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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.

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.

How to Deal With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

How to Deal With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

We discuss how you as the designer can nip most design by committee in the bud, and show you how you can use it to your advantage.

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 to Effectively Critique a Client’s Ideas

How to Effectively Critique a Client’s Ideas

Building a website is a collaborative process. It works best when both clients and designers can openly exchange ideas.

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

It seems like every designer has a horror story or two (or seventeen) about getting ripped off by a client who refuses to pay. Once it happens, there’s not too…

How to Minimize Wasted Time during a Web Design Project

How to Minimize Wasted Time during a Web Design Project

Advice and tips for having more productive moments during your web design projects that will help to minimize any wasted time.

Separating Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

Separating Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

Is there a difference between so-called “commercial” work and work that’s done purely for the joy of creating? Should they be separated?

How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

We share some much easier and more effective methods for making networking connections as freelance creative designers.

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

We share some essential tips that designers and developers should use to help manage their time so they can work more efficiently.

Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

Dealing With Your Ego as a Designer

Every designer must learn to deal with criticism and their ego because suggestions and opinions often prove helpful to the design process.

Learn to Prioritize Your Web Design Work

Learn to Prioritize Your Web Design Work