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The Busy Creator Podcast with Prescott Perez-Fox

The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

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Apr 7, 2014

Episode 7 w/guest Courtney Eliseo

The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 7 with Designer & Blogger Courtney Eliseo

Prescott chats with Courtney Eliseo, graphic designer and founder of the popular design blog Design Work Life. They discuss keeping organized as a solo designer, the workflow of writing blog posts, and the balance of running a content business while staying relevant as a practitioner.


Show Notes & Links



  • Dedicate one day to separate aspects of the business (client work, blog, finances, etc.)
  • When designing a brand identity, think of digital from day one
  • Use the to-do list over the calendar
  • Build workflows and automation for recurring tasks, such as resizing images for your blog
  • Listen to podcasts while you work


  • Stick to a plan
  • Meet with your boss every other week, review time
  • Generate a time report in Harvest
  • Create a “Dollar Jar” at work. Give $1 every time you email about a project instead of post on Basecamp (or your tool of choice)
  • Wake up early. (oatmeal optional)

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