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Freelance Design

Our authors, freelance designers like you, share their extensive knowledge and experiences. You’ll learn how to get consistent work, manage your time, business and clients, and, most importantly, how to get paid better, and on time.

Dealing with People Who Don’t Value Web Designers

Dealing with People Who Don’t Value Web Designers

Even in this high-tech world in which we live, there are still people who think that anyone can build a great website.

You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Launch a Freelance Career

You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Launch a Freelance Career

Many years ago, I had a dream. It was to become a fantastic web designer. From there, I would launch a freelance business and find immediate success. Ah, the joys…

10 Fantastic Templates for Creating a Slideshow & Gallery in After Effects

10 Fantastic Templates for Creating a Slideshow & Gallery in After Effects

We share ten of the best templates that will allow you to quickly create a video slideshow or gallery in After Effects.

What to Do When a Client Tries Your Patience

What to Do When a Client Tries Your Patience

We take a look at some scenarios where patience between a designer and client is called for, and when it’s time to say “enough.”

Those Things That Can Come Back to Haunt Web Designers

Those Things That Can Come Back to Haunt Web Designers

So many problems can be prevented by avoiding lazy practices. By weighing the potential consequences of a web project could save us from many issues.

The Grumpy Designer Asks: Are You Tired?

The Grumpy Designer Asks: Are You Tired?

Let’s talk about the pressures we face as freelance web designers, and maybe we’ll find some healthy ways to cope with them.

The 5 Traits of an Ethical Freelance Web Designer

The 5 Traits of an Ethical Freelance Web Designer

Ethics are often very personal, and what I find acceptable may not sit so well with you and vice-versa. But there are some general traits that most designers can agree on.

How New Web Designers Can Level Up

How New Web Designers Can Level Up

If you’re looking to build a web career that is successful and sustainable, we’re here to help! Here are some tips to help get you up and running.

The Keys to Becoming a Self-Reliant Freelance Designer

The Keys to Becoming a Self-Reliant Freelance Designer

Many choose the freedom of a freelance career, but dealing with the responsibilities can be difficult. You’ll need to become self-reliant!

The Importance of Diversifying Your Client Roster

The Importance of Diversifying Your Client Roster

Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket. That applies not only in life but also to your web design client list/roster.

Ask the Right Questions if You Want to Avoid Undesirable Projects

Ask the Right Questions if You Want to Avoid Undesirable Projects

Every web designer can envision their ideal client and project. Whether it’s a project that will utilize a specific content management system (CMS) or working with a client in a…

Techniques for Documenting Your Web Projects

Techniques for Documenting Your Web Projects