Podcast

The Profitable Graphic Designer

A podcast to help graphic designers grow their businesses, get more clients, and freelance their way to $10k months. Featuring real-life stories and real-world results.

Hosted by Kady Sandel

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How to Get Freelance Clients on Social Media with Dot Lung

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   In this episode, guest expert Dot Lung joins Kady Sandel to share how freelance brand, web, and graphic designers can leverage social media to attract high-paying clients.   Tired of getting a smattering of likes on your posts, but no $10k clients in your inbox? Learn the…

Client Red Flags to Watch For

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   We’ve all had them: the design client who wants to pay “in exposure,” who asks their entire family for opinions on your logo design, who complains about all their previous designers…   In today’s episode, Kady Sandel shows you the freelance client red flags to watch for,…

How to Get a Design Client Tomorrow

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   Looking to grow your freelance design business ASAP? In this episode, Kady Sandel shares her simple 2-step strategy to help you to land freelance graphic, brand, and web design clients in the short term – like tomorrow.   Listen to the episode here:  Spotify  –  Apple Podcasts …

My 5 Biggest Freelance Marketing Mistakes

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   You already know that branding and design are important… but how important are they to your own freelance design business? In this episode, Kady Sandel shows you the strategy of what your own logo, designs, colors, and fonts need to look like to attract high-paying brand, web,…

What Does a $10K Month Look Like?

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   In today’s episode, we talk numbers: specifically, the math of how you can get to a $10k month as a freelance graphic, brand, or web designer.   Kady Sandel breaks down the numbers of how you can create a six figure design business in a way that…

How to Brand Your Design Business

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   You already know that branding and design are important… but how important are they to your own freelance design business? In this episode, Kady Sandel shows you the strategy of what your own logo, designs, colors, and fonts need to look like to attract high-paying brand, web,…

Design Skills vs. Business Skills: Which Do You Need?

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   How good of a designer do you need to be before you can sign freelance clients? Will improving your design skills help you grow your business? If you feel like you’re constantly improving your portfolio and doing sketches, but STILL not catching the interest of high-paying clients…

How Much I Charge as a Designer

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   In Episode 9, Kady Sandel takes you behind the scenes of her pricing journey as a freelance designer: from doing projects for free, to charging $65 for a logo on Craigslist, to charging $18,000 for a branding package within just a few years.   This is our…

Scared to Niche Down? Listen to This Episode!

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   You have probably heard the industry advice to niche down in your graphic, web, or brand design business… but you might be afraid you will lose potential clients. Let’s bust that myth and show you the behind-the-scenes of what happens before and after you specialize as a…

Design Proposals That Clients Say Yes To

Welcome to The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast!   Are you constantly sending proposals to potential freelance clients, then never hearing back? Or maybe you’re confused on when to send a proposal at all?   In Episode 7 of the podcast, Kady shows you how to create freelance design proposals that sell. Learn the best workflow…

The Profitable Designer Podcast - Kady Sandel

Hey there!

About Kady Sandel,

Host of The Profitable Graphic Designer and CEO of Aventive Academy

I left my home when I was 15 to study graphic design. A few years later, after finishing my studies at the prestigious Academy of Arts in Serbia, I took a leap and moved to the US to pursue my dreams of
becoming a professional designer.

In the first few years of running my freelance design business, I made just about every mistake in the book. But I also experienced incredible success, and those ups and downs helped me crack the code on what graphic designers really need to do to become successful.

I developed a passion for helping creatives grow their freelance graphic design businesses just like I did, which is how Aventive Academy and The Profitable Graphic Designer podcast were born. I’m looking forward to helping you make more money, work less hours, and work on design projects that light you up!