100 episodes

Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.

The Honest Designers Show Design Cuts

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 373 Ratings

Are you a designer struggling to find your way in the modern world? Learn how to make a dent in the creative universe with Tom Ross, Ian Barnard, Dustin Lee and Lisa Glanz. Each of your hosts have found tremendous success in their own creative fields. They’re here to give you a completely honest, under the hood look at what it takes to flourish in this crazy creative vocation! You’ll discover actionable tips to land more clients, find your style, successfully brand yourself, and ultimately find satisfaction in your work.

    Episode 211: What Have We Learned Along the Journey?

    Episode 211: What Have We Learned Along the Journey?

    In the final episode of this season, we are looking back and sharing what we learned along the journey. Going from struggling beginners to relative success has been a rollercoaster of trials and lessons learned. We are discussing all of it today so without further ado, let's get into the show!

    • 44 min
    Episode 210: Creatives Are The New Superheroes!

    Episode 210: Creatives Are The New Superheroes!

    Are creatives the new superheroes? Today we are discussing how there hasn't been a better time to be a creative. We discuss all the options and opportunities for modern-day creators... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

    • 41 min
    Episode 209: A Journey to Success with Lisa Congdon

    Episode 209: A Journey to Success with Lisa Congdon

    In today's episode, we welcome Lisa Congdon. Lisa is an internationally known fine artist, illustrator, and writer. She has built a brand around her name and in this episode she shares her journey to sucess... So without further ado, let's get into the show!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 208: Is Our Industry Under Threat?

    Episode 208: Is Our Industry Under Threat?

    Artificial intelligence, competition, platforms that provide access to very cheap design labor... What does the future hold for design? Is our industry under threat? These days it can be easy to feel paranoid and uncertain so we'll dig deep into these fears and discuss the future of our industry... So without further ado... let's get into the show!

    • 49 min
    Episode 207: Ambitious Creatives with Jessica Hische

    Episode 207: Ambitious Creatives with Jessica Hische

    In this week's episode, we welcome Jessica Hische. She is a hand-letterer, author, illustrator, entrepreneur, and type designer. She has built a powerful brand around her name and is the queen of side projects. This episode is honest, inspiring and shines a light on what is possible for ambitious creatives everywhere. So without further ado... let's get into the show!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 206: Getting on the Right Path (Zooming Out)

    Episode 206: Getting on the Right Path (Zooming Out)

    In this episode, we talk about how to find the right creative path to ensure career success and personal fulfillment. How do you choose the right path? How do you focus? What steps can you take to explore the right thing and ignore the wrong ones? We explore all of this and more so without further ado... Let's get into the show!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
373 Ratings

373 Ratings

Shawsha ,

Please come back!

I adore listening to these lovely and talented people, it’s like sitting around and chatting with artsy friends (which I don’t have in real life). I hope they make more podcasts, although I know they’re all very busy! It really is great advertising for DesignCuts as well, I’m glad I found this and I may have to just binge listen to all the episodes since it’s been a while since I heard them.

Theprettypr ,

Please keep going! Great stuff!

I stumbled across this podcast last year and have listened to every episode. I love the combination of personalities and how much I can relate to them being a graphic designer of 15 years. Not only that, they crack me up so much! I find myself chuckling along at their funny remarks every show. I’ve learned a lot from them and also have been introduced to some really amazing artists as well. Also, as a designer who works from home in a cabin in the woods, it can be very isolating. This podcast takes the sting of being alone away. I wish I had a crew of friends like these in my small town to chat over our creative endeavors together. I love listening and hope there are more seasons in the future as you four really brighten my day! Thanks a bunch!

mal.jp ,

This podcast > school

I’m so glad I found this podcast! I’m studying design as a huge career shift, and these hosts and their guests have given me so much inspiration and shared such great insights I know will make all the difference in my career. Bonus points for mirroring the advice our professors and textbooks give, but in a format that doesn’t put me to sleep (sorry profs, nothing personal). Forget about school, I’ll just hang out with you all every week!

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