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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 ‘Grumpy Designer’ Is the Only Title I Want

Why ‘Grumpy Designer’ Is the Only Title I Want

Let’s stop chasing a particular title or letting ourselves be defined by one. Instead, focus on tangible results.

Perusing the Digital Junk of a Web Designer

Perusing the Digital Junk of a Web Designer

If you’re not sure how long you’ve been in the web design industry, take a look at your data. It says a lot about who you are and the things…

50 Free High-Resolution Texture Packs for Designers

50 Free High-Resolution Texture Packs for Designers

We have a huge collection of free high-resolution textures that are just shouting out to be used in your next design project.

Should You Charge for Website Project Estimates?

Should You Charge for Website Project Estimates?

We discuss the pros and cons of freelance designers charging a fee for project estimates. In many cases, it does make sense to do.

Promoting Your Freelance Services the Right Way

Promoting Your Freelance Services the Right Way

Freelance designers, when marketing, can often drive the wrong kind of traffic to their websites, and can even drive the right kind away.

3 Quick Ways to Grow Your Web Design Business

3 Quick Ways to Grow Your Web Design Business

By following these simple methods, and seizing the right opportunity, you may be able to jumpstart growth and expand your web design business.

Tasks Freelance Web Designers Should Consider Outsourcing

Tasks Freelance Web Designers Should Consider Outsourcing

As every freelancer has different strengths and time can often be limited, there are some tasks you may want to pass along to someone else.

How Designers Can Market Themselves to the Clients That Best Suit Their Niche

How Designers Can Market Themselves to the Clients That Best Suit Their Niche

Useful tips for good designers so that they can market themselves to the exact kind of clients that best suits their niche and services.

The Grumpy Designer’s 2022 Preview

The Grumpy Designer’s 2022 Preview

These aren’t the play-it-safe web design predictions you’ll see elsewhere. They are the boldest of the boldest predictions for 2022.

What Are the Biggest Threats to Freelance Web Designers?

What Are the Biggest Threats to Freelance Web Designers?

For freelance web designers, change is a way of life. Tools and technologies come and go, as do design trends. If anything, we may be better equipped to handle a…

How Web Designers Can Cope with Situations Out of Their Control

How Web Designers Can Cope with Situations Out of Their Control

We discuss a few difficult-to-control situations that typically impact web designers and share methods for dealing with them and letting go.

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer