Long before there was CORE and a Jose and Chris duo, a good friend of mine, Fabian Geyrhalter, had shared that he was working with David C. Baker as his consultant to help him reevaluate his business.
Marketing is the process of convincing potential customers and clients to purchase your products or services.
How can you go from being a consumer of great work to being someone who makes it?
Social media’s reputation has its ups and downs, especially in the design community.
As designers, the wide world of web design can be tricky and unfamiliar territory to enter. Fortunately, there's Webflow.
Here’s our list of the best typography books for your collection. These books showcase the best in contemporary design.
This step-by-step guide will teach you how to use Linkedin to contact the perfect type of clients you are looking for.
A little while ago, I came upon the amazing collaboration between Kodak Film and Girl Skateboards and it brought me down memory lane.
The Young Guns Series 1 was a chance for 5 designers from across the globe to participate in a design mentorship program with Chris Do.
We’ve all been there. Upwork, eLance, Freelancer or other platforms are easy ways to kickstart a freelancing gig.
How do you run a successful sales call where everyone gets what they want?
Joey Cofone is the CEO and co-founder of Baron Fig, a company that has succeeded by perfecting a simple tool crucial to the creative entrepreneur: the notebook.
What are some ways you can prioritize for productivity? Learn from SalesHood CEO, Elay Cohen.
How do you talk strategy on the first call? How do you get paid for thinking?
I’ve been in hundreds of client meetings during my career as a creative director. How do I take off the pressure?
Where has Melinda LIvsey been? What has happened to her since coming on the show?
When the economy tanked, and work dried up, what could you do to get work?
Here’s Chris's list for the top ten essential business books all creatives need to read.
I get tired of fielding questions around how to get more clients, so I’ve decided to write an article on
This is an excellent resource and beautifully curated collection of a variety of hand style lettering by design book publisher Viction:ary.
For many people, trying to learn typography is a dark art. It’s mysterious, even intimidating for some.
Freelancing is tough. Here are 9 lessons to take note of to avoid mistakes.
So, you’re meeting a client for the first time. Who do you see? These are the four most common profiles to identify.
You’ve scheduled a first meeting with a potential new client. Fantastic! What do you do next?
Many of you have asked for the way I take notes. I jokingly gave the answer “with pen and paper.”
Massimo Vignelli was a graphic designer, industrial designer and architect.
Are you charging $50, $100, or even $500 for a logo? If you are, you can charge more. But will you?
So you’re sick of doing logos for $50, or $100, or even $500. You value your design more highly than that.
Here’s my curated list of the best design courses you can take on Skillshare.
Something I see a lot of young designers struggle with is asking a client for an overage.
How much do you feel comfortable charging for a logo? I’m shocked at the numbers I get when I ask this...
In my last blog I explained why admitting that you don’t know everything is such an important part of confidence.
Here’s our list of design books for your collection. These books showcase the best in contemporary design.
How do you feel when you walk into a meeting as a facilitator?
The race is on! Let’s get the Spartan Logo Design Challenge kicked off!
In my last blog, I talked about building confidence by figuring out what you’re good at. But what do you do after that?
Do you consider yourself a confident person? If you don’t, it’s time to start changing how you think.
Here’s our list of the top books you must read if you’re an aspiring or practicing creative professional.
If you’ve read our last two blogs, you know that listening is important, and you know how to listen well.
What’s the best approach to get from point A to point B in the sale? That depends.
Are you a good listener? How do you know?
If you want to make a sale, you’re going to have to spend some time talking about yourself.
We started from the bottom, now we’re here. And we are all so incredibly grateful for your support.
For a lot of us, listening doesn’t come naturally. If you’re wondering how to be a great listener, you’re in the right place.
Asking for a sale can be a lot like asking someone out on a date. You can put a lot of time and effort in...
The first Futur Pro Meetup of its kind. Talk about perks of membership!
Wouldn’t it be nice if all your sales came handed to you wrapped up in a little bow?
3 Things you must do in the kickoff meeting to keep your design process focused.
Asking for the sale. It can be tough, right? If you do it right, you’re in business.
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