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Five on Design

By Daniel Nisbet

In five minutes, Five on Design covers a broad range of topics for graphic designers, freelancers and other creative or entrepreneurial types. New episodes are posted every Tuesday and Friday.

  1. 1.
    You need to write case studies11/13/2018
    5:34
  2. 2.
    The joy of un-ending design revisions11/09/2018
    6:11
  3. 3.
    Tips for handing design off to another designer11/06/2018
    6:13
  4. 4.
    What brand of computer should you be using?11/02/2018
    6:44
  5. 5.
    What to know about working with subcontractors10/30/2018
    6:02
  6. 6.
    Reaching out to businesses that you think need help10/26/2018
    5:55
  7. 7.
    Why is it so hard to make something so simple?10/23/2018
    5:49
  8. 8.
    How do you know when you're good enough?10/19/2018
    5:19
  1. 9.
    Working with vendors: Who pays?10/16/2018
    5:55
  2. 10.
    What do you put in your portfolio?10/12/2018
    6:47
  3. 11.
    How to choose a printing company10/09/2018
    6:17
  4. 12.
    Dealing with clients who are acting unprofessional10/05/2018
    6:11
  5. 13.
    What do you include in your design deliverables?10/02/2018
    6:23
  6. 14.
    The secret to designing something quickly09/28/2018
    5:43
  7. 15.
    When is it okay to work for free?09/25/2018
    6:04
  8. 16.
    Using Design to Guide People Through Challenging Tasks09/21/2018
    5:13
  9. 17.
    Introducing Radical Design Changes Without Getting Destroyed09/18/2018
    5:56
  10. 18.
    How do you give helpful design feedback?09/14/2018
    5:52
  11. 19.
    Dealing with DIY-type Clients09/11/2018
    5:34
  12. 20.
    Should you advertise your pricing and rates?09/07/2018
    5:37
  13. 21.
    “Just copy our competitors design”09/04/2018
    5:43
  14. 22.
    Challenge Yourself!08/31/2018
    5:58
  15. 23.
    What's in my toolbox of design resources?08/28/2018
    5:56
  16. 24.
    What is it like to use a drawing tablet instead of a mouse08/24/2018
    5:10
  17. 25.
    How do you train your clients?08/21/2018
    5:12
  18. 26.
    How Do You Stay Creative?08/17/2018
    6:01
  19. 27.
    Being an Introverted Freelancer08/14/2018
    6:20
  20. 28.
    Communicating Better With Your Clients08/10/2018
    6:17
  21. 29.
    Are Professional Networks Worth It?08/07/2018
    5:46
  22. 30.
    Should you freelance for your old employer?08/03/2018
    6:13
  23. 31.
    What to do if your client cancels your project and wants a refund07/31/2018
    5:52
  24. 32.
    I tried going without Adobe products for a week!07/27/2018
    5:38
  25. 33.
    Whats it like at an in-house design job?07/24/2018
    5:35
  26. 34.
    How do I gain more respect from my clients?07/20/2018
    5:59
  27. 35.
    What's in a name for your freelance business?07/17/2018
    6:15
  28. 36.
    How do you politely tell a client to pick up the pace?07/13/2018
    6:20
  29. 37.
    What are some good ways to learn how to be a designer?07/10/2018
    5:39
  30. 38.
    How many design concepts do you present to your clients?07/06/2018
    6:22
  31. 39.
    How to find a mentor07/03/2018
    5:52
  32. 40.
    Setting boundaries with your clients06/29/2018
    5:38
  33. 41.
    What does your onboarding process look like?06/26/2018
    5:57
  34. 42.
    Watch out for these red flags!06/22/2018
    6:01
  35. 43.
    Don't negotiate your rates06/19/2018
    5:28
  36. 44.
    How to create an elevator statement06/15/2018
    5:06
  37. 45.
    What I wish I would have done differently starting my business06/12/2018
    6:34
  38. 46.
    Don't let a retainer client turn you into an employee06/08/2018
    5:55
  39. 47.
    How to juggle side work while having a day job06/05/2018
    6:32
  40. 48.
    What makes a good portfolio?06/01/2018
    5:33
  41. 49.
    How to shift your career focus05/29/2018
    5:26
  42. 50.
    How to handle feedback—Good, bad or ugly05/25/2018
    5:54
  43. 51.
    How do you measure the success of design?05/22/2018
    5:51
  44. 52.
    Networking advice for freelancers05/18/2018
    5:59
  45. 53.
    How to deal with people who are reluctant to change05/15/2018
    6:08
  46. 54.
    What do designers really need to learn?05/11/2018
    6:36
  47. 55.
    How to screen clients and projects05/08/2018
    6:15
  48. 56.
    How to raise your prices05/04/2018
    5:00
  49. 57.
    What to do when you're in over your head05/01/2018
    5:20
  50. 58.
    Don't be a Human Photoshop Cursor04/27/2018
    5:43
  51. 59.
    How to be a confident graphic designer04/24/2018
    5:28
  52. 60.
    Why you always need to present your work04/20/2018
    6:15
  53. 61.
    How to be productive while working from home04/17/2018
    6:06
  54. 62.
    What can you do after burning out?04/13/2018
    5:30
  55. 63.
    How to deal with terrible leaders04/10/2018
    5:46
  56. 64.
    You Should be Tracking Your Time04/06/2018
    5:46
  57. 65.
    Building Trust Through Design04/03/2018
    5:48
  58. 66.
    Show up every day03/30/2018
    4:55
  59. 67.
    Stop Chasing Trends03/27/2018
    5:07
  60. 68.
    Why is it so tough to say no?03/23/2018
    5:35
  61. 69.
    Dump the Daily Grind Feeling03/20/2018
    5:42
  62. 70.
    Are you your own worst client?03/16/2018
    5:44
  63. 71.
    What makes a good font... good?03/13/2018
    5:08
  64. 72.
    Keeping Digitally Organized03/09/2018
    5:25
  65. 73.
    How Writing Makes You a Better Designer03/06/2018
    4:55
  66. 74.
    Done is Better Than Perfect03/02/2018
    5:18
  67. 75.
    How much should a logo really cost?02/27/2018
    5:41
  68. 76.
    Snapchat’s botched redesign02/23/2018
    5:38
  69. 77.
    Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone02/20/2018
    5:03
  70. 78.
    Five places I find inspiration02/16/2018
    6:26
  71. 79.
    Simplifying my Side Projects02/13/2018
    5:30
  72. 80.
    Why do so many people hate on new logos?02/09/2018
    6:00
  73. 81.
    What I’ve learned about typography while designing type02/06/2018
    6:07
  74. 82.
    Why I’m not afraid to start over late in a design02/02/2018
    5:42
  75. 83.
    How to freelance while working full-time01/30/2018
    5:57
  76. 84.
    How I became a better designer after starting to be more grateful01/26/2018
    5:38
  77. 85.
    Designing for Fictional Clients01/23/2018
    6:04
  78. 86.
    Five things I’d tell myself five years ago01/19/2018
    5:37
  79. 87.
    What I learned over 12 hours doing design for a non-profit01/16/2018
    5:51
  80. 88.
    The Importance of a Sketchbook01/12/2018
    4:58
  81. 89.
    Five tips for working with non-creative people01/09/2018
    5:40
  82. 90.
    Details Matter01/05/2018
    5:28

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