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Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Having interesting side projects in your portfolio can help you make the leap from forgettable, all-purpose designer to industry superstar.

5 Ways You Can Contribute to the Web Design Community

5 Ways You Can Contribute to the Web Design Community

We share ideas that will hopefully inspire you to give a little bit of your time and skills to make the web design community a better place.

Top 50 Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

Top 50 Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

We have curated the 50 best free icon and glyph sets for you, covering the currently most popular web design trends, styles and niches.

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Dealing With an Absentee Web Design Client

Prolonged silence from clients can be frustrating. There are only so many hours in a day, after all. Yet there is also frustration in their inability to consistently communicate with you.

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance Design

One of the more entertaining parts of being a freelance web designer is hearing all the different assumptions people have about your job. And, having spent approximately half my life…

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

When Chaos Invades: Keeping Your Freelance Business Going During a Crisis

I share thoughts on balancing life and business during chaotic times. I’m learning as I go, but here’s the good, bad, and ugly of it all.

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

We discuss cheap clients and how they limit what a designer can accomplish. And, how we can convince them to see the error in their ways.

Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Dealing with concerned clients can be a challenge for numerous reasons. I liken it to running around with a fire extinguisher, desperately trying to put out blazes large and small….

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.

When Has a Design Client Gone Too Far?

When Has a Design Client Gone Too Far?

One of the most difficult parts of being a freelancer is learning how to deal with different types of clients. You’ll run into just about every personality type along the…

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Being a Web Designer

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Being a Web Designer

There are a ton of resources out there to help us learn web design. Whether you want to code like a master or create stunning graphics, the opportunity to sharpen…

Identifying and Improving Your Weaknesses as a Web Designer

Identifying and Improving Your Weaknesses as a Web Designer