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Design Domination Podcast

A graphic design business podcast for freelance graphic designers.

Adjust your mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen your creative skills, so you get more respect and command higher rates.

Episode #16: A Creative Business Convo With Cameron Foote

creative business

What should you consider before going out on your own as a freelancer? How should you present your work to get objective feedback? When should you push back with a client? How can you earn more respect from clients? Should you specialize? Creative business guru Cameron S. Foote shares his insights on all of these topics. …

Episode #15: A Hoppe Good Time Talking InDesign

Jason Hoppe at CreativeLive

Do you need to work smarter in InDesign? Maybe you’re unknowingly wasting time when creating new documents or you’re guilty of “guide hoarding.” Find out and learn some best practices and time-saving tips as the hilarious Jason Hoppe and I talk about InDesign and page layout in this special hour-long episode. Plus, find out which InDesign feature Jason calls “delicious” and what some designers do that he says is “like walking and having your pants not go with you.” …

Episode #13: Are These Essentials in Your Design Contracts and Estimates?

Design estimates and contracts

Do you know what to include in your design contracts and estimates? Do you know if your projects are profitable? Do you have trouble pricing your work? Do you suck up out-of-scope work that you should be charging for? Do you wonder if your contracts are protecting you? Find out when I use a contract, what I take into consideration when pricing work and what I include to protect myself from scope creep or potential legal issues. …

Episode #12: Fold Some Fun Into Your Direct Mail Projects With Trish Witkowski, Foldfactory

folding and direct mail design

Print designers, do you find yourself using the same folds for projects over and over again because you think other types of folds might cost too much or they seem too complicated to set up properly? In this episode, Trish Witkowski of Foldfactory will educate and inspire you—and tell you how to get some free templates for your next project. …

Episode #9: Work While Doing What You Love

Do you dream of going out on your own and working from wherever and whenever you want? If so, what’s your why? So you can enjoy a more flexible lifestyle? Travel whenever you please or pursue side projects? Or maybe it’s to spend more time with family and friends. I’ve got two special guests to talk about the freedom they’ve experienced working for themselves and pursuing their dreams. …

Episode #8: Improve Your Processes and Your Client’s Experience

Are you getting what you need—and want—from clients?

  • Do clients send you the wrong types of files?
  • Does it takes a long time for clients to sign your contracts?
  • Do you find yourself resending logo or print files for the umpteenth time?
  • Are you embarrassed because clients point out edits you missed?
  • Do you make it easy for clients to say yes?

Learn how to improve your processes for a smoother, more enjoyable and efficient workflow for yourself and the client, so they keep coming back. …

Episode #7: Punch Up Your PowerPoint Proficiency

PowerPoint presentation design

Want to become a better PowerPoint presentation designer? Ever considered a career in it? No? Because you can’t stand PowerPoint, right? (I can hear you screaming.) Presentation design expert Laura Foley states her case for why you should embrace PowerPoint. She also explains how she’s made a career specializing in working in software that makes most designers cringe. You’ll also learn best practices when using PowerPoint and how to price your PowerPoint projects. …

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