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Design Domination helps freelance designers gain confidence, clarity and a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace. Adjust your mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen your creative skills, so you get more respect and command higher rates. If you're a logo designer, print designer or web designer looking to make a successful living freelancing, you will benefit from Colleen's real-world expertise in branding, publication design and layout, website design and design business. You'll also hear from other design dominators in the industry. Design Domination is hosted by award-winning designer Colleen Gratzer, principal of Gratzer Graphics LLC and creator of Creative Boost. Colleen provides her insights based on almost 25 years of graphic design expertise and almost 20 years of having a successful creative business. Website: https://creative-boost.com Music: https://www.bensound.com

Design Domination helps freelance designers gain confidence, clarity and a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace. Adjust your mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen your creative skills, so you get more respect and command higher rates. If you're a logo designer, print designer or web designer looking to make a successful living freelancing, you will benefit from Colleen's real-world expertise in branding, publication design and layout, website design and design business. You'll also hear from other design dominators in the industry. Design Domination is hosted by award-winning designer Colleen Gratzer, principal of Gratzer Graphics LLC and creator of Creative Boost. Colleen provides her insights based on almost 25 years of graphic design expertise and almost 20 years of having a successful creative business. Website: https://creative-boost.com Music: https://www.bensound.com

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United States

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Design Domination helps freelance designers gain confidence, clarity and a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace. Adjust your mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen your creative skills, so you get more respect and command higher rates. If you're a logo designer, print designer or web designer looking to make a successful living freelancing, you will benefit from Colleen's real-world expertise in branding, publication design and layout, website design and design business. You'll also hear from other design dominators in the industry. Design Domination is hosted by award-winning designer Colleen Gratzer, principal of Gratzer Graphics LLC and creator of Creative Boost. Colleen provides her insights based on almost 25 years of graphic design expertise and almost 20 years of having a successful creative business. Website: https://creative-boost.com Music: https://www.bensound.com

Language:

English


Episodes

5 Business Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

10/20/2021
#107 Many graphic designers suffer from business issues that are actually symptoms of a bigger issue. Once you realize this, you can transform your business. Find out 5 business lessons I learned the hard way, so you hopefully don’t have to.

Duration:00:20:27

Adobe InDesign vs Affinity Publisher: Which Should Designers Use?

10/6/2021
#106 When it comes to page layout programs for graphic designers, for some it comes down to Adobe InDesign versus Affinity Publisher. Find out the key differences between InDesign and Publisher and how to decide which page layout program is best for you.

Duration:00:12:45

How to Choose the Best Images for Your Design Projects

9/29/2021
#105 Find out what graphic designers and web designers should consider when looking for images and how to choose the best images for your design projects to have the most impact. Also find out where to find stock images that you can legally use.

Duration:00:13:26

11 Cool Acrobat Tips for Designers

9/15/2021
#104 A lot of designers use PDFs for design proofs, but you may not realize some of the helpful features Acrobat offers. Here are 11 cool Acrobat tips for designers that will save you time, improve your workflow or let you do some really cool things.

Duration:00:14:29

What to Do When a Client Can’t Afford You

9/8/2021
#103 Find out how graphic designers should respond when clients can’t afford you, or they say it’s over their budget or you’re too expensive. Also learn why this happens in the first place and 4 things not to do when they say this.

Duration:00:12:08

How to Respond to a Job Opportunity the Right Way

8/25/2021
#102 Whether you're looking for freelance design work or contract work or a part-time or full-time job as a designer, find out how to respond to a job ad the right way. This will help you stand out and get the best chance of getting a new client or a new job.

Duration:00:10:59

9 Differences Between Subcontracting and Having Your Own Clients

8/18/2021
#101 Some designers prefer subcontracting for design agencies or other designers, while others prefer having their own clients. One may be a better fit for you based on your personality and goals. Find out 9 differences between them and what to expect.

Duration:00:16:13

Alt-text for Images for Document and Web Accessibility

8/11/2021
#100 Confused by Alt-text for images for document and web accessibility? Find out which images need Alt-text, how to write good Alt-text, how long it should be and how to add it to web and InDesign images. Also find out lots of Alt-text do’s and don’ts.

Duration:00:16:02

How to Make PDF and Print Documents More User Friendly

8/4/2021
#99 When you design for print and the web, if you only export your layout files to low- and high-resolution PDFs, you're not providing a better user experience and a higher value to clients. Learn how to make PDF and print documents more user friendly.

Duration:00:12:27

6 Reasons Designers Should Use InDesign’s Automated Table of Contents

7/28/2021
#98 Many graphic designers avoid using InDesign’s automated table of contents feature. But there are several problems with creating a table of contents manually. Find out 6 reasons designers should use InDesign’s automated table of contents feature.

Duration:00:08:19

5 Reasons Designers Should Track Time

7/21/2021
#97 Do you think tracking time on a project is tedious, will distract you or and make you race against the clock? Find out 5 reasons graphic designers and web designers should track time and how it will help your creative business.

Duration:00:05:46

How to Reduce Client Revisions

7/7/2021
#96 Excessive design and text edits from clients can be frustrating and a time suck for graphic designers. They can derail a project and make it less profitable. Find out 9 ways to reduce client revisions and have a happier client relationship.

Duration:00:12:07

How to Get Good Testimonials

6/30/2021
#95 Find out why client testimonials are important for freelancers and creative businesses, how to get good testimonials from clients, where to put them and how to get a competitive edge over other designers.

Duration:00:09:18

12 Issues Automated Web Accessibility Checkers Can’t Detect

6/23/2021
#94 If you rely on automated web accessibility tools, you’re doing it wrong. A site could pass an automated checker and be filled with major accessibility errors. Find out 12 issues automated web accessibility checkers can’t detect.

Duration:00:10:21

How to Price Design Work

6/16/2021
#93 Learn how to price design work and how to use some types of pricing strategically, so you can have a more profitable freelance creative business and get more respect as a designer. Also find out some pricing pitfalls to avoid.

Duration:00:16:05

9 InDesign Accessibility Mistakes Designers Make

6/9/2021
#92 Many designers who think they’re creating accessible InDesign files and PDFs really aren’t. Other designers, who are looking for help with document accessibility, don’t understand the process. Find out 9 InDesign accessibility mistakes and how to fix them.

Duration:00:16:41

What to Do When a Client Doesn't Like Your Designs

6/2/2021
#91 Have you ever sent off a design proof only to have the client not like it and ask for a bunch of design changes? Find out what to do when a client doesn't like your designs.

Duration:00:09:08

Selling by Helping With Nick Gulic

5/26/2021
#90 Do you have trouble charging more for your work? Does the sales process make you nervous or feel sleazy? Do you need more confidence when talking to prospects? Nick Gulic talks about his sales process and selling by helping.

Duration:00:56:20

11 Mistakes That Hurt Your Freelancing Business

5/12/2021
#89 Are you making any of these common creative business mistakes that most freelance designers make? Find out if you’re making any of these 11 mistakes that hurt your freelancing business and how to fix them.

Duration:00:16:48

The Limitations of Acrobat’s Accessibility Checker

4/28/2021
#88 Many designers rely on Acrobat’s accessibility checker to determine whether their PDF files are accessible or not. But that checker has limitations and can give false positives. Find out some things to look for and how to ensure your documents are accessible.

Duration:00:03:15