On Design Blind Date Ran Segall is chatting with successful, inspiring, smart designers around the world, trying to learn how the best designers think and work. These fun casual friendly conversation will give you an insight into how to build a career and business as a designer and bring value to your clients.
$20k/m Finding Clients on LinkedIn
In this episode we chat with Josh — an 18 year old who is earning over $20k a month using LinkedIn to find web design clients. Josh and I chat about how he started his agency at 18, and the pros and cons of using LinkedIn for finding clients.
20: Podcast Break or Pivot?
The podcast is taking a little break while I'm figuring out how to do this more sustainably. I've you've got feedback - please send me a DM over on Instagram @ransegall
19: Finding International Clients using Instagram (w/ Anfisa Bogomolova)
Anfisa Bogomolova is a UX designer, teacher and self proclaimed "startuper" currently living and working out of Prague. In this episode we chat about her experience with living in Prague, as well as how social media has allowed her to work with large companies across the world.
18: From Creative to Teacher & Marketer (w/ Ben Burns)
Ben Burns is a brand strategist, award-winning designer, and an expert in user experience currently serving a dual role as both the Chief Operating Officer of The Futur and as Digital Creative Director at Blind. In this episode we chat about Ben's experience that led him to where he is in his career today, as well as his transition from full-time creative, to equal parts teacher, marketer, and biz-dev aficionado.
17: Freelancing VS Agency, Improving as a Designer and More (w/ Claudio Guglieri)
Claudio Guglieri is a designer & creative director currently working at Huge in San Francisco, California. In this episode we chat about Claudio's experience with both freelancing and working in a traditional agency setting, as well as how he gained the tools and skill sets he uses in his day-to-day design career.
16: Why Designer Internships Are Great (w/ Alexa Herasimchuk)
Alexa is a fellow Youtuber and digital Product Designer currently working for Zendesk in San Francisco. In this episode we chat about how she got started in product design, how her love for basketball has influenced her design career, and above all, her insights and opinions regarding the importance of art school and design internships.
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Behind the curtain
As someone who is slowly working towards freelancing full time, Ran’s podcast is an extremely valuable look behind the curtain of what it means to run your own design business. “Business advice” is nice but industry specific case studies are invaluable. Yet, here they are — for free.
Personality Meets Substance!
Honest, valuable content for anyone looking to grow as a practitioner of business and design. Ran is so transparent and truly cares to make an impact through his work!
Listen to this if you want to get great advice on your creative career and business!