Resourceful Designer - A Graphic Design Podcast

Resourceful Designer offers a graphic design podcast aimed at helping home based graphic designers and web designers streamline their business.

Each week, I shares advice, tips and resources to help you with all aspects of running a successful graphic design business.

But who am I?

I'm Mark Des Cotes, a graphic designer and web designer. I've been designing for over 25 years and I've been running my own successful graphic design business for more than 10 years. I thought it would be fun to host a graphic design podcast and share some of the knowledge I've gained over the years. If you want to know more about me please visit the About page.

Time For A Tool Audit – RD301

Time For A Tool Audit – RD301

Just because a tool might be helpful to you someday is not a good excuse to part with your hard-earned money today. Owning many different tools doesn't make you a better or more efficient designer if you don't or can't use them.

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When To Drop A Design Client – RD300

When To Drop A Design Client – RD300

When first starting in graphic or web design, firing a client may seem like a foreign concept. After all, isn’t the whole point of building a business to increase your number of clients, not reduce it?

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Fight Creativity With Creativity – RD299

Fight Creativity With Creativity – RD299

The best way to stop thinking about your job as a designer is to occupy your mind with another creative task. Since creativity uses a lot of brain power, it’s difficult for your mind to think of two creative things simultaneously. So it focuses on the more immediate one.

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My Website Designing Toolbox – RD298

My Website Designing Toolbox – RD298

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Getting Out Of A Rut – RD297

Getting Out Of A Rut – RD297

Some days, no matter how many things are on my to-do list, I don’t feel like working. I feel lazy. I’ll sit at my computer in the morning with the best intentions, but at the end of my work day, I didn’t accomplish any of them.

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The Magic Email – RD296

The Magic Email – RD296

Nobody likes to be ignored. And it’s a waste of time and energy pursuing someone who is ghosting you. It’s frustrating. So the next time something like this happens to you, try sending a variation of The Magic Email and see what happens.

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Hi! I'm Mark Des Cotes

I'm a designer just like you. Let's see how we can do more designing and less of the other business stuff that takes up our precious time.
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