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Now displaying: January, 2024
Jan 29, 2024

Exploring Design Trends: A Dive into FreePik's 2024 Trend Report

Click here to see the trend report: https://www.freepik.com/visual-trends-2024

Join me as I delve into Freepik.com's 2024 trend report, highlighting key design trends predicted for the year. Freepic.com, a platform known for offering high-quality design resources for free, reached out to discuss its latest trend report, sparking my interest in exploring the upcoming trends.

With full transparency, it's noted that while Freepik.com approached me for the discussion, there was no compensation involved.

I begin the episode with a reflection on the reliability of future trend reports, drawing a comparison to Logo Lounge's trend reports backed by substantial data. However, skepticism arises concerning Freepik.com's ability to predict upcoming trends without disclosing their methodology or data sources.

I then proceed to dissect the 15 trends outlined in Freepik.com's report, offering insights and personal reflections on each.

Trends range from floral and botanical motifs to futuristic holographic shapes, 3D fonts, vibrant colour schemes, and vintage-inspired engraving styles. Some trends, like grainy gradients and glass morphism, are recognized as existing techniques while others, such as "Neo Brutalism," are met with skepticism.

I encourage you to explore the report yourself and share their thoughts on the predicted trends. 

Jan 22, 2024

Welcome to this episode of Resourceful Designer, where I explore the topic of thick skin in the world of design.

Reflecting on my 30+ years as a designer, I share the often unspoken truth about needing a resilient attitude to thrive in this industry.

I draw from personal experiences, offering valuable insights on handling criticism, difficult clients, and managing expectations, particularly when running your own design business.

Join me for a candid conversation about the realities of being a designer and the resilience required to navigate the challenges of this creative profession. 

Jan 15, 2024

Welcome to Resourceful Designer, the podcast where I explore the ins and outs of running a successful design business.

In today's episode, titled "6 Pricing Hacks To Land Hesitant Clients," I share valuable strategies to influence clients into accepting pricing offers.

I delve into 6 pricing hacks. From eliminating commas in large pricing to offering three-tier pricing options,

I provide actionable tips to make your pricing more appealing and increase the likelihood of client agreement.

Tune in as I discusses real-life examples and practical strategies to help you land those hesitant clients and grow your design business.

Jan 8, 2024

Welcome to episode 330 of Resourceful Designer, where I explores the concept of reclaiming lost time through a "time audit." J

Listen as I delve into the benefits of identifying and eliminating time-wasting activities to make room for more meaningful endeavors.

In this episode, you'll discover practical strategies for optimizing your schedule, from setting time limits on client meetings to evaluating networking commitments.

Learn how to conduct your own time audit, gain insight into the Eisenhower Matrix method of analyzing your time, and find inspiration to prioritize self-improvement in the new year.

Stay tuned to discover how to regain control of your time and make 2024 your most productive year yet.

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