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.
Join me as I discusses the importance of backing up and share real-life stories that emphasize the need for proper backup plans.
Finding clients as a freelance graphic designer can sometimes be challenging. Mainly, but not limited to, when you’re just starting. But know this: you’re not alone. Every successful designer has faced similar obstacles at one point or another along their business journey.
There's a common mistake many designers make with their design presentations to clients. Learn how adding a simple element can turn design presentations into a powerful marketing tool for your design business.
Discover the transformative power of delegation for desginers. From maximizing productivity to strategic investments, learn how outsourcing tasks can propel your business forward and unlock new opportunities for growth.
Discover the latest design trends for 2024 with insights from FreePik's trend report. Explore emerging styles and spark your creative inspiration!
Join me as I discuss the importance of having a thick skin in the design industry. Learn how to handle criticism and difficult clients in Resourceful Designer episode 332
Uncover the psychology of pricing where I share 6 pricing hacks to land hesitant clients. Learn how to influence client decisions and make your prices more appealing.
Join me as I discusses the concept of a time audit and provides tips for reclaiming lost time in our daily lives. From evaluating networking events to prioritizing self-improvement, learn how to use a time audit to take back control of your time and make conscious choices about how to spend it.
I am continuing my annual tradition. This last podcast episode of 2023 is my Look Back, Look Ahead edition. It’s where I reflect and share my year as a design business owner. Then I’ll look ahead at what I want to accomplish in 2024.
Today, I discuss growing your design business using a nifty little technique called pitch work. Not to be confused with dreaded spec work.