26 episodes

A podcast for creatives, freelancers and business owners hosted by the founder of (@atnndesign) Alyssa Nguyen Design studio—Alyssa! A self-taught designer gone freelancer and now studio owner, Alyssa shares real advice on being an entrepreneur and designer with the mission of helping you reach your goals! Expect snackable episodes full of actionable steps and authentic experiences from someone who started in a tiny college dorm. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/atnndesign/support

The Design Diaries Alyssa Nguyen

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

A podcast for creatives, freelancers and business owners hosted by the founder of (@atnndesign) Alyssa Nguyen Design studio—Alyssa! A self-taught designer gone freelancer and now studio owner, Alyssa shares real advice on being an entrepreneur and designer with the mission of helping you reach your goals! Expect snackable episodes full of actionable steps and authentic experiences from someone who started in a tiny college dorm. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/atnndesign/support

    Ep 19: 3 Tips for Making Big Business Changes

    Ep 19: 3 Tips for Making Big Business Changes

    I'm sharing my biggest 3 tips for how to approach large business changes like restructuring, scaling, etc! We're talking figuring out what to change, how to find a solution, and how to approach executing it.


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    • 15 min
    Ep 18: Taking Mental Health Breaks & What Comes After

    Ep 18: Taking Mental Health Breaks & What Comes After

    I'm talking all about what it's been like taking a mental health break from the business and how I'm approaching getting back into the swing of things!


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    • 18 min
    Diary Entry - Am I Sharing Too Much?

    Diary Entry - Am I Sharing Too Much?

    With all the content I've been putting out recently over Instagram, Close Friends, TikTok, this Podcast, and now my YouTube, I've been struggling with the question of whether or not I'm sharing too much and how to deal with that uncertainty.


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    • 18 min
    Ep 17: 3 Things I Regret in my Business

    Ep 17: 3 Things I Regret in my Business

    I give a lot of advice on what to DO, but now I'm trying to show you what NOT to do through sharing my regrets and things I wish I knew when I was growing and starting out.


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    • 18 min
    Ep 16: How to End a Project Early

    Ep 16: How to End a Project Early

    I'm covering early termination as both a client and a creative: when to know, how to do it, and how to cope!


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    • 20 min
    Ep 15: Designer Talk — Juicy Q&A with Matthew, Wilda, and Mackenzie

    Ep 15: Designer Talk — Juicy Q&A with Matthew, Wilda, and Mackenzie

    What brands do you hate? Do you have anything cringey to admit? I ask my friends @bymatthewmiller, @helloimwilda, and @m.b.i.r.d some juicy questions that you sent us in a long, candid, and fun conversation!


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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

erynn.lindsey ,

Literally OBSESSED.😍🙋🏻‍♀️

I am a self taught designer who is in the process of launching my design studio and am constantly on the hunt for ways to educate myself and connect with others leading the charge in the industry. And holy moly, y’all. Alyssa’s podcast is WHERE. IT’S. AT. I am legit binging them (like, several a day!), and cannot get enough. They are relatable, applicable, practical, encouraging, uplifting, and make me feel known and understood and seen right where I am while also providing a clear path forward that feels attainable. It’s like I’m having coffee with my close friend, while also getting mentorship, and simultaneously being educated in such a tangible and practical way.

I cannot say enough good things. Thank you, Alyssa! I’m such a HUGE fan of yours! And am inspired by and so moved by your story, and the path you are making for yourself and so many other women of color! You are INCREDIBLE!!!

Adaeze.O ,

Raw Unfiltered Content

I love this podcast so much cause it feels like me speaking. It’s so real and so raw and I appreciate Alyssa so much for sharing these tips and experiences!

DianaGrc ,

Helpful in so many ways

I discovered Alyssa on Tiktok, seen how she and her work blew up made me feel SUPER inspired… but then and found her content on insta and this podcast and it made me feel MOTIVATED to start working on my own design business. She is so authentic and has successfully created a community of creatives that feel empowered and motivated, and SHE gives amazing tips about everything!

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