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Freelance Archives

Welcome to our Freelance archives. In this category, our authors, freelancers like you, share their extensive knowledge and experiences.

The Secrets Of Successful Food Packaging Design

We all see it every day. That box, that wrapper, those bottles, jars, and cans. Food packaging is something that permeates our lives, and yet most people don’t ever stop to consider how it actually affects the decisions we make when we purchase our food. From the moment you make a selection in the store to the moment you get…

3 Forward, 2 Back – The Proper Way to Fail

We all go through it at one time or another. You’re working on a project and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get it to “work.” The colors are wrong, the type is inappropriate, the composition is hideous – it’s just a mess and you eventually write it off as a failure. Sometimes you have…

Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

A fundamental difference between programming intensive web-development work and graphic-focused web-design is that everyone – client to business associates – has an opinion and an alternative vision for the latter. The technically-steep learning curve of coding, whether it be the front-end or server-side configuration, tends to elicit few opinions and observations, simply because only a handful of clients actually possess…

Reasons to Become a Freelancer

For me personally becoming a freelancer was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. Being a freelancer beats all jobs I have had in the past and maybe more that 99% of all potential jobs I could realistically expect to have. And I certainly can’t complain of lack of lucrative offers, even now, when I am off the market…

Bounce Back from Freelance Business Failure

When you started off as a freelancer, did it cross your mind that you might not make it? Did you consider the possibility of failure? If you’re like many first time freelancers, you didn’t. It’s not that surprising that so many freelance businesses go under, when many freelancers don’t think about staying afloat. They set out to seek their fortune,…

Interesting Things Designers Can Do With Extra Time

A little R&R can go a long way to refresh the body and fill your mind with all the great ideas you need for creative success. In this article, Divya Rawat shares a series of things you can do during your off time to keep yourself productive, energized, and up to date! A designer friend with a creative block was…

Preparing for Disaster as a Freelancer

Imagine waking up one morning, booting up your system and realizing that your hard drive is dead. Or maybe you returned from vacation to see that your office has been flooded. These scenarios would be difficult for anyone. But, for a freelance designer, it could put you out of business.  That’s why you need to be prepared for the worst….

Improve Your Workflow By Eating Out – The Link Between Restaurants And Design Meetings

Let’s face it: when we eat out at a restaurant, we usually aren’t making the most logical choice on any front. Restaurants are quite a bit more expensive than cooking meals at home; they’re also less nutritious, less filling, and sometimes the quality of the food or the service can leave you more unhappy than you bargained for. Nevertheless, millions…

What To Do When Third-Party Services Go Awry

As a freelancer, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed when work is piling up in your queue. Sometimes, it can lead to mistakes or miscommunications with clients. It can sometimes be quite embarrassing. Luckily, the solution is often very simple. Own up to the mistake, make sure it’s fixed and move on. If it was a particularly bad mistake,…