The Angry Designer

Paul Rands 7-Step Logo Test for Graphic Designers

Jan. 31, 2023

A legend of the space with a Graphic Design career spanning over 60 years, Paul Rand's designs shaped some of the biggest and most memorable brand logos to date, including industry giants like IBM, ABC, UPS, ENRON, Westinghouse, and of course, the still to this day questionable NeXT 👀

The Most Effective Logo: Which Type of Logo Do Consumers Prefer?

Jan. 24, 2023

There are good logos, there are bad logos, and there are logos so terrible that they're amazing 😆

Productivity Powerhouse Tips for Graphic Designers - PART 2

Jan. 17, 2023

Are you ready for 15 more expert-recommended tips for Graphic Designers to increase their efficiency?

30 Tips to Skyrocket a Graphic Designers Efficiency

Jan. 10, 2023

The start of a new year is an awesome opportunity to look at how we can AMP UP our graphic design game over the next 12 months.

What the Future Graphic Designer will look like

Jan. 3, 2023

What does the future look like for graphic designers? 

How-to recharge your Graphic Design Inspiration - staying ahead of designer burnout

Dec. 27, 2022

That bizarre whiskey and chocolate fuelled period between Christmas and New Years can really throw a Graphic Designers creativity outta whack.

Gifts EVERY Graphic Designers should treat themselves to this Holiday Season

Dec. 20, 2022

Graphic designers - treat yourself this year to the perfect gift!
It's the most wonderful time of the year - especially when you get a Graphic Design related present that is uniquely you.

2023 Logo Design Trends...or Trash?

Dec. 13, 2022

If there are two words in graphic design that shouldn't go together in a sentence, it's 'logo' and 'trends'. Sure, there's a time and place in design for trends, but when it comes to a logo, you need that sh*t to stand the test of time.

Tips for choosing the right colors in Graphic Design

Dec. 6, 2022

Color is something a lot of graphic designers struggle with - including us.
But color is one of the most, if not THE most important design aspects for a brand!

Signs that You're Slipping as a Graphic Designer

Nov. 29, 2022

Are you slipping as a Graphic Designer? Picked up a bad habit or 2 that has turned you into a Bad Graphic Designer? It's a topic so broad, it deserved two episodes, and this one isn't one you want to miss!

Signs you're becoming a BAD Graphic Designer

Nov. 22, 2022

Whether you've been a Graphic Designer for 2 years or 20,  it's easy to get some bad habits. Getting a bit too comfortable, getting a little sloppy, cutting a corner here, there - then laziness kicks in and before we know it, we've turned into a sh*tty designer. 

Do real Graphic Designers use Canva?

Nov. 15, 2022

Digital design platforms like Canva and the NEW Adobe Express are becoming more and more popular, with a massive amount of ready-made designs available for the masses to tap into.

Michael Janda Part 2: Graphic Designer. Agency Owner. Now Influencer.

Nov. 8, 2022

Are you ready for More Graphic Design. More Inspiration. More Advice. More Janda! 

BIG 100th Episode: A Conversation with Michael Janda

Nov. 1, 2022

What does it take to go the distance as a Graphic Designer? Start an agency, sell an agency, and then become a Celebrity Graphic designer? We go deep with Michael Janda, talking about life, business, design, comic books and everything in between, while we also celebrate our 100th episode! 🙌

Horrible bosses - how Graphic Designers can cope & survive

Oct. 24, 2022

How do I deal with a sh*tty creative boss? It's something we get asked about A LOT.

The Designer vs Developer Relationship - How to Learn to Get Along

Oct. 18, 2022

Mac vs PC. Left Brain vs Right Brain. Logical vs Creative. There are so many stereo types (dare we say myths) to describe the relationship between Designers & Developers.  

The KEY to a successful Graphic Design Career! (It's not what you think)

Oct. 11, 2022

What separates good graphic designers from GREAT designers? What makes a successful graphic design career or a successful agency? 

There's Riches in Niches: why Graphic Designers Should Specialize

Oct. 4, 2022

Should Graphic Designers be Generalists or should they be Specialists?

How-to make your Graphic Design business look BIGGER than it is

Sep. 27, 2022

Starting out in Graphic Design can be tough. Everyone wants bigger, better customers -but bigger, better customers want to deal with bigger, better businesses!

Brand Mascots: Grrrrrreat for business or just silly cartoons?

Sep. 20, 2022

You know them to recognize them - but Brand Mascots aren't right for your clients. Or are they?

Aaron Draplin Gets Real Part 2 - A human conversation with a legendary Graphic Designer

Sep. 13, 2022

Join The Angry Designers as they discuss even more ANGRY topics with the King Graphic Design Underdog himself My Aaron Draplin. 

When Sh#t Gets Real: A Conversation with Aaron Draplin

Sep. 5, 2022

While we're not your typical "interview" podcast, Aaron Draplin is not your typical 'celebrity' graphic designer - which is why we felt there was no one else better suited to be our first guest.
In this episode, we go deep - past the typical interview or industry questions and learn about what makes Aaron Tic, what keeps him up at night, and what the future holds. From personal to professional and everything in between, we learn about the man behind the larger-than-life legend. 

Perfection in Graphic Design: The Death of Creativity

Aug. 30, 2022

As a Graphic Designer, being a perfectionist is good, right? Spending countless hours on details no one would notice, obsessing over just the right amount of whitespace, waking up in the middle of the night questioning your decisions, second guessing your final product even AFTER sending your concepts to your client. This is good, right?

15 Lessons Learned from BAD Graphic Design customers

Aug. 23, 2022

It's inevitable - ALL Graphic Designers will experience a crappy client (or 10). Even after 25 years of owning and operating a creative agency, they STILL come around! Luckily, we've gotten pretty damn good at spotting them, and protecting ourselves.