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A No-Bull Graphic Design Podcast that cuts through industry jargon & nonsense, to help frustrated Graphic Designers survive and thrive.

The Angry Designer A No-Bull Graphic Design Podcast that cuts through industry jargon & nonsense, to help frustrated Graphic Designers survive and thrive.

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A No-Bull Graphic Design Podcast that cuts through industry jargon & nonsense, to help frustrated Graphic Designers survive and thrive.

    Traits of really really successful Graphic Designers

    Traits of really really successful Graphic Designers

    The best graphic designers come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. But what do they all have in common? They all share a core set of traits - the same traits that transform a good graphic designer, into a kick ass awesome designer!

    But what are those traits, we hear you cry?

    Join The Angry Designers as they share their top 10 traits of really really successful Graphic Designers. In this episode, the bearded not-so-buff guys share:


    where this list came fromthe traits (you'll have to listen to find those out)what it takes to go the distance
    This episode will make you realize traits you have, you want to work on to get better at, and ones you need. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The 10 Commandments of Graphic Design - getting back to the basics

    The 10 Commandments of Graphic Design - getting back to the basics

    The beginning of a new year ALWAYS touts a ton of new bullsh*t trends your brand, logos, designs need to follow. How many of these actually empower good design or do they just create visual pollution. 

    This week on The Angry Designers, the beardos take us back to design basics and refresh our fundamental design skills, bringing you our top 10 graphic design commandments that will have you creating consistent, top quality work, everytime 🙌

    This episode will leave you reinvigorated knowing that following good design commandments will keep your work pure, while following trends will lead to hell for your career and your clients.

    • 45 min
    2022 Ugly Design Trends - who uses this stuff?

    2022 Ugly Design Trends - who uses this stuff?

    The clock is counting down, the ball is dropping and 2022 is almost upon us. And with it comes some really, really sh*tty design trends.

    Join The Angry Designers as they take you through the top 2022 ugly design trends you’re gonna be seeing EVERYWHERE! Buuuuut hopefully not. 

    Spoiler alert: a lot of colors, mismatched fonts, and icons

    This episode will leave your head spinning heading for the hills when someone asks you to implement the latest design trends to their work.

    • 41 min
    How the retailer stole Christmas - The origin of the season & the brand

    How the retailer stole Christmas - The origin of the season & the brand

    Who delivers presents at Christmas? Who led the reindeers with his shiny red nose? What do we put presents under on Christmas eve?

    While it's nice to believe these traditions have been around since the beginning of time, the brand of Christmas has been the perfect storm of different cultural traditions, literacy and retail!

    Join The Angry Designers this week as they come together to love and hate on how retailers may in fact have stolen Christmas. In this episode the bearded Santa wanna-a-be's discuss:
    The brand of ChristmasInfluence of retailChristmas origin storiesand so much more!

    We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays. 

    • 46 min
    Top 10 list of OVERUSED LETTERFORMS Graphic Designers need to let go of

    Top 10 list of OVERUSED LETTERFORMS Graphic Designers need to let go of

    Do you often find yourself falling back to using the same type tricks in your work? Whether you think it looks cool or not, you're falling prey to your own safety net. You know it's safe, you know people will nod in acceptance, but does it make you a better designer? Does it push yourself into new uncharted territories?

    Join The Angry Designers this week as they tackle a Top 10 list of Letterforms that you need to free yourself from! In this episode you will learn about 


    why we use these techniqueswhy you should stop using themlist of the top 10 overused letterforms
    You will laugh. You will cry. And you will feel guilty that you used some (if not all) of these ideas more than once.

    • 44 min
    Customers for Life - the secret to keeping a client for decades!

    Customers for Life - the secret to keeping a client for decades!

    What does it take to keep a customer for decades? Is it only about customer service or is there more to it? 

    Join The Angry Designers as they discuss the reality (or secret) of zfactors longest running client relationships and what it took to keep them and the secret to the single greatest driver of new business opportunities. In this charged up episode you will learn about:
    Customer for life idea3 types of clientsSecret to a Customer for lifeWhy you should never sell to a customerThis episode will give you a new way to look at customer relationships that will last a lifetime!

    • 52 min

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