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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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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!

May 29, 2019

This week, we're joined by Becca Courtice from The Happy Ever Crafter. Becca teaches her highly engaged community the art of modern calligraphy and is one of our favourite examples in the world of someone who has turned their creative passions and talents into making a successful living. She also enjoys horrendously bad dad jokes, which is very near and dear to our hearts. So without further ado let's get into the show!

May 21, 2019

This week we're joined by Chris Do, who barely needs and introduction. He’s the founder of the Futur, which is one of our favorite educational platforms for creatives where they teach the business of design. He helps creatives all over the world master their mindset and marketing.

May 15, 2019

This week, we're joined by one of our favourite people in the whole world, mister Scotty Russell. Scotty is an incredible illustrator and hand letterer, and he runs Perspective Collective, which is an amazing creative community and podcast. Scotty is super passionate about the art of the creative side hustle and he's going to be bringing some serious value about this for all of you lovely listeners today. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

May 8, 2019

This week, we're joined by Stefan Kunz, an incredible hand letterer, educator, and one of our favourite creatives. Stefan has collaborated with brands including Apple, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Hallmark, Microsoft, and many, many more. And much of his success has come from his Instagram community of nearly 400K people. Today, Stefan has kindly agreed to share some of his best strategies, the honest truth of what happens behind the scenes, and so much more. This is going to be a good one guys, so notepads at the ready!

May 1, 2019

This week, we're joined by Dina Rodriguez from Letter Shoppe. Tom is especially excited to have her on the show as she is somewhat of a hero of his when it comes to creativity and social media. Today we're going to be chatting with her about authenticity, confidence, and being yourself as a designer. So without further ado, let's jump in the show!

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