Episodes

The Designer’s Holiday Gift Guide ’16  

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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Tips & Tricks for Designing Facebook Ads That Crush It  

Facebook ads are one of the most cost-effective — and overall effective — forms of online marketing available today. This is because you can easily tailor them to the target audience. In today’s episode, listen as the gang schools you on the best ways to design killer Facebook ads, as well as some behind the […]

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Live Halloween Spooktacular! Ask Us Anything  

To celebrate our 120th episode, we decided to join forces with the darkest of holidays to bring you our first ever live Halloween Spooktacular! While the live event has come and gone, you can still listen to all the spookiness and listener questions we took during our live broadcast. We got to answer a bunch […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Cinemagraphs* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)  

One of the big forecasted web design trends for 2016 was the widespread use of cinemagraphs. So where are they? Listen in as the gang dissects the benefits or incorporating cinemagraphs into your web designs, email marketing campaigns and social campaigns. We also go over your basic options for making/purchasing one, and what you would […]

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Hot Print Talk! The Latest Trends in the Print World  

While we can sometimes get focused on web design, this one’s for all you die-hard print designers out there. Join us as we chat with Nicole and Katie from Tri City Printing about all the latest trends in the print world. We cover all the hottest new print promotional items you can use with your […]

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Why Should Clients Choose You?  

All designers want to get to the point in their career where they can call the shots and work with the clients they want to work with. But how do you get there? By being the kind of designer (and businessperson) that clients consistently want to work with. In this episode, we’re joined for a […]

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Finding Design Clients Through Social Media  

As creative solopreneurs or agency owners, there are no shortage of ways to find great clients. We can attend networking mixers, send out emails, or rely on good old-fashioned word of mouth. But one we keep getting one particular question time and time again — how do you use the power of social media to […]

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When Your Clients Aren’t Feeling It  

Have you ever had an unsatisfied client? At some point, I think every designer has run into this problem. It’s how you deal with it that matters. This episode was spurred on by a listener question we got from a designer who’s client went completely off-the-grid after things went south. Not knowing what to do […]

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Apple Workflow Tips  

If you’re like most designers out there, your work machine of choice is a Mac. And if you’re like most Mac users, you have a pretty good handle on your workflow, but there is always room for improvement. On today’s episode, we are joined by Apple consultant (and Mikelle’s new bff) Brett Nord. Brett is […]

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Reality Checking Your Freelance Design Work  

The life of a freelance graphic/web designer can be incredibly rewarding. The independence of working for yourself is alluring, but working by yourself comes with more than a few drawbacks. With nobody to bounce ideas off of, or show your works in progress to, how do you ever really know if you’re on the right […]

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Our Newest Secret Weapons  

One of the greatest joys of being a designer is when you discover something new that changes your life for the better. While change can be scary, it can also open you up t a whole new world of possibilities. In this episode, the gang each talks about one such discovery that they use to […]

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2016 Logo Design Trends Report  

What designer doesn’t love discovering the latest trends? And who doesn’t love a good tradition? Well hold onto your hats, kids, this episode has BOTH! Yep, sitting down with LogoLounge‘s Bill Gardner to discuss the latest trends in logo design has become one of Deeply Graphic’s most time-honored traditions. And this one doesn’t disappoint. Follow […]

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DesignCast 110: The LIVE Show!  

Our last live show was so much fun that we’re continuing the tradition, answering your questions live! But if you missed the show, no worries, you can catch up with it now. In this jam-packed episode, the gang answers an insane number of listener questions — some personal, some professional — all while saying goodbye […]

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The Slow Times  

All creative professionals have ups and downs — it’s just a part of the life. It’s how we choose to use that time that will make or break your business. In this episode, the gang talks about nine things you can do with your time between clients that will actually help you get more of […]

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Design Consulting as a Service  

As graphic and web designers, we do a lot of behind-the-scenes work that we don’t always charge for. But what if we did? In this episode, we expand upon a listener question to talk about the topic of charging clients for all those little things we do that don’t count as “design” work. Things like […]

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The Ultimate Project Organization Method  

One of the biggest game-changers for your design business is when you figure out how to get your projects organized. In this episode, the gang is joined by Word Revolution‘s Barbara Carneiro. She has an amazing method of pre-organizing her website and branding projects within her online project management software program that allows her to […]

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Help! My Client Thinks He’s a Designer!  

As designers, it’s completely normal to get feedback from your clients. When it can become frustrating, however, is when that feedback turns into a full-on concept with instructions to “just make this.” It can be confusing. After all, they are supposedly paying us for our expertise, not just our ability to trace and digitize. While […]

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Real-Life Rebrands: The Good, the Bad & the Fugly  

We’ve talked about rebranding ourselves as creative pros, but this time around we wanted to talk about some recent real-life corporate rebrands to see who got it right, and who didn’t. Want to follow along with us? Download this pdf of all the logos we discuss in this episode. In this episode, the gang goes […]

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Packaging Design Tips & Trends  

They say not to judge a book by it’s cover, but we’re all guilty of choosing products based purely on their packaging. In this episode, our resident packaging guru, Nick walks us through the latest packaging design tips & trends that you can use to add value to your next packaging design project. We also […]

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Client-Focused Portfolio Websites  

We’ve discussed it before, but it’s a new year, and we have some brand new perspectives on our biggest marketing asset as designers — our portfolio websites. Wes just went through a major redesign, and Nick is currently planning one as well, so listen for our tips on how to make the most of yours. […]

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