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.
23 Pro Page Layout Tips for Print and the Web: Read or Listen
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.
Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen: Read or Listen
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.
From Designer to Brand Strategist With Melinda Livsey: Read or Listen
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.
Motivating Mural Design With Debbie Clapper: Read or Listen
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.
Logo Lessons With Ian Paget of Logo Geek: Read or Listen
Website accessibility overlays and plugins aren’t the answer to accessibility and compliance, despite being touted as an easy, automated solution for web designers and developers and their clients. They present a plethora of problems.
Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility: Read or Listen
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?
Managing Your Freelance Business During the COVID-19 Crisis: Read or Listen
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.
Business Breakthroughs With Brand Doctor Henry Kaminski Jr.: Read or Listen
Find out several overlooked places graphic designers can find clients—online and offline—that can help you based on your industry and clientele. Are you overlooking any of them?
Overlooked Places Graphic Designers Can Find Clients: Read or Listen
Find out ways to protect your freelance business and income from catastrophe—disability, long-term illness, an emergency, disaster, theft, liability issues—and how to minimize the effects.
Protect Your Freelance Business From Catastrophe: Read or Listen