Chris Do answers your business of design questions Live about qualifying good design clients, presenting yourself as a global player, and responds to a viewer’s critique on the value based pricing method.


01:26 Q: How do you get considered for design work while not actively seeking customers?
06:43 Q: My dream design company is holding a meeting, what should I do?
08:18 Q: Is buying Facebook ads to an article you write a good idea?
11:13 Q: I want a job in an agency like RGA where I can get strong feedback on my work. Is this a good path?
13:11 Q: How do you qualify potential design clients?
19:00 Video Q: How do you handle the first meeting online or in person without asking for something right away?
26:00 Q: What are some basic business terms that you need to know to talk with your clients?
29:50 Video Q: Should I focus on local or international clients (Low Budget vs High Competition on a global scale)
37:16 Q: My portfolio is not cool, how do I seem really high budget?
40:48 Q: I’m an in-house only creative, how do I convince my CMO to buy into me making a better design?
43:20 Q: What are some good tactics for presenting?
48:43 Q: What do you say to a potential client to spend more?
53:28 Q: How do you convince overseas clients to work with your remote team?
55:50 Q: Can you explain the symmetry of logic concept?
57:23 Q: How do I deal with an overwhelming amount of work?
1:01:38 Q: Where would you go as a student to learn about designing front-end websites?
1:04:37 Q: What are your thoughts on working for exposure rather than money?
1:07:22 Q: How do I convince a client to rebrand?
1:10:00 Retort – Value-based pricing in design & Rebuttal
1:25:25 It’s not your duty to negotiate against yourself – assume that everyone can afford you
1:27:43 Q: Do you ever create specific fonts/typefaces for your design clients?
1:31:35 Blind Summer Internship Details
1:35:46 Goofy & Weird Rapid Fire Questions

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