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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 Fire Your Worst Design Clients

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

As a creative professional, you need to know what you are capable of by creating new opportunities, and not be afraid of eliminating what’s not working.

The Difference Between Cheap & Budget Clients

The Difference Between Cheap & Budget Clients

A cheap client will expect you to bend to their needs. While a budget client will be happy to compromise. Make sure you choose wisely.

Is the ‘Fast & Cheap’ Website Still Realistic?

Is the ‘Fast & Cheap’ Website Still Realistic?

Should fast and cheap website design be tossed into the dustbin of history? We look at this old nemesis and wonder if it still has a place in modern web design.

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.

Do Web Designers Need to Know About Their Clients’ Niche?

Do Web Designers Need to Know About Their Clients’ Niche?

Web designers work with diverse clients, spanning many industries. Some prefer niche expertise, but in today’s web landscape, focusing on client needs is more important.

In Web Design, Easier Doesn’t Always Mean Better

In Web Design, Easier Doesn’t Always Mean Better

You can find solutions that make web design easier and cost-effective. However, it takes careful scrutiny to determine if that truly is the case.

How to Balance Client Needs vs. Your Portfolio

How to Balance Client Needs vs. Your Portfolio

Sometimes we add bells & whistles to a web project for the wrong reasons. Sure, they can enhance our portfolios, but they may not have a positive impact elsewhere.

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

We discuss the types of freedoms that come with freelance design, while also delving into the costs and limitations.

How Online Privacy Is Impacting Web Designers

How Online Privacy Is Impacting Web Designers

Websites are becoming more complex. And the same can be said for the online world as a whole. Thus, being on the web is no longer simple. It has become…

The Grumpy Designer Meets the Outside World (Again)

The Grumpy Designer Meets the Outside World (Again)

The global pandemic had profound impacts. But for me, isolation wasn’t one of them. You see, I’ve worked from home for over 20 years. Being alone in a small space…

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam Dunk

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam Dunk