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

    Should Graphic Designers Fake It Untill They Make It

    Should Graphic Designers Fake It Untill They Make It

    ‘Fake it till you make it’ - a phrase we've all heard a million times. But for graphic designers, what does it really mean and is it ethical?

    Originally it was about projecting confidence and optimism, even when you're still honing your skills. But in the digital age, could a more literal interpretation - outright pretending to be something you're not - have a place in graphic design?

    In this episode of The Angry Designers, the duo cover the direction, this once positive phrase, has now taken in the online world. Sit back and listen as the guys cover:

    • unpacking the fake it till you make it matra
    • interpretation today of fake it till you make it
    • its impact on Graphic Design, New Designers & Seasoned Pros
    • when 'faking it' is still ok
    • cultivating a culture of authenticity

    This episode will make you rethink who calls themselves experts online.
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    • 44 min
    Using Google Fonts For Graphic Design - What a Designer Should Consider

    Using Google Fonts For Graphic Design - What a Designer Should Consider

    Are Google fonts a Graphic Designers best friend, or Graphic Design Trap?

    On one hand, they provide Graphic Designers with free use of responsive, high quality fonts for use in print or online, with the most open commercial font licenses available. On the other hand...it's Google? A company that hasn't always been known for it's business ethics.

    Join The Angry Designers as they debate what is either a Graphic Designers best friend, or worst nightmare: Google Fonts. In this episode, the not-so dynamic duo cover:
    - Ridiculous font prices
    - Typeface vs Font
    - Open source fonts vs paid license
    - what's best for the customer

    By the end of this episode you will either pledge your allegiance to using Google fonts for Graphic Design - or swear against the tyrannical regime that is Alphabet?


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    • 46 min
    BIG Opportunities for Graphic Designers in Web - Another Conversation with Web Design Pro Josh Hall

    BIG Opportunities for Graphic Designers in Web - Another Conversation with Web Design Pro Josh Hall

    What would you consider a big opportunity for a Graphic Designer - A new logo? How about that PLUS ongoing brand development, secured future design work,  a big pay day, & long lasting client relationships.

    Offering web design services is not what it use to be - and within reach of virtually every single Graphic Designer.

    Join The Angry Designers this week as we continue our conversation with the webs most popular Graphic Designer Turned Web Designer, Josh Hall.
    From humble beginnings to website rock star success, a successful company acquisition and now successful business coach, Josh has been on an incredible journey that we can’t wait to share. In this episode 2, we chat about:
    – How to secure future work as a Graphic Designer
    – How to bill for a website
    – The technical options you have
    – AI and websites
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    • 44 min
    Graphic Designer Turned Web Designer - A Conversation with Web Designer Pro Josh Hall

    Graphic Designer Turned Web Designer - A Conversation with Web Designer Pro Josh Hall

    Can Graphic Designers offer Websites? Do Graphic Designers actually need to learn code, or do they already possess the skills needed to successfully make it offering UX, websites, web strategies,  and Web Design?

    Join The Angry Designers this week as we have a conversation with the webs most popular Graphic Designer Turned Web Designer, Josh Hall.

    From humble beginnings to super star success as a web designer and business coach, Josh has been on a journey and we can’t wait to share it with you. In this Part 1 of 2, we chat about:
    - Josh's journey from Graphic Designer turned Web Designer
    - Importance of good design skills for web sites
    - The dollars of it all
    - No-code websites for Graphic Designers
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    • 44 min
    Scary Bosses & Toxic Studios: A Graphic Designers Guide To Surviving A Horrible Design Environment

    Scary Bosses & Toxic Studios: A Graphic Designers Guide To Surviving A Horrible Design Environment

    Ever felt like your creative spirit is being crushed under the weight of a horrible creative director or a toxic studio environment? You're not alone! 

    In this eye-opening episode, we dive deep into the murky waters of Graphic Design studios and the bosses that haunt them. From nightmarish creative directors to soul-sucking studio cultures, we uncover what makes an environment not just challenging, but downright horrible for graphic designers.

    In this week’s episode, the guys sit down to explore the dark corners of creative work environments, identifying the red flags of scary bosses and toxic studios. Through riveting stories and candid discussions on all things scary from micromanagement and favoritism to workplace drama and gossiping, we discuss how to navigate these treacherous waters without losing your love for graphic design or your sanity. 

    Whether you're a Seasoned Graphic Designer facing your own boss battle or a Jr Graphic Designer eager to avoid the pitfalls of the profession, this episode is packed with strategies, insights, and a healthy dose of Scotch fueled stories to guide you through the toxic fog. 


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    • 55 min
    Can A Graphic Designer Also Be A UX Designer

    Can A Graphic Designer Also Be A UX Designer

    Are Graphic Designers the real masterminds behind UX design?  

    Ever wondered how similar a Graphic Designer's intuition is to a UX designer's strategy? Spoiler alert: It's like comparing spray paint to stencils. We're here to argue that maybe, just maybe, Graphic Designers have been doing UX Design all along – they just didn't brag about it on LinkedIn.

    In this episode of The Angry Designer, we're diving deep into the rabbit hole where lines blur between Graphic Design and UX Design, challenging everything you thought you knew. We're peeling back the layers of design history to:
    - uncover the untold story of UX's origins
    - the similarities between Graphic & UX design principles
    - when a UX Designer is unnecessary
    - benefit of Cross-disciplinary design skills
    - where to start with UX Design

    Learn why embracing a UX mindset might just be the secret sauce you've been missing.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

CBeallDesign ,

Great Show!

I just finished part one with Will Paterson! I’m new to graphic design and “The Angry Designer” podcast is killin it!

maggiefeikes ,

I want to be best friends with these guys 😂

I just came across this podcast a few weeks ago but I’ve already binged half their episodes! The guys are hilarious and so much fun, but also have such great relatable conversations - I just want to be their best friend! 😂 Thanks for the fun chats guys! 😊

Canary 707 ,

A Vibe Check

There are only so many graphic design podcasts out in the wild that are as thorough and digestible as this one. Very informative and very engaging - especially for this new to the field! Getting familiar with the business side of freelancing has been very challenging so this show is a godsend.

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