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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 92: Moonlighting by Design

By: Wes McDowell | August 26th, 2015 | no comments

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The life of a designer is a widely varied one. Some of us 9-5 it, some freelance, some do both, with going full-time freelance as the goal. But in this episode, our guest David Lesué shows us that doing both in the long-term can be its own reward. David has a full-time job as a […]

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DesignCast 91: Design by Committee

By: Wes McDowell | August 13th, 2015 | 1 comment

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All designers have been the victim of having too many cooks in the kitchen at one point or another. Unfortunately, pleasing multiple people (and having to incorporate their input) is just a reality for any working designer. BUT, there are things you can do to sidestep, or at least minimize this scourge. In this episode, […]

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DesignCast 90: Revenge of the Listener Questions

By: Wes McDowell | July 29th, 2015 | 1 comment

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With another milestone (90 episodes) comes another listener question show! We can’t get to all your amazing questions in our regular shows, but we certainly try our best to get through as many as we can every tenth episode. This time around, we answer your questions about: Color matching and file prep between your monitor […]

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DesignCast 89: 2015 Logo Design Trends

By: Wes McDowell | July 6th, 2015 | no comments

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The LogoLounge 2105 Trend Report just dropped, chronicling all the newest trends in the wild world of logo design. In honor of that, we were lucky enough to have Bill Gardner, the trend-master himself (and founder of LogoLounge) return to the show to go over the list, and share his unique insights with the gang […]

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DesignCast 88: Take the WORK out of Networking

By: Wes McDowell | June 22nd, 2015 | 1 comment

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As creative professionals, there may be no single more important thing to our business than to properly network. It’s how we find clients, collaborators as well as fellow designers we can look to as friends. This week we were lucky enough to be joined by top rated HOW Design Live speaker Terri Trespicio, who gives […]

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DesignCast 87: Artisan Business Cards

By: Wes McDowell | June 10th, 2015 | 1 comment

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While it sounds like the premise of a Portlandia sketch, the art of handmade (or letterpress) business cards is back in a big way. In this episode the gang discusses the topic of artisan business cards – whether you make them by hand in small batches, or pay more for that handmade (yet professional) look. […]

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DesignCast 86: A Farewell to Mad Men

By: Wes McDowell | May 25th, 2015 | 2 comments

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Very few shows have held such niche appeal to career creatives as AMC’s Mad Men. Its visual style, creative subject matter and unforgettable characters have left an undeniable impression on the world, especially us designers. Now that it has concluded, the gang sits down to discuss all things Mad Men: from Saul Bass’ iconic credits […]

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DesignCast 85: Takeaways from HOW Design Live

By: Wes McDowell | May 10th, 2015 | 1 comment

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This past week, the gang all got together at the HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago, one of the most prestigious design conferences in the world. We know most of you didn’t make it, so in this episode, we will go over our experience, what we learned, and our recommendations for future conferences. In addition […]

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DesignCast 84: Is the Apple Watch for You?

By: Wes McDowell | April 28th, 2015 | 1 comment

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Designers worldwide have a natural affinity for all things Apple, but their latest innovation, the Apple Watch has people divided. In this episode, the gang breaks down the pros and cons of the new device, revealing what it can do, as well as its lengthy list of limitations. So where do we come down on […]

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DesignCast 83: What Inspires Us

By: Wes McDowell | April 16th, 2015 | 2 comments

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Thomas Edison once said something about inspiration and perspiration, but we don’t really remember what it was. Instead, we’re going to take this episode to talk about where we find creative inspiration on a daily basis, and how we turn those inspiration points into something unique for our clients. We also answer a new listener […]

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