38 episodes

Hosts Giselle Field of Wander Design Co. and Jen Davis of Jen Davis Design met on Facebook and quickly became biz (and designer) buddies. The branding world felt secretive, competitive, and sometimes really confusing, so their weekly chats were not only LIFE-GIVING but also very much needed in the midst of their crazy schedules. They realized that their honest, soul-chat-level convos could potentially help other brand designers—and thus, Better: The Brand Designer Podcast was born.

Better: The Brand Designer Podcast Giselle Field & Jen Davis

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    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

Hosts Giselle Field of Wander Design Co. and Jen Davis of Jen Davis Design met on Facebook and quickly became biz (and designer) buddies. The branding world felt secretive, competitive, and sometimes really confusing, so their weekly chats were not only LIFE-GIVING but also very much needed in the midst of their crazy schedules. They realized that their honest, soul-chat-level convos could potentially help other brand designers—and thus, Better: The Brand Designer Podcast was born.

    BONUS E2 | How Giselle Made $10k+ with Her First Digital Course Launch (and How You Can Too)

    BONUS E2 | How Giselle Made $10k+ with Her First Digital Course Launch (and How You Can Too)

    In this solo episode, Giselle opens up about why and how she launched a digital course. What seems like a couple of months of preparation for the course was really three years in the making. Giselle spills it all to encourage those that dream about making digital products but hold themselves back for many reasons — just like she did to herself.

    Giselle covers: product ideation, goal-setting, prelaunching and launching, imposter syndrome, progress over perfection, Essentialism by Greg McKeown, business coaching, overcoming shame, mental health challenges, and future ideas for the course.

    From Giselle:
    First off, I have to give a huge shoutout to the women that impacted my professional and personal lives, my previous coaches and current friends: Avani Miriyala, Jane Scudder, and Kelsey Kerslake.

    I also wanted to address the importance of taking care of one’s mental health in this episode. My hope is that we as entrepreneurs can have the space to step back when our personal lives call for it and not feel ashamed nor lose the momentum we worked so hard to build for our businesses. It's ok to step back, it's ok to take care of yourself first. Plus, our community is built to support you in both the highs and lows.

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterbranddesigner/
    Website: https://www.bettebranddesigner.com/
    Better Resources Page: https://www.betterbranddesigner.com/resources

    Links Mentioned:
    Avani Miriyala’s Instagram
    Kelsey Kerslake’s Instagram
    Diana Martinez from Required Reading
    ClickUp*
    Clickup for Designers Course
    Essentialism by Greg McKeown*
    *Affiliate links: we receive a small commission to help support the podcast at no cost to you.

    • 32 min
    S3 E12 | Answering Your Inbox Questions

    S3 E12 | Answering Your Inbox Questions

    And thats a wrap! We’re finishing season 3 off with an episode packed with answers to your inbox questions. Giselle and I talk everything from contracts, whether we pricing on our websites, knowing when to grow teams, (and finding good contractors to work with), communicating value to clients, and more. 
    We couldn’t be more thankful for our Facebook community and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this episode!
    Our VA:
    Ella’s website
    Ella’s photo site‍
    Ella’s Instagram: @ellamoyer.ux‍
    Our Editor:
    Stuart's website
    Links Mentioned:‍
    All things legal episode
    Difficult client stories episode
    Our new website‍
    Jen on Clubhouse: @hellojune
    Giselle on Clubhouse: @wanderdesignco

    • 50 min
    BONUS E1 | Navigating Maternity Leave & Scaling a Business With a Newborn

    BONUS E1 | Navigating Maternity Leave & Scaling a Business With a Newborn

    Today is a very special episode with just Jen Davis! We had some interest in learning more about Jen’s experience having a baby and scaling her business at the same time, and so she recorded an episode about it where she chats through maternity leave, struggles, wins, mistakes, and what she did during the first 6 months of her baby's life as a mom and a business owner.

    From Jen:
    I am so beyond blessed to have my little baby boy Ryder (who inspired my new studio name - he was born in June 2020!) - but I think beyond sharing the happy, positive, wonderful side of new motherhood it's important to also talk about how hard it can be, especially as someone running a business full time from home.

    An important note: like all businesses, all babies (and mamas) are different and find different things that work for them. I am only sharing my personal experience in the hopes that it might encourage other mamas and/or help you avoid the mistakes I made! Like all of our episodes, take what resonates and leave the rest!

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterbranddesigner/
    Website:https://www.bettebranddesigner.com/
    Better Resources Page: https://www.betterbranddesigner.com/resources

    Links Mentioned:
    https://www.hellojunecreative.co
    Instagram.com/hellojunecreative
    Facebook.com/hellojunecreative

    • 34 min
    S3 E11 | All Things Legal with Shay M. Lawson, Esq

    S3 E11 | All Things Legal with Shay M. Lawson, Esq

    Giselle is joined by Shay M. Lawson, Esq to answer all your legal questions! (Jen badly wishes she could have been there, but the baby needed her that day!)
    Giselle and Shay open today's episode answering the icebreaker question: “Thinking back to a year ago today, what is one thing you gained last year that you want to step more into this year?” Then, they move into talking all about the legal side of running a design business. 
    Shay breaks down brand identity and trademarks, what trademarking a brand looks like and explains what consumer confusion is. She then speaks to filing copyright registration, trademark registration, client services agreements and what to do before starting the design process with a new client. (SO many nuggets here — this is one you will want to take notes on!)
    If you are a freelance designer, studio owner, or someone hoping to work with your own clients someday, this episode is one you won’t want to miss! We can’t wait to hear what you think of today’s episode!


    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterbranddesigner/
    Website: https://www.bettebranddesigner.com/
    Better Resources Page: https://www.betterbranddesigner.com/resources


    Links Mentioned:
    www.shaymlawson.com
    www.solo-ceo.com
    IG: @shaymlawson
    Twitter: @shaymlawson
    FB: Shay M Lawson
    Podcast: Minute of Your Time
    Clubhouse: @shaymlawson
    Consult Calendar: bit.ly/consultshay

    Work with Shay By Booking a Free Discovery Call Here: solo-ceo.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3 E10 | Value-Based Pricing and Shifting Your Mindset with Morgan Rapp

    S3 E10 | Value-Based Pricing and Shifting Your Mindset with Morgan Rapp

    Get ready to be inspired! In this week’s episode Jen chats with Morgan Rapp about all things value-based pricing and shifting our mindsets around money and sales.

    We break the ice by sharing what our ideal day would look like. Then, Morgan dives into her story — how she got started in design, hit rock bottom in her design business, and what she did to quickly scale to 6 figures.

    Morgan shares how she shifted her mindset around time and discovered value based pricing. She talks all about the importance of sales calls and selling confidently. Morgan also discusses why we, as designers, need to focus on listening to the client, learn to speak the client’s language, and uncover and share the value we provide to them.

    Finally, Morgan answers the burning question that all of us designers seem to have: “How do I raise my prices without scaring people away?”

    If you’ve ever wondered what value-based pricing is, if it might be right for your business, or how to present it to your clients, this episode is for you!

    Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterbranddesigner/
    Website:  https://www.bettebranddesigner.com/
    Better Resources Page:  https://www.betterbranddesigner.com/resources

    Links Mentioned:
    Apply for Design Biz Mastery (applying isn't a commitment): https://dbm.morganrapp.com/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S3 E9 | Difficult Client Stories

    S3 E9 | Difficult Client Stories

    Earlier this year we asked you to share your difficult client stories and today those stories—as well as our own—are live! Although they are SUPER entertaining, we make sure to also share how the designer could have avoided the problem in the first place so we can all learn together.

    Giselle opens the episode by telling the story about her $400 website project and Jen shares what she learned from a difficult contractor relationship from the beginning of her business.

    We talk all about making sure our values align with our work and finish up the episode answering the question: “What is your philosophy as a designer?”

    Giselle and Jen believe that there is so much to be learned from difficult client experiences. While going through them can be hard, reflecting and sharing them with a supportive community can make us all better designers (see what we did there?)

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterbranddesigner/
    Website: https://www.bettebranddesigner.com/
    Better Resources Page: https://www.betterbranddesigner.com/resources

    Links Mentioned:
    Brand Mentor by Alex from The Routine Creative
    The Contract Shop
    Essentialism by Greg McKeown: https://amzn.to/39VtLh7*
    Required Reading Copywriting
    Wander Design’s Philosophy
    The Futur CORE Framework Advanced Strategy Bundle* Giselle says the bundle is worth getting over just the Framework course, because it has hours of genius advice from previously recorded membership calls regarding facilitating, selling, mindset, etc.
    Quill & Co’s Brand Clarity Academy Waitlist

    *Affiliate links: we receive a small commission to help support the podcast at no cost to you

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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I love listening to Giselle and Jen! They are delightfully creative, personable, and professional. I really enjoy following them on Instagram, which makes me feel like I have a more well rounded feel for their beautiful styles. Each episode is very insightful and entertaining!

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These two approachable podcasters don’t pull any punches. Mistakes, misconceptions, ignorance and popular misinformation are examined and discredited with humor and humility. The first podcast dedicated to the business of design, you will learn secrets for success while laughing and saying “oh yeah, I’ve done that…” Highly recommend for all design business owners.

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