons to Use InDesign’s Automated Table of Contents”: Read or Listen

Episode #97: 5 Reasons Designers Should Track Time

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Do you think tracking time on a project is tedious, will distract you or and make you race against the clock? Not so! Find out 5 reasons designers should track time and how it can actually help your creative business and save you time.

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Episode #96: How to Reduce Client Revisions

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Excessive design and text edits from clients can be frustrating and a time suck for graphic designers. They can derail a project and make it less profitable. Find out 9 ways to reduce client revisions and have a happier client relationship.

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Episode #95: How to Get Good Testimonials From Clients

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Find out why client testimonials are important for freelancers and creative businesses, how to get good testimonials from clients, where to put them and how to get a competitive edge over other designers.

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