Resourceful Designer - A Graphic Design Podcast

Resourceful Designer offers a graphic design podcast aimed at helping home based graphic designers and web designers streamline their business.

Each week, I shares advice, tips and resources to help you with all aspects of running a successful graphic design business.

But who am I?

I'm Mark Des Cotes, a graphic designer and web designer. I've been designing for over 25 years and I've been running my own successful graphic design business for more than 10 years. I thought it would be fun to host a graphic design podcast and share some of the knowledge I've gained over the years. If you want to know more about me please visit the About page.

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A Designer's Home Office Essentials – RD088

A home office is essential if you plan on running your graphic design business for any length of time. Sure the kitchen table can make due in a pinch, but if you're serious about your business you will want to carve out a bit of that home real estate and claim it as your own.

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Mastering Your Emotional Intelligence – RD087

Mastering Your Emotional Intelligence – RD087

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It’s the capacity to be aware of, control, and express your emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

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Reel In Repeat Clients – RD085

Reel In Repeat Clients – RD085

Your goal as a designer is to turn all your clients into repeat clients. But you can't do that unless you build a relationship with them. After all, clients would much rather deal with a good designer they like, than a great designer they don't like.

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Setting Your Hourly Design Rate – RD083

Setting Your Hourly Design Rate – RD083

What you should charge as your hourly design rate is an often debated topic amongst designers. Everybody seems to have their own opinion as to how to calculate what you should charge. I guess I'm no different because on this episode of the Resourceful Designer podcast I do just that. I give you my opinion of how you may want to choose your hourly design rate.

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Hi! I'm Mark Des Cotes

I'm a designer just like you. Let's see how we can do more designing and less of the other business stuff that takes up our precious time.
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