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Pricing is hard! But it’s particularly challenging for designers, when the value of your work is so intangible. Our guest today is Nathan Allotey — web designer, digital marketing strategist, and the author of Freelance Jumpstart. Our goal is to help you create your own successful pricing strategy! We talk about different ways of charging for design work, explaining value, hourly vs daily billing, tiers, packages, and much more.Read more
This is an extraordinary plus-size interview with an outstanding guest — Claire Suellentrop of Love Your Customer, previously Director of Marketing and employee #2 at Calendly. You’ll hear her best advice on a range of topics: customer interviews, landing pages, user onboarding, gaining traction, content marketing, and much more. You’ll also learn an intriguing story how she got started with Calendly.Read more
How do you design products that people are actually going to use? Many answers hide in behavioral psychology. Our guest today is Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D. — a famous speaker, author, and behavioral scientist. How do you grab and hold user’s attention? Why are micro-interactions so important? What are the seven drivers of motivation? We discuss these questions (and much more) in this value-packed interview.Read more
We all understand the value of UX reviews (also known as usability reviews or UI/UX audits). But how do you document your expert opinion? Today our guest is Jean-Michel Lacroix — co-founder of Capian, a tool for conducting usability reviews. You’ll learn what hardships UX consultants face while documenting their reviews, why enterprise clients always ask for PDF reports, and why branding matters.Read more
How do you grow an audience of true fans who trust you? How do you define your tribe? Our guest today is Paul Jarvis — a famous designer, author, and entrepreneur. Paul talks about the four components of his marketing formula and his unique way of doing business online. You’ll learn how to build trust, fearlessly launch products, manage expectations, and grow a focused mailing list.Read more
How do you make sure your design efforts are effective? There’s no bigger mistake than just guess! Brent Palmer, a design lead at Zendesk, walks us through the tools and methods for data-driven design. You’ll learn how to approach customer research the right way, why testing is important, and how to deal with the research results.Read more
There are thousands of apps out there, dozens for every possible task. But how do you pick the right tools? How do you put together a toolbox that fits your own work process? Our guest today is Francesca Geens, the founder of Digital Dragonfly — a technology and productivity consultancy. We review the principles of human productivity, and then discuss popular tools for to-do lists, email, project management, and CRM systems.Read more
It’s episode fifty today! For this little anniversary, I invited my very first guest from episode one. Dennis Field is a famous design educator and entrepreneur, and also a brand evangelist at InVision. Today we discuss how creative individuals can partner up with large companies and become their evangelists. You’ll learn how such relationships benefit both parties, how everything works, and how to get started with the brand you love.Read more
In this special behind-the-scenes episode you’ll meet Benedikt Decke who helped me build and launch Tiny Reminder (the new productivity tool for freelancers and consultants). Benedikt is a talented software engineer, awesome consultant, and the founder of of Stage CMS. We talk through the entire process “from idea to launch” — how we determined the scope for the MVP, how we launched it, why we switched to the freemium model, and what we plan to do in the future.Read more
Today we’ll talk about reverse-engineering. You can apply this thought process virtually anywhere — in choosing the right client or the right lifestyle. Our special guest is Drew Thomas, an ecommerce expert and seasoned entrepreneur. We talk about our agency experiences in the past, and why we can “do what we want” these days. You’ll learn how to start with the most important criteria, and work your way backwards to the desired client or lifestyle.Read more
With this free email course you’ll conduct a simple do-it-yourself audit of your web app: eliminate the obvious design flaws, gain control of your features, and start building the UI that customers really want.