Friday, October 7, 2016

Being on a Design Team

Have you ever wanted to be on a design team, but didn't know how?  Perhaps you are already part of a team, but you want to know how to make yourself indispensable.  Today, we are going to cover the three different perspectives of what a design team does from the point of view of the company, design team member and the audience they target.

Be sure and check out Justine's video for more information on being on a Design Team.

Company Point of View

A DT Members are:

  • Promoters
  • Influencers
  • Ambassadors
They should be:
  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Focus on Quality
  • Enthusiastic
Be able to:
  • Meet deadlines
  • Be organized
  • Be Flexible
  • Be Reliable

Design Team Member 

Benefits for a DT Member
  • Free Product
  • Exposure 
  • Funding your hobby
  • Meet new friends
Research before your join
  • Do they fit with your card making style
  • Is it a conflict of interest with your current design team 
  • How is the company's crafting community

What the Target Audience is Looking For

Why they like a design team
  • Inspiration
  • Personal relationships and interaction
  • Want something fresh and new


  1. Thank you so much for this information Suzy. It was very very helpful.. Opened my eyes!

  2. Suzy, cannot thank you enough for this podcast! Incredibly informative and professional. I love your "right to the point" style, which for me I can somehow see that reflection in your stamps...I know, I'm a wee bit strange LOL. I don't know if I'll ever get to the point of being a DT member, but I found it very interesting to listen to you, as well as all the input from Justine. I am an older woman I have to say that it was so good to hear such a professional woman...really enjoyed listening to you Suzy and look forward to many more. Next time, how to become an illustrator!

    All my respect
    Nancy Lynn Kenny Monahan

    1. Nancy, I cannot tell you how much your comment means to me! I am so glad you enjoyed Justine and I's endeavor!! Hugs!

  3. Thanks for the very informative no BS podcast. I know I could never be a DT member but can certainly appreciate the process that much more after hearing this.

    1. Awwww, you are most welcome, Kim! I am glad people appreciate it! LOL

  4. That was great Suzy! I know someone who could really benefit from this. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    1. Thank you, Cynde!!!!! So glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I randomly clicked on Justine's YouTube vid about design teams, which led me here. So glad I came! New subscriber!!

    1. Woo hoo!!! So glad you were able to pop in!

  6. Hi Suzy, I'm drooling over your "How to be on a design team" bundle and had a question about it. Could you let me know what the best way of contacting you is? I can't find an email address or contact form anywhere here... Thanks in advnace! Dennice

    1. Hi Dennice!

      You can send me an email at suzanne @ allaboutsuzy dot com or you can call me (if you want to suffer through my allergies! LOL 505 402 1859) It's been brutal this week!