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.
Find It Faster – Google Search Hacks You May Not Know About – RD304
Google’s results aren’t always what you’re looking for. But what if I told you some simple tricks could help you get better results on the first try?
Following Up With Dormant Clients – RD303
How often do you follow up with dormant clients? Clients you haven't communicated with in months or years may have new projects for you and not even realize it. It's up to you to remind them.
Stop Wasting Time On Time Management – RD302
Here's some valuable advice to help make you a more productive graphic or web designer. Stop wasting time on time management.
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.
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?
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.
My Website Designing Toolbox – RD298
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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.
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.
Two things that helped me become a better designer – RD295
There are two things I started doing that have helped me provide a better service to my clients. Which, in turn, makes me a better designer as far as they are concerned.