Learn to be a better designer from over 70 Global creatives

We’ve been interviewing your favourite designers to learn how they started, how they grow and what makes them succesful

Will Paterson

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? I had a friend in school that would create amazing YouTube banners in Photoshop. I loved what he created and wanted to do this myself. So from the age of 16 I started learning through limited videos online, books...

Jason Knight

Jason Knight

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer?   At the end of year 12 when I had to select a UNI degree. I excelled at art and woodwork and looking for some way to blend these together I stumbled across Industrial/Product Design. It was about 5 years after...

Hoodzpah

Hoodzpah

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? Jen: I think we started doing it before we even realized what “it” was. We were drawing as soon as we beheld the majesty of a deluxe set of Crayola Crayons (that 64 color set was a game changerrrr). So we grew up...

Ksenya Samarskaya

Ksenya Samarskaya

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? The definition has evolved, but as long as I can remember, starting at perhaps four or five or six, I knew I wanted to be an artist. It was the allure of the lifestyle. A space where I could think on different...

Simon Dixon

Simon Dixon

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? I loved drawing and art as a kid. I was helped by being educated at home through what would have been in secondary school, so I had a lot of freedom to experiment. I drew a lot, including self-publishing comic...

Gday Frank

Gday Frank

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? Year 10 Art Class (2003) when I was introduced to Photoshop. Prior to that I'd wanted to be an animator for Pixar, Industrial Light and Magic or Animal Logic, but once I got to my final year of high school I was...

The podcast that successful designers listen to (while they work)

04 The Futur of Design Education

04 The Futur of Design Education

In this episode, I get to speak with Chris Do. Chris is an Emmy award winning designer, founder and CEO of Blind, Inc., where he oversees the creative and strategic direction of the company. He's also the founder of The Futur, a design education platform. We’ll be...

03 Getting Clients to Pay You on Time

03 Getting Clients to Pay You on Time

In this episode, we look at how to ensure you get paid on time and you're not chasing the clients for money over and over again. We’ll be discussing this episode over in the This Design Life Facebook group. Once you’ve listened, make sure you join us and discuss this...

02 How to Get Clients to Come to You

02 How to Get Clients to Come to You

In this episode, I talk to Ian Paget, the Logo Geek. I find out how he got built a huge following online and got a great insight into his logo design process. We’ll be discussing this episode over in the This Design Life Facebook group. Once you’ve listened, make sure...