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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.

Do All of the Projects in Your Portfolio Look the Same? That’s OK.

Do All of the Projects in Your Portfolio Look the Same? That’s OK.

Should you worry if all of your design projects look similar? Of course not. It may mean that you’re particularly successful in one specific area of design.

The Creative Benefits of Taking a Vacation

The Creative Benefits of Taking a Vacation

While I feel very fortunate to have the means to take a modest family vacation most summers, I often have mixed feelings about going (a true first-world problem). If things…

12 Free Vintage Halloween Stamps in AI, EPS, SVG & PSD Formats

12 Free Vintage Halloween Stamps in AI, EPS, SVG & PSD Formats

We have a free set of spooky vintage stamps (AI, EPS, SVG, PSD & PNG) for you to use in your personal and commercial projects.

Ways Web Designers Give Away Their Time (Without Realizing It)

Ways Web Designers Give Away Their Time (Without Realizing It)

Many people outside of the industry are surprised to find out that web designers are just like them. We need to eat, have a roof over our heads and a…

Must-Do’s When Ending a Freelance Design Project

Must-Do’s When Ending a Freelance Design Project

There are a number of key things designers should do when ending a freelance project, and today we go over what they are and why you should always do them.

Are Client Meetings a Thing of the Past?

Are Client Meetings a Thing of the Past?

Throughout the last 10-15 years, many things have changed with regards to how we build websites. Broadband and computing power have brought time-saving efficiency, while coding and markup advancements have…

Making the Most of Slow Times at Your Web Design Business

Making the Most of Slow Times at Your Web Design Business

Part of being a web designer means learning how to deal with extreme situations. One day, you could be faced with an insanely-busy, stress-filled work marathon. Clients need your help,…

Navigating Design Politics

Navigating Design Politics

Freelance web designers often work with a variety of clients. Over time, it provides for many interesting experiences. You get a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions are made – something…

How to Determine Which Skills You Should Learn

How to Determine Which Skills You Should Learn

When you take a look around at various web design publications, you often see headlines touting the next big thing. It might be a tool, a programming language or a…

Being a Workaholic Designer and How to Recover

Being a Workaholic Designer and How to Recover

Designers are very fortunate. Unlike a whole lot of careers out there, we quite often genuinely enjoy what we do. We get to unleash our creative spirit and can make…

Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?

Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?

In your freelance career, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’re bidding against several competitors for a project. That competition may not only include others in the freelance space,…

Educating Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer

Educating Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer