100 episodes

Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.

The Honest Designers Show Design Cuts

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.

    Episode 211: What Have We Learned Along the Journey?

    Episode 211: What Have We Learned Along the Journey?

    In the final episode of this season, we are looking back and sharing what we learned along the journey. Going from struggling beginners to relative success has been a rollercoaster of trials and lessons learned. We are discussing all of it today so without further ado, let's get into the show!

    • 44 min
    Episode 210: Creatives Are The New Superheroes!

    Episode 210: Creatives Are The New Superheroes!

    Are creatives the new superheroes? Today we are discussing how there hasn't been a better time to be a creative. We discuss all the options and opportunities for modern-day creators... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

    • 41 min
    Episode 209: A Journey to Success with Lisa Congdon

    Episode 209: A Journey to Success with Lisa Congdon

    In today's episode, we welcome Lisa Congdon. Lisa is an internationally known fine artist, illustrator, and writer. She has built a brand around her name and in this episode she shares her journey to sucess... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 208: Is Our Industry Under Threat?

    Episode 208: Is Our Industry Under Threat?

    Artificial intelligence, competition, platforms that provide access to very cheap design labor... What does the future hold for design? Is our industry under threat? These days it can be easy to feel paranoid and uncertain so we'll dig deep into these fears and discuss the future of our industry... So without further ado... let's get into the show!

    • 49 min
    Episode 207: Ambitious Creatives with Jessica Hische

    Episode 207: Ambitious Creatives with Jessica Hische

    In this week's episode, we welcome Jessica Hische. She is a hand-letterer, author, illustrator, entrepreneur, and type designer. She has built a powerful brand around her name and is the queen of side projects. This episode is honest, inspiring and shines a light on what is possible for ambitious creatives everywhere. So without further ado... let's get into the show!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 206: Getting on the Right Path (Zooming Out)

    Episode 206: Getting on the Right Path (Zooming Out)

    In this episode, we talk about how to find the right creative path to ensure career success and personal fulfillment. How do you choose the right path? How do you focus? What steps can you take to explore the right thing and ignore the wrong ones? We explore all of this and more so without further ado... Let's get into the show!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

gimmeana ,

This is THE design podcast you’re looking for!

If you want to pick up tips from successful designers AND feel like you’re hanging out with your best friends at the pub (minus the hangover) then hit subscribe. Cheers!

Jephiner ,

Real Conversations

I have not been listening that long and am new to the industry so frankly, had no idea who these people were (literally found this doing a search on Apple podcasts...sorry guys!). Imagine my surprise when I realized I am literally a customer of each of the hosts and have literally thought to myself “geez this product is so darn clever!” at least once for each of them! So to hear that the same brain that made the brilliant product XYZ also had stupid ideas, or gets anxious, or struggles with getting a project wrapped up and how they found work-a-rounds is pretty helpful to me as a new, self taught, isolated artist. I also find that although the conversations can go off on tangents and get somewhat convoluted at times, they always bring it back at the end with take away s that are worth the listen - even above and beyond the benefit of feeling part of a community of folks that struggle with the same issues, even when they are very successful. They already feel dangerously close to old dear friends after a few months of listening so good thing I have no idea what they look like because I could see myself going up to them and just starting to complain about my teenager if I ran into them on the street. Keep up the great work you Rock-Doggies!

Dave Thompson lll ,

Thanks


In the journey of creativity that takes the shape of “designer”, these 4 colleagues from different points of the world offer up the fun that usually escapes the day-to-day of this chosen vocation. Their insights are both appropriate and useful but their ability to showcase them all in a witty and humorous way is certain to bring a smile. Theirs is a working partnership to not envy but emulate. Clearly the language of design is global, but this show confirms that the peaks and valleys of the job know no boarders. More designers need to be honest with themselves and seek out additional relationships that fuel fun… while still assisting with their creative path. This is a great place to start.

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