Design Domination helps freelance designers gain confidence, clarity and a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace.
Adjust your mindset, become more business savvy and sharpen your creative skills, so you 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 almost 25 years of graphic design expertise and almost 20 years of having a successful creative business.
11 Ridiculous Client Requests and How to Respond to Them
#128 Graphic designers often get ridiculous or demanding requests from clients. We can laugh at some, but others are cringe worthy. Find out 11 ridiculous client requests and how to respond to them, so that you leave your dignity and respect intact.
What Questions Should a Graphic Designer Ask a Client
#127 By screening prospects and asking strategic questions, designers change the conversation from design to problem solving, get more respect and increase the perceived value of their work. Find out what questions a graphic designer should ask clients.
Website Maintenance Packages With Kyle Van Deusen
#126: Find out how Kyle Van Deusen went from graphic designer to web designer and how he built the business of his dreams by leveraging website maintenance packages for recurring revenue in his web design business.
11 Proven Ways to Keep Clients Coming Back
#125 It's easier to get graphic design work from existing clients than from new clients. Find out 11 ways to keep clients coming back that will impress them, help you have a good experience working together and get work from them in the future.
How to Get Clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer
#124 Learn how to get clients as a freelance graphic designer by standing out from other designers, getting noticed and building your authority—and not in a salesy way. You’ll maximize your marketing efforts and get in front of lots of potential clients.
Automate Business Tasks With Funnels— With Dominique Falla
#123 Did you get into freelancing to focus on design, not business tasks? Do you dread the administrative tasks you have to deal with as a freelancer? Hear from Dominique Falla how creatives can spend less time on tasks they don't like and more on design.
A must listen!
Great content, straightforward, no nonsense. Love it.
That Laugh Tho
The host is clearly knowledgeable on design, business, and building confidence. I really wanted to like this show, but she’s got this awkward laugh/half-hearted chuckle that sounds incredibly sarcastic.
It sounds like an attempt to soften her point, or seem more personable, but it sounds like nails on the chalkboard. I listened to about ten episodes, all very informative, but it the chuckle was too much for me.
I love Design Domination! This show is extremely helpful to my creative business. I actually encourage my interns to listen to this podcast for tips and tricks about why I run my business the way that I do and how they should run their own business when the time comes. Thank you Colleen.