The Unapologetic Designer Podcast

Providing a judgement free space to discuss controversial design topics and expose the raw truth about life as a designer. Hosted by Kenzi of Kenzi Green Design, a North Carolina based brand and web design studio. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theunapologeticdesigner/support

21:16:06 2022-12-05
I've never met anybody that didn't want to make a lot of money yet most of our society is terrified of it!! Today I'm giving you actionable steps & tips on how to shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance, get comfortable with money, and set some ...
21:16:51 2022-11-28
A good service provider is someone that follows through with their commitments. Let's discuss in detail how some designers fail to do this and how YOU can be different.  Campus Store For Designers → https://thebriefcollective.com/shop Share Your De...
21:47:20 2022-11-21
Kristy from Pinkpony Creative is back sharing details about her recent celebrity client, Adobe Max, and talking all things package design. Follow Kristy → https://www.instagram.com/kristy.thepinkpony/ Follow Pinkpony Creative → https://www.instagram.c...
21:25:44 2022-11-14
Today I'm joined by Bridget from Bridget Marie Design Co as she shares about her recent decision to quit her 9-5 and go full time as a designer NOT fully booked out. If you're looking for some motivation & tips to go full time as a self employed desig...
21:38:36 2022-11-07
Every designer dreams of booking a $30,000 design client but is it worth the money? In today's episode Megan Weeks shares her experience booking a $30,000 design client. Follow Megan → https://www.instagram.com/meganweeksdesign/ Megan's Free Website Des...
21:15:53 2022-10-31
I'm burnt out, here's what it really feels like. Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9 The Brief Collective Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/course Podcast IG Page → https://www.instagram.com/...
21:14:02 2022-10-24
Creating a graphic design contract can be extremely tough when you're first starting out as a designer so today I'm sharing a lot of the clauses that I use in my own graphic design contract to protect both myself & my clients! TBC Graphic Design Contr...
21:29:17 2022-10-17
Sharing some of my own design client horror stories & some anonymous horror stories from listeners for the month of October! Every designer is bound to come across a nightmare client at some point in their career but these stories can help you better ...
21:41:12 2022-10-10
What does it really take to build a design agency? Kristy, the face behind Pinkpony Creative is sharing more about how her 100 day design challenge turned into a design agency! Follow Kristy → hhttps://www.instagram.com/kristy.thepinkpony/ Follow Pinkpo...
21:33:01 2022-10-03
The designer that copied my website has offered to be a guest on my podcast! They're sharing what led them to copying, what they learned, how it was handled, and how the entire incident completely transformed their design business. Follow Sophie→ https:...
21:30:52 2022-09-19
Today I'm joined by one of my favorite design friends, Carli Anna, as we discuss ways to prepare your design business for the upcoming recession, quitting your 9-5, and being adaptable! Follow Carli → https://www.instagram.com/carlianna_/ Carli's Worksh...
21:12:39 2022-09-12
On the surface it can seem like some designers have it all together but I'm here to remind you that all of us make mistakes even the most experienced designers! Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9 The Brief Collec...
21:15:34 2022-09-05
Debunking some of the most common high ticket design client myths. I promise there ARE high ticket design clients out there waiting to discover your business & book a project with you. Purchase Ticket To Client Camp → https://thebriefcollective.com/...
21:30:30 2022-08-29
Becca Luna shares her journey from high school drop out to successful designer with $1 million in sales last year alone. She is living proof that you do NOT need a design degree to grow a thriving design business!  Follow Becca → https://www.instag...
21:32:25 2022-08-22
VIP Design Days are a new emerging service in the design industry but are they right for you? Today I'm chatting with the queen of VIP Design Days as we discuss the pros & cons of adding this to your list of design services!  Follow Georgia → h...
21:23:48 2022-08-15
The Brief Collective is an all in one hub for graphic design education, support, and fun. Today we're chatting about how TBC is transforming online design education through various resources, courses, and community events. The Brief Collective Design Biz ...
21:27:29 2022-08-08
It's no secret that copycat culture is reeking havoc among the creative industry right now so today I'm joined by the creative director behind Highflier Powerhouse to discuss the long term effects of copycat culture and how we can put an end to it. Follow...
21:12:37 2022-08-01
We're chatting all about client repellant and some things you might be doing that are actually driving away your potential design clients! The Brief Collective Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/course Share Your Design Opinion Anonymou...
21:15:40 2022-07-25
Sharing more about why I got paid $2,000 for a 30 second TikTok video and how you can get started in the influencer marketing industry. This is one of my favorite ways to make additional income as a designer. Influencer Platform Mentioned → https://aspi...
21:38:52 2022-07-18
Ashley Wyatt from Monarch Design Co joins me on today's episode to discuss client red flags, her experience as a design professor at a university, and navigating entrepreneurship.  Follow Ashley On IG → https://www.instagram.com/monarchdesignco/ Th...
21:22:57 2022-07-11
Wondering how to find graphic design clients? In today's episode I'm spilling all the tea about how to get design clients & sharing some of the embarrassing things I did to get clients when I first started my design business. The Brief Collective Desi...
21:25:31 2022-07-04
Hayley Fedders from Studio Seaside joins me on today's episode to discuss why The One Concept Method is growing rapidly in popularity! We are also debunking some common misconceptions about this design process. Brand Process Savvy → https://www.studiose...
21:14:50 2022-06-27
Making "girlfriends" & building genuine friendships has always been a challenge but throw entrepreneurship in the mix and it gets even harder. Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9 The Brief Collective Design Bi...
21:41:54 2022-06-13
Today I'm joined by @chloecreativestudio to chat about what it's like to build out a design team and handle difficult design clients. Follow Chloe → https://www.instagram.com/chloecreativestudio/ Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.g...
21:47:04 2022-06-06
Today I'm joined by @kelseyslaydesign to chat about the reality of TikTok fame, copycats in the design industry, and unusual design tips. Follow Kelsey → https://www.tiktok.com/@kelseyslaydesign Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gl...
21:28:08 2022-05-30
Sharing my own personal 6 step process to go from 0 to six figures as a self employed designer.  Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwfvjuFeZPH9 The Brief Collective Design Biz Academy → https://thebriefcollective.com/...
21:19:24 2022-05-23
I don’t think I’m alone when I say social media has felt stagnant, repetitive, and overly exhausting lately. Today I’m digging into the top three reasons why I’m simply tired as f*** of social media. Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https...
21:38:17 2022-05-16
Today I'm joined by my good friend Casea, who graduated design school with me in 2019. We are sharing our honest opinions about our experience as design school graduates! Follow Casea → https://www.instagram.com/casea.designs/ Share Your Design Opinion ...
21:51:51 2022-05-09
Spilling all the tea about life in Corporate America as a designer and what it took for this extremely loyal creative to finally call it quits. Follow Kait  → https://www.instagram.com/kaitmerrymanart/ Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → htt...
21:11:31 2022-05-02
What's the true difference between "hobby" and "professional" design? We are diving into this topic today and sharing two very different view points from listeners submitted anonymously! Share Your Design Opinion Anonymously → https://forms.gle/yFJonAwf...
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