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The Honest Designers Show

Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.
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Nov 20, 2019
This week, we're joined by the lovely and wonderfully talented Peggy Dean from The Pigeon Letters. Peggy is an incredible illustrator, calligrapher, and educator. She loves teaching her community and regularly produces fantastic content to help her fellow creatives. So without further ado, let's get into the show!
Nov 13, 2019

This week, we're hosting a special, quick-fire episode and the theme is going to be golden nuggets and knowledge bombs. This is going to be a sum up of the things we've picked up on or learned that have helped us break through in areas as of late!

Nov 6, 2019
Today, we're talking with Mark Hirons, an inspiring young creative entrepreneur from the UK. Mark is known for his podcast, Creative Waffle, but also as one of the youngest and most ambitious minds in the industry. We're really excited to bring a youthful perspective to the show. So without further ado, let's get into the show!
Oct 30, 2019

Hey lovely listeners, welcome back to Part 2 of our chat with Andy J. Pizza! This is honestly an incredible end to our chat. We go deep into some great issues with Andy, so we hope you enjoy the latter part of this conversation. Let's get back into it!

Oct 23, 2019

This week we're talking with the one and only Andy J. Pizza. Andy is a prolific illustrator who's worked with some of the most respected brands in the world. All four of us love his particular style of illustration and we're also huge fans of the Creative Pep Talk podcast that Andy releases regularly, giving back that same value to the design community.

Oct 16, 2019

This week we are chatting with Teela Cunningham. Teela is one of our absolute favorite creatives. She has educated millions of other designers through her entertaining and informative videos. She also runs Every Tuesday, a hub of high quality design products, creative courses and all kinds of other awesome stuff along side her husband Spencer. She is super talented as a designer but also a creative marketer so today we are super excited to pick her brain.

 

 
 
Oct 9, 2019

This week we are chatting with Phil from HECreative. HECreative is a fantastic creative agency and punk rock publishing house. We know what you're thinking, it sounds slightly unusual. But stay tuned, it’s awesome we promise you.

Oct 2, 2019
This week, the ridiculously talented brand designer Jacob Cass joined us. Jacob is a friend and one of the most respected designers and content creators in the industry and we are super excited to pick his brain today. So without further ado, let’s get into the show!
Sep 25, 2019

This week, we’re joined by the ridiculously talented Bob Ewing. Bob is a multi-disciplined illustrator and letterer from Indiana. Ian and Dustin have hung out with Bob in person, Tom has chatted with him in the past, and Lisa’s just met him, but we can already sense a friendship blossoming. This should be a fun chat. So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Sep 18, 2019

This week, we're thrilled to welcome the super talented Will Paterson to the show. Will is a longtime designer, somewhat of a YouTube design rockstar, and a fantastic educator within the design community. We're so excited to pick Will's brain today for all you dear listeners at home. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Sep 11, 2019

This week's episode is about getting more efficient in our creative businesses. We're looking at fixing processes, solving inefficiencies, and learning how to work smarter. It may sound incredibly boring, but we promise this stuff can have a real-world impact on moving your creative business forward. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Sep 4, 2019

Today, we are talking to our younger selves and giving those lovable little scamps some life advice. So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Aug 28, 2019

This week, we are so excited to welcome Catherine Kay to the show! Catherine runs Katnipp, a fantastic illustration studio in the North-East of England. Her illustrations are incredible and also incredibly cute, and we're really excited to learn as much as we can from her today. Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Aug 21, 2019

In today’s episode we talk about how you are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with. We look at the impact this can have on your creative work and your mindset. Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Aug 14, 2019

In today’s episode we talk about paying your dues and persevering through the early days when you’re seeing little to no results. Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Aug 7, 2019

In today's episode, we talk about one of the best way to increase your earnings by an order of magnitude. How can you go from being perceived as a disposable junior designer to someone who can command serious value within their industry? Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jul 31, 2019

In today's episode we talk about labels in our industry. What's your label? What impact does your label have upon your work and your mindset. And what are labels? Without further ado, let's get into the episode!

Jul 23, 2019

In today's episode, we talk about failure as a creative. Is it always a bad thing thing to fail? And what lessons can we take away from failure? Without further ado, let's get into the show.

Jul 17, 2019

In this weeks episode we continue last weeks discussion all about niching. There is so much to cover on this topic that we couldn’t stop tearing into it. So we hope you enjoy our second instalment and get some good information on niching down.

Jul 10, 2019

In today's episode, we talk all about niching down. What are the pros and cons of committing to one style and what are the possible ways in which one can niche? Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jul 2, 2019

As promised, this is the continuation of last week's episode on mindset. We hope you find it helpful! It's an uncharacteristically short episode for the show, but we hope it's packed full of value to help you with your creative projects. Let's get into it!

Jun 26, 2019

In this week’s episode we are talking all about mindset. So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jun 19, 2019

In today's episode, we play a little game called 'Spark Creativity: 50 Ways to Ignite Bright Ideas' and we're going to explain the rules in just a second. This is a bit of a different episode and we hope you enjoy it! Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jun 12, 2019

Guys, it's a bit of a different intro this week; Tom and Ian are staying together in this weird looking hotel room while hosting a workshop at the Birmingham Design Festival. This will be a new recording experience, and who knows what havoc it's going to wreak. Today, we are talking about stepping outside of your comfort zone, so without further ado, let's jump into the show!

Jun 4, 2019

In today's episode, we're talking about paranoia, competition, and needing therapy for your design work. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

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