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Freelance Design

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.

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.

10 Beautifully Designed Free Brochure Templates for Adobe InDesign

10 Beautifully Designed Free Brochure Templates for Adobe InDesign

A collection of beautifully designed and free InDesign brochure templates promoting your product without having to create from scratch.

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.

It’s Relationship Building, Not Networking

It’s Relationship Building, Not Networking

Freelance designers need to perfect the art of building relationships rather than traditional networking. Surprisingly, it can be done.

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…

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