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The ultimate podcasts for creatives. Hosted by Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson. A unique team of creative professionals, united together to bring unique inspiration and uncommon perspectives. We help creatives continually improve their careers and endeavors with in-depth interviews, round table discussions, and instructional lessons.

The DGDC - Deeply Graphic Designcast Graphic Designers Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson

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The ultimate podcasts for creatives. Hosted by Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson. A unique team of creative professionals, united together to bring unique inspiration and uncommon perspectives. We help creatives continually improve their careers and endeavors with in-depth interviews, round table discussions, and instructional lessons.

    Designcast | Embracing Failure | DGDC

    Designcast | Embracing Failure | DGDC

    Despite running a profitable, successful design business, many of us have experienced a few failures. We see failure as the end result of our efforts, or worse, we see it as the definition of our character. In this episode, Nick and Mikelle reflect on our own failures – financial challenges, client relations, and communication dilemmas. Hopefully discussing these challenges can genuinely have an impact on our overall business and success.

    We cover the following:
    ·     Lessons learned throughout the years
    ·     Setting clear expectations for our business and ourselves
    ·     Building relationships with network contacts and clients – both current and potential
    ·     Failures mixed with successes that result in a healthy, balanced “secret sauce” anyone can achieve.

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    • 50 min
    Designcast | Jeremy Slagle - The New Client Nextdoor | DGDC

    Designcast | Jeremy Slagle - The New Client Nextdoor | DGDC

    The Potential New Client Nextdoor.

    Jeremy Slagle joins the gang to discuss all the wonders of working with small local businesses. With his vast knowledge working with Jeni's Ice Cream in its early stages, Jeremy shares some tangible insights including:

    Tips and Advice for listeners to find small local clients.

    How to align your business with clients who share the same values and goals.

    Discovering, developing, and spreading joy through your everyday work and talents.

    Sharing your gifts to better your community.

    And as a bonus, he talks passionately about the term "freelance" and why we should consider removing the F-word from your vocabulary!

    Check out Jeremy's website here!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    DESIGNCAST | Outsourcing | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Outsourcing | DGDC

    Every business owner’s goal is to scale their company into something bigger, something that can serve their clients better. Freelancers shouldn’t be any different. Outsourcing fits right into any scaling plan or expansion goals.

    Mikelle and the team discuss some of the pros and cons of outsourcing with personal stories and practical advice. From project kickoffs to revisions, we highlight different ways to incorporate outsourcing and other collaborative partnerships to increase productivity and build a strong team.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    TEST PILOTS | Self Betterment | DGDC

    TEST PILOTS | Self Betterment | DGDC

    EPISODE TWO! THE DGDC PRESENTS THE TEST PILOTS

    SELF BETTERMENT

    "We are the Test Pilots, 4 young designers exploring advice that “Senior Designers” are always giving. In the Design World, folks who have already been there, done that, are spouting soundbite suggestions that sometimes are unproven, and we are going to put them to the test! We might succeed or we might fail, no harm no foul, it’s all a test! "

    Comprised of Rubaie Jaffer, Mike Burpoe, Steven Overtrurf, and Narek Mughnetsyan, the Test Pilots were brought together by the DGDC, in hopes of expanding the diversity, opinions, and experience levels of the podcast. We gave them the mission to come up with a show concept they can really get immersed in, hoping to help younger creatives navigate through their design career paths. This idea of “testing” the advice from more senior designers really struck a chord with us. For the first episode, they challenged themselves to double their rates. Each designer explains their story, with updates and reactions. It’s super unique and unlike anything you’ve heard on a podcast before.

    Join the conversation and follow our new co-hosts! Let them know what you thought of the episode and feel free to suggest other “design myths” they can put to the test! Find them on Instagram at:

    Rubaie Jaffer

    Mike Burpoe

    Steven Overtrurf

    Narek Mughnetsyan

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    DESIGNCAST | Bill Kenney - Proceed with Courage | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Bill Kenney - Proceed with Courage | DGDC

    Focus Lab's Bill Kenney joins us for an uplifting conversation inspired by their agency's slogan"Proceed with Courage." A perfect mantra to kick off 2021 with a better mindset, by being courageous and optimistic for the coming year! In this episode, we tackle:


    Tactical actions for better communication.
    Pricing and confidence in asking for more.
    Are you being authentic, putting your best foot forward?
    How to battle “second-guessing” yourself.
    Refreshing your business's collateral, marketing, and website to reflect this.
    How do we instill courage with clients?
    Helping them make the leap of faith.
    The importance of the “intangibles” too.

    Also, Bill and his team are offering the most amazing offer to our listeners! The entire product line-up of Sidecar assets is available for FREE! 

    Go to the Sidecar website and use the following discount code for unlimited downloads!

    DGDCALLFREE

    Every single asset... FREE! Go make something great, and be sure to thank Bill and his team for this amazing offer.

    Bill on LinkedIn

    Bill on Instagram

    • 1 hr 3 min
    DESIGNCAST | Dan Janssen of Lincoln Design Co | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Dan Janssen of Lincoln Design Co | DGDC

    Agency Advice for the Freelance Designer - In this episode, we are joined by Dan Janssen, Creative Director of Lincoln Design Co. Dan's gives us an inside look at how their studio has grown into one of the leading design agencies out there. We cover a ton of great insight, stories, and advice for any designer looking to grow their own business! Topics include:


    The beginning stages of Lincoln Design Co.
    Setting up shop, finding the first clients, developing a team.
    Advice on time management.
    Workflow efficiencies that help propel the agency.
    Advice for freelancers on how do you juggle the current workload while prospecting new clients.
    Why their “company culture” is so important, and how the solo freelancer can cultivate some of that spirit on their own.

    PLUS - Lincoln Design Co is offering our listeners a 15% discount on any purchases from their online store. Head on over to their STORE and use the code DGDC. 

    Check out the following Lincoln Design Co. links:

    Website

    Instagram

    The Chop Up YouTube Channel

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    • 1 hr 12 min

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