How Cold-Calling Every Print Shop in the City Actually Lead Me to Design Work

uxBrad
The Startup
Published in
10 min readDec 1, 2020

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An old payphone that is spray-painted pink with grafitti and stickers all over it.
This is not the phone I used. Photo by Cameron Rainey

I’ve never worked in sales, so I’ve never had to cold-call anyone before. Being on the other side of a telemarketer phone call, I had a perception of how terrible those people are and questioned how that strategy ever worked — except for scamming old people. I was never going to fall for a cold call and wondered why they ever bothered trying. I just assumed…

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uxBrad
The Startup

I’m Brad Cooper — UX Practitioner. A11y Evangelist (CPACC). Blockchain Enthusiast. Web Theorist. Find out more on how I work at https://uxBrad.com.