This week we talk all about the best ways to get your creative work in front of more people. We try to get super tactical in this episode and share many actionable tips on how to get your design work out there more.


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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] Today we are talking about gaining exposure
[2:10] Tom asks Ian and Dustin how they get their work out there
[2:40] Ian explains how multiple platforms help him be seen
[3:00] Behance, Dribbble and Pinterest, OH My!
[4:20] LinkedIn is full of people looking for design work
[5:10] Discover who you are creating for before you make the work
[6:10] The difference between someone who draws and an illustrator
[7:00] One common characteristic of a successful creative
[8:30] Using challenges and hashtags to reach new people
[9:00] Join a Forum for conversation and building connections
[11:10] Sharing your skills will bring in new viewers
[12:15] One-On-One Interactions
[13:00] From interaction to opportunity
[14:00] Go for quality relationships over quantity
[14:30] Why do you want to get in front or more people?
[16:00] The battle of impressing your peers or inspiring new creatives
[17:35] Relationships, collaborations and being open with good intentions
[18:00] When you help people everyone wins
[19:30] How Airbnb used to help others build their business?
[21:30] The fruits multiple platforms can yield
[22:30] Ian shares how he manages multiple platforms
[23:00] Behance, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
[24:00] Turning Twitter conversations into opportunities
[24:30] Ian shares helpful tips for a listener on gaining traction
[25:10] Posting FREE work to gain work inquiries
[26:00] The more online links you have directing back to you the better
[27:20] Posting helpful content for others brings people back
[28:00] Dishing out great consistent work for 6 months
[28:30] The power of momentum
[29:10] The time it took Ian to build momentum
[30:00] Quality relationships and work quantity
[31:10] The new autograph for celebrities
[32:20] Referrals come from tagged work, mentions and shares
[33:00] Be proactive with providing a service to gain exposure
[34:10] Climbing the feature ladder
[35:50] Ian shares how he is building his mural portfolio
[36:30] Process videos are great proof you can do the work
[37:00] Collaborating and building a great video
[38:00] Share the work you want to do
[39:00] Be humble
[40:20] Trust yourself and don’t compare to others
[41:10] Tom on short term investment or sacrifice for long term results
[42:20] Share your work
[43:00] Three things that will help you gain exposure
[44:00] Creative FitBit
[45:20] Dustin shares what he has noticed about his business growth
[46:00] The power of putting yourself out there
[47:00] Consistency really is key
[48:00 People need to know who you are
[49:10] How Ian’s niche has helped him expand into other areas
[50:00] Focus, build, collaborate and expand
[51:00] Find the one thing you love to talk about
[52:10] Practice patience and work hard.
[53:00] Put yourself out there. EVERYWHERE
[54:00] An example of being giving to someone
[56:00] And that’s a wrap!


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