Release weekly, 'The Sideman Designer' is a podcast for supporting players; for the cast members keeping the show running and the band playing; for those people bringing everyone together to give their best performance.
It's my opportunity to share thoughts on business, freelancing, and current trends in the world of design. There are book recomendations, links to fellow podcasters, and conversations with some exceptional people coming in the future.
This week we hit a milestone: it's episode 10!
In what is the final episode of the first season of the show, I talk about staying well-rounded as a designer (and a human being who is interested in, well, things!), share my summer reading list, and celebrate working for yourself and doing things your way.
Knowing when the time is right to ‘make a leap’ or pursue the type of people you want to work with can feel very intimidating. This week, we’re all about feeling good enough to do what you want to do as a professional and valuing ‘your take’ on whatever it is you’re doing.
This week, I talk about something really important (no, seriously); staying healthy both physically and mentally when you work for yourself. Working in a place where we could be glued to our chair for 8 hours a day, on our own, we need to make sure we're getting up, out, and into the company of others (if only to remember how to say 'Hi, how's it going?').
In this episode, I share my experience of running a workshop that didn't go quite how I was expecting. There's some practical advice on staying flexible and making the most of what happens in the room. Plus, Hamilton, Stranger Things, and more...!
I wondered how long into the lifecycle of this podcast it would take me to hit into some real 'business end' conversation... As it happens, six is the magic number!
In this episode I go deep into sharing the current lay of the land for my business, why I've pivoted away from some strategic moves I was making, and how iteration in your own business can be a really positive thing.
I thought this week's episode was going to be a brief review of Warren Berger's magnificent 'A More Beautiful Question'. It turns out I fancied a bit of a ramble and dug a little deeper... Welcome to The Sideman Designer, episode five!
Four weeks in and we're building momentum... This episode I share some great podcasts I've been listening to during a week of torrential rain, plus go (sort of) deep on when quitting your job is a good idea. As always feedback, comments, and conversation are welcome!
We're three episodes in which some people might call a milesone. This week I have a small ramble about the week that was - reading, networking, and giant monsters punching each other - and go deep on why I really love a Monday morning. You could learn to love them, too!
Welcome to episode two! Thanks for sticking with me. In this show I talk about giving away your time and why, sometimes, you just need to say 'no' to that request for a cup of coffee or a quick chat.
In this, the first ever episode of The Sideman Designer, I talk about getting down to business, finding focus, and keeping on track as you head towards achieving your big-picture goals.