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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.