Design Domination Podcast

A graphic design business podcast for freelance graphic designers

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

Episode #65: 23 Pro Page Layout Tips for Print and the Web

Professional page layout tips for print, digital document and the web.

I share 23 pro page layout tips for print, digital documents and the web. Find out how to polish your page layout skills, so you have more professional-looking and reader-friendly pages. You’ll also discover some accessibility and usability tips that can give you an edge over other designers and help your clients reach more people. Plus, I’ve also got a bunch of free resources for you.

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Episode #64: Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen

Brutally Honest book cover and inside.

Emily Cohen joins me to dish out some brutally honest design business advice, including some things that hold creatives back in business, why the solopreneur model is usually unsustainable, specialization, misconceptions designers have about their websites, how to reach out to prospects and more.

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Episode #63: From Designer to Brand Strategist With Melinda Livsey

Brand strategy.

Hear about the challenges that led Melinda Livsey to go from being a designer treated like an order taker and art directed by clients to trusted expert and brand strategist, the mindset shifts she had to make, why she no longer does any design work, how she builds trust with clients, the three questions she always asks during an initial consultation that position her as an expert and more. Plus, find out her secret talent. It might surprise you.

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Episode #62: Motivating Mural Design With Debbie Clapper

Debbie Clapper painting a mural outside.

Find out why muralist Debbie Clapper transitioned her career from graphic design to fine art, how she pursued her passion and how it changed her life. If you’ve ever thought of pursuing fine art as a career choice, you definitely don’t want to miss this.

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Episode #61: Logo Lessons With Ian Paget of Logo Geek

Ian Paget, Logo Geek.

Ian Paget of Logo Geek joins me to talk about his logo design process, how to set yourself apart from other logo designers, how he presents his work, how to get less pushback from a client on your designs, books he recommends, the tools he uses and more. Plus, find out a hobby he used to have that might surprise you.

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Episode #59: Managing Your Freelance Business During the COVID-19 Crisis

Managing your freelance business during a crisis.

Managing your freelance business during the COVID-19 crisis—and any crisis for that matter—is vital. We need to learn from this and stay level headed, focused and innovative to help our clients and our own businesses. We also need to be empathetic and understanding. How can we continue to serve them? How can we help them with new and unique needs they may have now? How can you continue running your business? How should we react if they start cutting out our services? How should we react if they ask to delay projects?

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Episode #58: Business Breakthroughs With Brand Doctor Henry Kaminski Jr.

Henry Kaminski, The Brand Doctor.

The Brand Doctor Henry Kaminski Jr. joins me to talk about how he leveled up his business and stopped competing on price. He also shares business breakthroughs about branding, focus and values. Find out why he says branding really is about subtraction.

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