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Every episode of The Deeply Graphic DesignCast podcast covers a new graphic design-related topic, and a few relevant tangents along the way. We answer a listener question and offer tips and advice in our “Do Yourself a Favor” segment.

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DesignCast 69: Balancing Your Freelance Work & Life

By: Wes McDowell | September 16th, 2014 | 1 comment

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Something any creative person understands is the need for, and the constant struggle with, striking a balance between your work and your life. History is replete with creative types that worked their magic like none before them, but burned out from a lack of balance. But just how is it done? How do you keep [...]

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DesignCast 68: The Creative Process Decoded

By: Wes McDowell | August 29th, 2014 | no comments

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In the 68th episode of the DesignCast, Wes McDowell, Mikelle Morrison, and Nick Longo take us through their individual creative processes!   Everybody has their own approach to creative endeavors — and this is never more true than when it comes to graphic design work, since the creative process is long and winding. Not only [...]

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DesignCast 67: Where’s My Money?!

By: Wes McDowell | August 21st, 2014 | 2 comments

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Join the DesignCast crew as Wes McDowell, Mikelle Morrison, and Nick Longo dip into the  headlines of their lives! Once in a while we like to dip into our personal experiences, peeling back the curtain and talking about events that have affected us in recent months – customer issues, invoicing problems, and the general craziness [...]

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DesignCast 66: 2014 Logo Design Trends

By: Wes McDowell | July 28th, 2014 | 1 comment

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Bill Gardner, founder of LogoLounge, returns to the DesignCast to talk with Wes McDowell and Nick Longo about logo design trends in 2014. LogoLounge is the best place to find logo reference materials on the web with a huge database of expertly crafted logos (200,000 and counting). Bill Gardner has been collecting and examining trends [...]

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DesignCast 65: Freelance Design or Fulltime Gig?

By: Wes McDowell | July 21st, 2014 | 2 comments

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While there are many different types of graphic and web design gigs out there, they generally fall into two separate categories: freelancing on your own, or going to work for a company. We’ve all done both, and know that each scenario comes with its own set of pros and pitfalls. In this episode, the gang [...]

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DesignCast 64: Social Media Tips for Designers

By: Wes McDowell | June 25th, 2014 | 1 comment

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Social media is here to stay, fellow designers. While the platforms may change and shift over time, twitter, facebook, linkedin, instagram and pinterest remain solid ways of connecting with clients, as well as other creatives. In this episode, we have special guest Chuck Anderson, from No Pattern talking with us about all things social media. [...]

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DesignCast 63: Building & Using Your Network

By: Wes McDowell | June 10th, 2014 | 1 comment

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No designer is an island. To one degree or another, we all rely on a network of others to keep our business afloat. Maybe you subcontract out some work that you can’t handle on your own. Maybe you have created valuable relationships with print vendors, hosting providers, etc. And lets not forget how valuable networking [...]

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DesignCast 62: How to Handle & Price Rush Jobs

By: Wes McDowell | May 26th, 2014 | no comments

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What’s the rush? Your client needs a brochure design yesterday, and its up to you to make it happen. Before accepting a rush job, you have to understand how it will affect the other aspects of your business. Who do you push aside to make time to turn around this new job so quickly? Will [...]

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DesignCast 61: What We Wish We’d Learned in Design School

By: Wes McDowell | May 12th, 2014 | 4 comments

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As great a tool as design school can be, they can only prepare you for so much in four years. As any designer who has been working for a while knows, there is a ton of knowledge that doesn’t drop on you until after you’ve started working in “the real world.” In this episode, listen [...]

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DesignCast 60: Two Men & A Listener Question Show

By: Wes McDowell | April 28th, 2014 | 1 comment

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In this, our 60th episode, we mourn the temporary absence of Mikelle by reaching deep into our mailbag to answer more of your listener submitted questions! Without Mikelle’s usual sweetness,  this episode is our manliest yet. Wes and Nick tackle a wide variety of topics, including:     How to improve the overall quality of [...]

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