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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.

Tips for Collaborating with Other Web Designers

Tips for Collaborating with Other Web Designers

Solo freelancers are generally comfortable working alone. Still, there may be projects where you’ll need to collaborate with other web designers. And while there are plenty of benefits, it can…

The Modern Challenges of Starting a Freelance Web Design Business

The Modern Challenges of Starting a Freelance Web Design Business

As a new freelance designer, how can you thrive in modern times? We take a look at the challenges and how to successfully navigate them.

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Retro & Vintage Effects

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Retro & Vintage Effects

Check out our collection of the best Photoshop actions for creating memorable vintage and retro effects, and find the perfect fit.

How to Identify Your Ideal Web Design Projects

How to Identify Your Ideal Web Design Projects

We explore what the ideal web design project looks like and share some tips for positioning your freelance business to find them.

How to Handle Scope Creep in Web Design

How to Handle Scope Creep in Web Design

Have you ever worked on a project only to discover your responsibilities growing beyond requirements? You have experienced scope creep.

Why Some Web Designers Are Feeling Forced into Change

Why Some Web Designers Are Feeling Forced into Change

In my thoroughly unscientific observation, web designers appear to be frustrated with the state of things. We take a look at why that is.

Calming Down a Panicky Design Client

Calming Down a Panicky Design Client

We discuss panicky clients and cover methods that will not only de-escalate their panic but also bring them around to your point of view.

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.

How Passion Can Help (Or Hurt) a Design Project

How Passion Can Help (Or Hurt) a Design Project

The challenge is knowing when passion should play a role in design – and when to let it go. Passion can both help and hurt your projects.

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

We share the key principles that allow community builders to rise above others in terms of platform building, and how you can learn from the examples they set.

Identifying the Obstacles in Your Web Design Career

Identifying the Obstacles in Your Web Design Career

We take a look at those common obstacles that can prevent your freelance career from moving forward, and share how you can get past them.

Why ‘Grumpy Designer’ Is the Only Title I Want

Why ‘Grumpy Designer’ Is the Only Title I Want