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You Gain Clarity Through Articulation

Do you ever have trouble articulating your thoughts? In this video, Chris talks about the habit that has helped him to define the who's, why's, what's, and how's that people constantly ask about.

You are not a FREELANCER! Stop acting like one.

How you describe yourself can have an effect on your beliefs.

Working on a Design Team – Building A Brand, Ep. 3

How do you translate strategy into visuals?

Why You Must Raise Your Price (Clubhouse WWPM XI w/ Blair Enns)

What you do doesn't matter to the market if you can't command a price premium. Some tough talk from Blair Enns during our marathon 12 days of The Win Without Pitching Manifesto on Clubhouse.

Why Some Designers are More Valuable than Others

Do you know your value?

Why Redesign the Dropbox Logo? Design Master Brian Collins Explains

The perils and perks of updating iconic brands.

Why I Don’t Have a Business Partner Anymore

What are the pros and cons of having a business partner?

When To Send A Proposal?

When should you send a prospect a proposal? Is there an ideal time to send a proposal? When is it appropriate and when isn’t it? Ben Burns walks you through the ins and outs of proposals.

When To Discuss Budget With Clients? Win Without Pitching Clubhouse Recording 9/12

Bring up money early. Clubhouse recording Day 09/12 w/ Win Without Pitching Manifesto author Blair Enns. This call, we focus on the proclamation "We Will Address Issues Of Money Early”. Resist over investing in the buying cycle only to find out that the clients can't afford to pay us what we are worth.

When a Client Says "Your Price Is Too High"

How do you respond to clients when they say "your price is too high”?

What You Believe Becomes Reality

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

What To Do When Clients Ruin Your Work After Delivery

Lola ran into a problem where the clients ruined the work after she delivered it. How should she respond? Find out on this Clubhouse call.

What Not To Do With A Design Layout

When creating a poster, have you ever considered what not to do with a design layout?

What Makes a Logo Great and Iconic? With Sagi Haviv

What’s the difference between a good logo and a bad one?

What is UX Design? Defining & Explaining the Process

If you design for the web, you know how important it is to design for the user’s experience.

What is the Difference Between Branding & Marketing? What’s More Important?

Can one survive without the other?

What is Branding? A deep dive with Marty Neumeier

"Your brand isn’t what you say it is. It’s what they say it is.”

What is Branding? 4 Minute Crash Course

Let’s set the record straight.

What Do Companies Look For in a Design Portfolio?

Whether you’re fresh out of design school or building up your business, it helps to know what companies look for in a design portfolio.

Visual Trends 2019

Get ready to predict visual trends to connect with your audience.

UX Design 2 - How To Design a Website: User Stories

Step inside your user’s mind to design an intuitive user experience.

UX Design - How to Design a Website: Site Audit

How do you define the user experience based on a site audit?

Typography Design & Art Direction pt. 1

What makes for good type, layout and design? How can you art direct a designer when it comes to typography. Are there any examples or tutorials on critiquing typography for something with a lot of type?

Top Adobe Illustrator Tools You Should Know

If you’re in graphic design, chances are pretty high that you’re using Adobe Illustrator on a regular basis.

Tips On How To Price Your Design Work And Make A Profit

How are you supposed to bid? How much should you charge? How much should you add for profit?

Three Tips To Tell Better Stories (Story Formula)

How to tell better stories.

The Worst Things That Clients Have Said To Me

What are some of the harshest things clients have ever said to you?

The More It Costs The Higher The Perceived Value: WWPM Clubhouse Recording 11/12

Should you charge more? If something is more expensive, what assumptions do you make about the quality? Clubhouse recording Day 11/12 w/ Win Without Pitching Manifesto author Blair Enns.

The Best Logos Ever Designed Are Simple

What makes a logo good?

The Best Logos Ever Designed Are Not What You Think

Make your logo simpler, more legible and timeless vs. trying to be clever.

The 3 Rules of Good Logo Design

What makes a logo great? What are the rules and design principles behind logo design?

Success Mindset: What You Need to do to Be Successful in Design

Train your brain to have a success mindset.

Specialize or Generalize

Do you want to be a Generalist or a Specialist? Not since the days of debating the Chicken and Egg have people struggled with what steps to take first in order to develop a successful career. In this clip, Chris settles once and for all whether you should have a well rounded set of skills or a small highly specialized focus in a specific area. And his answer might surprise you.

Simple Tips to IMPROVE your Design

Want some quick tips to instantly improve your graphic design skills? Here are a few simple tips and tricks for posters, logos, and style frames.

Should You Hire Others?

Why should you buy back your time? Times are tight, can you afford to hire people to do the work given the uncertain economic climate? Isn’t it better to earn and save money now as rainy day strategy? What’s the real opportunity cost of keep your hands in the work?

Should You Go To Design School: Doing The Math on Education

Discussing the state of design education.

Seth Godin—Make Something Everyday

Seth Godin needs no introduction.

Set Small Goals In Order To Get Big Results

Most people make the mistake of setting big short term goals and small long term goals. Develop the mindset of setting small goals for the short term. Hit them and keep setting new goals. "The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step." — Lao Tzu

Selling Strategy From Design Work

How do you sell strategy to clients that are coming to you for design work? How do you move away from selling what you make to how you think? How do find a problem worth solving? What're the things you need to know to solve a problem?

Reinventing Yourself: Obstacles As Opportunities

How come some people are stuck and other are quick to change? How does someone get over obstacles? How do you bring all of your interests together to use as an advantage? How do you pivot? In this ta

Productivity Tips to GET MORE DONE

Procrastination happens. Here’s what we can do about it.

Pricing Design Work & Creativity

See how much money you are potentially leaving on the table by not pricing the client.

Pricing Creativity w/ Blair Enns Livestream

Win Without Pitching Manifesto author Blair Enns joins us live to discuss pricing creativity.

Planning a personal website: Does my portfolio matter?

In this first episode of Built By Hand, Ben's mission is to figure out the purpose of his website and come up with a plan of attack. Does his work even matter anymore? How do you decide what content belongs here and what content belongs on The Futur's website? What tactics can you use to make the process of planning your personal portfolio website easier?

Pitch This! How to Present Design Work to Clients like a Pro!

If your work is good, shouldn’t it speak for itself?

Passive Income for Designers with Dustin Lee

How do you start generating passive income as a designer?

Overcome Fears, Insecurity, Feeling Overwhelmed & Start Posting on Social Media

Posting on social media doesn’t need to be stressful.

Never Discount to Get Sales—The Right Way to Trigger Sales

How exactly does discounting products and services work?

My (First) Design Portfolio

Should you be a generalist or specialist if you want to get work?

Making the Perfect Beer Commercial – Building A Brand, Ep 10

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brand video creation process.

Make A Case Study That Gets Client Work

In this edited video from Ben Burns' webinar on how to show your work to get work, he teaches how to tell the story of your work to show effort and impact.

Logo Design Process with a Client - Building a Brand, Ep 6

What does the logo design process with a client look like?

Live Design Critique with Chris Do | Brand Identity, Motion Graphics, Print Design

Chris critiques design work from designers’ submissions.

Linkedin Story Posts Structure, Tips, & Advice To Get More Views & Engagement

How to start using LinkedIn to get leads? How to drive engagement on LinkedIn? What is the best practice you can use to make your post and your profile stand out?

Learn Typography Through This Poster Design Critique

Want to improve your poster design and layouts?

Instagram Content Strategy - How to Determine What to Post

How do you know what to post to grow your Instagram profile?

Identity Design: Branding

What's the difference between identity design and branding?

I Wish I Knew This When I Started: Logo Design Pt. 2

Are you still charging too little for your design work?

I Wish I Knew This When I Started: Logo Design

Why do some designers feel guilty about charging for creative services?

How You Can Learn Design Without School

Believe it or not, you can learn design without a formal design education.

How Unmesh Dinda Got 1.5 Million Subscribers On YouTube

You never know where your boredom can take you.

How To: Tell A Great Story—5 Storytelling Tips

How do you tell a great story?

How to Write Content for the Web

How do you find the right words for your website?

How To Write Better Instagram Content To Get Engagement

How do you build a larger, more engaged audience? Maybe you post regularly, but you're not getting the kind of interaction you want? In this short video, Chris shares the simple method that he uses to create better, more engaging social media posts that keep the conversation going.

How To Use Color: The Basics

What is color theory? Why do your colors look awful? How do you use color? And why is it so difficult?

How To Tell Stories That Wins Hearts & Minds – Tell Your Story Part 2

Are you struggling with how to tell your story? Do you want your story to be read by others? What is the right way to tell your story? Do you want your story to be more engaging?

How to Talk About Price or Budget Using Price Bracketing

Say a price before you show the price.

How To Talk About $$$ With Clients (Day 12 WWPM)

Those who don't talk about money, don't make it.

How to Start & Run a Design Business

How do you start and run a design business with as few bumps as possible?

How to Run a Profitable Business & Make Money

What do clients really mean when they ask “how much does this cost?”

How To Run A Creative Business Express

A designer's guide on how to run a profitable business.

How To Run A Creative Business

Join new co-host Melinda Livsey as Chris coaches her on how to run her creative business to achieve focus, raise her rates and delegate work to others.

How to Respond When Clients Say You’re Too Expensive

When clients say you’re too expensive, how do you respond to get the job?

How to Respond to the 3 Most Common Client Objections in Sales

Throughout the sales cycle, there are 3 common objections you’ll regularly hear.

How to Respond To Price Buyers or Low Budget Clients

How do you respond to low budget clients?

How To Reframe and Silence Your Critical Inner Voice

Have you ever felt like you could be doing more in your career? Where is that voice coming from?

How To Present Logo Designs and Identity Projects to Clients

Do your clients tend to change their minds after you show your logo designs?

How to Position Yourself as an Expert If You Have No Experience

How do you show you’re an expert on something, even with no experience?

How to Position a Brand

Position your brand to maximize the value of your business.

How to Not Suck at Color

How do great artists and designers pick colors for their work? How do you pair colors together? Why do my colors look so bad? In this video, creative director and illustrator Greg Gunn will share 5 important color theory tips that you can apply to your graphic design and digital art.

How to Negotiate a Lowball Offer

How can you tell if the client can really afford you?

How to Narrow Down Your Design Ideas – Building A Brand, Ep. 4

When you’re exploring a variety of possible design directions, how do you narrow down your ideas?

How To Manage Your Time and Get More Done

Do you wish you had more time in the day to get more done?

How to Make Passive Income With Animation w/Apostolos Roussas

In this livestream we have animator entrepreneur, Apostolos Roussas. Apostolos will share the business side of animation, how it can help your business, communication with animation, and the results of using animation for marketing and social media.

How To Make Dynamic Compositions

Here’s how to make your motion design frames more dimensional and impactful.

How to Launch a Creative Business from Zero

Are you ready to launch a creative business?

How to Improve Your Layout and Typography Critique

If you want to improve your graphic design skills, start with typography.

How To Guarantee Results When Clients Ask

What's a fair rate to charge based on a big ambitious goal? How much money should you spend to accomplish the results? If clients ask, how can you guarantee results? This episode, we revisit our most popular video where Chris discusses how to price projects with guarantees.

How to Get Design Clients

What can you do to get more design clients?

How to Get 10k Followers on Instagram Per Week

What if you could gain 10,000 followers on Instagram per week?

How To Find And Do Work That You Love (Ikigai)

Is it possible to do work that you love and make money?

How To Discount And Make Money

Chris demonstrates how to respond when a client asks you to discount.

How To Design Brand Identity Stylescapes™

What is a Stylescape™ and how can you apply it your web or identity design?

How to Design a Website From Wireframes

How do you go from wireframes to the final visual design?

How To Create Margins For Your Designs

In this video, Viktor shares three methods on how you can create margins. Viktor Baltus is a type designer and illustrator with over 20 years of experience working with Adobe Illustrator and founder of an award-winning package design studio.

How To Cope w/Covid-19 Pandemic Fear and Anxiety

What do we do to cope with our fear surrounding the Corona Virus (Covid-19)? In this episode Wesley Anne Little informs us how we can handle our emotions better during this time.

How To Charge More For Logo Design

What do you need to do to charge $10k for a logo design?

How To Charge For Design—Value Based Pricing

Are you confused about how to price creative services?

How to Charge 100x More for Logo Design

If you’re still charging $25, $50, or $100 for your logo designs, watch this video.

How to Build BEAUTIFUL Websites in HOURS

Ran Segall shares how he earns $300k per year working 30 hours a week.