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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 86: A Farewell to Mad Men

By: Wes McDowell | May 25th, 2015 | no 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 | 1 comment

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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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DesignCast 82: The Designer’s Spring Cleaning Checklist

By: Wes McDowell | March 30th, 2015 | 1 comment

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Spring has officially sprung, which is a great time for us as graphic and web designers to take a little time to spruce up all aspects of our work lives. In this episode, the gang talks about ways you can keep organized and clean up what has been piling over the year. Also, we address [...]

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DesignCast 81: The Nomadic Designer

By: Wes McDowell | March 16th, 2015 | no comments

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Just like the heros of many songs from the ’70s, some of us just gotta ramble. Wes and Mikelle have both recently relocated to different cities, so how does that impact their design business? In this episode, the gang talks about the prospect of picking up and moving, how to keep your current clients through [...]

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DesignCast 80: Any Questions??

By: Wes McDowell | February 25th, 2015 | 9 comments

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80 episodes have really flown by, and we celebrate this milestone with another listener question show! This time around, we answer all types of design-related questions sent in by you, our loyal listeners, via email, audio and twitter. So listen closely, we might have answered yours! Topics we tackle include: What were the catalysts that [...]

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DesignCast 79: Turning Down Work

By: Wes McDowell | February 9th, 2015 | 2 comments

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Turning down work? Why would you ever do such a thing? Well, there are a multitude of legitimate reasons for not taking on a new client, project or fulltime job. Maybe you get a bad feeling from the client, don’t agree with the project goals, or maybe it just isn’t a good fit for whatever [...]

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DesignCast 78: Responsive Logo Design is a Thing!

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

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When you hear the word responsive, you probably think of scalable websites. Well it turns out that the same principle can apply to logos as well. Instead of just designing and delivering a single all-purpose logo for a client, you can now choose to go the responsive route and deliver several variations on the same [...]

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Growing Your Design Business Part 5: Selling SEO

By: Wes McDowell | January 6th, 2015 | 5 comments

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If you design and develop websites for clients, it only makes sense to offer SEO (search engine optimization) services as well. In this, our last segment in the “Growing your design business” series, we sit down with outreach consultant Kai Davis and talk about the benefits of offering SEO to your clients. More specifically, we [...]

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