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A No-Bull Graphic Design Podcast that cuts through industry jargon & nonsense, to help frustrated Graphic Designers survive and thrive.

The Angry Designer A No-Bull Graphic Design Podcast that cuts through industry jargon & nonsense, to help frustrated Graphic Designers survive and thrive.

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    • 4.7 • 42 Ratings

A No-Bull Graphic Design Podcast that cuts through industry jargon & nonsense, to help frustrated Graphic Designers survive and thrive.

    Are Graphic Design Awards Good or Evil?

    Are Graphic Design Awards Good or Evil?

    How often have you looked at award winning design work and wondered "How the heck did that win?"  Love them or hate them, awards are a part of the Graphic Design industry...but should they be?  

    From superficial judging criteria and nepotism, to entry fee's and heart aches, are Graphic Design Awards really all they're cracked up to be?

    Join the Angry Designers for another furiously fun filled episode where they put Graphic Design Awards in the firing line. In this episode, the guys cover:

    - Are Graphic Design awards important
    - What exactly is a design award
    - Reasons why design awards are good
    - Reasons why design awards are bad

    Whether you're thinking about entering a design contest, or just frustrated from past experiences, this episode will help you keep your eye on the prize -> your customer.

    • 40 min
    Graphic Design Degree - do you need school to succeed?

    Graphic Design Degree - do you need school to succeed?

    Do you need a graphic design degree to be considered a REAL graphic designer? 

    While a degree in graphic design CAN open some doors and give you theoretical knowledge of the industry, how much can it really teach you about what it takes to become a great graphic designer? Can we really be relying on decades-old syllabus' taught by a has-been teacher who refuse to get with the times?

    Join the Angry Designers in this rage filled episode on the positives and negatives of schooling for a Graphic Designer.  In this furious episode, the guys go on about:

    - what school provides 
    - what school doesn't provide
    - a look at the numbers
    - myths about the benefits of design school

    • 49 min
    6 Logo Design Principles every Graphic Designer should follow

    6 Logo Design Principles every Graphic Designer should follow

    Graphic Designers love logo design projects. Some are great, but oh-so-many are just...visual pollution. And it's not surprising considering all-to-often designers jam in as many possible effects to create a logo version of the Nyan Cat.

    Where does a graphic designer start to ensure they don't go too far in creating an amazing logo that will rock for your client? 

    In this Logosode of The Angry Designer, Shawn & Massimo share their tried and true Logo Design Principles that have propelled their logo design projects from $500 to over $20,000. In this episode, the guys cover:
    - why logos are important to companies
    - what makes a good logo
    - logo design principles
    - what makes a logo trendy
    - what to avoid when designing logos

    Whether you're just starting, or have been successfully designing logos for years, this episode has something for everyone. 

    • 40 min
    Aaron Draplin: Field Note Tips for Graphic Designers

    Aaron Draplin: Field Note Tips for Graphic Designers

    Every now and again, an awesome graphic designer comes along and shakes things up in the industry. Aaron @draplin is one of those dudes.

    A larger-than-life personality, known for his simple yet undeniably eye-catching logos, and creator of the iconic @fieldnotesbrand, Draplin has worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet, including Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, Red Wing and the Ford Motor Company. So who better than to gather some graphic design field notes from than the self-titled 13-trick pony himself?!

    Join the Angry Designers as we discuss some of Draplin's most kick-a** advice for graphic designers, tackling topics from client relationships, to design tips and beyond.

    If we don't make you rebel against Graphic Designer stereotypes - Aaron will!

    • 54 min
    Networking Tips for Graphic Designers

    Networking Tips for Graphic Designers

    Networking - is it a word that strikes fear into the heart of a Graphic Designer, or do you jump at the chance to get out there and meet like-minded creatives and clients? 

    For a Graphic Designer, networking is SO important for building your business, your personal brand, your contact list but it also isn't something that comes naturally to a lot of creatives who are used to being tucked away behind the safety of a screen (even more so in a post-pandemic world). 

    Join The Angry Designers for another bourbon fuelled episode, where the guys tackle the oh-so scary topic of Networking for Graphic Designers. In this episode, the beardos provide tips and advice from on the easiest and most effective ways to network in the graphic design space including topics like: 

    - Why Network 
    - Generic networking vs Deep networking
    - 4 tips on better networking for Graphic Designers
    - Networking for Introverts

    This episode will get you talking....again :)

    • 53 min
    Don't Kill Your Graphic Design Career - how NOT to end up like Tesla & Blackberry

    Don't Kill Your Graphic Design Career - how NOT to end up like Tesla & Blackberry

    Too many Graphic Designers reach the top of their Career, only to fall HARD when they begin to neglect all the things that made them great to begin with.

    From sh*tty customer service, to straight up refusing to get on board with the latest technology - career killers are out there, and trust us when we say you DON'T wanna get caught out by them.

    In this episode of The Angry Designer, the bearded brutes combat career killers, what they are and give you practical advice on how to avoid them! Topics for this episode include: 
    The mistakes Tesla is makingThe fall of BlackBerry8 Career killers to watch out for1792 & the  french revolution
    A little less design, a little more business, but an equally entertaining bourbon fused episode.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

W.Mackey Creative Arium ,

They say it like it is. No fluff. Love it!

Really enjoy this podcast! Although I’ve been in this creative career for roughly 20 years now (out of school anyways) I still
find a lot of relatable material discussed. Some reminders and a whole lot of saying it like it really is!

To be honest, they sound like they’d be some pretty cool bearded Canadians to get some drinks and talk shop with. ⚡️😄⚡️

vlzan ,

These people keep it real

As a complete beginner in the industry, this pod’s has been guiding me and teaching me where to focus, what skills to work the most, and the most important, these people keep it real.

TyTy_All_Day ,

Best Graphic Design Podcast!

The Angry Designer is genuinely the only design podcast I have ever found that can keep me 100% engaged until the end. The guys make it so fun, I laugh at least a few times each episode, and I take notes like I’m studying for a test.

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