The Angry Designer

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. 

LOGOS - Why do they all look the same lately?

Aug. 16, 2022

Logos tend to be a soft spot for Graphic Designers. But have you noticed that ALOT of the big brand logos all seem to be looking the same lately?

Are Graphic Design Awards Good or Evil?

Aug. 9, 2022

How often have you looked at award winning design work and wondered "How the heck did that win?"  Love them or hate them, awards are a part of the Graphic Design industry...but should they be?  

Graphic Design Degree - do you need it to succeed?

Aug. 2, 2022

Do you need a graphic design degree to be considered a REAL graphic designer? 

6 Logo Design Principles every Graphic Designer should follow

Jul. 26, 2022

Graphic Designers love logo design projects. Some are great, but oh-so-many are just...visual pollution. And it's not surprising considering all-to-often designers jam in as many possible effects to create a logo version of the Nyan Cat.

Aaron Draplin: Field Note Tips for Graphic Designers

Jul. 19, 2022

Every now and again, an awesome graphic designer comes along and shakes things up in the industry. Aaron @draplin is one of those dudes. Join us as we discuss his top tips for graphic designers.

Networking Tips for Graphic Designers

Jul. 12, 2022

For a Graphic Designer, networking is SO important for building your future - but also strikes fear into the hearts of Graphic Designers.

Don't Kill Your Graphic Design Career - how NOT to end up like Tesla & Blackberry

Jul. 5, 2022

Too many Graphic Designers reach the top of their Career, only to fall HARD when they begin to neglect all the things that made them great to begin with.

Graphic Design Associations: Help or Hype?

Jun. 28, 2022

Graphic design associations - are they helpful, or just full of hype? Do we REALLY need them in the graphic design world?

25 ways to annoy a Graphic Designer

Jun. 21, 2022

Taking a light approach to a heavy topic The Angry Designers countdown 25 ways to annoy a graphic designer.

Should a Graphic Designer learn to code websites?

Jun. 14, 2022

Graphic Designers NEED to be able to expand their skills to keep up with digital elements of the game. For many of us - that now includes websites. But does that mean we need to know how to code websites, or simply just understand the basic principles of coding?

The RISE of AI - A scary future for todays Graphic Designer

Jun. 7, 2022

Can AI artificial intelligence really take the place of a graphic designer?

Michael Bierut's top 10 tips for Graphic Designers

May. 31, 2022

Taking you through 10 of Michael Beirut's best pieces of advice for graphic designers

Our biggest PRICING mistakes - how-to increase your billings for Graphic Design

May. 24, 2022

The Angry Designers discuss some of the biggest pricing mistakes they've made quoting projects - and offer practical advice to increase your billings

Graphic Design Pricing: How to be a Profitable Designer

May. 17, 2022

Money - the thing we all love to have, but HATE to talk about.

SH#T you should NEVER say to a Graphic Designer

May. 10, 2022

Making light of some of the most commonly heard things graphic designers hate to hear, the guys laugh and rant about their most memorable and favourite.

Graphic designers guide to Dynamic Logos

May. 3, 2022

Some brands believe modifying the logo is taboo and would damage the brand. These days, that simply isn't always true.

Psychology of fonts: Why we choose the fonts we do!

Apr. 26, 2022

Have you ever really thought about WHY we use the fonts we do? Why certain font choices and styles can impact our audiences so dramatically, the composition, the mood?

Interview tips for Graphic Designers: PART 2

Apr. 19, 2022

From disastrous Graphic Designer interview experiences, to what agencies are looking for in interviewees, we had SO much to rant about when it comes to this topic, we had to make 2 episodes out of it!