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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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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!

 

 

Apr 8, 2020

Hey lovely listeners, welcome back to Part 2 of our round of Q&A's. We've been getting so many good ones and we hope you find our answers useful...  So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Apr 2, 2020

We've been receiving a lot of questions so this week we’re opening our inbox and taking them from our lovely listeners! We can't wait to answer as many as we can!... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Mar 26, 2020

This week we are back, broadcasting from Coronavirus world, and have the full gang in session. This episode is a continuation of our discussion from a couple of weeks back with a bit of fresh context and hopefully with a few actionable tips to help all you creatives out there who are uncertain about the future.

Mar 18, 2020

This week we managed to squeeze this episode in with a lot of stuff going on in the world. We also touched base on the repercussions the Coronavirus will have on businesses... So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Mar 11, 2020

This week we’re opening our inbox for the second time this year we are taking questions again from our lovely listeners! Hopefully you guys will find our answers helpful... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Mar 4, 2020

This week, we're joined by the lovely twin sisters Jillian & Jordan from Loveleigh Loops, they are calligraphers and teachers who are dedicated to helping people become better lettering artists... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Feb 26, 2020

This week we’re opening our inbox and taking questions from our lovely listeners! Hopefully you guys will find our answers helpful... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Feb 19, 2020

This week we're talking about how brand can be one of the biggest assets for your business. It can make you stand out and it can help people remember you... It also can be pretty fun to design a compelling one!... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Feb 12, 2020

This week we welcome back Teela Cunningham from Every Tuesday. Teela is one of our absolute favorite creative entrepreneurs, she has educated millions of other designers through her courses. She will be sharing her strategies on how to launch and sell courses as a creative. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Feb 5, 2020

This week we're talking about how to attract better clients. We are very experienced doing quite the opposite, but we have also had quite good ones, so hopefully that experience will help you listeners attract the best quality of clients... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jan 29, 2020

This week we are talking about keeping a balance between your work and your personal life. This is something that our hosts are not that good at but keep trying to improve... We hope this episode brings some balance in the life of our listeners. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jan 22, 2020

This week, we're joined by Henry Kaminski, aka "The Brand Doctor". Henry has run a 7 figure agency and now serves  pro athletes with strategic design services. Henry is very much someone who has been there and done it.... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jan 15, 2020

This week we're talking about scarcity mindset versus abundance mindset, and while the first one doesn't sound very fun, the second one sounds quite lovely. We are going to dig in to how to achieve more of an abundance mindset and shed some of that scarcity mindset that all of us experience sometimes. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jan 8, 2020

This week we're talking about the upcoming design trends for 2020. Hopefully we get some insight where in a year's time the four hosts will look like Nostradamus. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Jan 1, 2020
This week, we're joined by the lovely and wonderfully talented Melinda Livsey. She runs Marks and Maker, a brand strategy agency. She successfully pivoted from offering design services to full strategy packages for her clients. This episode should teach you a ton about pivoting your services, charging more and attracting your dream clients. So without further ado, let's get into the show!
Dec 25, 2019

This week we're talking about how to stop hating on clients. Clients are not the enemy, but there is an awful lot of negativity floating around in the design community when it comes to clients. Why is this and is there a better way? That is exactly what we dive into in today's episode. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Dec 18, 2019

This week we are talking about how to make your work stand out. The world has never been a busier place, so it's essential to be different in order to get people's attention. Today, we break down the actionable steps of how you can actually do this. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Dec 11, 2019

This week we're talking about quitting your job to go full-time independent creative. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Dec 4, 2019

This week we're talking about perfectionism and speed. This is such a common sticking point for so many designers out there, so we're going to look at why speed matters and how you can get faster in your work. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Nov 27, 2019

This week, we're talking about creative fatigue. It's something we all go through at some point, even if we love what we do. It can get boring, it can get draining, it can start to feel like a chore. So how you cope with these habits is exactly what we're going to get into today. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

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!
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