The Angry Designer

June 15, 2021

Black Turtleneck & Glasses. Misconceptions about design & designers

Whether it's about only making things look good, to wearing thick glasses and turtlenecks, there are many common misconceptions about what design is and what designers are like. Join the Angry Designers as they tackle the top...

June 08, 2021

7 steps on winning a Decision by Committee.

Decision by Committee plagues all designers sooner or later in their careers. The time will come when you have you present your designs to a group of ill informed decision makers who have been brought together for what seems ...

June 01, 2021

Delivering Wow! The importance of providing outstanding Customer Experience

Have you ever had a really bad Customer Experience with a brand & didn't tell a single person ? A really bad Customer Experience spreads faster with more open ears than good ones, which is why CX is at the core of a brand! Jo...

May 25, 2021

Why Good Design Sells - The Power of Persuasion

Have you ever wondered what motivated you to select one product over another - even though you have no experience with either brand? Join the Angry Designers in this episode as they discuss the importance of good design: - ho...

May 18, 2021

The SH#T designers say! A comedic list of things that we've all said to a client.

You know you've done it! Said Sh#t that just isn't true to a customer. From being thankful for a ridiculous deadline, to being agreeable to their creative ideas? Whether it's due to inexperience, fear, or to protect our rela...

May 11, 2021

The Process of Design: how to elevate your Creativity, Quality & Rates!

Did you ever wonder how some design companies can charge more than 10x what you do for what seems to be the same project? Or why some designers are able to charge triple your rate? The secret to a successful career in design,...

May 04, 2021

Dope or Nope: Will Snapples snappy new logo help them win the drink wars?

The Drink Wars! One of the toughest shelf spaces to fight for. Is a brand refresh enough? Join The Angry Designers as they wage war on Snapples new logo! Is it a natural progression for the brand, charting new territories, o...

April 27, 2021

Learn how to say NO the right way and still be a hero for it! No leads to success.

It's always easier to YES than to say NO. But what if saying YES - stopped your skills from getting better - stopped you from finding better clients - stopped you from making more money Learning to say NO the right way will t...

April 20, 2021

Old is a state of mind - how to battle ageism in design

Ageism in the workplace is bigger than sexism + racism combined - yet no one ever talks about it. Why is there a significant drop off of designers over the age of 40? Are young designers cheap and disposable? Is a career in d...

April 13, 2021

The B-WORD - How to recognize & prevent burn out as a designer

Nothing is more scarier than Burnout. Burnout is a very real thing that happens to almost all designers at some point of during their career. Some recover, some never return. Burnout is a scary word no one likes to talk about...

April 06, 2021

Logo Review: Is the new Burger King logo review Dope or Nope - All Hail the King!

Can a company improve it's brand without changing it's product - what gives? Join The Angry Designers as they give an objective review of the NEW Burger King logo and brand. With a few stories, rants, and laughs, this Whopper...

March 30, 2021

Adobe WTF? Built for designers but not BY designers

Adobe dominates the design software but could they be anymore out of touch with designers? While it's built FOR designers, it's definitely not built BY designers. The Angry bearded dudes rant about the software we all have s...

March 23, 2021

The Secret to making people buy your product - the power of Value!

Apple wasn't the first to invent the smart phone, the MP3 player, the smartwatch - yet the continuously dominate what ever market they enter! Simple - they tap into what people really want. The bearded angry guys tackle the w...

March 16, 2021

What the Font!?! Designers against designers abusing trendy fonts.

Has Comic Sans been replaced? A font is one of the most important part of a designers world and can either help or hurt a brand! " The right font can provide you years of visual brand success while the wrong one will result i...

March 09, 2021

Logo Review - The New Kia logo - 5,000 years in the making

Can a brand be stronger than it's logo? The Kia brand was once known as a budget friendly car. From it's ads, to it's logos, no one wanted a Kia, they merely settled because of it's price point. In recent years however, Kia'...

March 01, 2021

Things to never say to a graphic designer

Whether completely innocent, ignorance or downright disrespectful, graphic designers hear the most incredible things. Making light of some of the most commonly heard things graphic designers hate to hear, the guys laugh and r...

February 16, 2021

Why hire a Graphic Designer - there's now an App for that!

Who needs a designer anymore - there's an app for that! Did you ever notice how everywhere you look, there is software trying to replace the services people provide? From graphic design to customer service and even coding - t...

February 04, 2021

Logo Review - The New GM logo - what were they thinking?

Is it Dope or Nope? In this first Logo review, the guys rant on the new General Motors logo (spoiler alert - what the heck?). Discussing the history of the company, the new direction for the technology & the brand, and the ae...

January 12, 2021

2021 Brand & Logo design trends will DAMAGE your Brand

A new year ushers in good wishes, new goals, and lists of New Brand & Logo design trends to follow. But wait, we've barely implemented last years design trends? This firey topic has the Angry Designers rant about the ridiculo...

December 29, 2020

Damn - people don't even read anymore! Copywriting tips that will keep them engaged.

Forget bounce rates or page breaks, people aren't even reading anymore! Whether it's a website, social post, ad or sales sheet, people are reading less and less and it's becoming a marketers nightmare! The guys discuss some s...

December 21, 2020

The Christmas Brand & Generic Secular Winter Holiday Design Fails (aka - tacky Christmas garb)

The holidays are a time for food, family, ugly Christmas sweaters, tacky Christmas decorations and presents from if not Santa, then who? The Brand of Christmas has evolved. New pressures of turning this beloved holiday into a...

December 14, 2020

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication: how to transform your brand, marketing & design

Why do people add unnecessary complexity to design solutions? Yet complex solutions often fail to get the results your technology brand, your marketing, your message is working so hard for! The guys discuss possible reasoning...

December 07, 2020

User Testing works & will save your business - so why don't more do it?

Have you ever been so sure of an idea, only to find out the customer doesn't like it? Or how some crazy start up ideas receive millions of dollars in investment? We all know user testing is important - even at a basic level. ...

December 02, 2020

The Secret to becoming an Overnight Success!

Do you ever wonder how other companies become overnight success stories while you feel like you're on a never ending hamster wheel? Or why you are cranking it out day after day while all these other people become overnight s...