Podcasts – The Deep End Design show

Podcasts – The Deep End Design

Summary: If you are a graphic designer, web designer or a visual designer of any kind, this is the podcast for you. Each episode tackles a different graphic design related topic, from finding better clients to online portfolios to making sure you get paid. We also offer tips and tricks in our "Do Yourself a Favor" segment and advice when we answer a listener question. The Deeply Graphic Design-Cast is hosted by three successful, working designers with a wealth of real world experience to draw upon, so listen close! You're bound to learn something in each and every episode. Email listener questions to questions@thedeependdesign.com. Yours may be answered in a future episode!

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  • Artist: graphic designers Wes McDowell, Mikelle Morrison & Nick Longo
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Podcasts:

 Talkin’ 2017 Logo Trends in the LogoLounge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:40

It’s that time of year again. The smell of freshly cut grass in your nose, the taste of vodka with just a splash of lemonade on your tongue, and the sweet sounds of Bill Gardner talking about this year’s logo design trends all up in your earbuds! That’s right kiddies, it’s time for the 2017 […]

 The Mobile Optimization Checklist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:16

I’ll bet most of you either specialize in web design, or at least offer it as a client service. Like it or not, in 2017 (and beyond,) this means you need to know how to design for mobile devices. With over half of Internet browsing taking place on mobile, we as designers can no longer […]

 Designing with SEO in Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:19

If you offer web design services, how well do you know the mysterious art of SEO? For any noobs out there, that stands for “search engine optimization,” and is usually a very important aspect to almost any website. Any SEO expert will tell you that it’s always better to plan your search strategy from the […]

 Charging for Your Value | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:35

In the world of graphic design, most people charge one of two ways: based on time or per project. But let’s face it, both are usually based on some type of time-based calculation. The problem with this method is that nobody really benefits from it. Your client is ends up paying for the time you […]

 Supplementing with Subcontractors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:28

We love getting topic suggestions from our listeners, and today’s episode is one of those. We’ve talked a lot over the year about subcontracting work out to others. It’s a great way to fill in your skill gaps, or just have extra hands in order to focus on more important business-building tasks. In today’s episode, […]

 Advice for the Graduating Design Student | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:04

With spring break well behind us, thoughts turn to summer, and maybe even graduation. Good thing we have our resident design professor Nick to dole out some awesome advice to all you grads out there. And in the spirit of not leaving the rest of you out, this advice is pretty great for any designer […]

 DesignCast 130: A Good, Old Fashioned Listener Question Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:36

We’ve reached another milestone, (assuming 130 is indeed a milestone?) So we’re back to clear out the ol’ inbox and answer your burning questions. We have seven different ones, so there is really something for everyone in this episode. We know we’ve been doing live episodes for this lately, but we just forgot to tease […]

 Qualifying Your Clients | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:50

Whenever you first meet with a new prospective client, they are sizing you up. And if you’re smart, you’re sizing them up right back. After all, you probably don’t want to work with everyone who comes your way. There are many things to consider: their budget versus your rates, their niche, their project, and their […]

 Getting Our Mood Board On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:37

If you’ve ever felt like your first client comps aren’t nailing it, you really need to give mood boards a try. Mood boards are a way to save time by quickly communicating an overall design direction to your client for approval. This can involve just one that they need to approve, or multiple variations from […]

 Project Minimums to Maximize Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:31

Nothing can kill the productivity of a designer faster than a neverending barrage of small jobs. You have to wrap your head around a new brand, create invoices, and client interactions for a micro-payout. This is why it is so crucial to have a project minimum — the absolute minimum amount you’re willing to take […]

 Be Your Own Trendsetter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:18

We talk a lot about design trends, but when is it time to break away from the pack and try something totally different? And with a never ending supply of design inspiration out there, how do you turn down the noise enough to explore your own creativity? In this episode, the gang explores this idea, […]

 Diving Deep into Discovery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:10

Do you know the best way to deliver real value to your clients? Coincidentally, it’s the same thing that will allow you to charge much more than you’re charging now—Discovery. Discovery is the secret sauce to solving real problems in your clients’ business. When you stop simply taking orders based on your clients’ stated needs, […]

 Web Design Trends We Can Expect in 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:57

On our last episode, we covered all the biggest graphic design trends we predict for next 2017, and we wanted to follow it up with trends we can expect to see specifically in the world of web design. Listen as the gang goes over their favorite (and most promising) trends for 2017. Some are purely […]

 Graphic Design Trends of 2017 Predicted! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:06

With 2016 quickly approaching, let’s turn to what 2017 will likely have in store for us as graphic designers. In this episode, the gang talks about the trends we have all been noticing and are likely to spike in the new year. We talk creative trends, as well as a few trends in the creative […]

 The Designer’s Holiday Gift Guide ’16 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:47

The holidays are upon us, and that means three things — some really bad Christmas movies on The Hallmark Channel, getting drunk to avoid family, and the Deeply Graphic annual designer gift guide episode. Seriously, it’s one of our favorite yearly traditions, and this one truly has something for everybody. So strap in, spice up […]

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