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The ultimate podcasts for creatives. Hosted by Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson. A unique team of creative professionals, united together to bring unique inspiration and uncommon perspectives. We help creatives continually improve their careers and endeavors with in-depth interviews, round table discussions, and instructional lessons.

The DGDC - Deeply Graphic Designcast Graphic Designers Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 460 Ratings

The ultimate podcasts for creatives. Hosted by Nick Longo, Mikelle Morrison, and Jordan Wilson. A unique team of creative professionals, united together to bring unique inspiration and uncommon perspectives. We help creatives continually improve their careers and endeavors with in-depth interviews, round table discussions, and instructional lessons.

    DESIGNCAST | Handling Impatient Clients | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Handling Impatient Clients | DGDC

    We've all been there before. A frantic call, late in the day, from a client in desperate need of a rush job. Don't panic, we've got you covered. NIck, Mikelle, and Jordan discuss some tactical maneuvers to help you navigate these rough seas! We go over setting better expectations upfront, avoiding knee-jerk reactions, and even "homework" you can give your client to hopefully avoid future "red-alert" situations!

    Plus, we have a fantastic Listener Question as well!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Designcast | The Solo Entrepreneur - Jason Craig | DGDC

    Designcast | The Solo Entrepreneur - Jason Craig | DGDC

    In this episode, the gang chats with designer Jason Craig, all about working autonomously in the design industry. It's a round-table discussion about working on your own as a solo entrepreneur. We compare notes on keeping the momentum going, initiating new business and endeavors, plus some fun questions we can all participate in.

    Jason specifically talks about being a solo entrepreneur in his town and what inspires him to be so motivated and enthusiastic all while running a design business. Some highlights include:


    How he plants the seeds for his own future
    Making cool events because there are no cool events
    Being from a small town has its advantages
    How anyone can set up monthly networking events in their town.

    You can check out Jason at the following links:

    Website

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Designcast | Designers & Content Strategists - Jim Morris | DGDC

    Designcast | Designers & Content Strategists - Jim Morris | DGDC

    In this episode, we are joined by Jim Morris, author of "BADVERTISING: An Exposé of Insipid, Insufferable, Ineffective Advertising." We discuss the ongoing struggles of Designers and Content Strategists, trying to work together in both agencies and design firms. Jim shares his 20+ years of experience, highlighting everything from common failures to hugely successful working relations.

    Be sure to follow him on LINKEDIN here. (@tagline-jim-morris)

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Designcast | Crushing Goals - David Jon Walker | DGDC

    Designcast | Crushing Goals - David Jon Walker | DGDC

    "Extra time equals extra opportunities" - David Jon Walker.

    In this episode, we are joined by David Jon Walker. A talented designer and Associate Professor of Art in Graphic Design. We chat about his experience over the last year and how he took advantage of 2020 to set new Creative and Personal Goals. We talk about how he set new goals, including:
    1) Learning a whole new creative skill/talent he's always wanted to try.
    2) Posting his work more regularly and with purpose. Getting over those hurdles.
    3) Daily personal wellness and health.
    4) Saying YES to opportunities.
    5) Putting his work to the test by entering competitions as a "reality check."

    Be sure to follow him on Instagram here. (@davidjonwalker)

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    TEST PILOTS | How Creatives Can Manage Mental Health Part 1 | DGDC

    TEST PILOTS | How Creatives Can Manage Mental Health Part 1 | DGDC

    After a difficult year in quarantine, The Test Pilots kick off with a new 2 part episode series on Mental Health in the Design Community and interview industry professionals Meg Lewis and Kate O’Connell. Tune in for the first episode of the series—filled with personal stories, helpful tips, and more!

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    DESIGNCAST | Logo Trends 2021 | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Logo Trends 2021 | DGDC

    Our longest-running tradition here at the DGDC, Bill Gardner returns for the 2021 Logo Trends Report. Bill and the Logo Lounge team report what they have found by thoroughly scrutinizing the more than 35,000 logos submitted to LogoLounge since last year’s report.

    As always, this report comes with a disclaimer, "It is an observation of the trajectory and evolution of key design directions. Yours is not to imitate but to use these to inform you where our industry is going and if you are able to stand on the shoulders of these designs and push them to the next great iteration or a completely new level." 

    You can follow along with Bill's Trend Report as a companion to our conversation. In addition to the report, we also discuss:

    - How 2020 changed things for many small design studios.

    - What industries and businesses skyrocketed.

    - How designers are hired to tell stories and create meaning. Making the drama matter.

    - How consumers are looking for guidance in alien territory and we are the scouts and the guides.

    Sign Up for Logo Lounge at: www.logolounge.com

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
460 Ratings

460 Ratings

GuerreMarco ,

Great podcast!

This podcast gave me the confidence to keep going with my career. I thought I wasn’t doing good because of the issues that I came across, but it turns out that most designers go through the same struggles. I wish you guys had time at the end of each episode to answer listener's questions. Great job guys!

nickname >:( ,

Designing boredom

They used to have occasionally good content. I don’t always agree with their takes and that fine. Difference of opinion is vital and common in design however I hope their clients don’t listen and honestly outside of Nick they all seem rather egotistical which as a designer myself is a trait I’ve never understood quite frankly (maybe due to design being my second career path). Typically as of the last year I look at the subject title, listen for five minutes and 8 out of 10 times I just delete it. I’ve found more helpful instructions from online such as satori graphics (not very humble but knowledgeable), dansky and a few others.

Cory Maylett ,

Liked it better before

As a longtime graphic designer, I don’t always agree with their take on things, but that’s fine. What isn’t fine with me are the sudden stream of F-bombs spewing from from the hosts’ mouths. If I can’t listen to it with my kids while driving, I won’t be listening at all. Sorry gang, but I’m done with it.

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