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The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.
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The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

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Episodes

Rookie Designer 180 - Tools in a Toolbox

11/12/2018
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Jake and Carl talk about how it is to be a designer who sometimes is merely a tool for a client. This doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing but it is something a lot of designers struggle to deal with. As creatives we take a lot of pride in the creative work we do and it's important not to let those feeling get in the way of the relationships with clients. However, sometimes a client isn't the best fit and you have to be willing to address that. At the same time, sometimes you just have...

Duration:00:41:22

Rookie Designer 179 - Happystance

10/29/2018
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Carl and Jake get together this Monday morning to record their latest episode. Carl has some interesting insight about an article stating people are dying sooner due to having less trust and Jake talks about an upcoming Disney documentary. They then jump into Carl's topic Happystance. This is when a big, killer, well paying project almost seems like it fell right in your lap. They both share stories of Happystance just from this past week. Lastly they close out with their Rookie...

Duration:00:33:25

Rookie Designer 178 - Free Flow

10/17/2018
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Jake and Carl head into episode 178 without much of a topic on deck and decide to see what come up in conversations. They start off with some interested design news from Weight Watchers and a pretty crazy story about some Banksy artwork. Then it's on to see where things take them. Jake shares an interesting story about a video project he has been working on and it leads to a discussion about when things changes mid-project. Lastly they cover their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design...

Duration:00:48:40

Rookie Designer 177 - Don't Panic

10/2/2018
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What is one of the most popular phrases from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? Don't Panic! Jake and Carl talk this week in episode 177 about how this simple phrase relates to business. They share a couple of stories related to not panicking while running their design businesses. It's important to look at the big picture and to keep a level head no matter what happens. Carl has some interesting news about the Dunkin' Donuts brand and Jake shares news about an upcoming Adobe conference. Lastly...

Duration:00:35:36

Rookie Designer 176 - Moving On

9/24/2018
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Carl and Jake are back this week with episode 176. They discuss how to deal with and move on from clients and contracts that aren't fitting your business anymore. Sometimes it's a tough situation and they discuss some ways to help make the transition easier for everyone. Sprinkle in a little design news and stay until the end for the Rookie Recommendations. Remember Everyone's a Rookie Before They're An AllStar. Design News: California's Attacks on the Gig Economy End Up Hurting Neighborhood...

Duration:00:44:59

Rookie Designer 175 - Combat Boredom

9/17/2018
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Jake and Carl bring you episode 175 this week when they talk about ways to combat boredom. Routines can sometimes cause things to be less than exciting, so it's important to change things up a bit. They share an article talking about how to do so at work but inject their own tips related to working on their own. There are a couple of interesting design news items and lastly they have a bit of a twisted added for the Rookie Recommendations. Article Inspiration: Ways for Creative Professionals...

Duration:00:47:41

Rookie Designer 174 - Distilling a Logo

9/3/2018
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Carl is back to cohost with Jake for episode 174. They start off catching up on how Carl's wedding and honeymoon to Scotland went. Then they jump into their main topic which ties back to what Carl learned about distilling Scotch. He uses the process as an analogy related to creating an effective logo. It's a very interesting analogy. Then to close out the show they give their Rookie Recommendations of the week. Design News: NYIAD Introduces Online Graphic Design Certification Course...

Duration:00:44:32

Rookie Designer 173 - Pinterest For Designers

8/27/2018
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Jake welcomes guest co-host Tauhgnee to the episode to sit in while Carl is off in Scotland enjoying his honeymoon. They cover a few design news items and then jump into the main topic. Taughnee has figured out how to use Pinterest to promote her business very effectively. They discuss how she uses the platform and what suggestions she has for someone just starting out using Pinterest. Lastly they both give their Rookie Recommendations for the week. The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee...

Duration:00:52:11

Rookie Designer 172 - Job Security is an Illusion

8/14/2018
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This week Jake tackles the topic of job security. He talks about how the job market drastically changed around 2000 and explains why. While many feel safer working for someone else it may not always be the case. Jake relates working for an employer to owning your own business and how it's important to think about diversifying your income. It's not about discouraging you from working for someone else and feeling secure, it's about thinking about how to protect yourself in todays business...

Duration:00:26:32

Rookie Designer 171 - Saying No

8/6/2018
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This week Jake and Carl discuss how important it is to say no as a creative and business owner. It can be a difficult thing to do but sometimes projects and clients aren't a good fit. They discuss some of the situations where they have had to say no and explain what helped them make that decision. Throw in a couple design news items and this weeks Rookie Recommendations and you got yourself episode 171. Design News: These designers have reimagined the 'wheelchair symbol' to include invisible...

Duration:00:40:00

Rookie Designer 170 - School or Hard Knocks

7/30/2018
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This week Carl and Jake discuss how they each learned to become graphic designers. One going to school and the other learning from hands on experience. This has been a hot button issue for ever among the creative community. They discuss the pro and cons of both situations. They also discuss alternative education methods that are becoming more and more popular. Jake has a bit of a crazy news item to share and they end with their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design News: Adobe will...

Duration:00:48:10

Rookie Designer 169 - Taughnee Golubović Interview

7/23/2018
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This week Carl and Jake are really excited to bring on Taughnee Golubović from Endeavor Creative (https://endeavorcreative.com/) for an interview. We have been really good friends and fellow creatives for many, many years. Taughnee shares a bit of her journey to get to where she is as a creative and also how she went from living in Alaska to living in Croatia. She also talks about how that effected her business and what she had to do to really change things up with her business to get it...

Duration:00:49:35

Rookie Designer 168 - Ostrich Eggs and Chicken Eggs

7/16/2018
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This week Carl and Jake talk about why it is important not to rely on a single large client and why it's important to have a variety of clients. They talk about their own client diversification from small to large, from long term contracts to single small projects. Jake brings some interesting news from software company Serif about their Affinity programs. Lastly they both bring their weekly Rookie Recommendations. Design News: Graphic Design App 'Affinity Designer' Launches for iPad With...

Duration:00:36:31

Rookie Designer 167 - Designer On The Road

7/2/2018
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Jake and Carl discuss this week how they handle working on the road. Whether it's just the need to get out of the normal office for a change of pace or a weekend away or maybe even a longer vacation such as a honeymoon. They share some tips and what they do themselves to make sure everything runs smoothly. Jake talks about some design news related to logo design and both hosts share their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design News: 2018 LogoLounge Trend Report...

Duration:00:40:10

Rookie Designer 166 - Referral Networking

6/25/2018
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This week Carl and Jake talk about their process when it comes to referrals. Both are in BNI (Business Networking International) and firmly believe in Referral Networking. They talk about some of the steps they take to qualify referrals and what some of the red flags are when it comes to referrals. The biggest items they cover is what is the difference between a referral and a lead. They also get into some design news and lastly they give their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design...

Duration:00:34:22

Rookie Designer 165 - No Place Like Home

6/11/2018
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This week Jake and Carl talk about what is like for them each to work from home as soloprenuer designers. They cover a lot of the pros but also cover some of the cons associated with being someone who works from home. While they both enjoy the ability to do so, they also know they need to be sure to get out and not become too isolated. There are a couple of interesting news items and the weekly Rookie Recommendations. Design News: IHOP says it's changing name to IHOb. Huh?...

Duration:00:37:59

Rookie Designer 164 - Assumptions and Expectations

6/4/2018
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This week Carl and Jake jump on the mics without much planned for a topic. Carl shares a couple of situations he has come across and they discuss how to handle them, what can be learned from them, and how to prevent the situations from repeating themselves in a bad way. With no plan in place, they were pleasantly surprised how smoothly things went and that they came out with a pretty good topic. Jake shares some interesting design news around the new HuffPost logo and Carl puts a twist on...

Duration:00:33:21

Rookie Designer 163 - A Few Tools

5/28/2018
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This week Jake and Carl cover a few of the tools they use to keep their businesses running smoothly and help them stay organized. While they don't cover project management tools they do talk about bunch of other items that are important. Add in a few news items and a couple Rookie Recommendations and you have this weeks show! Design News: The scary amount that college will cost in the future...

Duration:00:35:46

Rookie Designer 162 - Your Why

5/14/2018
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This week Carl and Jake talk about why they decided to start their own businesses and why they work with the clients they work with. It's important to figure out what "your why" is when it comes to running your own business. They share some of their own "why" reasons. They also tackle new business news related to AI deciding what ads will work and the new Best Buy logo. Lastly they share a few Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design News: This AI Knows When Your Graphic Design Is Good...

Duration:00:30:50

Rookie Designer 161 - Self Care

5/7/2018
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This week Jake and Carl talk about the importance of taking care of yourself, as much as taking care of your side gig, business, or school projects. It is easy to get into your creative flow and forget about what you are doing to make sure you don't approach burnout. They share some of the things they do to make sure it doesn't happen to them. Carl also shares his experiences at the HOW Design Live showroom floor. They also cover their Rookie Recommendations and a bit of Design News. Design...

Duration:00:36:38