65 episodes

The podcast helping graphic designer boss-ladies work smarter and not harder in their design businesses.

Your guru: the clever Anna Dower; mentor, designer, cake-lover and rad chick.

'Cos not all creatives wear hip black clothes and are design snobs.
Some - like us - wear colourful Birkenstocks and believe in community over competition.

The Uncool Designer Anna Dower

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    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

The podcast helping graphic designer boss-ladies work smarter and not harder in their design businesses.

Your guru: the clever Anna Dower; mentor, designer, cake-lover and rad chick.

'Cos not all creatives wear hip black clothes and are design snobs.
Some - like us - wear colourful Birkenstocks and believe in community over competition.

    Creative Confidence

    Creative Confidence

    This week we're diving into how to kick your fear of failing creativity to the curb and crafting a design process that sets you up for success every time. Tune in to discover how you can create fearlessly! 
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    • 9 min
    Ask Anna + Special Guest

    Ask Anna + Special Guest

    Get ready for some real talk! In this week's episode of the Uncool Designer Podcast, Anna's dishing out the answers to all your burning design biz questions in this "Ask Anna" episode! Tune in as she navigates the intricate balance of being both a mother and a CEO, sharing insights on the juggle that many working moms face. But that's not all – there's a surprise in store as Anna's 15-year-old daughter makes her first podcast appearance, adding a fresh perspective to the conversation.
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    • 11 min
    Overwhelmed to ACTION!

    Overwhelmed to ACTION!

    Join Anna Dower on "The Uncool Designer Podcast" for a special episode where we tackle the overwhelm many designers face when starting and running their business. Anna lays out a clear, actionable roadmap to help you move from frozen to flourishing in your design biz. From setting your foundations to automating processes and boosting your marketing game, this episode is packed with practical tips to get you ticking off tasks like a pro.
    Ready to turn that overwhelm into action? Head over to https://annadower.com/overwhelmed to get started!
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    • 7 min
    Be a Boundaries Boss

    Be a Boundaries Boss

    Join Anna on the "Uncool Designer Podcast" as she dives into the crucial topic of setting boundaries in the design industry. If you're feeling burnt out or resenting your clients, it's time to master the art of establishing clear lines. Don't fret—you're in good company! Anna shares her personal journey and the lessons she's learned on becoming a boss at boundaries in your design business. Tune in to transform your work life and reclaim your passion!
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    Streamlined Success - https://annadower.com/streamlined-success/
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    • 12 min
    Everyone wants multiple income streams, right?

    Everyone wants multiple income streams, right?

    Delving into the topic of diversifying income streams, Anna recounts her accidental success with a digital magazine that evolved into a profitable venture through advertising and memberships. She shares insights from her journey, emphasising the importance of creating content that resonates with the audience and solves their pressing needs. While acknowledging the allure of passive income, Anna emphasises the hard work and strategy required to make it a reality.
    Before You Go: If today's episode sparks a light of hope or ignites a fire of motivation within you, I'd be thrilled if you could subscribe to my podcast. And, if you’re feeling especially supportive, a 5-star rating and a review on Apple Podcasts would be incredibly appreciated.
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    • 8 min
    Locking In Your Next Paying Design Client

    Locking In Your Next Paying Design Client

    Feeling like work is drying up can be a terrifying experience for any creative professional. However, this episode is all about transforming fear into action. We're going to discuss why these moments, although challenging, are not the end of your career (or world) but rather an opportunity for growth and resilience.
    I'm excited to share three actionable steps that you can take today, or this week, to not just find your next paying client, but to create a sustainable pipeline of work. These strategies are practical, straightforward, and designed to empower you in your journey as a creative entrepreneur.
    Before You Go: If today's episode sparks a light of hope or ignites a fire of motivation within you, I'd be thrilled if you could subscribe to my podcast. And, if you’re feeling especially supportive, a 5-star rating and a review on Apple Podcasts would be incredibly appreciated.
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Acosh design ,

Amazing podcast for graphic designers

I love listening to this podcast. It inspires me to do better in my design business and helps me with so many actionable tips and tricks. A must listen for any designers out there.

thedigidame ,

Excellent

This is an excellent podcast for women running their own design business. Anna offers practical and actionable advice without all the (as she puts it) *fluff*. Highly recommend!

Gypsy_Rocker119 ,

Yes baby!

Anna is fantastic! she has so many great tips and explains things in such a straight forward way. Whether you’re a beginner, life long designer or thinking about becoming a designer you will find this podcast both helpful and entertaining.

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