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Resourceful Designer: Strategies for running a graphic design business


Wouldn't it be nice if you could spend more time designing and less time worrying about your design business? Resourceful Designer offers tips, tricks and resources for freelancers in order to help streamline your graphic design and web design business so you can get back to what you do best…Read more

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A Look Back - A Look Ahead - 2021 Edition - RD280

Dec 13 • 19:41

Thank you for your continued interest in Resourceful Designer. You have no idea how much I appreciate you. There are so many great resources available for learning and growing as a designer, and I’m humbled that you chose to spend a bit of your valuable time with me....

How To Make More Money With Print Brokering - RD279

Dec 6 • 25:29
Make the most out of print brokering.

In episode 49 of the Resourceful Designer podcast, I talked about offering print brokering as a means to supplement your design business. If you do print design and do not offer print brokering, you’re losing out on a lot of potential income. I made over $1,000 from three different print jobs this past week alone. And that’s not counti...

Do Your Rates Conflict With Your Brand? - RD278

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I’d like you to imagine this scenario....

Get It Right With Checklists - RD277

Nov 15 • 21:36

I first talked about checklists way back in episode 89 of Resourceful Designer. In it, I shared various types of checklists you can use for your business. I even shared my now outdated checklist for starting a new WordPress website....

Tarnished Reputation - RD276

Nov 8 • 21:15

Let me tell you a story. It is a story that has nothing to do with graphic or web design, but it is relevant to running a business, and I'll tie that into running a design business if you stick around to the end....

Critiques: Putting The Constructive In Criticism - RD275

Nov 1 • 23:54

One of my professors made us critique our classmates’ projects at the end of every college assignment. Once we completed a design project, he would place everyone’s design at the front of the class, and one by one, he would select students and ask them to critique one of the projects....

The Danger Of Being Home Alone - RD274

Oct 25 • 15:26
Are you getting enough activity?

In episode 105 of the podcast Coping With Isolation When Working From Home, I discussed how isolation is a significant concern for anyone running a home-based design business. Spending day after day with minimal contact with other people can take its toll on someone. In that episode, I gave recommendations for overcoming that feeling of iso...

The Many Personalities Of A Freelance Designer - RD273

Oct 18 • 19:22
Which personality do you use most often?

Let me ask you a question. Does being a designer, either graphic, web, UX, UI or whatever, qualify you to run your own design business? Some people may say yes. After all, are there any differences between designing something for an employer or an employer's clients and designing something for your own clients? Not really. I'll conc...

Navigating The Peaks And Valleys Of Freelancing - RD272

Oct 11 • 24:32

As a freelance designer, you will face peaks and valleys while running your business....

Turning Down Graphic Design Clients and Projects - RD271

Sep 13 • 16:50

Earlier this week, a member of the Resourceful Designer Community was seeking advice. A potential client contacted her asking if she designs book covers, which she does. Before replying to this unknown person, she decided to investigate who they were. She discovered that this potential client is an author. And the subject they write about is something the design is strongl...

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