This week we’re joined by the loveliest man in the design industry, Mr. Dave Clayton. We’re so excited to welcome Dave to the show. Dave works over at Astute Graphics, who produce some staggeringly good plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator. He’s also a serious conference attendant, runs his own creative podcast at He Shoots, He Draws and seems to know just about everyone in the creative industry. Today we pick Dave’s brain on how to network in a non-sleazy authentic way, and how relationships are the backbone of the creative industry.
This week we talk about how to bounce back from knockbacks in your creative career. We all have days that suck, client feedback that we didn't expect or the unexpected going wrong. Today we look at the best way to tackle these unfortunate circumstances. Without further ado, let's get into the show!
This week we’re joined by our good friend Diane Gibbs. We are super excited to welcome Diane to the show. She’s worked as a professor of Graphic Design at the University of South Alabama for over 15 years, had a fantastic freelance career and hosts the awesome Design Recharge Show podcast. Diane has also personally set up the hosts with incredible young talents, including Allie Toney who we previously interviewed on the show and who now works as part of the team at Design Cuts.
This week we talk all about the best ways to get your creative work in front of more people. We try to get super tactical in this episode and share many actionable tips on how to get your design work out there more.
This week we’re continuing our discussion about being a creative vs. being an entrepreneur. We tackle many more of your questions and share our thoughts and experiences around this all-important topic. Without further ado let’s get into the show.
This week we’re talking about the difference between being a creative and being an entrepreneur. Many of us are trying to make an independent living based around our creativity, but there is often a big difference between the actions of a creative and the actions of an entrepreneur. Typically creativity alone isn’t enough to grow a successful business, but many creatives shy away from the business stuff, even painting it with a negative brush. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
This week we’re getting spooky and we’re bringing you a special Halloween episode of the Honest Designers. We dig into some of our old times worst horror stories when it comes to freelancing and clients. So, buckle up cos this episode goes flat-out terrifying.
This week we’re talking all about hiring people and delegating. As designers, we’re often the ones being hired, but it’s important to understand how hiring others can help you. Whether you’re looking to scale out your design services or simply take some of your least favourite tasks off of your plate, delegation is definitely worth considering.
This week we’re joined by the incredibly inspiring young designer and letterer James Lewis. I’ll make a bold statement here and say this was one of my favourite all-time episodes ever. James was real, candid and incredibly generous with how much he shared with all of us. I’m excited to share James’ amazing story and I hope you find it as motivating as we all did.
This week we’re talking about exactly how long it takes to get good at design. We all know the expression practice makes perfect but exactly how much practice.? And when can you qualify yourself as having mastered your craft? All this and more in today’s episode, so without further ado let’s get into the show!
This week we’re talking all about how to hone on your natural talents and how to realise when you might just suck at something. Practice can make perfect, but it definitely helps to build self-awareness and focus on what comes most naturally, and this is exactly what we dig into in today’s episode. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
This week we’re getting real, real personal. In a departure from the usual design chats, we chose to share some pretty personal things about ourselves, so that you can get to know your regular hosts a little bit better. It gets weird, it gets kind of deep and more than a little bit random. We hope you enjoy it, and without further ado let’s get into the show.
This week we’re talking about how to ensure you’re targeting the ideal clients, rather than targeting your peers. We’ve had several listeners asking us about this, as their content on social media and beyond seems to be attracting other creatives, rather than the paying clients they actually want. We drop our 2 cents on this issue and try to advise on the best course of action to attract people you really need for your creative business.
This week we discuss how to find contentment in your creative work. All too often, stress, worry, and self-doubt cloud our the basic enjoyment we should all be having - that we get to create for a living. We discuss how to find some of that joy again, have fun and find happiness in your creative process.
This week we discuss sharing your creative work. The inherent fears of putting your work out there, tips to overcome this and the massive benefits that can come from sharing your creativity with the world. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
This week we continue our list of social media ideas for designers. We hope that these ideas will get your feed looking better than ever and allow you to build a really engaged audience around your creative work. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
This week we share our ideas for how to use social media as a designer. We’ve each compiled a list of actionable tips and ideas to start implementing today and we dig into as many of these as possible in today’s conversation. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
This week we continue our in-depth discussion on how to use social media as a designer. We hope that you can find a ton of actionable tips in this episode to apply to your own social media profiles. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
This week we discuss how to use social media as a designer. We dig into the specifics of what type of content engages the most, as well as the nuances of the main social media platforms that are available to you. Without further ado, let's get into the show!
This week we discuss the realities of earning passive income from your art and digital products. We take a look at how passive income often isn’t all that passive and the gritty realities of what it really takes to be successful. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
This week we continue our discussion on how to create and sell a successful digital product. We dig in-depth on how to present your digital products by using stunning presentational graphics. This is an absolute master class in branding and using visuals to help sell your work online.
This week we talk about how to create and sell successful digital products. All four of us have a ton of experience doing this and we break down the actual steps it takes to brainstorm, build and successfully sell a hit digital product. This is a great discussion with plenty of actionable points, so without further ado, let’s get into the show!
Today we take a look at how to audit your design business from top to bottom. Often, we can be so bogged down in the day to day work, we don’t take time to take a step back and see what’s actually working and what isn’t within our design business. Today’s chat gives you plenty of actionable tips for how to get your design business running, like a well-oiled machine.