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adobemax 2019 sneaks

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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work life balance

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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adobe fresco creative cloud

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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how to make a graphic design portfolio website

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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scope creep graphic design

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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design consultation calls

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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johnny cupcakes

Building Brand Loyalty With Johnny Cupcakes!

We’ve had many great guests over the years, but we were very excited to sit down with Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes this week to talk about how he’s managed to master the art of building brand loyalty — and how YOU can do it too!

This one was good guys… and we can’t wait to share all of Johnny’s golden nuggets of wisdom with you.

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the dos of running design business

The DOs of Running Your Own Design Business

Last time around, we ran down the biggest mistakes and pitfalls that many creative entrepreneurs make when starting and running their design businesses. This week, we’re switching gears, and it’s all about what you actually SHOULD be doing — from mindset shifts, to practical steps you should be taking, this episode is a must-listen for you design biz owners out there!

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design business don'ts

The Don’ts of Running Your Own Design Business

Whether you’ve been running your own design business for years, or if you’re just in the process of considering it, this episode is for you!

Listen as the gang breaks down some of the most common mistakes designers run into as they get their creative business off the ground, as well as common mistakes they can make for years into their run.

Since this is the first part of a 2-part episode, tune in next time for the flip-side of this discussion — the ‘do’s.

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losing a big fish design client

The Downside of Big Fish Clients

While having a big client sounds like a dream come true for any designer, it can put your business at serious risk, often with little to no advance notice. What happens if/when they decide to go in a different direction, or go through a regime change, or just fold up shop altogether?

In this episode, the gang discusses what to do to avoid this happening to you in the first place, and what to do if it does happen.

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