This week we share our ideas for how to use social media as a designer. We’ve each compiled a list of actionable tips and ideas to start implementing today and we dig into as many of these as possible in today’s conversation. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] Intro
[3:00] Round table discussion of actionable tips.
[4:00] Ian shares his social media tips.
[5:00] Share random facts.
[7:00] Fun information to share.
[7:30] Ian explains sparking curiosity with quirky illustration styles.
[8:00] Using the Ask Me Anything on your Instagram Stories.
[10:00] Creating a mini series.
[11:00] Sharing things you like and why.
[11:30] Quick tips can make a huge difference.
[12:00] Sharing what you’ve learned.
[13:00] A knack for hacks.
[14:00] Consistency.
[15:00] Tip Shares.
[15:30] Keep It Simple silly.
[16:00] Mashing up tips, tricks and hacks.
[17:00] You Tube your creativity.
[18:00] Building connections with video replies.
[19:00] How video makes you more real to your audience.
[19:30] Instagram prompts.
[20:00] Be genuine with Thank You’s.
[21:00] Dustin shares a new app he discovered that helped him connect.
[23:30] Relax and be your honest self.
[24:30] Sharing the unexpected.
[26:00] Ian shares a great idea for unexpected posts.
[28:00] Viral videos.
[29:00] Becoming more playful.
[31:00] Injecting humor.
[33:00] Saying what everyone’s thinking.
[34:30] Laughing at yourself.
[36:00] Encourage networking.
[37:00] Bring your audience behind the scenes.
[38:00] Simple ideas, big impacts.
[39:00] Weaving ideas into your own context .
[41:00] Ian thinks outside of the box.
[43:00] Finding the funny.
[44:00] Sharing unpolished video.
[45:00] Posting in your style.

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