68 episodes

Design Domination is a graphic design business podcast that helps freelance graphic designers adjust their mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen their creative skills, so they get more respect and command higher rates.

If you're a logo designer, print designer or web designer looking to make a successful living freelancing, you will benefit from Colleen's real-world expertise in branding, publication design and layout, website design and design business. You'll also hear from other design dominators in the industry.

Design Domination is hosted by award-winning designer Colleen Gratzer, principal of Gratzer Graphics LLC and creator of Creative Boost. Colleen provides her insights based on 20+ years of graphic design expertise and 15 years of having a successful creative business.

Website: https://creative-boost.com

Music: https://www.bensound.com

Design Domination Colleen Gratzer

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    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

Design Domination is a graphic design business podcast that helps freelance graphic designers adjust their mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen their creative skills, so they get more respect and command higher rates.

If you're a logo designer, print designer or web designer looking to make a successful living freelancing, you will benefit from Colleen's real-world expertise in branding, publication design and layout, website design and design business. You'll also hear from other design dominators in the industry.

Design Domination is hosted by award-winning designer Colleen Gratzer, principal of Gratzer Graphics LLC and creator of Creative Boost. Colleen provides her insights based on 20+ years of graphic design expertise and 15 years of having a successful creative business.

Website: https://creative-boost.com

Music: https://www.bensound.com

    8 Tips for a Good Business Name

    8 Tips for a Good Business Name

    #68 Find out pros and cons of using your personal name versus a business name, 8 tips for a good business name and what to do after deciding on a creative business name. I share what went into naming my businesses and what I'd do differently with one.

    • 18 min
    How to Choose Paper for a Design Project

    How to Choose Paper for a Design Project

    #67 Find out the importance of paper choice in the design process, the different types of paper and finishes, how to choose paper for a print design project and some ways you can incorporate paper into the design process for added creativity.

    • 23 min
    How to Make Money on Upwork With Victor Ramirez

    How to Make Money on Upwork With Victor Ramirez

    #66 Victor Ramirez did so well on Upwork they featured him on a billboard in Times Square. Learn how to make money on Upwork as a freelancer, how he made $7700 part-time in less than 2 months, mistakes he made early on, what he learned, tons of tips.

    • 48 min
    23 Pro Page Layout Tips for Print and the Web

    23 Pro Page Layout Tips for Print and the Web

    #65 I share 23 pro page layout tips for print, digital documents and the web. Find out how to polish your page layout skills, so you have more professional-looking and reader-friendly pages. Also find out some accessibility and usability tips.

    • 27 min
    Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen

    Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen

    #64 Emily Cohen joins me to dish out brutally honest business advice, including things that hold creatives back in business, why the solopreneur model is unsustainable, misconceptions designers have about their websites, how to reach out to prospects and more

    • 36 min
    From Designer to Brand Strategist With Melinda Livsey

    From Designer to Brand Strategist With Melinda Livsey

    #63 Hear the challenges that led Melinda Livsey, The Futur co-host, to go from designer to brand strategist, why she no longer does design work, how she builds trust with clients, questions she always asks during a consultation that position her as an expert.

    • 37 min

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Magnetic Mismatch ,

YOU NEED TO BE LISTENING TO THIS!

Wow, your episode on setting goals and stop "should-ing" all over ourselves really hit home with me. I think you did a fantastic job outlining the thought process that we go through as entrepreneurs and what we need to be doing instead. Great reminder about how setting goals gives us clarity and allows us to focus on exactly what needs (and by what date) to be done. Powerful stuff, and look forward to listening to more. Subscribed!

Roman Prokopchuk ,

Great Show

Great podcast, awesome host, give it a listen.

myspousedesigns ,

Pure Knowledge from Experience

The pure GENIUS in this podcast is far beyond ANYTHING I’ve ever heard. Colleen covers both technical design lessons as well as freelance and agency business education with a no nonsense approach. Colleen’s periodic “chuckles” in the episodes and the information accompanying them are GOLD. She’s definitely the freelancers’ champion! Love Colleen. Love her interviews. Love the chuckles. Real designers who want to up their game, charge more money, and stop being seen as order takers will LOVE this podcast!!!

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