95 episodes

Hours of unscripted design advice and real conversations with self employed graphic designers. A must listen for freelance designers!

Hosted by Kenzi of Kenzi Green Design, a North Carolina based brand and web design studio. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theunapologeticdesigner/support

The Unapologetic Designer Podcast Kenzi Green Design

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Hours of unscripted design advice and real conversations with self employed graphic designers. A must listen for freelance designers!

Hosted by Kenzi of Kenzi Green Design, a North Carolina based brand and web design studio. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theunapologeticdesigner/support

    Peek Inside A $250,000 Project With Kady Sandel

    Peek Inside A $250,000 Project With Kady Sandel

    Ever wondered what working on projects over $100K is like? In this episode, Kady Sandel of Aventive Academy reveals her experience collaborating with a branding agency on a $250,000 project, securing clients exclusively through SEO, and leveraging networking to launch her design business.



    Wealthy Client Blueprint → https://aventiveacademy.com/wealthy-client/

    Follow Kady On Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/aventiveacademy/

    Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/course

    Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9


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    • 42 min
    "my designs are in Nordstorm but nobody knows" With Emy Dyer

    "my designs are in Nordstorm but nobody knows" With Emy Dyer

    Picture your designs being worn by celebrities, showcased on television, and stocked in the most popular stores. Now, imagine that despite this success, your role as the creative force behind these products remains unknown.

    This was the reality for Emy Dyer, and she's ready to reveal more about her journey and the experiences that shaped her design career.



    Emy's YouTube Video → https://youtu.be/H0xD1JzoLVk?si=wM09bCIftC01ndG8

    Follow Emy On Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/itsemydyer/

    Her Website → https://emydyer.com/

    Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/course

    Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9


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    • 45 min
    LinkedIn Gives Us The Ick With Design By Emma Studio

    LinkedIn Gives Us The Ick With Design By Emma Studio

    Emma is a designer located in the UK and shares her journey going from corporate to print shop side hustle to full time brand & web designer. We also dive into our feelings regarding the current state of various social media platforms as designers.



    Follow Emma → https://www.instagram.com/designbyemmastudio/

    Her Print Shop → https://www.instagram.com/designbyemmaltd/

    Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/course

    Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9

    Podcast IG Page → https://www.instagram.com/theunapologeticdesigner/


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    • 33 min
    I launched a new service and no one signed up

    I launched a new service and no one signed up

    I launched a new service and it totally flopped. I did teasers, email marketing, a waitlist, and all the things you're "supposed to do" but it didn't matter. Here's how I handle things when they don't workout as intended.



    Podcast IG Page → https://www.instagram.com/theunapologeticdesigner/


    Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9


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    • 15 min
    What We've Learned From 5 Rebrands

    What We've Learned From 5 Rebrands

    My co-founder behind The Brief Collective and I discuss what we've learned from rebranding multiple times as designers over the years. Everyone knows branding yourself as a designer is hard and this episode uncovers what limiting beliefs, barriers, and mindset blocks we've had to break through to get to where we are.

    Our Workshops → https://thebriefcollective.com/resources
    Follow The Brief Collective → https://www.instagram.com/thebriefcollective/
    Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/course
    Podcast IG Page → https://www.instagram.com/theunapologeticdesigner/
    Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9

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    • 20 min
    Booking A $15,000 Client After Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    Booking A $15,000 Client After Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    Ayanna shares how she was able to overcome imposter syndrome as a designer which allowed her to book her first $15,000 client project.

    If you're struggling with comparison, confidence, or simply want to learn hear how other designers are booking high ticket clients, this episode is for you!

    Follow Ayanna → https://www.instagram.com/ayanni.psd/

    Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/course

    Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9

    Podcast IG Page → https://www.instagram.com/theunapologeticdesigner/


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Sabrina Rose Lee ,

Favorite design podcast

Kenzi gives great design tips and I always learn something new every episode. She speaks my language and breaks things down in a way that’s easy to understand! Thank you!

T442016 ,

Amazing All Around!

I absolutely love listening to this podcast! The honest opinions with no sugar coating really speaks to me and motivates me! Being transparent and open about what it’s like being a designer and best practices, Kenzie gives amazing information and shares her journey and it’s so motivating!❤️❤️❤️

mlamkin98 ,

SO HELPFUL!

I can relate a lot to Kenzi - we graduated around the same time and are similar places in our careers. However, I have learned SO MUCH from her! She has taught me to set boundaries and price my services at what they're worth. Highly recommend to any budding designer.

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