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The Bless Show

By Blesson Varghese
A show solely focused on helping creative solo entrepreneurs boost their business skills! Weekly episodes, interacting with experts around the world on their journey and learning from their experience as a business owner. Hosted by Blesson Varghese (@blesscreatics)
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02 | Freelancing being a student + Pitchproof W/ Ryan Hayward

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Turn your Ideas into Digital Products + The Logo Package Story | Michael Bruny
15% Off on The Logo Package Express for THE BLESS SHOW Listeners - https://bit.ly/logopackage15off Michael is the man behind the amazing Adobe Illustrator Extension- THE LOGO PACKAGE EXPRESS that automatically generates and exports logo packages with blazing speed. Michael dives deep into the process of building his Digital Product. He also talks about the mistakes made and the lessons learnt. Connect with Michael here: http://instagram.com/thelogopackage/ Logo Package Website: thelogopackage.com If you like the episode, don't forget to share it on your Social Media Profiles.  Connect with me: https://www.instagram.com/blesscreatics/
35:37
June 26, 2020
18 | Networking for Creatives | Ian Paget (Logo Geek)
Whether you like it or not, Networking is the backbone of your business. The success of your career depends a lot on your networking skills. In today's episode, Ian Paget from The Logo Geek dives deep about networking and its do's and don'ts. He shares on his 15 years of networking experience with designers and clients.  Connect with Ian here: https://linktr.ee/logogeek Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/blesscreatics
54:19
June 20, 2020
17 | How to build Passive Income stream for Designers | Jeremy Mura
Who doesn't want extra cash? 🤑 Haha. As cheesy as it sounds, it's true that we need that extra cash as designers. Client work isn't enough to get it going. The best way is to have multiple streams of income and PASSIVE INCOME is one of them.  In Today's episode, JEREMY MURA, a designer from Australia shares insights into setting a stable passive income platform. He hosts a number of Skillshare classes, products on Creative Market, and Affiliate marketing. He dives deep in on how you can start with Passive income being a full-time/freelance designer.  If you've found value, and if you'd like to see more such content, share the word on your social media and tag me @blesscreatics. Would really appreciate it if you could rate the show on Apple Podcast.  Connect with JEREMY: https://taplink.cc/thejeremymura Connect with me here: https://linktr.ee/blesscreatics
29:26
May 29, 2020
16 | Entrepreneurship Management | Anfisa Bogomolov
We all know how hard it is to manage time as an entrepreneur/freelancer. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the constant pressure of being productive and hustling. But it is equally important to prioritise and focus on things that matter. In today's episode, Anfisa shares some amazing tips on how to manage your business and personal life.  Connect with her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anfisign/ Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blesscreatics/
38:41
May 15, 2020
15 | Unmesh Dinda | How to teach design? + Advice for beginners
Unmesh Dinda is famously known as 'THE PHOTOSHOP GENIUS'. He is a designer, a teacher and He is the founder of Piximperfect, one of the most influential youtube channel with over 1.7+ million subs. He teaches all about Photoshop and lightroom. He has also been featured on Adobe Max and The Futur and on several other design platforms. . In this episode, we talk about how he started his teaching career and what is the right way to teach. Stick till the end of the episode as he shares immense value about design, teaching, and mindset. . Links mentioned in the episode: Everything is figureoutable book - https://amzn.to/3cXyexX Unmesh's website - https://www.piximperfect.com Unmesh's Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrvLMUITAImCHMOhX88PYQ?sub_confirmation=1 Unmesh's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/unmeshdinda/ . Best logo design course by SAGI HAVIV ($19 Only!!): https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/1049-logo-design-from-concept-to-presentation?atag=fd1b4f&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=blesscreatics_fd1b4f
32:15
April 29, 2020
14 | The world of Creative block W/ Miriam Isaac
We have Miriam Isaac with us today. She is a UI/UX designer, an entrepreneur and above all she's very kind, positive and fun person to be around. I got in touch with her via FRONTROW design conference and really liked her approach to creative lifestyle and today, on this episode, we are talking about CREATIVE BLOCK. A major roadblock in our creative careers. Listen to the full episode where we dive deep in to discover the world of Creative block and offer real world solutions to overcome them. You can find her on Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter // Connect with me: https://linktr.ee/blesscreatics
33:53
April 18, 2020
13 | Motion design W/ Dope motions (Nikhil Pawar)
Today we have Nikhil Pawar from India. He is a motion designer, a YouTuber and is also famously known as dope motions. He runs a YouTube channel called Dope motions which has more than 215k+ subs and He also owns the website, dopemotions.com, which is a resource platform which aims towards providing tutorials and tools mainly for motion graphics and VFX. Listen to the full episode to dive into his process. - Links mentioned in the episode: Nikhil's website - www.dopemotions.com By Grais Insta page - https://www.instagram.com/by.grais/
26:19
April 13, 2020
12 | Effective personal branding w/ Henry Kaminski (Brand Dr.)
Are you struggling with building your personal brand? Well, we have a brand doctor today who might have the fix for you. Oh yeah! We have HENRY KAMINSKI (a.k.a THE BRAND Dr.) on the show today and he speaks how he build his personal brand from scratch to a seven figure company. // Links to Henry's Social platforms: • Website : www.uniquedesignz.net • Instagram : http://instagram.com/thebranddr • YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/c/UniquedesignzNetHMKGroup • Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/HenryKaminskiJr // Connect with me on Instagram www.instagram.com/blesscreatics.
37:27
April 7, 2020
11 | Marketing for Designers | TOM ROSS (CEO, Design Cuts)
TOM ROSS is in the house everybody and it'd be a total fail if we don't talk about marketing when He's in the house. He is so good at what he does. The way he has been teaching the community about marketing is insane. And today he talks about "MARKETING FOR DESIGNERS". All tips and tactics niched down for DESIGNERS. Connect with TOM : https://linktr.ee/tomrossmedia . Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
49:27
March 17, 2020
10 | Social Media for Branding business | REAGAN FRANK
G'day everyone! It has to be a good day for us as we have REAGAN FRANK famously known as G'DAY FRANK a.k.a PINK GUY. He is from Australia and He is a brand designer. In this episode we talk about HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A BRANDING BUSINESS. Frank shares some great insights on how you can use Social media effectively and creatively for your business. Connect with Frank : https://www.gdayfrank.com/links Timestamps: 05:15 - Topic - Social media for your branding business 06:20 - Definition of a Brand designer 09:55 - How can you market yourself as a brand designer? 14:22 - Role of social media in your business 26:43 - How to use social media effectively for your business? 38:28 - Do's and Don'ts of Social media for your business. Follow the show on Instagram for more : https://www.instagram.com/theblessshow
54:39
March 3, 2020
09 | Brand strategy for beginners | MELINDA LIVSEY
We have the amazing MELINDA LIVSEY on the show today! She is a brand strategist and also a Co-Host at THE FUTUR. In today's episode, she talks about BRAND STRATEGY for beginners. Starting from the basics to resources for BRAND STRATEGISTS. . Resources mentioned in the episode : giveall.io How to launch a brand by Fabian Geyrhalter - https://amzn.to/39O7IWr Bigger than this by Fabian Geyrhalter - https://amzn.to/2u5GPhg Designing brand identity by Alina Wheeler - https://amzn.to/323pEtt This is marketing by Seth Godin - https://amzn.to/2SEsH8n . Links to Melinda's profiles :  Website - https://www.marksandmaker.com Prelance - https://pre-lance.com . Thank you for listening! Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics . Find me on Instagram - www.instagram.com/theblessshow
45:03
February 18, 2020
08 | Brand identity + Brand strategy W/ Jacob Cass (JUST CREATIVE)
Today we have Jacob Cass from JUST CREATIVE. He is a very well known figure in the design industry and in this episode he speaks about his experience on working with big brands like NIKE, COKE, NINTENDO, SAN FRANCISCO and also on how he is pivoting to a brand strategist. Links to His Social platforms: https://justcreative.com/linktree/ Connect with me on Instagram www.instagram.com/theblessshow Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
45:03
February 11, 2020
07 | Digital Minimalism - Introduction
Let's talk about DIGITAL MINIMALISM. This is a topic that I'm very passionate about. The biggest reason is the impact it makes in your productivity and even in your life. This episode is an introduction to DIGITAL MINIMALISM along with some practical healthy phone practices. Listen to the full episode to know more.  Buy the book 'DIGITAL MINIMALISM' - https://amzn.to/397dkL2  Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
25:09
February 4, 2020
06 | Michael Janda - Building strong client relationships
TBS#6 | Today we have the amazing MICHAEL JANDA with us. In this episode He talks about building strong client relationships. Learned so much from this short episode, you guys don't wanna miss this.  Links to His Social platforms: http://michaeljanda.com/links/ . Connect with me on Instagram www.instagram.com/blesscreatics. .  Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. .  Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
50:25
January 28, 2020
05 | 2020 Update : Season 2, Social Media Break and more
Welcome to the season 2 of THE BLESS SHOW. Super happy to be doing this again. In this episode I talk about my SOCIAL MEDIA BREAK, FORMAT FOR SEASON 2 & MY SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY for this year.  Listen till the end to know all about what you can expect from this show. Thanks for tuning in. See you next week! . Links mentioned : www.blesscreatics.com . Connect with me on Instagram [www.instagram.com/blesscreatics](http://www.instagram.com/blesscreatics) . Thank you for listening to this episode of The Bless Show! Take a screenshot or record a video of you listening to this podcast while you work/drive and share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @blesscreatics for a shoutout! . If you’ve freelance questions for the show, send an audio/voice memo of you introducing yourself and asking the question to ‘theblessshow@gmail.com’ . Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. . Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
11:41
January 20, 2020
04 | Building a better mindset W/ Joshua Singh
INFLUENCE. INSIGHT. INTIMACY. This is what today’s guest is focusing on and thriving for. We have Joshua Singh from Auckland, NZ. He’s a Pastor and an entrepreneur doing some amazing work all over His community. I’ve been blessed to know Him and more than that to have Him on the show. Every word He speaks is full of value. He digs into how he started out as an entrepreneur and how He ended up closing a half a million deal in a very short time. He shares more insight on freelancing, life & relationships. Be sure to check the full podcast as it’ll help you get better as a freelancer and as a human being. . “Joshua Singh, is a preacher & entrepreneur, and is best recognised as associate pastor at ICLC. He appears in Radio Rhema,& Shine TV and on weekly release of Wisdom Wednesday. Joshua Singh was born to Ps Alice & Moses Singh (Senior Pastor ICLC) in NZ, and went to Elim Christian college. He is pursuing Masters of Ministry thesis & research. Always believing in, to live a purposeful life, Joshua’s aspires to ‘change the world’ through the word of God. Being an effective communicator of God’s word, Joshua, has amassed a dedicated following of over 5000 on Instagram, Facebook & snapchat. He travels across the country & the globe, ministering & mentoring also attending conferences in Fiji, Canada, India, Chicago, California & Australia’. With the focal point to nurture the ‘youth’, he puts forth ‘ICLC youth podcast, blogs & free mentoring services’.” . Links to His Social platforms: • Website : Joshuasingh.com • Instagram : Instagram.com/Joshuasingh • YouTube : YouTube.com/joshuajsingh • Facebook : Facebook.com/joshuajsingh . Connect with me on Instagram www.instagram.com/blesscreatics.  . Thank you for listening to this episode of The Bless Show! Take a screenshot or record a video of you listening to this podcast while you work/drive and share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @blesscreatics for a shoutout! If you’ve freelance questions for the show, send an audio/voice memo of you introducing yourself and asking the question to ‘theblessshow@gmail.com’  . Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.  . Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
45:45
May 24, 2019
03 | Business of handmade art W/ Nishka Mehta (Art beat)
Wassup #BFam! Hope y’all are well. Here’s a new episode with NISHKA MEHTA - An artist from Bangalore, India. She focuses on hand made art. From murals, wall installations to 3d structures, wall decor, painting and much more. In this episode, she shares her journey as a freelance artist and how she ended up working for companies like One Plus, Britannia, Harley Davidson, Zomato and more. . ‘Founder of Art Beat and Paint Bar, self-taught artist, and marketing graduate from Christ University, Nishka Mehta has redefined the city’s interest in hand-made art at the age of 26. While she’s been drawing since she was nine years old, she took to the brush more seriously at 18. At 21, Nishka was running a full-fledged online marketplace promoting affordable, customised art.’ . Links to her Social platforms⤵️ • Website : https://artbeatpaintings.com/ • Instagram : https://instagram.com/artbeatpaintings • Paint Bar : https://instagram.com/paintbarblr . Connect with me on Instagram www.instagram.com/blesscreatics.  . Thank you for listening to this episode of The Bless Show! Take a screenshot or record a video of you listening to this podcast while you work/drive and share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @blesscreatics for a shoutout! If you’ve freelance questions for the show, send an audio/voice memo of you introducing yourself and asking the question to ‘theblessshow@gmail.com’  . Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.  . Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
30:15
May 9, 2019
02 | Freelancing being a student + Pitchproof W/ Ryan Hayward
I am joined today by Ryan, the CEO of PITCHPROOF (usepitchproof.com) - an online platform for logo designers to present their logo concepts in a very intuitive and effective way. In this episode, we talk about His Pitchproof journey and also the question of the day on how to start freelancing while you’re still a student. Ryan shares some amazing insights on how to start with the most effective way possible and how to continue your journey as a freelancer successfully. He also shares his vision with Pitchproof and how they’re taking it to a next level. Be sure to listen to the full episode for more insights.   Ryan Hayward is the CEO & Founder of Pitchproof; an online platform allowing designers to build interactive logo presentations. Ryan also works as a freelance graphic designer providing branding solutions for internet startups on a global scale. Ryan is a passionate digital designer, playing his part of influencing the future of design.  Links to his Social platforms:  usepitchproof.com instagram.com/usepitchproof ryanhayward.com.au instagram.com/theryanhayward Connect with me on Instagram www.instagram.com/blesscreatics.  Thank you for listening to this episode of The Bless Show! Take a screenshot or record a video of you listening to this podcast while you work/drive and share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @blesscreatics for a shoutout! If you’ve freelance questions for the show, send an audio/voice memo of you introducing yourself and asking the question to ‘theblessshow@gmail.com’  Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.   Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
32:45
April 22, 2019
01 | Know your worth W/ Connor Fowler (@cfowlerdesign)
S1 #2. Today we have Connor Fowler as a guest on the show. We talk about ‘KNOWING YOUR WORTH AS A CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNER’. Stick around till the end as we discuss various topics related to freelance business.   Connor is a logo and brand identity designer from the UK who focuses on finding engaging solutions for retail businesses. He was recently featured on The Futur's "Young Guns" video series, taking part in design challenges and being mentored by Chris Do. You can find out more about his work on Instagram where he showcases his design process or listen to his podcast "The Fowler Hour" for in-depth conversations with a variety of creative professionals. Links to his Social platforms: https://connorfowler.com https://instagram.com/cfowlerdesign https://twitter.com/cfowlerdesign Connect with me on Instagram www.instagram.com/blesscreatics.   Thank you for listening to this episode of The Bless Show! If you’ve freelance questions for the show, send an audio/voice memo of you introducing yourself and asking the question to ‘theblessshow@gmail.com’   Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Take a screenshot or record a video of you listening to this podcast while you work/drive and share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @blesscreatics for a shoutout!   Huge shoutout to this show’s sponsors! SKILLSHARE has been my favourite online learning hub since I started out. With thousands of classes on almost every topic makes it the best among all. Get 2 MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE and take your design skills to a next level. Sign up today at https://skl.sh/blesscreatics
41:25
April 16, 2019
0 | THE BLESS SHOW by Bless Creatics
Introductory episode of ‘THE BLESS SHOW’ - A podcast for freelancers to enhance their business skills. New Episodes coming out every week. Stay tuned on my Instagram www.instagram.com/blesscreatics for more updates.  Thank you for listening to this episode of The Bless Show! If you’ve freelance questions for the show, send an audio/voice memo of you introducing yourself and asking the question to ‘theblessshow@gmail.com’  Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified of every new episode. If you like the content, kindly rate and share your reviews for the show. Share the word on your Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Take a screenshot or record a video of you listening to this podcast while you work/drive and share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @blesscreatics for a shoutout!
11:02
April 7, 2019