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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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Mar 28, 2019

This week, we're talking all about how to go the extra mile. Whether it's merchandise or clients, going the extra mile is the whole game when it comes to standing out in your creative industry. So without further ado, let's get into the show. 

Mar 19, 2019

This week, we're talking about the best ways to spend money in order to save time. Time is our greatest asset, so when should we be willing to invest in the tools and people we need to save time, versus choosing to save our money? Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Mar 13, 2019

This week, we're talking about how to get outside of your comfort zone. It can be all too tempting to stay in our creative safe place, but often pushing our own creative boundaries can help keep our work fresh and relevant. Plus, it can challenge our skills and make us better, more well-rounded designers. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Mar 6, 2019

This week, we're thrilled to welcome Aiden Fishbein to the show. Aiden runs Vitals Agency and is a seasoned creative entrepreneur and film editor. He's obsessed with proper project planning and organisation, which is something your four hosts definitely need some help with. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Feb 28, 2019
This week we are talking all about becoming a brand. It sounds kind of big and scary, but we're going to break it down and give you those actionable steps and tips on how you can stand out in a noisy, online world and build your brand as a designer. So without further ado, let's get into the show!
Feb 27, 2019

This week we are talking about free work and working for exposure. This is often portrayed as every designer’s worst nightmare. So, we’re going to explore if there is ever any upside to working for free and what you should do when presented with this option.

Feb 12, 2019

This week we are going back to square one. We are looking at how it feels to be back at the start of a new creative venture - the courage that it takes to make that plunge and the fear that comes along with the ride. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Feb 6, 2019

This week we are answering some more awesome questions from the listeners. We always love doing these and are super excited for today’s show!

Jan 30, 2019

This week we’re talking all about mental health. We dig into our own struggles with mental health and share how they can impact so many creatives out there. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jan 23, 2019

We’re back and at it again for 2019. I’m super excited to be back here with the gang. I’ve missed you guys dearly. So, this week we are digging into some listener questions. It’s been quite a while since we last did this, but we have some fantastic questions lined up from listeners of the show. So without further ado, let’s get into it.

Jan 16, 2019

This week is our 100th episode.  This week we wanted to share our appreciation for all our listeners and give somewhat of a recap of the past 100 episodes. Without further ado, let’s get into this special show!

Jan 9, 2019

This week we are joined by Blair Enns who has spent more than a decade in new business and account management for some of the worlds largest advertising agencies and some of its smallest design firms. He is also passionate about helping out fellow creative entrepreneurs and is an expert on pricing.

Jan 2, 2019

This week we are joined by Lauren Hom who is a huge inspiration for many in the creative community. Lauren does wonderful lettering work and has designed for clients like Starbucks, Google, AT&T, YouTube and Time Magazine. She’s also released a book, several courses including the popular, Passion to Paid and releases a weekly HOMwork for her followers which encourages them to think outside the box and get creative.

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