By Colleen Gratzer, Design Business Owner
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Design Domination helps graphic designers sharpen their skills and become more business savvy, so they can 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 or working with in-house clients at your workplace, you will benefit from Colleen's real-world expertise in branding, publication design and layout, website design and 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 20+ years of graphic design expertise and 15 years of having a successful design business. Music: https://www.bensound.com
||Clean#18: Lessons Learned From Bad Clients||Fellow longtime graphic designer Evelyn Powers and I talk about lessons learned from bad client experiences as freelancers, how to identify red flags with prospects and clients, and how to fire bad clients.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Talking Confidence, Bullying and Negotiation With Ted Leonhardt||Ted Leonhardt and I talk about confidence (or lackthereof) and bullying and how they affect how creatives and graphic designers perceive their value, set rates and negotiate salaries.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: Creative Business Convo With Cameron Foote||Creative Business expert Cameron S. Foote discusses what to consider before going out on your own as a freelancer, how to present your work to get objective feedback, when to push back with a client, how to earn more respect from clients and specializin||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: A Hoppe Good Time Talking InDesign||Designer and humorous creativeLIVE instructor Jason Hoppe and I talk all about Adobe® InDesign and page layout. Learn some best practices and time-saving tips for an efficient page layout process.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Triple-threat Creative Career||Ever considered a full-time or part-time career as a fine artist? Hear from Michael Auger, who's had a solid career working for himself as an illustrator, painter and graphic designer.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: Design Contracts and Estimates||Do you have trouble pricing your work? Do you suck up out-of-scope work that you should be charging for? Learn what to include in your graphic design contracts and estimates and figure out if your projects are profitable.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: Fold Some Fun Into Your Direct Mail Projects - Trish Witkowski||Print designers, do you use the same folds for direct mail projects over and over because you think other types of folds cost too much or seem too complicated? Get inspiration and education—and free templates—from Trish Witkowski, Foldfactory.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Passive Income With Stock Images - Anne Bracker||Have you ever considered creating stock images to generate passive income? Stock up on some tips and best practices from someone who’s been doing just that, so that you can make the most of your efforts.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Imposter Syndrome - Tanya Geisler||Ever Feel Like an Imposter?||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Work While Doing What You Love - Robert and Alyssa Simmons||Do you dream of going out on your own and working from wherever and whenever you want, so you can enjoy a more flexible lifestyle? Two special guests talk about the freedom they’ve experienced working for themselves and pursuing their dreams.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Improve Your Processes and Your Clients Experience||Are you getting what you need—and want—from clients? Do clients send you the wrong types of files? Does it takes a long time for clients to sign your contracts? Do you find yourself resending logo or print files for the umpteenth time? Are you...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: Punch Up Your PowerPoint Proficiency - Laura M. Foley||Want to increase your proficiency in presentation design? Considering a career in it? Laura Foley explains how she’s made a career out of specializing in PowerPoint design. Learn best practices when using PowerPoint and how to price PowerPoint project||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Are You Protecting Your Design Rights and Covering Your Ass(ets)? - Matthew S. Johnston||Legal Protection for Designers||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Are You Getting the Clients You Want? - Ilise Benun||Marketing Tips for Graphic Designers||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Stop Competing With Fiverr||Learn How to Set Yourself Apart From Other Designers||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Perfect Your Print Process||Learn how to perfect your print process, so you can avoid costly errors and save face. Find out about proper file setup, folds, binding, paper, ink, coatings, fonts, images, how to get print bids and more.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Avoid These 10 Logo Design Mistakes||This episode takes an in-depth look at 10 mistakes that graphic designers make when creating logos and addresses how to avoid or remedy them. It also discusses what to consider when pricing a logo design. Aspiring designers will learn how to make...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Design Domination: Introduction||This is an introduction to the Design Domination podcast, including information about host Colleen Gratzer's graphic design and business background as well as reasons for starting this podcast to help aspiring designers and established solo designers.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Jam packed with great information
As interesting as they might be, most graphic design podcasts center around small talk and filler. Colleen takes a different route. She offers solid, experienced insight combined with highly useful discussions with industry experts. I think this is the only podcast where I've actually hit the pause button to take notes.
Colleen knows her stuff!
So much great info for newbies and pros alike. If you run a business and do design, this podcast is a MUST listen.
Colleen is the best!
Love the new podcast. Great content and very professional! Keep up the good work!