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.
Subscribe to Resourceful Designer – a graphic design podcast
Follow & Subscribe to Resourceful Designer
When it comes to your business, everything you do and everything you don’t do tells your clients how they should feel about you and your business. Being a great designer isn’t enough to garner client loyalty. There are plenty of great designers out there. So why should someone choose you over any of them?read more
At one point or another, every designer wonders what it would be like to become a freelance designer. But freelancing isn't for everyone. Here are 5 things you should consider before you quit your 9-5 job to become a freelancer.read more
It requires many hats to run a successful home-based design business. One of those hats is a salesperson. As every good salesperson knows, one of the most important parts of the sales process is the follow-up. Master the follow-up and your business has a better chance of success.read more
Building a successful design business isn’t easy. It takes skill, it takes time and it takes effort, a lot of effort. Think of your design business’s success as a journey. One where you strive every day to make progress towards that next level of success.read more
Isolation is one of the major concerns when running a home-based design business. Spending day after day, week after week having minimal contact with other people can take its toll on some people. That's why working from home is not for everyone.read more
A big mistake people make on To-Do lists is mixing projects with tasks. A To-Do list should only contain tasks, items that require only one thing to complete them. Projects should be on a completely separate list. By separating the tasks from the projects, you make it much easier on yourself.read more
It's a given, you want your design business to succeed. In order to accomplish that, you need to find opportunities to grow. Some of those opportunities take time and money and are well worth the effort. But some opportunities to grow are so small and simple that they are often overlooked. On this episode of the podcast, I share five such opportunities you can implement today to help grow your design business.read more
As a designer, you know how much work goes into acquiring new design clients. However, you also need to put some effort into retaining your existing design clients or they may be taken away from you. Here are some tips to help you.read more
There’s a lot more to running a successful design business than just being a good designer. In fact, being a good designer may be the least important thing for your design business.read more
To celebrate this 100 episodes milestone, I want to do something a bit different and share with you what being a graphic designer means to me. Please listen to the episode to get the full story.read more