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2019 web design trends

2019 Web Design Trends

A few episodes back, we covered all the latest graphic design trends to pay attention to in 2019. Now it’s time to focus on the trends that apply to websites and web design!

We talk about design trends, as well as some interesting tech, tools and workflows that are trending now. Not only will these trends allow you to remain current as a designer, but some of them are going to increase conversions, and save you lots of time as well.

It’s never been a better time to be a web designer!

We also answer a listener question about backing up files.

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legal advice for graphic designers

Legal Tips & Takeaways for Designers

Over the years, we’ve gotten a bunch of legal questions submitted from our listeners. But we never feel very comfortable answering them — until now!

In this episode, the gang sits down with Angie Avard Turner, a designer-turned-attorney for creatives. She answers all OUR questions, as well as a bunch that were submitted by you, our loyal listeners.

This is a very important episode, and we had a lot of fun recording it too. There’s truly something for everyone in this episode, so pay close attention for the sake of your creative business!

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Information contained in this podcast is general in nature, for informational purposes only, and it is not intended as legal advice.  Legal advice should be obtained from an attorney before action is taken based upon this information. Listening to this podcast, in no way, creates an attorney-client relationship.

brand strategy

Niche Spotlight: Brand Strategy

In this episode, the gang sits down with Peter Stevenson from modern8 to talk about his career as a brand strategist. How he got started, what’s involved, and advice for anyone looking to start a fabulous career in the brand strategy game.

We also answer a new audio question about getting started hiring extra design help or subcontractors of any kind.

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2019 graphic design trends

2019 Graphic Design Trends

We love trends, you love trends — let’s talk design trends baby! In this episode, the gang talks about some of our favorites we can expect to see way more of in 2019.

We also answer a new listener question about how to set clear boundaries between our clients and our personal lives.

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designer new year resolutions

New Year, New Goals & New Processes

We made it to 2019! In this episode, the gang talks about what we plan to focus on in the new year, and what needs to change in our design businesses.

While we’re talking about our own goals and resolutions, this conversation is going to be beneficial to everyone, as we cover some really interesting ideas we plan on using to grow our businesses — things YOU can borrow and implement yourself.

We also answer a new question about how to get your first design clients when starting out.

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client relationship gone bad

When Good Client Relationships Go Bad (& What We Learned)

We love our clients! Ok, ALMOST all of them. Every now and then, we get a client who maybe doesn’t make things easy on us, but you know what?

We’re GRATEFUL for those ones. Because there’s a lot to be learned from those failed relationships. Particularly: “what could we have done to have prevented this?”

In this last episode of 2018, the gang each tells a recent heartwarming tale of woe involving a client relationship that went south for one reason or another. We get real, and we go deep into it, fair warning.

But in the end, we each learned a valuable lesson about what we did wrong, and what we can do better next time. It’s a rollercoaster-ride of emotion, and we’re here for it.

We also answer a new listener question about that pesky topic of client content, and how to move that process along.

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grphic designer gift ideas 2018

The 2018 Designer Holiday Gift Guide Episode!

It’s that time again when the weather gets a little chilly, and people start asking “what do you want this year?” If that question’s got you stumped this year, we have your back!

In this episode the gang shares all the cool gift ideas designers should be asking for this holiday season (or be buying for their fellow creatives.)

We answer a new listener question, and as a special bonus, stay till the end of the show, where we will be playing an interview Nick conducted with Tad Carpenter back at Adobe Max.

The Gift List

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linkedin strategies for designers

LinkedIn Strategies to Win More Design Clients

Last week we gave all our best advice for completing a desirable LinkedIn profile. This time, we’re showing you how you can use it to your ultimate advantage, and get more of your ideal design clients through the biggest professional network out there.

The gang talks about their best pro-tips, best practices and strategies to increase your connections, impress potential clients, and turn more of them into actual clients. Important stuff!

We also answer a question spawned from our last episode about Mikelle’s notes system.

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linkedin for designers

Creating The Perfect Designer LinkedIn Profile

We’ve talked a lot in the past about using Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to find new clients, but LinkedIn is all business — so it makes sense to use it if you’re selling design services TO businesses.

In this pro-tip-packed episode, the gang covers every base to making the most of your LinkedIn profile, so you can stand out among all the other designers out there.

And in our next episode, we’ll continue the conversation and show you how to take that minty-fresh new profile and use it to go find your best new clients. You definitely don’t want to miss either episode.

We also answer a listener question about our office setups, what we can’t live without, and what we definitely can.

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Adobe Max 2018 podcast

MAXin’ & Freelancin’

Well we finally made it happen — all 3 of us recording in the same room! Well, it was an Airstream to be exact, but who’s keeping track anyway?

In this historic episode, the gang sits down live at Adobe MAX to talk all about creative freelancing with the girl who co-wrote the book on the subject, Amy Hood.

We cover everything from what it’s like working with your twin, how to take the emotion out of money, and how to deal with clients.

We also answer a new listener question about whether or not you can charge more when you hand over your native working files.

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