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Jake Rocheleau (103 Posts)

About: Jake Rocheleau is a passionate web designer and social media entrepreneur. He is frequently researching the latest trends in digital design and new-age Internet ideas. He's also an advocate for the social media revolution - follow his updates on Twitter @jakerocheleau.

Promoting Your Freelance Design Business with Social Media

With the many privatized design agencies it’s common to see freelancers growing in numbers. Illustrators and digital artists are among the most prominent with freelance graphics and design work. It requires a skilled artisan to juggle project works with freelance time management and business ethics. Marketing is possibly one of the biggest considerations when first launching your own business. Whether…

Investigation into a Freelancer’s Workday Schedule

Working the realm of freelancing at times can provide a very rough work environment. Long hours in front of the computer, constant e-mail floods, and phone calls from clients all day will tire even Superman. With so much going on it’s all too easy losing focus and becoming distracted. It’s for these major reasons that your average freelancer finds it…

Designing Websites with Understanding and Accessibility

The subject of web design becomes even trickier when incorporating accessibility principles. These have all too often been overlooked by the general public as most people accessing a computer will be using a fullscreen monitor. Aside from physical conditions such as poor eyesight you’ve also got to consider the changing market in browsing software. Offering a complete browsing experience to…

50 Vintage SNES Official Game Artwork

The Super Nintendo was released in Japan during November 1990 later coming to the United States in 1991. The console has seen over 700 game titles released since its birth and brings a lot of retro styles to the table. Looking back now we can see just how abundant these games are with musical tones, vast landscapes, detailed storylines, and…

Building Up your Web Design Education

Walking the path of a web designer is one challenging road. There are many techniques to be studied and the vast wealth of knowledge available can just slightly ease the burden. The most popular study commodity were books, but with the Internet’s evolution it is now easier than ever to learn the principles of web design in just a few…

What is the Preferred Operating Systems of Designers?

The ever-changing culture of web design has grown into a wild array of sub-standards. Over 20 years now designers from all over the world have contributed their brilliant ideas to the World Wide Web. Software is often an afterthought from the consumer’s end, but when you’re at the front lines this topic is very important. In the realm of Operating…

Thoughts and Tips for Creating your Mobile Office

Let’s face it, our digital era is moving towards mobile technology faster than we can keep up. Gadgets and doohickeys which were released 14 months ago are now considered extinct amongst the most techno-savvy. This is all part of a social evolution of sorts – with the smartest braniacs leading the herd. Mobile isn’t just a realm of games and…

Useful Tips and Beautiful Inspiration for Icon Designers

For the countless graphical user interfaces developed over the past 10 years we’ve seen numerous collections of icon sets. Icons are essential behaving as the life-blood and driving force behind any well constructed interface system. Stemming back into the days of Windows 2000/XP we have seen icons become more prevalent in our digital nature. Not only have we seen an…

Examination of Japanese Website Design Trends

Japan plays host to some very impressive website designers. Their skills in the arts cannot be compared and demonstrate a powerful digital force among Internet readers. Luckily understanding how to read Japanese isn’t required to admire their website graphics and animation effects. We’ll be looking into a few Japanese website designs which have pushed the limits on conventional development. As…