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A weekly design show dedicated to recharging your creative batteries through interviews with industry leaders, emerging designers, illustrators, typographers, and other creatives teaching you about the business of design. Recorded live each Wednesday. Sign up to get the link delivered to your inbox at http://bit.ly/dr-list.

Design Recharge diane gibbs

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 43 Ratings

A weekly design show dedicated to recharging your creative batteries through interviews with industry leaders, emerging designers, illustrators, typographers, and other creatives teaching you about the business of design. Recorded live each Wednesday. Sign up to get the link delivered to your inbox at http://bit.ly/dr-list.

    How Are You Struggling? // Community MeetUp

    How Are You Struggling? // Community MeetUp

    This week is a community meetup and we're talking about STRUGGLES. This is a community meetup where you are able to get on camera or see others in the community (finally put a face to a name). This community meet up is about where and how we struggle. I hope this will be a real conversation about where we are struggling right now in our businesses.

    Are you struggling with getting more clients? Getting the right type of work? Getting paid your value? Or are you having trouble with processes or systems? Or hiring? Or staying focused?

    Episode 350 Aired Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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    Follow DESIGN RECHARGE:
    Our website: www.rechargingyou.com

    Find full show notes at: https://rechargingyou.com/350

    Connect on Instagram & Twitter: @designrecharge
    Linked In: LinkedIn.com/company/recharging-you

    Or email me at diane [at] rechargingyou.com

    Recharging You helps you by providing training & coaching, I guide creative entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.

    Recharging You is the home for The Design Recharge Show which is an interactive, web show and podcast recorded live with an audience where interviews of designers, illustrators, industry leaders, and business professionals happen weekly. Design Recharge is about Hope, I share stories and tips of how creatives got further in their career / entrepreneurial journey.

    Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording.
    Sign up at http://www.rechargingyou.com

    POWERSTATION Mastermind Group:
    At Recharging You, we know that you want to be a focused, confident entrepreneur with clear direction. In order to do that, you need to get out of your head and learn from other creative entrepreneurs. The problem is you're a solopreneur with limited knowledge and experience on what your next steps need to be which makes you feel uncertain and alone.

    We believe every entrepreneur should be supported, challenged, and encouraged as they grow their business. I understand how overwhelming and demanding building a creative business can be because I have been growing my business for 17 years.

    Here's how the group works: 1. I listen carefully to your goals and struggles 2. Work with you to identify patterns and unlock opportunities 3. I walk with you through this transformation and help you reach your business goals.

    Join the Wait list and be first to find out when the next season opens. So you can stop being stuck and doubting your value and your decisions and instead start seeing growth in your mindset and in your business.

    www.rechargingyou.com/coaching/powerstation-learn-more

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    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Clever Collage Illustration with Hollie Chastain

    Clever Collage Illustration with Hollie Chastain

    Episode 349 Aired June 17, 2020.

    Our guest this week is Hollie Chastain. I've been a huge fan of Hollie’s work for years and I am so glad to share her story and have her share her creative process and creative journey with us this week.

    Are you an illustrator that is designing because you haven’t found your style or niche yet?
    Do you want to know how to pivot and go from full time designer to full time illustrator?
    Do you know how to get work as an illustrator? Who to contact? Who to connect with?
    Have you thought about teaching your illustration process to others through workshops? Or by writing a book?
    Do you love seeing a story unfold in an illustration?
    Do you love collage?
    Do you love seeing design foundations at work in illustration?

    I’ve been looking forward to interviewing Hollie for a while. Honestly I love her work so much that I was intimidated to ask her to be on the show. She is super nice and easy going. But have you ever loved someone’s work so much that you were afraid of fan-girling on them and turning them away. Well that was me. Even after over 330 interviews I still get butterflies.

    I ask Hollie questions about going from designer to illustrator, about her brainstorming process, about selling her art to customers, and how she gets illustration work. We also talk about communicating a story in a single piece.

    Follow Hollie:

    Website! Her shop is linked through here. https://www.holliechastain.com/
    IG. https://www.instagram.com/holliechastain/
    Twitter. https://twitter.com/HollieArt
    Non-Amazon place to get her book. :) https://bookshop.org/books/if-you-can-cut-you-can-collage-from-paper-scraps-to-works-of-art/9781631593352

    Go to Camp with me: http://creativesignite.com

    _______________________

    Follow DESIGN RECHARGE:
    Our website: www.rechargingyou.com

    Find full show notes at: https://rechargingyou.com/349

    Connect on Instagram & Twitter: @designrecharge

    Recharging You helps you by providing training & coaching, I guide creative entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.

    Recharging You is the home for The Design Recharge Show which is an interactive, web show and podcast recorded live with an audience where interviews of designers, illustrators, industry leaders, and business professionals happen weekly. Design Recharge is about Hope, I share stories and tips of how creatives got further in their career / entrepreneurial journey.

    Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording.
    Sign up at http://www.rechargingyou.com/signup

    Leave a Review & Share with Your Friends
    One of the best ways to support the channel and podcast is to leave a review on iTunes or Google Play or where ever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to the channel, leave a comment on an episode that you watch and of course share it with your friends.

    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/dianegibbs

    ENVATO: http://bit.ly/envatoDR

    SKILLSHARE: http://bit.ly/dianegibbs

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Love of Being Challenged with De Ingles

    The Love of Being Challenged with De Ingles

    Our guest this week is De Ingles. She has been designing and running her business for over 20 years. The thing is she is always learning, she loves a challenge, and is an amazing researcher. I can't wait to introduce you to her.

    Do you know what you would do if a client came to you with an almost impossible request?

    Do you know much about environmental packaging?

    Do you know how to follow guidelines for packaging in multiple countries?

    Would you shy away from these types of projects?

    Do you like a good challenge?

    If you love a good challenge, or if you love the environment, then you will love this episode. If you have thought about shifting your focus and honing in on a specific type of work this episode might help you as well.

    To get the live link, sign up at http://bit.ly/dr-list. You'll get an email then click the link and join us live.

    Episode 348 Aired Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    Follow De:
    Her website: http://www.sgraphix.com/
    The store: https://shop.sgraphix.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s_graphixstudio/
    Instagram Store Account: https://www.instagram.com/sgs_merch/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmykgirl/
    Studio on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smiley-graphix/

    REGISTER FOR CAMP: http://creativesignite.com
    _______________________

    Follow DESIGN RECHARGE:
    Our website: www.rechargingyou.com

    Find full show notes at: https://rechargingyou.com/348

    Connect on Instagram & Twitter: @designrecharge
    Linked In: LinkedIn.com/company/recharging-you

    Or email me at diane [at] rechargingyou.com

    Recharging You helps you by providing training & coaching, I guide creative entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.

    Recharging You is the home for The Design Recharge Show which is an interactive, web show and podcast recorded live with an audience where interviews of designers, illustrators, industry leaders, and business professionals happen weekly. Design Recharge is about Hope, I share stories and tips of how creatives got further in their career / entrepreneurial journey.

    Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording.
    Sign up at http://www.rechargingyou.com

    POWERSTATION Mastermind Group:
    At Recharging You, we know that you want to be a focused, confident entrepreneur with clear direction. In order to do that, you need to get out of your head and learn from other creative entrepreneurs. The problem is you're a solopreneur with limited knowledge and experience on what your next steps need to be which makes you feel uncertain and alone.

    We believe every entrepreneur should be supported, challenged, and encouraged as they grow their business. I understand how overwhelming and demanding building a creative business can be because I have been growing my business for 17 years.

    Join the Wait list and be first to find out when the next season opens. So you can stop being stuck and doubting your value and your decisions and instead start seeing growth in your mindset and in your business.

    www.rechargingyou.com/coaching/powerstation-learn-more

    Leave a Review & Share with Your Friends
    One of the best ways to support the channel and podcast is to leave a review on iTunes or Google Play or where ever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to the channel, leave a comment on an episode that you watch and of course share it with your friends.

    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/dianegibbs

    ELEMENTOR: http://bit.ly/DRelementor

    ENVATO: http://bit.ly/envatoDR

    TIMELY: http://bit.ly/drtimely

    AUDIBLE: http://www.audibletrial.com/DesignRecharge

    SKILLSHARE: http://bit.ly/dianegibbs

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    What’s Stifling Your Creativity with Rob McClurkan

    What’s Stifling Your Creativity with Rob McClurkan

    Do you know what you want to create?

    Do you think the niche isn't big enough and there won't be enough work?

    Do you know what it takes to make it?

    Are you prepared for the industry to change? Are you ready to pivot if necessary?

    Even the children's book industry has changed in the last 20 years. Our guest this week is my friend, illustrator, designer, entrepreneur, Rob McClurkan knows about niching down. He knows about staying motivated even when stifled creatively. Rob is driven, motivated to his craft and his family. He is a bottom cheerleader for sure, a lifter, a lover of people and helps so many illustrators.

    Episode 347 Aired Wednesday, June 3, 2020. We talked about how Rob deals with creative choke and how he stays fresh and nimble creatively after 15 years of business.

    To get the live link, sign up at http://bit.ly/dr-list. You'll get an email then click the link and join us live.

    Follow Rob:
    His site: https://www.seerobdraw.com
    Books: https://www.seerobdraw.com/books
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rmcclurkan/ @rmmclurkan
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rmcclurkan @rmcclurkan

    Go to Camp with me: @creativesignite http://creativesignite.com

    _______________________

    Follow DESIGN RECHARGE:
    Our website: www.rechargingyou.com

    Find full show notes at: https://rechargingyou.com/347

    Connect on Instagram & Twitter: @designrecharge
    Linked In: LinkedIn.com/company/recharging-you

    Or email me at diane [at] rechargingyou.com

    Recharging You helps you by providing training & coaching, I guide creative entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.

    Recharging You is the home for The Design Recharge Show which is an interactive, web show and podcast recorded live with an audience where interviews of designers, illustrators, industry leaders, and business professionals happen weekly. Design Recharge is about Hope, I share stories and tips of how creatives got further in their career / entrepreneurial journey.

    Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording.
    Sign up at http://www.rechargingyou.com

    POWERSTATION Mastermind Group:
    At Recharging You, we know that you want to be a focused, confident entrepreneur with clear direction. In order to do that, you need to get out of your head and learn from other creative entrepreneurs. The problem is you're a solopreneur with limited knowledge and experience on what your next steps need to be which makes you feel uncertain and alone.

    We believe every entrepreneur should be supported, challenged, and encouraged as they grow their business. I understand how overwhelming and demanding building a creative business can be because I have been growing my business for 17 years.

    Here's how the group works: 1. I listen carefully to your goals and struggles 2. Work with you to identify patterns and unlock opportunities 3. I walk with you through this transformation and help you reach your business goals.

    Join the Wait list and be first to find out when the next season opens. So you can stop being stuck and doubting your value and your decisions and instead start seeing growth in your mindset and in your business.

    www.rechargingyou.com/coaching/powerstation-learn-more

    Leave a Review & Share with Your Friends
    One of the best ways to support the channel and podcast is to leave a review on iTunes or Google Play or where ever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to the channel, leave a comment on an episode that you watch and of course share it with your friends.

    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/dianegibbs

    ELEMENTOR: http://bit.ly/DRelementor

    ENVATO: http://bit.ly/envatoDR

    TIMELY: http://bit.ly/drtimely

    AUDIBLE: http://www.audibletrial.com/DesignRecharge

    SKILLSHARE: http://bit.ly/dianegibbs

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and p

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Accountability // Community Meet-Up

    Accountability // Community Meet-Up

    Episode 346 Aired Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    How has accountability changed your business? Your life?

    Do you have someone you meet with that holds your "feet to the fire" regarding your goals for your business or personal goals?

    I know how accountability has changed my life. Do you think you are better alone? I am pretty strong but I know we are, as my friend De says, #strongertogether.

    How did you find someone to be committed to? How often do you meet? What do you do when you meet?

    We will talk about this and SUMMER CAMP and how community works to help with accountability too.

    Summer Camp: http://creativesignite.com
    _______________________

    Follow DESIGN RECHARGE:
    Our website: www.rechargingyou.com

    Find full show notes at: https://rechargingyou.com/346

    Connect on Instagram & Twitter: @designrecharge
    Linked In: LinkedIn.com/company/recharging-you

    Or email me at diane [at] rechargingyou.com

    Recharging You helps you by providing training & coaching, I guide creative entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.

    Recharging You is the home for The Design Recharge Show which is an interactive, web show and podcast recorded live with an audience where interviews of designers, illustrators, industry leaders, and business professionals happen weekly. Design Recharge is about Hope, I share stories and tips of how creatives got further in their career / entrepreneurial journey.

    Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording.
    Sign up at http://www.rechargingyou.com

    POWERSTATION Mastermind Group:
    At Recharging You, we know that you want to be a focused, confident entrepreneur with clear direction. In order to do that, you need to get out of your head and learn from other creative entrepreneurs. The problem is you're a solopreneur with limited knowledge and experience on what your next steps need to be which makes you feel uncertain and alone.

    We believe every entrepreneur should be supported, challenged, and encouraged as they grow their business. I understand how overwhelming and demanding building a creative business can be because I have been growing my business for 17 years.

    Here's how the group works: 1. I listen carefully to your goals and struggles 2. Work with you to identify patterns and unlock opportunities 3. I walk with you through this transformation and help you reach your business goals.

    Join the Wait list and be first to find out when the next season opens. So you can stop being stuck and doubting your value and your decisions and instead start seeing growth in your mindset and in your business.

    www.rechargingyou.com/coaching/powerstation-learn-more

    Leave a Review & Share with Your Friends
    One of the best ways to support the channel and podcast is to leave a review on iTunes or Google Play or where ever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to the channel, leave a comment on an episode that you watch and of course share it with your friends.

    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/dianegibbs

    ELEMENTOR: http://bit.ly/DRelementor

    ENVATO: http://bit.ly/envatoDR

    TIMELY: http://bit.ly/drtimely

    AUDIBLE: http://www.audibletrial.com/DesignRecharge

    SKILLSHARE: http://bit.ly/dianegibbs

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Experimenting, Growing, & Loving Working InHouse with Alex Mera

    Experimenting, Growing, & Loving Working InHouse with Alex Mera

    Episode 345 Aired Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    Do you think that all inHouse jobs are the same?
    Does your job value your side project? Do they even know about your hobbies? Would they ever consider using them at work?
    Do you get to work on a diverse team of incredible designers who believe in each other and see each others' strengths and potential?

    Our guest this week is, Alex Mera. He gets to work on a team that pushes each other and builds each other up. Alex is stretched all the time at his inHouse job. He has worked at the same company for 12 years and is ALWAYS being challenged.

    Alex talks about his journey at Zappos, from his humble beginnings (one of his superpowers) to his role now as a Senior Visual Designer.

    To get the live link, sign up at http://bit.ly/dr-list. You'll get an email then click the link and join us live.

    Follow Alex
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/im_alex_mera
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/Alex__Mera
    Personal site - https://www.alexmeradesign.com

    BOOK: Delivering Happiness: https://amzn.to/2XgsPfm

    SUMMER CAMP: http://creativesignite.com
    _______________________

    Follow DESIGN RECHARGE:
    Our website: www.rechargingyou.com

    Find full show notes at: https://rechargingyou.com/345

    Connect on Instagram & Twitter: @designrecharge
    Linked In: LinkedIn.com/company/recharging-you

    Or email me at diane [at] rechargingyou.com

    Recharging You helps you by providing training & coaching, I guide creative entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.

    Recharging You is the home for The Design Recharge Show which is an interactive, web show and podcast recorded live with an audience where interviews of designers, illustrators, industry leaders, and business professionals happen weekly. Design Recharge is about Hope, I share stories and tips of how creatives got further in their career / entrepreneurial journey.

    Join us live each week and become part of the Design Recharge Family, subscribe and get the link to come to the live recording.
    Sign up at http://www.rechargingyou.com

    POWERSTATION Mastermind Group:
    At Recharging You, we know that you want to be a focused, confident entrepreneur with clear direction. In order to do that, you need to get out of your head and learn from other creative entrepreneurs. The problem is you're a solopreneur with limited knowledge and experience on what your next steps need to be which makes you feel uncertain and alone.

    We believe every entrepreneur should be supported, challenged, and encouraged as they grow their business. I understand how overwhelming and demanding building a creative business can be because I have been growing my business for 17 years.

    Here's how the group works: 1. I listen carefully to your goals and struggles 2. Work with you to identify patterns and unlock opportunities 3. I walk with you through this transformation and help you reach your business goals.

    Join the Wait list and be first to find out when the next season opens. So you can stop being stuck and doubting your value and your decisions and instead start seeing growth in your mindset and in your business.

    www.rechargingyou.com/coaching/powerstation-learn-more

    Leave a Review & Share with Your Friends
    One of the best ways to support the channel and podcast is to leave a review on iTunes or Google Play or where ever you get your podcasts. Subscribe to the channel, leave a comment on an episode that you watch and of course share it with your friends.

    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/dianegibbs

    ELEMENTOR: http://bit.ly/DRelementor

    ENVATO: http://bit.ly/envatoDR

    TIMELY: http://bit.ly/drtimely

    AUDIBLE: http://www.audibletrial.com/DesignRecharge

    SKILLSHARE: http://bit.ly/dianegibbs

    Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

MastaRahRah ,

Diane is awesome.

This is not your typical design podcast. This goes deeper. If you’re looking for something with more mental/emotional substance and relatability, this is it! Diane makes every podcast fun and memorable. She has a very relaxing vibe and can make even complex ideas and conversations fun.

Crahmanti ,

Helpful, Informative

I love this podcast! It’s been a huge support as I navigate my design career. Diane is a wonderful person and knows how to break down information, listen and pick amazing guests. Especially for people working from home Diane has created a wonderful, supportive design platform and community.

NobleFolkDesign ,

Great upbeat show

Always insightful and encouraging. A great recharge during the week for sure!

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