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Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.

Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.
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Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.

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Episodes

Episode 126: Benefits of Niching Part 2

7/17/2019
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In this weeks episode we continue last weeks discussion all about niching. There is so much to cover on this topic that we couldn’t stop tearing into it. So we hope you enjoy our second instalment and get some good information on niching down.

Duration:00:40:48

Episode 125 - Benefits of Niching Part 1

7/10/2019
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In today's episode, we talk all about niching down. What are the pros and cons of committing to one style and what are the possible ways in which one can niche? Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:00:44:20

Episode 124 - Mindset Part 2

7/2/2019
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As promised, this is the continuation of last week's episode on mindset. We hope you find it helpful! It's an uncharacteristically short episode for the show, but we hope it's packed full of value to help you with your creative projects. Let's get into it!

Duration:00:20:08

Episode 123 - Mindset Part 1

6/26/2019
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In this week’s episode we are talking all about mindset. So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Duration:00:19:49

Episode 122 - Spark your Creativity

6/19/2019
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In today's episode, we play a little game called 'Spark Creativity: 50 Ways to Ignite Bright Ideas' and we're going to explain the rules in just a second. This is a bit of a different episode and we hope you enjoy it! Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:00:56:50

Episode 121 - Pushing Outside Your Comfort Zone

6/12/2019
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Guys, it's a bit of a different intro this week; Tom and Ian are staying together in this weird looking hotel room while hosting a workshop at the Birmingham Design Festival. This will be a new recording experience, and who knows what havoc it's going to wreak. Today, we are talking about stepping outside of your comfort zone, so without further ado, let's jump into the show!

Duration:01:06:33

Episode 120 - Paranoia, Competition, and Needing Therapy

6/4/2019
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In today's episode, we're talking about paranoia, competition, and needing therapy for your design work. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:00:44:06

Episode 119 - Earning a Living From Lettering with Becca Courtice

5/29/2019
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This week, we're joined by Becca Courtice from The Happy Ever Crafter. Becca teaches her highly engaged community the art of modern calligraphy and is one of our favourite examples in the world of someone who has turned their creative passions and talents into making a successful living. She also enjoys horrendously bad dad jokes, which is very near and dear to our hearts. So without further ado let's get into the show!

Duration:01:14:27

Episode 118 - Mindset and Marketing with Chris Do

5/21/2019
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This week we're joined by Chris Do, who barely needs and introduction. He’s the founder of the Futur, which is one of our favorite educational platforms for creatives where they teach the business of design. He helps creatives all over the world master their mindset and marketing.

Duration:01:08:47

Episode 117 - Lettering and the Creative Side Hustle with Scotty Russell

5/15/2019
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This week, we're joined by one of our favourite people in the whole world, mister Scotty Russell. Scotty is an incredible illustrator and hand letterer, and he runs Perspective Collective, which is an amazing creative community and podcast. Scotty is super passionate about the art of the creative side hustle and he's going to be bringing some serious value about this for all of you lovely listeners today. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:01:02:15

Episode 116 - Hand Lettering Success With Stefan Kunz

5/8/2019
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This week, we're joined by Stefan Kunz, an incredible hand letterer, educator, and one of our favourite creatives. Stefan has collaborated with brands including Apple, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Hallmark, Microsoft, and many, many more. And much of his success has come from his Instagram community of nearly 400K people. Today, Stefan has kindly agreed to share some of his best strategies, the honest truth of what happens behind the scenes, and so much more. This is going to be a good one guys, so...

Duration:01:35:17

Episode 115 - High on Lettering with Dina Rodriguez

5/1/2019
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This week, we're joined by Dina Rodriguez from Letter Shoppe. Tom is especially excited to have her on the show as she is somewhat of a hero of his when it comes to creativity and social media. Today we're going to be chatting with her about authenticity, confidence, and being yourself as a designer. So without further ado, let's jump in the show!

Duration:01:17:37

Episode 114 - Logo Design Masterclass with Ian Paget

4/24/2019
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This week, we're talking with Ian Paget (AKA Logo Geek). Ian is one of the most established and talented logo designers in the field who has built an incredible brand around his work. Today, we are so excited to pick Ian's brain on what makes for a successful logo design, as well as hear his philosophy on brand building, marketing, and standing out in a busy field. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:01:18:35

Episode 113 - No One Knows What They’re Doing Part 2

4/16/2019
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Hey guys, we hope you enjoyed Part 1 of this conversation last week. This week, we're jumping straight back into that same conversation, talking about how no one in this crazy, creative industry of ours knows what they're doing.

Duration:00:24:59

Episode 112 - No One Knows What They’re Doing Part 1

4/10/2019
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This week we're talking about how no one really knows what they're doing. And on that bombshell, let's get into the show!

Duration:00:25:55

Episode 111 - Turning Weaknesses Into Strengths

4/3/2019
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This week we are talking about how to use your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. We are going to dive into some of our weakest characteristics and how they've gone on to define our creative careers. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:00:43:31

Episode 110 - Going the Extra Mile

3/28/2019
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This week, we're talking all about how to go the extra mile. Whether it's merchandise or clients, going the extra mile is the whole game when it comes to standing out in your creative industry. So without further ado, let's get into the show.

Duration:00:48:56

Episode 109 - Spending Money to Save Time

3/19/2019
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This week, we're talking about the best ways to spend money in order to save time. Time is our greatest asset, so when should we be willing to invest in the tools and people we need to save time, versus choosing to save our money? Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:00:59:32

Episode 108 - Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

3/13/2019
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This week, we're talking about how to get outside of your comfort zone. It can be all too tempting to stay in our creative safe place, but often pushing our own creative boundaries can help keep our work fresh and relevant. Plus, it can challenge our skills and make us better, more well-rounded designers. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:01:02:01

Episode 107 - Project Planning and Organisation with Aiden Fishbein

3/6/2019
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This week, we're thrilled to welcome Aiden Fishbein to the show. Aiden runs Vitals Agency and is a seasoned creative entrepreneur and film editor. He's obsessed with proper project planning and organisation, which is something your four hosts definitely need some help with. So without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:01:08:57