31 episodes

The podcast helping graphic designer boss-ladies work smarter and not harder in their design businesses.

Your guru: the clever Anna Dower; mentor, designer, cake-lover and rad chick.

‘Cos not all creatives wear hip black clothes and are design snobs.
Some – like us – wear colourful Birkenstocks and believe in community over competition.

The Uncool Designer Anna Dower

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The podcast helping graphic designer boss-ladies work smarter and not harder in their design businesses.

Your guru: the clever Anna Dower; mentor, designer, cake-lover and rad chick.

‘Cos not all creatives wear hip black clothes and are design snobs.
Some – like us – wear colourful Birkenstocks and believe in community over competition.

    Inclusion Revolution

    Inclusion Revolution

    In this episode I chat with Rhodesia Jackson about the importance of being actively inclusive in your business.

    You want to be an ally to marginalized communities, work with more diverse clients, and support causes you care about so you can actually change the world but how do you actually DO THAT?

    Do Rhodesia's ecourse & get $200 off when you use the code: uncool

    • 25 min
    S****y Mindset Flu

    S****y Mindset Flu

    Are you struggling with your mindset? In this episode I discuss the different strains of mindset flu that are infecting your business.

    • 18 min
    Shapeshifter

    Shapeshifter

    In this episode Anna Dowers discusses:

    Why you should not fear change in your business
    How I have transformed in my business over the years
    Shapeshifters - True Blood & my different roles in business
    Decisions are not set in stone - do not fear change.
    Growth is essential in business.

    • 12 min
    The ins & outs of our first Designer Boss Summit

    The ins & outs of our first Designer Boss Summit

    Anna Dower & Emma Kate talk about their first successful Designer Boss Digital Summit.

    + Why we decided to host a digital summit for graphic & web designers
    + How long it took to plan & organise the summit
    + How we worked together as a team
    + The numbers! How much money we made & how many subscribers.
    + What we would do differently next time
    + A big announcement!

    • 20 min
    The 10 Commandments Of Getting Paid

    The 10 Commandments Of Getting Paid

    You love what you do.
    Creating bad-ass sh*t that rocks your clients socks off? Totes your jam.
    BUT even though you are definitely in this biz because you're passionate af about it...a lady's gotta get paid. After all, you can only pay your rent with million dollar smiles for so long.
    So, how, as a kind but driven entrepreneurial designer boss lady, can you create cool sh*t...& get paid promptly for it?
    Welp. Through trial, error (and more than a few weeks in the early days of staring at single digits in my business banking account), I've developed the ten commandments of getting paid.
    Use them wisely, lady boss.

    • 10 min
    Niche Me, Baby

    Niche Me, Baby

    Do I really need a niché for my design business? The answer is YES.
    Listen to Anna Dower discuss how you can layer your niché in a way that is authentically you.
    Join the 5 day FREE challenge: Niché Me, Baby! here: https://annadower.com/nicheme/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Graphics4me ,

A Must for Female Designers

Each episode of the Uncool Designer podcast offers great resources for designers. The interviews are full of information and cover very relatable topics. Anna offers a positive outlook and inspires designers to pursue the big dreams they have.

KristaCDesigner ,

A great podcast for designers, from a designer

I love Anna Dower’s real and direct take on graphic design and owning your own design business. I whole heartedly agree with the advice and content she puts out there. A great show for both young and seasonal graphic designers.

Hxckewi ,

Listen now and thank me later!

I’d highly recommend the Uncool Designer podcast! I was a mentor student of Anna’s and even though she gave me so much wonderful advice and help during our mentorship, this podcast is just as valuable to me.

While listening to the latest episode ‘How to get design clients’, I found myself thinking of tons of ideas on how to engage my own clients. It was the perfect way to kickstart my creativity and really get the brain flowing with ideas.

I look forward to each new episode because Anna has such a unique and fun way of approaching design and business unlike anyone else.

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