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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

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United States

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Podcasts

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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

Where to Find Clients Needing Accessibility Services

2/21/2024
#171 There are so many places where you can find clients who need your accessibility services. Many of them are already knowledgeable about accessibility and understand they need it and are even easy to find.

Duration:00:06:41

Business Lessons From a Chiropractor?!

2/7/2024
#170 Find out how thinking like a doctor can help your creative business. Get business strategies for getting clients, the sales process and your work processes.

Duration:00:10:29

What to Do When You Screw Up a Client Project

1/24/2024
#169 A screw-up is bound to happen at some point in your creative career. The circumstances around the mistake and how you handle the situation affect your credibility, reputation and bottom line. Find out what to do when you screw up a client project.

Duration:00:12:27

Level Access Acquiring UserWay

1/10/2024
#168 Accessibility company Level Access has warned against website accessibility overlays in the past. So it shocked the accessibility industry when they announced plans to acquire UserWay, known for its overlay. Find out what this potentially means for the industry.

Duration:00:09:25

Adobe Acquiring Figma: The Full Scoop

12/27/2023
#167 Get the scoop about what happened with Adobe acquiring Figma and what it means for designers.

Duration:00:08:08

Client Gifting: The Complete Guide

12/20/2023
#166 Thinking about sending a client a gift? Find out what to consider before sending a gift to a client, when to send a gift, what to send clients as a gift and more.

Duration:00:07:51

How APCA Changes Accessible Contrast—With Andrew Somers

12/7/2023
#165 APCA calculates contrast differently from WCAG and is expected to be part of WCAG 3. Find out from APCA creator Andrew Somers the problem with WCAG contrast ratios, why APCA is more accurate and how you can make your colors more accessible.

Duration:01:17:31

Mastering Accessible Headings

11/22/2023
#164 One way to make your documents and website content more accessible is to use an accessible heading structure. Find out some common mistakes when styling headings, easy, actionable tips for how to create accessible headings and tools to check them.

Duration:00:11:45

From Generalist to Specialist With Chris Hinds

11/1/2023
#163 Chris Hinds of Equalize Digital shares their story of going from generalist designers to web accessibility specialists, giving them clarity and a competitive edge, winning clients more easily, improving their processes and making marketing efforts easier.

Duration:00:41:46

What's New in WCAG 2.2

10/18/2023
#162 Get a plain-English summary of the 9 new success criteria in the WCAG 2.2 guidelines, so that you can make your websites more accessible.

Duration:00:11:38

How to Get What You Need From Clients

10/4/2023
#161 Do you spend a lot of time explaining what you need to clients? Tired of clients sending you the wrong files or not following your processes? Find out how to get what you need from clients to make for a smoother client relationship and more profitable projects.

Duration:00:11:33

Why Graphic Designers Need a Website

9/20/2023
Is having a website worth it? Where should you create your design website? Where should you post your portfolio online? If you’re serious about building a freelance design business, find out why you should have your own website.

Duration:00:08:59

5 Must-have Acrobat Accessibility Preflight Fixups

9/6/2023
#159 Do you design or remediate accessible documents and find some of the PDF work to be tedious and time consuming? Find out five Acrobat preflight fixups that will speed up your accessible PDF workflow when it comes to artifacting, hyperlinks and more.

Duration:00:08:02

Top 10 Logo Design Podcast Episodes

8/23/2023
#158 Find out the top 10 logo design podcast episodes from Design Domination and other podcasts that talk about understanding more about logo design, how to design a logo, how to price a logo, how to get clients and which file formats to create for a logo.

Duration:00:10:05

Freelancer vs Employee

8/9/2023
#157 Thinking of going out on your own as a freelance graphic designer or web designer? Find out the pros and cons of being a full-time freelancer versus employee and some points to consider before working for yourself full time.

Duration:00:14:12

AudioEye vs Adrian Roselli: The SLAPP Heard Around the World

7/26/2023
#156 The web accessibility community is in an uproar about the AudioEye lawsuit against 30-year accessibility champion Adrian Roselli for his criticism of their overlay product.

Duration:00:09:28

10 Time-saving InDesign Tips

7/12/2023
#155 Learn how to work more efficiently in Adobe InDesign with these time-saving 10 tips about features that most graphic designers don’t use. The more you know InDesign, the easier it is to incorporate accessibility into the layout process too.

Duration:00:14:24

Stop People Pleasing, Save Your Business

6/28/2023
#154 Providing good customer service doesn’t mean you have to be at the whim of every client request or that the client is always right. In fact, if you do that, your business will suffer. Find out why people pleasing is bad for your creative business.

Duration:00:14:33

9 Tips for Creating Accessible Hyperlinks

6/14/2023
#153 Ensuring that hyperlinks are accessible for all website visitors increases the accessibility and usability of a website. There are functional, cognitive and visual factors to consider. Find out 9 tips for creating accessible hyperlinks on websites.

Duration:00:11:18

How to Write a Creative Brief

5/31/2023
#152 A design brief, or creative brief, helps you get more respect and be seen as an expert as a designer. Find out how to write a creative brief and how it helps not only you but the designer-client relationship and the design process.

Duration:00:11:16