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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.

Moving Up: Adjusting to Larger Web Projects

Moving Up: Adjusting to Larger Web Projects

For designers who are just starting out, smaller projects provide a tremendous opportunity. We use them to put our skills into practice, develop a workflow and make a little bit…

What Your Clients Need to Know About a Website Redesign

What Your Clients Need to Know About a Website Redesign

What should your clients know about redesigning their website? We take a look at some of the most important concepts.

The 10 Best SVG Filter Resources & Tutorials

The 10 Best SVG Filter Resources & Tutorials

A collection of the most useful SVG filter resources and tutorials you can use on your projects and designs today.

Jumping Through Hoops for Prospective Web Design Clients

Jumping Through Hoops for Prospective Web Design Clients

You’ll start to spot those red flags for projects and clients you want to avoid. It is about understanding the types of clients you want to work with.

Accepting Your Limitations as a Web Designer

Accepting Your Limitations as a Web Designer

With the sometimes-overwhelming number of tools, libraries and technologies out there, it’s impossible to know it all. Yet it also seems like those of us in the web design industry…

Being a Freelance Web Designer Isn’t for Everyone

Being a Freelance Web Designer Isn’t for Everyone

So often, I write about the details and observations I’ve had while running a freelance web design business. It seems like so many web designers have taken this path that…

How to Improve Your Communication With Clients

How to Improve Your Communication With Clients

Improve your communication and get down to the nitty-gritty with clients, so that you won’t waste time assuming that they need to know things they don’t.

What Does It Cost to Run a Freelance Web Design Business?

What Does It Cost to Run a Freelance Web Design Business?

Every entity has its own “cost of doing business”. Often times, the particular industry you’re in helps determine at least some of what you’ll have to spend to both get…

Together at Home: Managing Kids and Your Web Design Business

Together at Home: Managing Kids and Your Web Design Business

Working from home is a blessing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy. Indeed, there are a number of challenges – and a global pandemic only adds to them….

The Perils of Being a Responsible Web Designer

The Perils of Being a Responsible Web Designer

Building your own web design business into a success isn’t easy. It can take years to build up a great reputation and a winning portfolio. You get there by doing…

Defining a Successful Web Project

Defining a Successful Web Project

Have you ever been asked a question that you weren’t quite prepared for? During a recent meeting with a prospective client, I had one that really caught me off-guard. The…

Dealing With a Panicky Design Client

Dealing With a Panicky Design Client