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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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Sep 30, 2020

In today's episode, our hosts will teach you how to be a graphic designer in 10 days!... Not really! But they will discuss different ways to accelerate the process... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Sep 23, 2020

In today's episode we are talking about creating work that stands out from the crowd and how to put a signature on it that will distinguish you from the rest... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Sep 16, 2020

In today's episode our hosts are answering a question from our lovely listener Carolyn Sehgal. She is not quite sure how to go about deciding which clients to take on... especially clients that contact her over social media... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Sep 9, 2020

In today's episode we are chatting with our lovely guest, Elizabeth Silver. She is a very successful surface pattern designer, based in North Carolina in the United States. We picked her brain to get very valuable information about how to make it in this business... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Sep 2, 2020

In today's episode we are talking all about speed. That's all we are going to say, we are going to leave it with a bit of aura of mystery... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Aug 26, 2020

This week we are talking about how to get your projects over the finish line. Every creative knows that the final sprint at the end can be like pulling teeth... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Aug 19, 2020

In today's episode we are discussing how to avoid comparing yourself to other creatives... Comparison syndrome can be toxic and it can be pretty common among designers... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Aug 12, 2020

In today's episode we are talking about different ways to make a profit as a creative. Some businesses bring more value to the consumer and therefore they'll be able to command a much higher price point for them... the so called ladder of value.

So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Aug 5, 2020

In today's episode we are discussing whether social media is really necessary. Would our businesses crumble down without those platforms? Do we really need them to create revenue? ...without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jul 29, 2020

In today's episode we have a very special guest: Cornelius ‘Hank’ Washington. Hank is an art director, designer and illustrator born and raised in Mississippi. We chatted about what he had to go through during the past 10 years to make it as a designer and build his creative business... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jul 22, 2020

In today's episode our new hosts Emilia Clarke, TJ Miller,Michael Fassbender and Dane Cook are talking all about a very fun subject: File Organisation... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jul 15, 2020

In today's episode we are answering a question from our lovely listener Ria. She wants to know how do we connect more with potential customers as she feels that she is connecting more and more with fellow designers instead of customers...  So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jul 8, 2020

In today's episode we are taking some unknown questions from Dustin. We are playing a bizarre card game that our host Dustin brought and while we are at it we'll try to pull out some nuggets of wisdom for all of you listeners...  So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jul 1, 2020

This week we are talking all about building a good reputation as a designer...This is so essential and we are going to dig into exactly why... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jun 25, 2020

In today's episode we talk about designing just for the love of it... We are going to dive into the passion behind our work as creatives.... So without further ado, let's jump into the show!

Jun 17, 2020

This week we are talking all about social media strategies whilst being a creative... It doesn't have to be all about algorithms, it can be more social... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Jun 11, 2020

In today's episode we talk about a subject brought to the table by our host Ian Barnard, after he saw a video online talking about tips on how to produce better work... So without further ado, let's jump into the show!

Jun 4, 2020

In today's episode we talk about creating a steady income and not being caught up in the cycle of financial uncertainty whilst being a  freelancer or a creative... So without further ado, let's jump into the show!

May 27, 2020

In today's episode we define our ideal client, that special unicorn like person that you just wanna seek and we know is out there... So without further ado, let's jump into the show!

May 20, 2020

In today's episode we talk about how to hit that sweet flow state and how to feel inspired during your creative work... So without further ado, let's jump into the show!

May 13, 2020

In this episode we share with you dear listeners our honest life hacks... things that help us with our creativity and our businesses... So without further ado, let's jump into the show!

May 6, 2020

This week we are trying a bit of a different format with our Q&A. Not with what you give us but with each other. Each of us has a co-host and we'll get to ask that person one question. So without further ado, let's jump into the show!

Apr 29, 2020

This week we are talking all about focus! How to focus, why do we sometimes struggle focusing and how focus can help us... Also how a lack of it can hurt us... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Apr 22, 2020

This week we talking to our listener Alyssa Nutile. She sent us a question last week about having to put her creative work aside for her family... We wanted to talk to her and help her out as much as we can answering her questions.... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Apr 15, 2020

This week we received a heartfelt question from a listener, asking what would be our advice for creatives who had to put their creative work in the back burner for one reason or another. In her case, having to make sacrifices for her family has meant leaving her creative work behind... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

 

 

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