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Learn about the challenges and rewards of a freelance design career and take control of your self-employed professional life.

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Beyond Design & Development: Skills to Boost Your Career

Beyond Design & Development: Skills to Boost Your Career

To run a successful freelance design business or agency, you will need some skills that don’t directly relate to code or aesthetics.

The Benefits & Dangers of a Designer’s Ego

The Benefits & Dangers of a Designer’s Ego

Learn how your ego can boost your confidence and drive success, but also how it can lead to mistakes and missed opportunities.

The Case for Showing Freelance Clients Your Authentic Self

The Case for Showing Freelance Clients Your Authentic Self

There can be a stigma attached to letting clients see us we really are. We make the argument for dropping the façade and being yourself.

Managing the 24/7 Work Culture of Web Designers

Managing the 24/7 Work Culture of Web Designers

Whether you’re working as part of a large team or as a solo entrepreneur – no web designer is immune to a 24/7 work culture.

Dealing with the Low Profit Areas of Your Freelance Business

Dealing with the Low Profit Areas of Your Freelance Business

How to identify those areas of your web design business that are not performing well and how to decide whether they should stay or go.

Why You Should Conduct Annual Website Audits

Why You Should Conduct Annual Website Audits

We share some tips for auditing your own websites and those you manage for clients and what you can learn along the way.

How Writing Can Help Your Web Design Career

How Writing Can Help Your Web Design Career

I’ll fill you in on what writing has meant to me as a web designer. Along the way, I’ll share some tips for making the most out of the experience.

The Many Ways Web Designers Give Away Their Time (Without Realizing It)

The Many Ways Web Designers Give Away Their Time (Without Realizing It)

We look at some common situations where designers essentially give away their time, and share how you can handle those situations.

How to Navigate Design Politics

How to Navigate Design Politics

Design politics can seem insurmountable. But a savvy web designer may be able to save the day. We look at some ideas to help you get things back on track.

Why It Takes Commitment to Work with Clients

Why It Takes Commitment to Work with Clients

It’s crucial that we as web designers not only focus on a project’s outcome, but on our relationships with clients as well.

You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Launch a Freelance Career

You Don’t Have to Be an Expert to Launch a Freelance Career