Drumroll please! Yes, this (above) is my first podcast. The first of the imaginatively titled Design and Marketing Podcast.
What the first episode is about …
The subject of my first interview is the very wonderful Tara Roskell. Tara is a graphic designer with many years experience who is based in Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. She has been running her successful design business from home (she calls it freelancing) for many years now. Tara also runs IdeasUploaded which is a site for inventors, ideas people, artists and designers wanting to license their work or get it to market place.
In the interview we talk about:
- how Tara got started as a designer
- how she found clients initially
- where she plans to take her business in the future
One of the directions Tara is taken is creating courses. Tara explains how there’s a lot of information around about design software but, alas, not so many courses on the design process.
The first of these courses Tara has done is called the Logo Design Course for Beginners. Tara stresses that the course is for complete beginners but I would say that seasoned graphic designers can learn something from her meticulous presentation of the logo designing progress.
Tara will be coming back for my third podcast to talk specifically about logo design.
The Design and Marketing Podcast is about …
The Design and Marketing Podcast will be concentrating on how graphic and web designers and others can market their business to increase and vary their income streams.
As regular readers of this blog know, I set up a full time design business 6 years ago thanks, primarily, to a WordPress blog. Since then I have been learning about blogging, social media, SEO, email marketing and monetization. I’ve also been sharing my knowledge and results with the wider community. One of my special interests is passive income and this podcast will interviewing individuals who are specifically successful at maximising their passive income with effective marketing and creative design!
Where these podcasts are going …
I’m really pleased to finally get this podcast up and running. It’s another platform to explore. I’m going to try to improve the audio quality and get some better music. I’m sure my interviewing technique will improve. Oh and, by the way, I had a cold when I recorded the intro and outro for the show so that will improve as well!
My next podcast will be with Andy Sowards. You should check out his design blog as he has done so well in such a short space of time.
What you can do
Please, if you have time, listen to part or all of the podcast and let me know what you think. If you have any questions about podcasting please ask. Otherwise, I’d love to hear who you’d like me to interview. See you in the comments!
And, if you think you’d like to hear more of my podcasts, please subscribe on iTunes and you’ll be able to access them easily through iTunes without even having to come to my site!