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Graphic Design Inspiration

Graphic Design Inspiration

In this episode, Wes, Mikelle & Brandon share their favorite sources of graphic design inspiration. Websites, movie posters, fashion photography, nothing is off limits when it comes to finding inspiration. We also offer some tips and tricks we’ve learned in our “Do Yourself a Favor” segment, and we answer a listener question.

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Tim

March 5, 2012

Hi Guys,

Discovered your podcast and loving it. Keep up the great work

Tim

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    Wes McDowell

    March 5, 2012

    Thanks Tim, we’re enjoying making them! Thanks for listening.

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Wally

April 26, 2012

Hi Guys,

I subscribed to the show a while ago, but just started listening from show one. I’m a graphic design/web design student and your insights are very helpful. Thanks for the wealth of knowledge and the resources in the show links. Wordmark.it is amazing!

Keep up the great work!

My best,
Wally

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    Wes McDowell

    April 27, 2012

    Thanks Wally, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do! And yea, wordmark is one of my go-to sites. I’m on there a few times a week minimum.

    Great to have you listening, enjoy the rest of the shows!

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    Irwandi

    May 25, 2012

    It is VERY hard to start off on your own. I always asidve people that it is best to start in the business, If they can, in someone else’s studio.You can’t run a graphics design business unless you know how to run a business. I’m on my fourth attempt to make a go of it. In my first try, I found that I had to spend two thirds of my time in non art related work, what with paperwork, mailing, accounting and taxes. Not even counting SALES, which is still where a big chunk of my time goes.Do you know how to write up an invoice? How to write a contract? How to protect your copyrights? How to file your taxes? (don’t ignore this one. If your clients count the expense of your work as a deduction, the tax collectors KNOW you are collecting money from them) Do you know how to dun you late paying clients? Organize your drawings and files? Track your income and expenses? Do you know, exactly which expenses are tax deductible? What permits and licenses are required in your locality? Lauren P is worried about the first two weeks of her business. Try thinking about the first two YEARS. Most small business take that long just to see their first, real profits.By learning how another business does it, you can apply what you learn to your business.

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Katie

May 29, 2012

Thanks again for the great podcast. I run my own company and this is a really good way to remain current on what is going on in the design world.

Cheers,

Katie

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Jennifer M.

August 9, 2012

Just discovered your podcast and LOVE it so far! I’ve gone through two episodes this morning and am going to keep going. So many great tips and ideas – thank you! I’m a g.d. student and starting to freelance as well, so am very interested in learning more about how this business works.

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    Wes McDowell

    August 9, 2012

    Hey Jennifer, awesome, glad you found us! You have a lot of episodes to catch up on… don’t worry, they get better as we get more warmed up :)

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Frank Cheslock

January 23, 2013

Drew Struzan.

SWEET artist!!!! Just got turned on to you podcast. So far great stuff.

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