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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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Convincing Clients Why You're Better Than Discount Designers – RD177

Convincing Clients Why You're Better Than Discount Designers – RD177

Let me start by saying that I've never lost a client to discount designers. I've had clients question my higher prices, but in the end, they ended up hiring me. I know that many designers have difficulty justifying their costs to their clients so I thought I would share what I do when a client asks “Why should I hire you when I can get that designed cheaper elsewhere?” 

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Stop Competing On Prices – RD176

Stop Competing On Prices – RD176

I was talking to a fellow designer recently who is concerned about competing on prices. He asked me what I do if a client says they can pay less for a logo at Fiverr, Upwork, 99 Designs, or any other discount design platforms.

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Targeting a Niche: School Branding with Craig Burton – RD174

Targeting a Niche: School Branding with Craig Burton – RD174

In today's episode of the Resourceful Designer podcast, I'm talking to Craig Burton, owner of School Branding Matters, a New Zealand based branding agency that specialises in helping schools craft compelling visual brands. Craig found his niche and has spent the past ten years building his company and inspiring journeys in school branding.

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Dealing With Impostor Syndrome – RD172

Dealing With Impostor Syndrome – RD172

Impostor Syndrome is a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in the face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt and feelings of intellectual fraudulence.

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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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