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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.

Why Full Stack Web Development Is Still a Viable Path

Why Full Stack Web Development Is Still a Viable Path

It’s worth asking whether full stack web development is a realistic option in modern times. Can one person really do it all effectively?

Why Third Parties Are Taking an Interest in Your Client’s Website Security

Why Third Parties Are Taking an Interest in Your Client’s Website Security

For years, security processes were between a designer, host, and client. But increasingly, other third parties are taking an active interest.

The 12 Best Double Exposure Effect Photoshop Action Sets

The 12 Best Double Exposure Effect Photoshop Action Sets

An amazing collection of double exposure effect Photoshop action sets that will allow you to rapidly speed up your photo editing process.

How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed by Your Side Projects

How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed by Your Side Projects

We explore the balance required and the steps you need to take to ensure that your side project doesn’t take over your life.

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

We talk about simplifying your designs using the Pareto Principle to ensure that you make the best possible decisions for your clients.

Ideas for Becoming a Greener Freelancer

Ideas for Becoming a Greener Freelancer

Everyone likes to talk about “going green” these days. And there are plenty of good reasons for doing so. Most importantly, it’s the right thing to do for Mother Earth….

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Having interesting side projects in your portfolio can help you make the leap from forgettable, all-purpose designer to industry superstar.

What You Can Learn from Picky Design Clients

What You Can Learn from Picky Design Clients

Believe it or not, there are some big-picture benefits of working with picky clients, and even gain from that otherwise-frustrating experience.

How to Simplify Your Web Design Business

How to Simplify Your Web Design Business

If your design business is a mess – or are concerned it could become one – don’t worry, as we share tips that will help you simplify things.

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer

In today’s freelancing climate, one of the best things you can do in terms of marketing yourself is to think in what I like to call “Test Terms.” What does…

Separating Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

Separating Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

Is there a difference between so-called “commercial” work and work that’s done purely for the joy of creating? Should they be separated?

Tips on Writing Effective Website Documentation for Your Clients

Tips on Writing Effective Website Documentation for Your Clients