16 episodes

Whaddya get when a cake-munchin', success-slayin' graphic designer (Anna Dower) joins forces with the designer's sensei for mastering the wonderful world of web (Emma Kate)?
Easy: Success*.

Spoken, served, and dished up for you in a fun, live workshop-style podcast that'll have you begging for more.

MEET THE DESIGNER BOSS PODCAST
With a regular buffet of brilliance designed to solve your burning WTF biz worries, we'll show you how to harness our tried-and-tested experiences and hard-earned lessons while you soak up everything we know about building a successful design biz.

Designer Boss Anna Dower / Emma Kate

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Whaddya get when a cake-munchin', success-slayin' graphic designer (Anna Dower) joins forces with the designer's sensei for mastering the wonderful world of web (Emma Kate)?
Easy: Success*.

Spoken, served, and dished up for you in a fun, live workshop-style podcast that'll have you begging for more.

MEET THE DESIGNER BOSS PODCAST
With a regular buffet of brilliance designed to solve your burning WTF biz worries, we'll show you how to harness our tried-and-tested experiences and hard-earned lessons while you soak up everything we know about building a successful design biz.

    How to get motivated when you are feeling "stuck" in your design biz

    How to get motivated when you are feeling "stuck" in your design biz

    We've both been in a bit of a funk in 2021, making finding the motivation to work really hard at times. In this episode, we share our REAL stories (not the Insta highlights) along with the best advice and tips that helped us get back on track.

    • 19 min
    Kelli Ponting on How to charge more for branding!

    Kelli Ponting on How to charge more for branding!

    In this ep, Anna chats with the one and only Kelli Ponting. Kelli (and her fab team of creatives) developed the Brand Discovery Kit, a set of tools that lets any designer, brand specialist or marketer lead a client through a practical and interactive workshop to identify and define a brand. The kit was developed for use in her own business - The Marketing Lab - an agency specialising in the franchise industry. When fellow creatives saw, loved (and borrowed!) the kit, Brand Discovery Kit was born.
    Kelli holds an MBA and post-grad qualifications in branding from Columbia University.

    HOSTS / GUESTS:
    Kelli Ponting
    https://branddiscoverykit.com

    Anna Dower
    https://annadower.com/
    FB & Insta: @annacreativementor

    RESOURCES:
    Designer Boss Summit: http://designerboss.co/

    WANT MORE?
    Check out these goodies!

    Designers Learning Web Dev FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesignersLearningWebDev
    Designer Boss-Ladies FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/designerbossladies
    Designer Boss Summit: https://designerboss.co

    • 22 min
    Liz Illg on Delegating, SOPs & How To Scale Your Business - Summit Speaker Series

    Liz Illg on Delegating, SOPs & How To Scale Your Business - Summit Speaker Series

    During the Summit Speaker Series, we chat with some of the design biz experts who'll be speaking at our upcoming Designer Boss Summit.

    In this ep, Emma chats with Liz Illg, a multi-industry entrepreneur with both brick-and-mortar businesses as well as several online businesses including her own consulting business and boutique marketing agency. Emma & Liz chat about how Liz scaled her businesses and how designers like us can too by documenting, delegating, and outsourcing to build a biz we love.

    HOSTS / GUESTS:
    Liz Illg
    https://www.lizillg.com
    Insta: @liz.illg

    Emma Kate
    https://emmakate.co
    FB & Insta: @hiemmakate

    RESOURCES:
    Get your FREE ticket to the Designer Boss Summit: https://designerboss.co
    Loom: https://www.loom.com
    Trainual: https://trainual.com
    Google Sites: https://workspace.google.com/intl/en_au/products/sites

    WANT MORE?
    Check out these goodies!

    Designer Boss-Ladies FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/designerbossladies
    Designers Learning Web Dev FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesignersLearningWebDev
    Designer Boss Summit: https://designerboss.co

    • 35 min
    Despina Gav on Avoiding Major SEO Mistakes Designers Make - Summit Speaker Series

    Despina Gav on Avoiding Major SEO Mistakes Designers Make - Summit Speaker Series

    During the Summit Speaker Series, we chat with some of the design biz experts who'll be speaking at our upcoming Designer Boss Summit.

    In this ep, Emma chats with her go-to SEO gal pal Despina Gav. Despina is an SEO whiz, mentor, and eCourse boss. Through her biz SEO Meets Design and her flagship eCourse SEO For Designers, this lovely lady boots the jargon and tech nerdery out the door, breaking down SEO concepts in plain English so us designers can feel confident talking the SEO talk too.

    HOSTS / GUESTS:
    Despina Gav
    https://seomeetsdesign.com
    SEO Savvy Designers FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/seosavvydesigners

    Emma Kate
    https://emmakate.co
    FB & Insta: @hiemmakate

    RESOURCES:
    SEO Meta In One Click Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/seo-meta-in-1-click/bjogjfinolnhfhkbipphpdlldadpnmhc
    Despina's FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/seosavvydesigners
    SEO For Designers Course: https://emmakate.co/seo-for-designers/
    Despina's blog post on SEO mistakes + Free Download: https://emmakate.co/top-3-seo-mistakes-web-designers-make-how-to-fix-them/

    WANT MORE?
    Check out these goodies!

    Designers Learning Web Dev FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesignersLearningWebDev
    Designer Boss-Ladies FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/designerbossladies
    Designer Boss Summit: https://designerboss.co

    • 23 min
    Josh Hall on Working From Home / Life Balance - Summit Speaker Series

    Josh Hall on Working From Home / Life Balance - Summit Speaker Series

    During the Summit Speaker Series, we chat with some of the design biz experts who'll be speaking at our upcoming Designer Boss Summit.

    In this ep, Emma chats with the one and only Josh Hall. Josh is a web mentor, Divi expert, eCourse boss, and host of the Josh Hall Web Design Show podcast. Josh & Emma share their lessons learned from working from home for over a decade, as well as their best tips for finding that ever-illusive work/life balance.

    Josh will be talking about "How to Run Your Web Design Business (and Keep Your Sanity)" at the Designer Boss Summit.


    HOSTS / GUESTS:
    Josh Hall
    https://joshhall.co

    Emma Kate
    https://emmakate.co
    FB & Insta: @hiemmakate

    RESOURCES:
    Designer Boss Summit: http://designerboss.co/
    Josh's Blog Post: https://joshhall.co/027-how-to-stay-productive-and-sane-working-from-home/

    WANT MORE?
    Check out these goodies!

    Designers Learning Web Dev FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesignersLearningWebDev
    Designer Boss-Ladies FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/designerbossladies
    Designer Boss Summit: https://designerboss.co

    • 33 min
    G'day Frank on building a design business from nothing - Summit Speaker Series

    G'day Frank on building a design business from nothing - Summit Speaker Series

    During the Summit Speaker Series, we chat with some of the design biz experts who'll be speaking at our upcoming Designer Boss Summit.

    In this episode, Anna chats with Reagan from G'day Frank about his design biz journey, the highs & lows and lessons learnt along the way. Frank is a brand identity designer from Sydney, Australia and runs his own business, G'day Frank. He has worked with big brands like Disney, Volkswagen, The BBC, Qantas and Facebook. But none of that compared to the challenge of starting his own business in 2018.

    Frank will be talking about "Giving Design Clients 10 Good Reasons to Love & Trust You!" at the Designer Boss Summit.


    HOSTS / GUESTS:
    Anna Dower
    https://annadower.com
    Insta: @annacreativementor
    FB: @annadowercreativementor

    G'day Frank
    https://www.gdayfrank.com/
    FB & Insta: @gdayfrank


    WANT MORE?
    Check out these goodies!
    Designer Boss-Ladies FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/designerbossladies
    Designers Learning Web Dev FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DesignersLearningWebDev
    Designer Boss Summit: https://designerboss.co

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

zena@CHC ,

Inspiring and full of value

This podcast is a breath of fresh air for my design business. Anna & Kate are full of experience & wisdom, which is helping me to be myself while setting appropriate boundaries with my clients. I am really looking forward to hearing all of their episodes!

Kelly Ward - Digital K ,

Quickly becoming one of my faves!

I can tell already - this podcast is going to quickly become one of my favorites. They have a fun, down-to-earth style. And just like their email newsletter, I can always pick up a tip or two from them each week.

GodsGoldenflower ,

Inspiration to fuel your design journey!

The amazing stories and goldmine tips of these ladies inspire me to pursue my own Graphic Design biz journey! Such a wealth of wisdom as well as entertaining. Thanks Anna and Emma Kate 🙌

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