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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

    • Design
    • 4.7 • 455 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 | Jeremy Slagle - The New Client Nextdoor | DGDC

    Designcast | Jeremy Slagle - The New Client Nextdoor | DGDC

    The Potential New Client Nextdoor.

    Jeremy Slagle joins the gang to discuss all the wonders of working with small local businesses. With his vast knowledge working with Jeni's Ice Cream in its early stages, Jeremy shares some tangible insights including:

    Tips and Advice for listeners to find small local clients.

    How to align your business with clients who share the same values and goals.

    Discovering, developing, and spreading joy through your everyday work and talents.

    Sharing your gifts to better your community.

    And as a bonus, he talks passionately about the term "freelance" and why we should consider removing the F-word from your vocabulary!

    Check out Jeremy's website here!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    DESIGNCAST | Outsourcing | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Outsourcing | DGDC

    Every business owner’s goal is to scale their company into something bigger, something that can serve their clients better. Freelancers shouldn’t be any different. Outsourcing fits right into any scaling plan or expansion goals.

    Mikelle and the team discuss some of the pros and cons of outsourcing with personal stories and practical advice. From project kickoffs to revisions, we highlight different ways to incorporate outsourcing and other collaborative partnerships to increase productivity and build a strong team.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    TEST PILOTS | Self Betterment | DGDC

    TEST PILOTS | Self Betterment | DGDC

    EPISODE TWO! THE DGDC PRESENTS THE TEST PILOTS

    SELF BETTERMENT

    "We are the Test Pilots, 4 young designers exploring advice that “Senior Designers” are always giving. In the Design World, folks who have already been there, done that, are spouting soundbite suggestions that sometimes are unproven, and we are going to put them to the test! We might succeed or we might fail, no harm no foul, it’s all a test! "

    Comprised of Rubaie Jaffer, Mike Burpoe, Steven Overtrurf, and Narek Mughnetsyan, the Test Pilots were brought together by the DGDC, in hopes of expanding the diversity, opinions, and experience levels of the podcast. We gave them the mission to come up with a show concept they can really get immersed in, hoping to help younger creatives navigate through their design career paths. This idea of “testing” the advice from more senior designers really struck a chord with us. For the first episode, they challenged themselves to double their rates. Each designer explains their story, with updates and reactions. It’s super unique and unlike anything you’ve heard on a podcast before.

    Join the conversation and follow our new co-hosts! Let them know what you thought of the episode and feel free to suggest other “design myths” they can put to the test! Find them on Instagram at:

    Rubaie Jaffer

    Mike Burpoe

    Steven Overtrurf

    Narek Mughnetsyan

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    DESIGNCAST | Bill Kenney - Proceed with Courage | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Bill Kenney - Proceed with Courage | DGDC

    Focus Lab's Bill Kenney joins us for an uplifting conversation inspired by their agency's slogan"Proceed with Courage." A perfect mantra to kick off 2021 with a better mindset, by being courageous and optimistic for the coming year! In this episode, we tackle:


    Tactical actions for better communication.
    Pricing and confidence in asking for more.
    Are you being authentic, putting your best foot forward?
    How to battle “second-guessing” yourself.
    Refreshing your business's collateral, marketing, and website to reflect this.
    How do we instill courage with clients?
    Helping them make the leap of faith.
    The importance of the “intangibles” too.

    Also, Bill and his team are offering the most amazing offer to our listeners! The entire product line-up of Sidecar assets is available for FREE! 

    Go to the Sidecar website and use the following discount code for unlimited downloads!

    DGDCALLFREE

    Every single asset... FREE! Go make something great, and be sure to thank Bill and his team for this amazing offer.

    Bill on LinkedIn

    Bill on Instagram

    • 1 hr 3 min
    DESIGNCAST | Dan Janssen of Lincoln Design Co | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Dan Janssen of Lincoln Design Co | DGDC

    Agency Advice for the Freelance Designer - In this episode, we are joined by Dan Janssen, Creative Director of Lincoln Design Co. Dan's gives us an inside look at how their studio has grown into one of the leading design agencies out there. We cover a ton of great insight, stories, and advice for any designer looking to grow their own business! Topics include:


    The beginning stages of Lincoln Design Co.
    Setting up shop, finding the first clients, developing a team.
    Advice on time management.
    Workflow efficiencies that help propel the agency.
    Advice for freelancers on how do you juggle the current workload while prospecting new clients.
    Why their “company culture” is so important, and how the solo freelancer can cultivate some of that spirit on their own.

    PLUS - Lincoln Design Co is offering our listeners a 15% discount on any purchases from their online store. Head on over to their STORE and use the code DGDC. 

    Check out the following Lincoln Design Co. links:

    Website

    Instagram

    The Chop Up YouTube Channel

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    DESIGNCAST | Last Year Review | DGDC

    DESIGNCAST | Last Year Review | DGDC

    The gang is back together having a candid conversation reviewing the changes and pivots of last year and how we can set the groundwork for a better year ahead! Some of the topics discussed:

    Did 2020 change or affect any goals you set for yourself back in2019?

    What was the top “Growth Moment” you worked through in 2020?

    Did you go off the rails at all last year?

    If you could go back to the beginning of 2020, what do you wish you could have told yourself?

    Then, we each select a “Power Word” for the New Year. This can be the ultimate goal you’re striving for, a personal call to action, a mantra! (Ex: Fearless, Balanced, Intentional, Proactive, etc…). We encourage you to post a graphic with YOUR Power Word with the hashtag #dgdcpowerword

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
455 Ratings

455 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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