Sunday, June 23, 2024

How to Become a Pro Designer in 2024 [Interview with Gary Simon Podcast #123]

Programming LanguageHow to Become a Pro Designer in 2024

On this week’s episode of the podcast, I interview Gary Simon, a developer and designer who started DesignCourse and has published several courses on over the years.

We talk about:

  • Growing up in rural Ohio, marrying young, and staying out there despite his success as a developer and entrepreneur

  • Early client work, and how he designed thousands of logos for clients before becoming an all-out web developer

  • Using his skills to help his wife start her own lactation consultant business online

  • Gary’s guitar shredding chops

I recorded this podcast live and I haven’t edited it at all. I want to capture the feel of a real live conversation, with all the human quirks that entails.

Can you guess what song I’m playing on my bass during the intro? It’s from a 1995s Nintendo game.

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