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How podcasting increased my book design business

How podcasting increased my book design business

I don’t make any money from my podcast. I have had the occasional listener send me a tip by PayPal, or they buy one of my books online, but I really don’t make any money doing it. And that’s the way it was supposed to be. When people ask why I put the time and effort...
Do you need a degree to be a graphic designer?

Do you need a degree to be a graphic designer?

I see this question pop up from time to time on social media, and I thought I would weigh in on the question. TLDR: No, you don’t need a degree. But… There are a lot of jobs that require a degree of some kind, maybe even an advanced degree. A physician is the most...
Career advice from a graphic designer

Career advice from a graphic designer

A fraternity brother reached out, asking me to send his niece some advice. She had recently graduated college and was embarking on a career as a graphic designer. My first thought was that I should have talked to her four years ago to talk her out of her career...
Video Conferencing Personas – Your Zoom Group

Video Conferencing Personas – Your Zoom Group

Video conferencing can be exhausting, but so can in-person meetings. Overall, the use of video conferencing has been pretty successful in my experience. I was on a monthly Zoom call yesterday when it was pointed out that attendance was up from our in-person meetings....
The work from home coronavirus survival plan

The work from home coronavirus survival plan

In response to the Coronavirus, companies have been considering sending employees home to combat the spread of the virus if it happens to come to their city. Great idea! If you aren’t working next to someone, there is less of a chance you will be infected, and...
How To Maintain  Your Website

How To Maintain Your Website

When your brand new website goes live, it’s easy to move on to other projects and not think much about it until the information gets old or you are ready to give it a refresh. Even if you are actively posting stories and updating content, it’s easy to ignore the rest....