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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.

How ‘Lazy’ Price Estimates Can Cost Freelancers

How ‘Lazy’ Price Estimates Can Cost Freelancers

In an effort to help freelance designers, we explore how you can more accurately estimate costs and fill clients in on the details.

The Bright Side of an Increasingly Homogeneous Web

The Bright Side of an Increasingly Homogeneous Web

Each day, it seems like the web becomes a little less varied. At least, when it comes to the tools we use to build and view it. Just think –…

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Stunning Dispersion Effects

The 20 Best Photoshop Actions for Creating Stunning Dispersion Effects

A collection of Photoshop actions that will allow you to give your photos a faux-motion effect (the dispersion effect) with a few clicks.

The Five Inconvenient Truths of Web Design

The Five Inconvenient Truths of Web Design

Being a web designer isn’t easy. Depending on your niche, it requires a combination of finely-tuned technical and visual skills. And it takes a major commitment in order to keep…

Tips for Being a Good Design Mentor

Tips for Being a Good Design Mentor

It can be a challenge advising another designer. Whether it’s general career advice, technical knowledge or even tips regarding client relations.

Techniques for Documenting Your Web Projects

Techniques for Documenting Your Web Projects

Whether you’re working on a new web project or looking through some past ones, here are some useful tips for documenting what you’ve done.

Tips for Working with Web Design Technophobes

Tips for Working with Web Design Technophobes

Let’s go out on a limb here and declare that web designers are generally pretty comfortable with technology. We know our way around computers, smartphones and other assorted gadgetry. Our…

The Deadly Communication Sins Freelance Designers Commit

The Deadly Communication Sins Freelance Designers Commit

Alright, freelancers – it’s time to confess! How many of you are guilty of not communicating regularly enough with your clients? Maybe you’re running behind on your deadline, and you’re…

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam-Dunk

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam-Dunk

Do you take on a new client just because you feel like you have to? How will that affect your relationship with your existing client?

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

By and large, web designers are very passionate about their job. That stands out in contrast to most other industries. But when it comes to the bottom line, web design…

How Freelance Designers Can Thrive in a Tough Economy

How Freelance Designers Can Thrive in a Tough Economy

Whether the economy has your business sputtering or not, it’s important to think about ways you can kickstart growth in your own little corner of the web. And we’re here to help.

How Being Uncomfortable Can Make You a Better Web Designer

How Being Uncomfortable Can Make You a Better Web Designer