As a graphic designer, document designer or web designer, understanding the WCAG color and contrast accessibility guidelines will help make your designs more inclusive and accessible to sighted individuals with or without a visual disability.
Episode #140: Affordable Health Care for Freelancers
Medical insurance for self-employed freelance designers can be cost prohibitive. Find out some affordable health insurance alternatives that will save you money along with what to consider before going with one of these options.
Episode #139: Adobe Removing Pantone Colors: What Graphic Designers Need to Know
Pantone color books are being phased out of Adobe Creative Cloud, greatly impacting many graphic designers. Access to all Pantone libraries will require a paid Pantone Connect subscription. Find out what you need to know and what options you have.
Adobe Removing Pantone Colors: What Graphic Designers Need to Know: Read or Listen
Episode #138: 12 Ways to Motivate Clients to Send Content
Getting content from clients is definitely high on the list of complaints from designers. Find out 12 ways to motivate your clients to send you content, so that you get projects done on time and profitably.
Episode #137: The Difference Between Consultation and Discovery
Many graphic designers give away their advice, expertise and ideas in the sales process for free. Learn what to stop doing on consultation calls and how to get paid for discovery calls, so you get more respect and are more valued as an expert.
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Episode #136: How to Get More Leads From Your Website With Josh Hall
Just because you put up a website and have a nice portfolio doesn't mean potential clients will find it or contact you. Learn strategic steps you can take to get people to your site, keep them on your site and taking action, so you build a profitable creative business.
How to Get More Leads From Your Website With Josh Hall: Read or Listen
Episode #135: Top 11 Creative Business Books for Designers
Find out what books are on my list of top creative business books for freelance graphic designers to help you with starting your own business, sales and marketing, getting clients, positioning, pricing and profit, confidence, mindset and more.
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Episode #134: Day Rates for Graphic Designers—Sarah Masci
Sarah Masci of Day Rate Mastery joins me to talk about how graphic designers can increase their profitability by charging day rates instead of hourly rates or value-based pricing, and how she went from charging $50 per hour to $10k months working only a few days a month.
Episode #133: Why Graphic Designers Need Contracts
Find out important reasons why freelance graphic designers should use contracts for design work in their creative business, including some surprising things you may have thought of.
Episode #132: The Talent, Not the Tool With Don Bolognese
Renowned artist/illustrator/painter Don Bolognese joins me to talk about how it’s the designer’s talent—not the tool—that’s vital for a successful creative career. He shares interesting stories and insights from his 67-year career and how it evolved over time with changes in technology.