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Author: Anna Dower

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The podcast helping graphic designer boss-ladies work smarter and not harder in their design businesses.

Your guru: the clever Anna Dower; mentor, designer, cake-lover and rad chick.

‘Cos not all creatives wear hip black clothes and are design snobs.
Some – like us – wear colourful Birkenstocks and believe in community over competition.
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Inclusion Revolution

Inclusion Revolution

2020-10-2025:02

In this episode I chat with Rhodesia Jackson about the importance of being actively inclusive in your business.You want to be an ally to marginalized communities, work with more diverse clients, and support causes you care about so you can actually change the world but how do you actually DO THAT? Do Rhodesia's ecourse & get $200 off when you use the code: uncool
Shitty Mindset Flu

Shitty Mindset Flu

2020-09-3018:13

Are you struggling with your mindset? In this episode I discuss the different strains of mindset flu that are infecting your business.
Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter

2020-09-1612:34

In this episode Anna Dowers discusses: Why you should not fear change in your businessHow I have transformed in my business over the years Shapeshifters - True Blood & my different roles in business Decisions are not set in stone - do not fear change.Growth is essential in business.
Anna Dower & Emma Kate talk about their first successful Designer Boss Digital Summit.+ Why we decided to host a digital summit for graphic & web designers + How long it took to plan & organise the summit + How we worked together as a team+ The numbers! How much money we made & how many subscribers.+ What we would do differently next time + A big announcement!
You love what you do.Creating bad-ass sh*t that rocks your clients socks off? Totes your jam.BUT even though you are definitely in this biz because you’re passionate af about it…a lady’s gotta get paid. After all, you can only pay your rent with million dollar smiles for so long.So, how, as a kind but driven entrepreneurial designer boss lady, can you create cool sh*t…& get paid promptly for it?Welp. Through trial, error (and more than a few weeks in the early days of staring at single digits in my business banking account), I’ve developed the ten commandments of getting paid.Use them wisely, lady boss.
Niche Me, Baby

Niche Me, Baby

2020-07-1521:11

Do I really need a niché for my design business? The answer is YES.Listen to Anna Dower discuss how you can layer your niché in a way that is authentically you.Join the 5 day FREE challenge: Niché Me, Baby! here: https://annadower.com/nicheme/
Cash Injections

Cash Injections

2020-06-2414:27

In this episode Anna gives you some quick sure-fire ways to inject some cash into your design business NOW! • Keep it simple, use content you already have• Recommend your fave biz tools & earn affiliate cash • Host a workshop & then upsell design offerings• Bundle up existing valuable content and have a flash sale• Sell some pre-made logo concepts that didn't make the cut!Links mentioned:www.annadower.comwww.dblsummit.com
Ask Anna

Ask Anna

2020-06-1020:37

In this episode Anna answers questions from her Designer Boss-Lady crew. Some of the topics tackled in this episode include:• How do I deal with copy cats• How do I grow my design biz in a sustainable way• The best way to drive traffic to my website• How to remain focused with a looming deadline• How to build trust with clients so they respect & obey you• Getting clients to actually read what you send them• Making clients understand that design is an investment www.annadower.com
I can now officially announce that Emma Kate Patterson & I will are hosting the Designer Boss-Ladies digital summit! ✨In this episode we chat about our collaboration and the FREE digital conference devoted to helping creative entrepreneurs work smarter and not harder in their design businesses.(Especially in this time of COVID chaos where it’s vital we support and grow together)There is currently 14 amaaazing speakers coming at you with topics ranging from making sales, to charging premium prices, to simplifying your own schedule (and everything in-between).Join the waitlist to keep in the loop & score your free ticket: www.dblsummit.comAnd leave a comment below to tell me who you are most excited to learn from! (more speakers coming)
Meg Lewis & Anna Dower

Meg Lewis & Anna Dower

2020-05-0641:24

Meg Lewis is a designer mixing comedy with performance to help others shine through brand design, podcasts, workshops, pop-ups, and videos. Meg hosts the comedy meditation podcast Sit There & Do Nothing and the design podcast Overtime. Meg also runs a personal brand and career fulfilment destination with online classes, books, and free advice titled Full Time You.In this episode Anna & Meg discuss...+ Megs journey to multi-passionate entrepreneur+ How to truly be authentic in life and your business + All the grand ideas and what to do with them + How to be a designer boss-lady with swag #megmademedoit
It feels like the government announces a new rescue payment every other day and it is hella confusing and overwhelming for self employed peeps, right? That is why, in this new episode of the uncool designer Melanie will explain the JobKeeper payment in easy to understand terms and chats with me about how we can keep cash flowing in our businesses during the covid chaos.Melanie Miller from The Profit Lovers is a business coach that specialises in the unsexy side of business! She is the queen of money, tracking your numbers & keeping it real. Links mentioned: Plan & Track spreadsheet
Give up or Show up

Give up or Show up

2020-04-0818:33

In this episode Anna chats about how you can keep going during the global COVID-19 pandemic.She discusses - + The rollercoaster ride of emotions+ Choosing to show up + Don't assume you know what people are thinking right now+ How you can serve your peeps+ What to do instead of discounting
In this episode Anna Dower chats with Katie Wass & Kim Rosenthal about how to build a design business that doesn't feel like work!We discuss....+ Choosing a niche+ Ditching the imposter syndrome+ Systems & Processes + Creative Confidence& much more. Sign up to Design Biz Bootcamp now while doors are open:http://www.designbizbootcamp.com
Word nerd + Uncool Designer unite and become BFFs.In this episode Anna chats with copywriter extraordinaire Elizabeth Mckenzie.Elizabeth is a comedy writer. She's currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Her second favourite F word is fun.The CEO + Founder of Write Or Die, she helps business owners write personality driven copy + content that sell better than the latest Marvel offering on opening weekend.With a sense of self-importance known only to her generation, she's gone ahead and written a book The 30-Somethings: Life lessons from a 30-Something that you probably already know.When she’s not writing in her ugg boots, she’s pretending she's cool across hipster cafes in Melbourne - the LA of Australia - writing words and eating carbs.In this episode we discuss:+ How to stand out in the noisy online world of business + Re-discovering your authentic voice & using it wisely + How to nurture your peeps + The sleazy side of sales pages + Sales page must-haves + Dealing with comparison paralysis + BFF deep dive into 90's culture
In this new episode of the uncool designer Anna chats with designer & artist Laura Blythman about all things creative.Designer, illustrator and creative director Laura Blythman is renowned for her vibrant use of colour and paper collage. Her recognisable aesthetic has garnered her a legion of fans and a super happy + colourful portfolio of work with clients ranging from start up businesses to high profile Australian and International brands.Collaborators and clients include - Pana Chocolate, National Gallery of Victoria, Boomf, Disney, Rollie Shoes, Galison / Mudpuppy, Frankie Magazine, Land of nod, Such Great Heights, Finders Keepers Market, Typo, Lark, Mr.Wolf Kids, Cotton On Kids, T2 teas, and so many more.We discuss:>> The journey from designer to artist>> Dealing with the fear of revealing your art to the work>> The mindfulness and quietness of creating art>> How to deal with copycats & much more.
In this episode Anna chats with hand lettering creative entrepreneurs Liss Amyah.Preachers wife turned pleasure advocate, Liss was married at 19, had 6 babies by 31, and was divorced by 36. In 2014, after baby number six was born, Liss started an online business teaching calligraphy and has seen thousands of students go through her courses.These days, as well as all the arty things, Liss is all about speaking her truth and telling her story in ways that are sometimes terrifying, but also deeply healing. She rarely feels terribly brave, but most days at least a little brave-ish. Liss believes that curiosity will take us places certainty never can, that pleasure is not a dirty word, and that it’s totally ok to not have it all figured out.• What does the term brave-ish mean?• Liss’s change in family circumstance and running a business as a single mum of 6 kids• How to make money as a creative with ecourses & memberships• The power of instagram for creatives• Advice to other women who are struggling with family/life/biz gig
Everyone feels like an imposter at some stage during their career and today Anna talks about…How to focus on what’s important in your design businessThe moment I stopped feeling like an imposterThe power of having someone who believes in youSlowly pushing yourself out of your comfort zoneFeeding your confidence needs to become a daily ritualConfidence is the key ingredient to a successful businessMindset mantras to build confidenceWhat you & Beyonce have in common
Help Me Anna

Help Me Anna

2019-09-1820:16

In this episode Anna answers all of your burning questions!How to best manage your time each daySaying NO to a clientPositioning your business in the marketplaceMarketing your design business so it gets seenWorking a full time job & starting a design bizLinkswww.annadower.com
In this episode Anna chats to Erika Cramer about taking a bold stand for women owning their throne & reclaiming their confidence.After overcoming a life full of trauma, physical and sexual abuse, near-death experiences, breaking her back and being widowed, Erika Cramer found herself drowning in pain and sadness trying to numb everything she had been through. These life changing experiences finally lead her to life coaching where she went on a deep path to personal growth and healing. As a confidence coach she is here to guide women to living a life where they seek progress, not perfection.We discuss: the power of storytelling in your business to create connection & authenticityhow to figure out what story you can share with your audienceletting go of what other people thinkovercoming the fear of failing and not feeling good enough your design businessLinkshttps://www.thequeenofconfidence.com/Annas personal story - http://www.theuncooldesigner.com/episode-11/
In this episode Anna is joined by 4 other graphic designers who share their experience as designer boss-ladies and reveal their tipping point for success.The hard issues facing designers today: lack of confidence, difficult clients, working for no money.The deep inner work you need to do before you can succeedTaking the step to invest in yourself & your future and getting clear on your worth, boundaries & niche.How to get to a point where you are running a business you love, working with clients who have no changes & making more money!Linkswww.designbizbootcamp.com
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