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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 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.

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Prolonged silence from clients can be frustrating. There are only so many hours in a day, after all. Yet there is also frustration in their inability to consistently communicate with you.

290+ Free Photo Overlays for Photographers

290+ Free Photo Overlays for Photographers

We have gathered over 290 free photo overlays that you can use in your photo-editing process and transform into truly memorable works of art.

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

We explore some ways that clients can negatively impact the outcome of a project. Along the way, we’ll also discuss some potential solutions.

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

One of the more entertaining parts of being a freelance web designer is hearing all the different assumptions people have about your job. And, having spent approximately half my life…

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

I share thoughts on balancing life and business during chaotic times. I’m learning as I go, but here’s the good, bad, and ugly of it all.

How to Explain to a Client Why Investment in Their Website Is Crucial to Their Success

How to Explain to a Client Why Investment in Their Website Is Crucial to Their Success

Everybody wants to spend as little as possible and get as much as they can. That’s the case whether you’re building a website, buying a car or grabbing a bite…

Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

We talk about it all the time. Being a web designer is about more than just clean code and pretty graphics. There are a number of other roles we play….

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

We discuss cheap clients and how they limit what a designer can accomplish. And, how we can convince them to see the error in their ways.

Dealing with the ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ Design Client

Dealing with the ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ Design Client

We’ve all been there (and some of us are there at this very moment). You book a new project and the client just can’t wait to get started. They gleefully…

Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Dealing with concerned clients can be a challenge for numerous reasons. I liken it to running around with a fire extinguisher, desperately trying to put out blazes large and small….

6 Tools & Web-Based Apps for Designing Creative Resumes

6 Tools & Web-Based Apps for Designing Creative Resumes