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Forging Your Own Path as a Designer

Some take the road less travelled… and others, like today’s guest just build a whole new damn road from scratch!

Listen as Nick sits down with Nike Senior Designer Edward Harber for a discussion all about doing your own thing. This is a discussion that’s sure to be inspiring to just about everyone — especially for those of you who have ever dreamt about doing something off the beaten path.

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Graphic Design Trends to Pay Attention to in 2020

Goodbye to the ‘teens, and hello to the twenties! With a new year (and a new decade,) we wanted to share some predictions with you. Specifically, predictions for all the design trends that have been gaining traction over the past year, and that we can expect to see way more of in the new year.

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How to Make a Name For Yourself as a Designer on Social Media

One of the very best ways to be successful as a designer, make good money, and earn trust with your clients is to make a name for yourself in the industry. Thank God we live in the age of social media, where we can actually make that happen — if we play it right.

In this episode, we were lucky enough to sit down with Lauren Hom — a hand lettering artist with a knack for marketing who loves helping creatives and brands get more eyes on their work!

Her insights are incredible for designers at every level in terms of using Instagram and other social platforms to stand out, and become a creative industry leader. Is it easy? No, but nothing worthwhile ever is. If you take these tips to heart, and put in the work required, you too can benefit from everything social media has to offer us as creative business people.

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The Designers’ Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Well Thanksgiving’s behind us, so you know what that means. Your parents are probably asking you what you want this year, and we’re here to help!

So grab a cup of ‘nog, and your biggest, coziest sweater and listen in as the gang goes over their list of all the gifts designers should be asking for this year for the holidays.

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Best of AdobeMax

Wes & Nick had an amazing time at AdobeMax this year, but why should they have all the fun? We put this episode together to fill you in on all the best parts of the conference, key takeaways and all the fun stuff you may have missed.

We’ll tell you all about the best “sneaks” that Adobe unveiled this year, as well as a few chats we had with some of the coolest booths there.

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Balancing Work & Life as Creative Professionals

Working as a creative freelancer or small business owner can be incredibly rewarding — but it can also come at the expense of your personal life. In this episode, the gang has a frank conversation about how we try to balance our personal and professional lives… and the various ways we feel like we’re failing at it!

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What’s Coming Next to Creative Cloud?

In preparation for our annual trip to AdobeMax, the gang sits in with Adobe’s own Paul Trani and  Michael Chaize to discuss all the exciting new features coming to the Cloud (and a few that just dropped into your laps!)

We hope you can make it to Max this year and hang out with us!

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Your Online Portfolio

Maybe you already have a graphic design portfolio website — maybe you’re just planning yours out. Either way, this episode will get you on the right track toward building the best way to showcase your best work.

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Stop the Scope Creep!

If you’ve ever worked on a project that seems to never end… that keeps being pushed further and further away from the finish line… then you, my friend may have been personally victimized by scope creep.

It all starts out innocently enough — an additional revision round here, another page there. But when you say yes to too many additional requests without revising your scope, you can end up doing a ton of extra work, and not get paid for any of it.

In this episode, the gang dishes on all our best tips to stop the creep from starting in the first place, as well as helpful tips you can use if its already getting out of control.

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Why Your Consult Calls Aren’t Working (& How to Fix It!)

One of the best ways to get new design clients to sign up with you is to get them on the phone. This is where you can pitch your value, and get them to see you as the pro they wanna work with.

So why, then, do so many of these calls fail so miserably? Why aren’t they bringing in as many clients as they should? In this episode, the gang will troubleshoot your consultation/intro/discovery calls and give you the 3 big pieces of advice that will turn it around for you.

So listen closely, this episode is GOLD!

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