The Angry Designer

The Process of Design: how to elevate your Creativity, Quality & Rates!

May. 11, 2021

The secret to a successful career in design, being more valuable to customers and charging more for your work, has nothing to do with how talented you are as an artist. It has to do with the processes you implement!

Dope or Nope: Will Snapples snappy new logo help them win the drink wars?

May. 4, 2021

Join The Angry Designers as they wage war on Snapples new logo!

Learn how to say NO the right way and still be a hero for it! No leads to success.

Apr. 27, 2021

Learn how to say NO the right way and still be a hero for it!

Old is a state of mind - how to battle ageism in design

Apr. 20, 2021

In this episode, The Angry Designers will dispel myths about old designers, & leave you tips on how to navigate your career, how to always be of value and never grow old.

The B-WORD: How to recognize & prevent burn out as a designer

Apr. 13, 2021

Burnout is a scary word no one likes to talk about - but talking about it is key to surviving it. This sobering episode of The Angry Designer speaks to past stories, experiences, & tragedies of burnout.

Logo Review: Is the new Burger King logo review Dope or Nope - All Hail the King!

Apr. 6, 2021

Dope or Nope? An objective review of the NEW Burger King logo and brand. With a few stories, rants, and laughs, this Whopper of an episode will leave you hungry for more!

Adobe WTF? Built for designers but not BY designers

Mar. 30, 2021

Could Adobe be anymore out of touch with designers? While it's built FOR designers, it's definitely not built BY designers.

The Secret to making people buy your product - the power of Value!

Mar. 23, 2021

Apple wasn't the first to invent the smart phone, the MP3 player, the smartwatch - yet the continuously dominate what ever market they enter!

What the Font!?! Designers against designers abusing trendy fonts.

Mar. 16, 2021

Has Comic Sans been replaced? What the Font" explores why designers often use Trendy fonts, the top 7 worst fonts of our time, how to use trending fonts, how to choose the right font for a design, and so much more.

Logo Review - The New Kia logo - 5,000 years in the making

Mar. 9, 2021

The Kia brand was once known as a budget friendly car. In recent years however, Kia's cars have become technological marvels offering more value with more innovation than vehicles twice its' price tag. Has the product outgrown the brand?

Things NEVER to say to a graphic designer

Mar. 1, 2021

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. Rants, stories, laughs, and sharing the most powerful way for graphic designers to stop getting taken advantage of is only a download away.

Why hire a Graphic Designer - there's now an App for that!

Feb. 16, 2021

Why hire a designer - there's an app for that! The gents have a go at the misconception that AI logo generating software can replace a designers role and that it takes much more than owning software to make you a graphic designer.

Logo Review - The New GM logo - what were they thinking?

Feb. 4, 2021

Is it Dope or Nope? In this first Logo review, the guys rant on the new General Motors logo. Discussing the history of the company, the new direction for the technology & the brand, and the aesthetics of what has become the new GM logo, the guys cover all angles providing both a biased AND unbiased opinion at the new face of General Motors.

2021 Brand & Logo design trends will DAMAGE your Brand

Jan. 12, 2021

If you have ever felt stressed over contemplating if you should try to implement annual design trends into your brand, the angry designers rant about the ridiculous nature of Annual Logo & Brand design trends how trends actually damage your brand provide advice to consider for your own brand, where and how-to-use design trends review in detail the confusion between trends and design

Damn - people don't even read anymore! Copywriting tips that will keep them engaged.

Dec. 29, 2021

Forget bounce rates or page breaks, people aren't even reading anymore! Whether it's a website, social post, ad or sales sheet, people are reading less and less and it's becoming a marketers nightmare! The guys discuss some shocking stats about how digital is changing the way people process text and offer some ideas on how to play to this while cutting through the clutter and get results for your customer.

The Christmas Brand & Generic Secular Winter Holiday Design Fails (aka - tacky Christmas garb)

Dec. 21, 2020

The Brand of Christmas has evolved. New pressures of turning this beloved holiday into a Generic Secular Winter Holiday have given the gents lots to rant about as well as delivering their top Christmas design fails for the season.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication: how to transform your brand, marketing & design

Dec. 14, 2020

Why do people add unnecessary complexity to design solutions? The guys discuss possible reasons for unnecessary complexity while also sharing experiences and suggestions on how to simplify your branding, design and marketing...it's actually quite simple!

User Testing works & will save your business - so why don't more do it?

Dec. 7, 2020

The guys discuss the false consensus effect phenomenon and how it affects designers, developers and business owners. Real world stories, examples and suggestions round up this fiery topic

The Secret to becoming an Overnight Success!

Dec. 2, 2020

Why other companies become an overnight success while you're on a never ending hamster wheel? The guys discuss their experiences with overnight sensations and what it takes to become one. You will leave this episode with a new found sense of encouragement and direction to becoming an overnight sensation.

Keep it stupid simple: design, business, life

Nov. 25, 2020

Keep it Stupid Simple! The guys discuss Hicks law and how it applies to not only UX, but branding, logos and marketing.

Generalist or Specialist - who has the real value.

Nov. 20, 2020

Generalist, Specialist or just Niche? Which path provides more value to your clients and more reward to your career?

Good artists copy. Great artists steal.

Nov. 16, 2020

Have you ever struggled with coming up with an original idea, and feel that you are cheating by looking at other peoples work for inspiration or better yet, for ideas?

Don't fear the WhiteSpace

Nov. 2, 2020

WhiteSpace defenders - UNITE! Why do clients hate WhiteSpace so...the Gents rant about WhiteSpace and how to use it, and defend it.

Stop overanalyzing - why good enough IS good enough!

Oct. 1, 2020

Have you ever had a customer who initially loved what you pitched them, but returned the next day with so much feedback it's as though they hated it? In this episode, the guys talk about focusing in on a customers initial reaction, and why overthinking an idea can be the end of a project. You will leave with a new way to approach pitching work and an understanding on why good enough is actually great!