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Be the expert, not another order taker.

17 Questions You Must Ask During a Design Consultation.

When you ask the questions in this free guide:

  • you’ll get more respect, because you’ll be demonstrating an interest in their business goals;
  • your expertise will be valued more, because you’ll show that design is not just about looks;
  • you’ll stand out, because most other designers are not asking these questions

…which means you can charge more.


I’ve been there, and I can help.

Hi. I’m Colleen Gratzer. I wrote this guide to share some of my insights from 20+ years as a successful graphic designer, with 15 of those having my own business, Gratzer Graphics LLC.

I have seen it all and know the ins and outs of working for yourself—from 0 to quit-your-job level income.

I started Creative Boost and the Design Domination podcast to help designers with their technical skills, confidence, clients, business savvy and more—because I’ve been there!

I know how bad it feels to not be taken seriously enough or that you’re just an order taker. I also know how great it feels to be the trusted expert who’s in charge of the design process.