Design Domination Podcast

A graphic design business podcast for freelance graphic designers

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

Episode #88: The Limitations of Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker

Acrobat Accessibility Checker.

Many designers rely on Acrobat’s accessibility checker to determine whether their PDF files are accessible or not. But like other automated checkers, it has limitations and can give false positives. Find out some things to look for and how to ensure your documents are accessible. Read or Listen “The Limitations of Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker”

Episode #87: A Creative With a Cause – Lisa Prince Fishler

A dog watching with perked ears.

Hear the inspirational story of how Lisa Prince Fishler, a creative with a cause, went from having a photography business to starting a nonprofit based on her passion for saving shelter animals, how they are making a difference and how you can get involved with their organization or your own cause. Read or Listen “A Creative With a Cause – Lisa Prince Fishler”

Episode #86: Should You Put Pricing on Your Website?

Does putting pricing on your website help or hurt creative freelancers when it comes to getting new design clients? Find out the pros and cons to help you decide if you should put pricing on your website.

Read or Listen “Should You Put Pricing on Your Website?”

Episode #85: The Client Is Not the Enemy

Designer in boxing gloves.

Situations may arise when working with a client that make you feel like you’re on two different sides. But the client is not the enemy. Find out how to deal more effectively with situations that make you feel like you’re on two different sides. Read or Listen “The Client Is Not the Enemy”

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”

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