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. Continue reading “Work While Doing What You Love”
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. Continue reading “Improve Your Processes and Your Client’s Experience”
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. Continue reading “Punch Up Your PowerPoint Proficiency”
Are your design contracts helping—or hurting—you? Do clients understand your contracts? Do you? If you don’t have a solid contract, you may be unknowingly giving away your design rights or taking on liability you shouldn’t be. Even worse, if you don’t operate as an LLC or corporation, your personal assets could be at risk if you make a mistake. Learn how to prevent a contract catastrophe, get your contracts signed faster and protect your design rights—and yourself—from a legal crisis. Continue reading “Are You Protecting Your Design Rights and Covering Your Assets?”
Marketing Tips for Designers
If you’re not marketing, you’re at the mercy of taking whatever work comes to you, whether it’s work you want or not. You also don’t get the clients you want. When your marketing is targeted and consistent, you demonstrate to prospective clients that you understand their needs and remind them of you so they reach out when they have a need. In this interview with Ilise Benun, you’ll get marketing tips for designers and learn how to cultivate your marketing efforts to avoid feast or famine and to pick and choose the clients and work that you want. Continue reading “Are You Getting the Clients You Want? With Ilise Benun”
Learn How to Set Yourself Apart From Other Designers
Why should a client hire you when they can pay $50 to Fiverr or 99Designs, or set up a Wix, Weebly or Squarespace site themselves? Instead of being livid about what these commoditized services have done to the industry, take advantage of what they’re not offering and what they don’t do well, so you can get taken more seriously and command the fees you deserve. Continue reading “Stop Trying to Compete With Fiverr”
Learn how to perfect your print process, so you can avoid costly errors and save face. Find out about proper file setup, folds, binding, paper, ink, coatings, fonts, images, how to get print bids and more. Continue reading “Perfect Your Print Process”
Are you making any of these logo design mistakes? Find out if you are. You’ll also learn what to consider when pricing a logo design, how to make your logo designs better and how to add value to your work, so you can up your game, stand out from your competition and charge more. Continue reading “Avoid These 10 Logo Design Mistakes”
Are you looking to make a successful living as a graphic designer? Are you frustrated with clients or coworkers rejecting your design concepts? Are your projects not profitable? Do you need more efficient workflows but don’t have time to figure it all out? Design Domination is here to provide answers to those questions—and more. Continue reading “Introduction to Design Domination Podcast”