Doing a Daily Challenge // Rapid Recharge

Aired Thursday, June 14, 2018.

 

This week I will be talking about what I am learning about recently, which includes doing a daily challenge, working with others, feeling like giving up and knowing when to and not to give up. I will hopefully be able to share some analytics insights with you as well. I hope you will join me for this quick update.

I was supposed to have Tara Victoria and Brad Weaver on but we are rescheduling their episode and why that did NOT stress me out, rather it was a blessing.

Life gets messy, it’s what you do with the mess. This week is showing me that and allowing me to share what I am doing when things don’t go as planned.

Isn’t that what we have to do as designers, pivot regularly. Seriously no project ever goes super smoothly. If it does for you and on a regular basis, please get in touch with me and let’s talk. I need to know what you are doing.

Show Notes:

We talked about color palettes:

Adobe Kuler

http://colormind.io/

Design-seeds.com

http://www.paletton.com/#uid=1000u0kllllaFw0g0qFqFg0w0aF

Brian White actually has a palette maker: https://creativemarket.com/TriLion/968434-Instant-Palette-Maker

https://www.headspace.com

Jason Shults // Beating Cancer with Design

Episode 259. Part 2 of Struggle then Soar series

Aired Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

 

This week I am excited to share an inspiring story of a battle with cancer. Jason Shults is an in-house designer at The Ohio State University, he battled cancer and will share how design acted as therapy during his battle and recovery.

Jason has now committed to giving much of his freelance time and funds to Cancer Research and has been changed by this battle for the better. He has a laid-back, warmth that you will not believe and HOPE. I am excited to introduce y’all to Jason and hear his story.

Cancer affects 1 out of every 3 people in the US gets cancer (1 out of 2 people in the UK). These statistics are astonishing but it means more than likely someone we work with or we, ourselves will battle with this beast. He will share advice on how to support co-workers who are dealing with Cancer, and advice for creatives dealing with the beast themselves.

I hope you will join us for this episode of Design Recharge LIVE on TUESDAY, June 5 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.

Chris Do // Growth is Uncomfortable

Episode 258. Part 5 of the Scaling Your Business series and Part 1 Struggle then Soar series

Aired Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

 

Listen on Apple Podcasts or soundcloud.

This week concludes our month-long series about Scaling Your Business and introduces our next series, From Struggle to Soar.

This week I am excited to interview Chris Do. Chris not only is the founder of a successful design firm, Blind, he also has a successful YouTube Channel, course site, membership community, and podcast (The Futur). He is an educator and a prolific content creator, we will dig into his backstory this week.

Chris is passionate about teaching students and business owners the skills we rarely get in school. His audience is made up of entrepreneurs who are trying to get to the next level. He helps creative entrepreneurs through his courses and content he is producing at The Futur. Chris dove deep into what makes him tick and by doing that has learned about others. He utilizes role play in his classes and online content. There is so much we can learn from him.

But life was not always a walk in the park for Chris. His family immigrated here when he was very young. He moved around a lot and never felt like he fit in, until design school. Where he found his place. Chris has learned a lot about life from the struggles of growing up in a new country and learning a new culture along with his parents and brothers. Chris has built two thriving businesses and is the epitome of the struggle then soar series.

Get ready to learn about how important culture fit is for hiring, how to talk to clients and communicate your value, and how Chris fought his way through childhood to now stand up and give you the tools to be a strong, creative, business leader for your company.

I was on Chris’ podcast The Futur a few weeks ago, after meeting him back in February, we had an instant connection and continued the conversation. Check them out here: Part 1 and Part 2

Scotty Russell // Find Your Tribe

Episode 257. Part four of the Scaling Your Business Series

Aired Wednesday, May 23, 2018

 

This week I interviewed one of my go-to people for getting inspired. His story is not only inspiring and littered with grit, he is vulnerable and loves to help the creative community. He loves them so much he has created a community, a podcast, and shared how to do this along his journey.

He is always growing and clarifying his focus. You will be amazed by this letterer, designer, illustrator, cat loving, pizza dude. I am so proud to learn from and share my good friend, Scotty Russell with you.

 

Follow Scotty at:

PerspectivePodcast.com
Perspective-Collective.com

Or Follow him on Instagram at:

Instagram.com/prspctv_cllctv
@prspctv_cllctv

Instagram.com/perspectivepodcast

@perspectivepodcast

Or join his Facebook Community

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePerspectiveCollective/

And you can Support his podcast on Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/PerspectivePodcast

Be a Champion and Date lots of Things Interview with Scotty Russell and the Perspective Podcast

Recently I was honored to be interviewed by Scotty Russell for the Perspective Podcast. I was stoked! I love Scotty and this podcast!

I have listened from its inception and have gotten so much out of it.

We talk about how I think designers are like beavers and how my superpower is connecting people. Want to listen to Scotty Russell’s interview with me? I would love to know what you think. Please share it below.

Here is the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pp-078-be-champion-date-lots-things-diane-gibbs-design/id1142986267?i=1000411675867&mt=2

Talking Podcasting with Mark Hiron on the Creative Waffle podcast

This month has been full of amazing conversations with some incredible designers. This week the tables were turned on me, as I was interviewed by Mark Hiron from the UK for his podcast called Creative Waffle. You can find more about Mark and what he is doing on instagram at www.instagram.com/bluedeerdesign

 

Watch the episode: https://youtu.be/X-UTL7wYYa4

 

Listen to the podcast:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-67-diane-gibbs-the-ultimate-guide-to-starting-a-podcast/id1209751340?i=1000410931311&mt=2

Ian Paget // Overcoming Fears and Building a Community

Episode 256. Part three of the Scaling Your Business Series. Aired May 16, 2018.

Do you have a fear of speaking in public? Do you want to know how to Push through your fear of public speaking to become an effective communicator? Do you consider yourself an Introvert but are in a role that requires some extrovert characteristics? See how a top design professional, Ian Paget of Logo Geek, has overcome his fear of social anxiety and public speaking to become a successful business owner, community leader, and podcaster in addition to being able to talk to clients with confidence.

Turning introversion into your b***h! Ditch your self doubts, take control of your future by owning the power of your voice. Be courageous and change your life.

After Ian’s show a few weeks ago we kept talking, he shared some of his personal story about his anxiety and fears that used to hold him back. This week we will dig into that part of his journey and talk about how he has grown his logo geek community.

Often as we are growing we are put in uncomfortable positions. Being uncomfortable is an indicator of growth, it is part of the process. Once we are comfortable with what we are learning we tend to stagnate. Being stagnate is not part of Ian Paget’s identity. He has been facing his fears and welcomes being uncomfortable.

As you grow a business there are many opportunities you face that you have never done before but you can’t avoid, Ian will share how his life used to be about avoiding these until he decided to face his fears head-on.

Ian is a champion for other designers who are in a similar situations and he is happy to share his story to give hope to other people that they are not alone.

We will dig into how building a podcast and community have played into this role of facing his fears and how his business has exploded as a result.

@logo_geek (twitter) @logogeek (instagram) logogeek (on facebook)

Follow Ian at:

Blog: http://logogeek.uk/logo-design-blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/logo_geek

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LogoGeek/

Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/logogeek/

Podcast:

https://logogeek.uk/podcast/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/logo-geek/id762790918?mt=2

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ian-paget/logo-geek

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-90209232

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2CVwFB7zaiJUrCmBEX74z6?fo=1
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/logogeek/

 

Wilson Lemieux // Three Years Behind Me

Episode 255. Part two of the Scaling Your Business Series
Aired Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Have you ever wondered how a dream can become a reality? Ever had reality breathing down your neck? Have you been trying to wear so many hats there is never enough time to get everything done? Wilson Lemieux had no room for failure, failing was not an option. With a family and another baby on the way, Wilson bet it all and won.

We will find out how the first three years have been and how making the jump, helped him realize his strengths and potential. His faith and love for his wife and family kept him strong as he traverses the world of telling stories. He will share insight into hiring (because you can’t do it all on your own), pitfalls to avoid, and how to remain grounded after big wins.

Follow Wilson at:

Instagram: @wilson.lemieux @lemieux.company
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LemieuxCompany/
Twitter: @wilsonlemieux @lemieuxcompany

wilson@lemieux.company

www.lemieux.company

https://vimeo.com/user43917612

https://www.facebook.com/LemieuxCompany/

https://vimeo.com/user43917612

https://vimeo.com/251897721

I am honored to have been featured on The Futur podcast with Chris Do

You can find me on the futur podcast with Chris Do in a two parter. This is part one. I am honored to have become friends with Chris and look forward to many more talks.

Episode 51 released today, April 30, 2018.

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-futur/id1209219220?mt=2&i=1000410269172

Chris also made a video about his trip and speaking at the conference. He is facing fear head on and this is such a great act of courage.

The Part Two episode of the Futur Podcast you can find here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/052-designer-and-podcaster-diane-gibbs-pt-2/id1209219220?i=1000411090965&mt=2