23 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

    • Business
    • 5.0, 36 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.

    The DBL Digital Summit is coming!

    The DBL Digital Summit is coming!

    I can now officially announce that Emma Kate Patterson & I will are hosting the Designer Boss-Ladies digital summit! ✨

    In this episode we chat about our collaboration and the FREE digital conference devoted to helping creative entrepreneurs work smarter and not harder in their design businesses.
    (Especially in this time of COVID chaos where it's vital we support and grow together)

    There is currently 14 amaaazing speakers coming at you with topics ranging from making sales, to charging premium prices, to simplifying your own schedule (and everything in-between).

    Join the waitlist to keep in the loop & score your free ticket: www.dblsummit.com
    And leave a comment below to tell me who you are most excited to learn from! (more speakers coming)

    • 32 min
    Meg Lewis & Anna Dower

    Meg Lewis & Anna Dower

    Meg Lewis is a designer mixing comedy with performance to help others shine through brand design, podcasts, workshops, pop-ups, and videos. Meg hosts the comedy meditation podcast Sit There & Do Nothing and the design podcast Overtime. Meg also runs a personal brand and career fulfilment destination with online classes, books, and free advice titled Full Time You.

    In this episode Anna & Meg discuss...
    + Megs journey to multi-passionate entrepreneur
    + How to truly be authentic in life and your business
    + All the grand ideas and what to do with them
    + How to be a designer boss-lady with swag
    #megmademedoit

    • 41 min
    Melanie Miller & Anna Dower

    Melanie Miller & Anna Dower

    It feels like the government announces a new rescue payment every other day and it is hella confusing and overwhelming for self employed peeps, right? That is why, in this new episode of the uncool designer Melanie will explain the JobKeeper payment in easy to understand terms and chats with me about how we can keep cash flowing in our businesses during the covid chaos.

    Melanie Miller from The Profit Lovers is a business coach that specialises in the unsexy side of business! She is the queen of money, tracking your numbers & keeping it real.


    Links mentioned: Plan & Track spreadsheet

    • 44 min
    Give up or Show up

    Give up or Show up

    In this episode Anna chats about how you can keep going during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    She discusses -
    + The rollercoaster ride of emotions
    + Choosing to show up
    + Don't assume you know what people are thinking right now
    + How you can serve your peeps
    + What to do instead of discounting

    • 18 min
    A chat with Katie & Kim - Creating a successful design biz!

    A chat with Katie & Kim - Creating a successful design biz!

    In this episode Anna Dower chats with Katie Wass & Kim Rosenthal about how to build a design business that doesn't feel like work!

    We discuss....

    + Choosing a niche
    + Ditching the imposter syndrome
    + Systems & Processes
    + Creative Confidence

    & much more.

    Sign up to Design Biz Bootcamp now while doors are open:
    http://www.designbizbootcamp.com

    • 37 min
    Elizabeth Mckenzie & Anna Dower

    Elizabeth Mckenzie & Anna Dower

    Word nerd + Uncool Designer unite and become BFFs.

    In this episode Anna chats with copywriter extraordinaire Elizabeth Mckenzie.

    Elizabeth is a comedy writer. She's currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Her second favourite F word is fun.

    The CEO + Founder of Write Or Die, she helps business owners write personality driven copy + content that sell better than the latest Marvel offering on opening weekend.

    With a sense of self-importance known only to her generation, she's gone ahead and written a book The 30-Somethings: Life lessons from a 30-Something that you probably already know.

    When she's not writing in her ugg boots, she's pretending she's cool across hipster cafes in Melbourne - the LA of Australia - writing words and eating carbs.

    In this episode we discuss:

    + How to stand out in the noisy online world of business

    + Re-discovering your authentic voice & using it wisely

    + How to nurture your peeps

    + The sleazy side of sales pages

    + Sales page must-haves

    + Dealing with comparison paralysis

    + BFF deep dive into 90's culture

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Paperdolli ,

Anna Dower is the real deal

Hanging out with Anna will help you face and overcoming any of the fears that are holding you back in your design biz!

Little Black Kat Creative ,

GREAT podcast for designers of all levels!

I've been designing for 18 years and am blown away by all of the new things I've learnt since listening to (and implementing) Anna's advice. Love her insight on how to work smarter and be a better designer/business owner.
...Being a freelancer can be a little lonely, but Anna's like my very own virtual co worker!
Great Podcast!!!

Bec Evans ,

The podcast all Designer Boss Ladies need!

I love listening in to this podcast! Anna has so much knowledge to share, as do her guests. So many take aways from each episode that have really helped my design business. Can’t wait for more episodes to come!

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