The Design 5 Podcast

The Design 5 Podcast

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By Jesse Showalter
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The Design Five podcast is a show dedicated to bringing you "about" five minutes of design thinking each week. Hosted by Jesse Showalter, each episode is designed to give you a pulse on the creative industry while offering perspective on the creative process.
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The Design Five podcast is a show dedicated to bringing you "about" five minutes of design thinking each week. Hosted by Jesse Showalter, each episode is designed to give you a pulse on the creative industry while offering perspective on the creative process.
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Ep.18 - Keeping it Fresh
In this episode we chat about updating portfolios, answer a question about applying for a UX job and discuss Dropbox's mew Desktop App. https://lifehacker.com/how-to-access-dropboxs-new-redesigned-desktop-app-now-1835426603 http://jesseshowalter.com/portfolio-reviews
05:47
June 13, 2019
17 - Creative Interviews
Getting ready to apply for full-time design positions? These are my top 5 tips and a few practical lessons on how to prepare for your interview so you get the job.   In this episode I cover: The importance of confidence as a designer What to put in your portfolio Questions you will be asked in interviews What to study before you go in Character traits that are hirable and more...   LIKE FREE STUFF? ////////////  If you're interested in my thoughts and experience  on portfolio's download my free ebook called  "Make Your Portfolio Count"  --  http://eepurl.com/djC53b   A Design Portfolio is the backbone of a creative as it shows what you’re capable of.  It’s a showcase of your blood, sweat, talents, and triumphs. It’s your brand, be proud of it. I truly believe that being a designer is less about some pumped up CV or Resume and all about what you can do.  If you are interested in submitting your portfolio for review to be a part of this series click here http://jesseshowalter.com/portfolio-r...
05:41
December 28, 2018
Ep. 16 - Deposits
A lot of new designers make the rookie mistake of being too timid to ask their clients for a deposit. Maybe it's fear, lack of confidence, or simple ignorance, not getting that deposit up front can really end up biting you in the butt.. 1. Deposits minimize the chance of non-payment. 2. Deposits keep your client invested throughout the process. 3. Deposits help cover the cost of subcontracted help. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Details Payment Schedule * 50% upfront * 25% when milestone is hit * final 25% when deliverables are ready to send off Payment Methods * Bank transfers are best not always feasible * Check but you must wait till it Clears * invoicing software - be willing to take the fees * PayPal if you must but not unless you must Don’t apologize, Assert yourself I have found that the best way is to not even ask at all. Whenever I have an initial consultation with a new client, I simply tell them what the next steps are if they would like to proceed: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ////////// Sign up for my Monthly Newsletter http://jesseshowalter.com/newsletter
06:39
November 29, 2018
Ep. 15 - Launching Websites
Launching websites for clients is not an easy process. There’s so much to think about and do. Content, forms, code, responsive design, connected accounts, etc... in this video I share my top 5 checklist items to make sure you launch sites successfully and that your clients love the experience. My Top Five website launch list items: 1. Content 2. Forms and Maps 3. Responsive web design 4. Performance 5. Details
04:38
October 1, 2018
Ep. 14 - Word of Mouth Clients
Today we're talking about one of the most important aspects of doing client work as a designer or freelancer... Word of Mouth Clients. Everybody always wants more clients, and there are a lot of places out there and techniques for attaining new clients, but none of them are as effective and ripe for the picking as referral/word of mouth. When you read a blog, listen to a podcast or watch a video and a designer is talking about their work experience you will hear them say 90% of the time that they get all their business from word of mouth... HOW!!! It's true it is the number one way to get clients, so here are a few tips for getting those referrals. 1. Do amazing work and help the client have an amazing experience with you. 2. Make the ask... like actually verbally ask them 3. Follow up with the lead and with your original client http://jesseshowalter.com/newsletter
05:52
August 31, 2018
Ep. 13 - Print 2 Digital | How to make the switch
Moving from Print Design to Digital Design (I.E. Web Design, App Design, etc…) is fun and exciting but not without it’s differences and discouragement. In this video I talk about making the move and what you can expect. Print Design has a long and well-respected history, nobody is discrediting the importance of print, but there is a new and exciting medium to design for that revolves around the digital space. Websites, Apps and Interfaces are all a challenging and rewarding way to flex your problem-solving design muscles.I made the move quickly into my career and found some interesting differences and learning curves along the way. This podcast is for the Print Designer or up and coming Designer who is interested in the opportunities that designing for digital offers you. If you ask questions like “What’s the biggest difference between the two?” or “What do I really need to know to make the move?” then I hope this podcast will be a help to you.
06:41
August 10, 2018
Ep. 12 - UX Design, Code and the Tech Industry with The Coding Blonde
Today I get to talk with Masha A.K.A. the Coding Blonde. She is a blogger, YouTuber, Techie and an all-around awesome person who is on a really cool journey to learn to code. We do a Q&A and get to talk about code, workflow, boot camps and colleges. Masha's brings a ton of value so please listen to all her amazing answers. Find out more about Masha and The Coding Blonde at https://codingblonde.com/ https://twitter.com/CodingBlonde https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjdRbKZ494DfZ4zeX19rICw Please let me know if you have any ideas/comments! ✨👩‍💻
28:39
June 16, 2018
Ep. 11 - Moonlighting as a Designer | 5 Tips for a Successful Side Hustle
In this episode, I talk about moonlighting for designers. Moonlighting is all about working on the side of your main job. It's a great way to make some extra cash, create fun portfolio pieces and gather more experience. Call it a side hustle, call it freelancing in your spare time, just don't quit your day job! There are 5 main things to keep in mind while you are moonlighting. 1. Don't moonlight on company time 2. Check your companies policy on side work 3. Choose your projects wisely 4. Don't post about what you working on until its all done 5. Don't take on more than you can handle I am not a person to recommend working 18 hour days. I don't think you should work yourself into an early grave. There are more important things in your life than money, But sometimes you gotta jam out a few extra projects and if you follow these tips you'll be better off. Know when to say yes and when to say no and enjoy yourself.
05:38
June 15, 2018
Ep. 10 - Soft Skills with JOEL BKLMN
ATTENTION: This podcast breaks my 5-minute rule of the show (like I ever stay on time anyway) but its totally worth it, so much value here 👍🏼 Here's the amazing audio from an interview I did with the amazing Joel Beukelman. He's a designer at Google, previously worked at large companies like Netlfix, Husband, and father of 3 as well as an all around amazing human being. We get the chance to discuss soft skills and character traits you need to thrive as a professional creative. Click here if you would like t watch the full video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGoUlQ-DcyM&lc=Ugzjzoiuo58BZH87ZbR4AaABAg Click here if you would like to see more about Joel http://www.bkl.mn/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmFs_X-O2fmq7Is1zMlxF1w https://anchor.fm/bklmnbanter
16:43
June 4, 2018
Ep. 09 - Format Change, Collaboration, & Portfolios for Developers
I'm changing the podcast a little bit, and here's why: - I never make it in 5 minutes - I'm cramming too much into each episode - it's too similar to my youtube channel - I want it to be more conversational and casual - I want to prep less I'm doing my first collaboration on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/jesseshowalter with Joel Beukelman https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmFs_X-O2fmq7Is1zMlxF1w We talk about soft skills for designers and get to share our similar and different perspectives on life. Really fun conversation, can't wait for it to come out. I answer questions about portfolios for developers and talk a little what a cool world we live in now that things aren't so linear anymore. App and tools are being used for things they were not designed for and IT"S OK!!!
07:13
May 17, 2018
Ep. 08 - Contract, Clients & a Horror Story
Today’s episode is about clients contracts and a little bit of a horror story that we can all laugh at. Contract Killer - https://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/projects/contract-killer AND CO. - https://app.and.co/ Prospero - https://www.goprospero.com/ Follow me on twitter to suggest topics or chime in on the discussion.
09:23
April 18, 2018
Ep. 07 - Positioning, New Tech, and Balancing Career & Family
Phillip Morgan talks about positioning yourself as a creative so we talk about him talking about it. I discuss extensions for chrome and design version control and how to balance career and family.
07:40
March 2, 2018
Ep. 06 - Mentorships, Learning Styles and a Book
What are the elements of a good mentorship? I cover the 5 things you should be looking for in a creative or any type of mentorship relationship. I also cover the 7 learning styles and recommend a book.
06:00
February 23, 2018
Ep. 05 - Addicted to Software... Just me?
Adobe, Affinity, Sketch, Prototyping tool explosion and video editing software talk. Also I confess that I am addicted to learning new software... Is this a safe place?
13:30
February 22, 2018
Ep. 04 - Design Programs and Design Community
Design Programs and Design Community... both important, both pointless without the other.
06:11
February 22, 2018
Ep. 03 - CSS Grid 🔥🔥🔥
CSS Grid is changing the layout game. We're gonna talk about where to learn it, why you should use it, and more.
03:39
February 22, 2018
Ep. 02 - Tech for Creatives, WWDC & Free Stuff
Tech for Creatives, WWDC & Free Stuff
05:02
February 22, 2018
Ep. 01 - Design that changes the world
Some upcoming conferences, design that challenges society and more.
03:19
February 22, 2018
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