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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 79 - Social Media for Creatives 2

8/15/2018
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This week we continue our in-depth discussion on how to use social media as a designer. We hope that you can find a ton of actionable tips in this episode to apply to your own social media profiles. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Duration:00:50:44

Episode 78 - Social Media for Creatives 1

8/8/2018
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This week we discuss how to use social media as a designer. We dig into the specifics of what type of content engages the most, as well as the nuances of the main social media platforms that are available to you. Without further ado, let's get into the show!

Duration:00:45:57

Episode 77 – Earning Passive Income

8/1/2018
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This week we discuss the realities of earning passive income from your art and digital products. We take a look at how passive income often isn’t all that passive and the gritty realities of what it really takes to be successful. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Duration:00:57:03

Episode 76 - Presenting your Digital Products

7/25/2018
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This week we continue our discussion on how to create and sell a successful digital product. We dig in-depth on how to present your digital products by using stunning presentational graphics. This is an absolute master class in branding and using visuals to help sell your work online.

Duration:00:45:08

Episode 75 - How to Sell Digital Products

7/18/2018
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This week we talk about how to create and sell successful digital products. All four of us have a ton of experience doing this and we break down the actual steps it takes to brainstorm, build and successfully sell a hit digital product. This is a great discussion with plenty of actionable points, so without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Duration:01:00:41

Episode 74 - How to Audit Your Design Business

7/11/2018
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Today we take a look at how to audit your design business from top to bottom. Often, we can be so bogged down in the day to day work, we don’t take time to take a step back and see what’s actually working and what isn’t within our design business. Today’s chat gives you plenty of actionable tips for how to get your design business running, like a well-oiled machine.

Duration:00:56:54

Episode 73 – People Copying your Creative Work

7/4/2018
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Today we talk about people copying your creative work. This is a massive pain point for some designers and can literally make us lose sleep. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Duration:00:56:53

Episode 72 – Is it Ever Too Late to Get into Design?

6/27/2018
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Today we look at if it’s ever too late to get into design. We tackle two listeners questions around this topic and give our best tips for how to break into the creative industry at any age. Without further ado, let’s get into the show.

Duration:00:50:15

Episode 71 – Standing Out as a Designer 2

6/20/2018
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Today we talk about the danger of blending in as a designer. Your four hosts take an in-depth look at the best ways to stand out and get your work noticed more. Without further ado, let’s get into the show.

Duration:00:53:41

Episode 70 – Burn Out and Raising Prices

6/13/2018
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Today we’re super excited to welcome designer, illustrator and longtime listener Meg Sayers to the show. Meg was one of the first daily challenges to come from the podcast and her illustration work has started to really take off. So much so that she is feeling overworked and completely burned out. We try to rally around Meg today to figure out the best solution and discuss at length effective ways for how she can increase her prices.

Duration:00:54:32

Episode 69 – Starting a Design Agency

6/6/2018
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In this week’s episode, we try something a little different and invent a design agency live, unscripted and with no rehearsal. We thought it would be fun for the four of us to brainstorm the steps we would take if we were actually starting our own design company together. You’ll learn how Dustin is really all about the money, and how we plan on landing our first few clients with Lisa’s sweet talking. Hopefully amidst all the silliness you will find some actionable frameworks for steps that...

Duration:01:13:31

Episode 68 – Finding Your Way as a Graduate Designer

5/30/2018
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In this week’s episode, we’re joined by Allie Toney - a super talented young designer who actually works with us here at Design Cuts. Allie brings a great perspective to the show in terms of what it’s like to be a young designer fresh out of college. It was fascinating to hear what graduates are feeling as they find their way in the creative industry, as well as getting a first-hand look at the creative college experience.

Duration:01:31:20

Episode 67 - Finding Better Quality Clients and Direction

5/23/2018
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In this week’s episode, we try to help regular listener Teresa McGregor with her design business. Teresa is currently feeling totally lost. Her clients are underpaying her, she doesn’t know how to attract a higher quality of client and she doesn’t know how to focus her website and brand in order to move her business forward. There was a lot to discuss in this episode, but we hope that our suggestions not only help provide clarity for Teresa, but for many listening at home going through...

Duration:00:50:06

Episode 66 – Getting your Clients Excited about Design

5/16/2018
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In this week’s episode we talk all about how to get your clients more excited about your design work. Let’s face it, clients are not going to geek out about design the same way as we do. However, getting your clients more involved in the process and more engaged in your outcome, can make your life as a designer a whole lot easier.

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 65 – Using Design to Sell Products Effectively

5/9/2018
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In this week’s episode, we talk all about how to use design to sell stuff effectively. Dustin believes that design is simply art intended to help sell, and we tend to agree with him. With that in mind how do we ensure that our design work is effective as well as simply being aesthetically pleasing? Without further ado, let’s get into the show!

Duration:00:44:49

Episode 64 - Building a Loyal Fanbase

5/2/2018
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In this week’s episode we’re doing something a little different. We’ve had a couple of design topics lined up to chat about, but ended up getting totally lost in a discussion amongst ourselves about social media – how to build a loyal following around your creations and a mindset around chasing likes and followers. It’s a little on the marketing side of things, but so relevant for so many creatives out there.

Duration:01:04:20

Episode 63 - Interview with Aaron Blaise

4/25/2018
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In this week’s episode we’re incredibly excited to welcome world renowned animator and digital artist Aaron Blaise to the show. We’ll introduce Aaron properly in a second, but suffice to say he’s one of our most fascinating guests ever and all of us had an absolute blast recording this episode with him.

Duration:01:12:05

Episode 62 – Finding your Confidence as a Designer

4/18/2018
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In this week’s episode, we’re going to be your personal cheerleaders, talking all about how to find your confidence as a designer. Confidence can have such a profoundly positive impact on your creative work, your client relationships and even your mental health.

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 61 – Making your Design Clients Happier

4/11/2018
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In this week’s episode, we discuss how to make your clients happier. A happy client often equals a happy designer, yet so many designers aren’t proactive enough into thinking about how to delight their clients. We share a ton of tips in this episode about how to foster your client relationships, so this is a good one folks.

Duration:00:54:18

Episode 60 – Design Agency vs. Freelance Life

4/4/2018
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In this week’s episode we weigh out working for a creative agency vs. going alone as a freelancer. Your hosts have spent time on both sides of the fence, so we aim to bring some real perspective for the pros and cons of each.

Duration:00:47:54