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The Case for Slowing Down the Design Process

The Case for Slowing Down the Design Process

It seems like rushing around in an effort to finish off projects is part of being a freelance designer. Clients have demands and it’s our job to meet them. And,…

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 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 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…

How to Gain the Trust of Your Web Design Clients

How to Gain the Trust of Your Web Design Clients

Trust is the foundation of a good client/designer relationship. It provides confidence and security to everyone involved. Without it, there is no means to achieve any sort of comfort level…

Are Google’s Core Web Vitals Metrics Unreasonable?

Are Google’s Core Web Vitals Metrics Unreasonable?

We discuss what Core Web Vitals means to sites that run on a tight budget or content management system (CMS). Is Google asking too much?

Your Web Design Business Has Grown: How Do You Manage Legacy Clients?

Your Web Design Business Has Grown: How Do You Manage Legacy Clients?

One thing you may not expect with web design business growth is the continued pull of legacy clients. So, how can you keep old clients happy while forging ahead?

The Right Way to Add Recurring Revenue to Your Web Design Business

The Right Way to Add Recurring Revenue to Your Web Design Business

Booking new projects is a key revenue driver for any freelance web designer. But a lot of time and effort goes into both finding projects and getting the details hammered…

Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

We’ve all experienced when a client wants to make a change to your design that, as a designer, you can immediately tell will result in disaster.

Choosing New Tools and Technology for Your Web Projects

Choosing New Tools and Technology for Your Web Projects

A new tool or technology you haven’t used before can significantly impact you and your clients. That’s why it pays to consider things from every angle.

My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer

My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer

Designers often like to critique other designers. It’s just a natural side effect of being creative. We see a website or app and immediately start looking at how it all…

Why Is Focusing on Long-Term Goals So Difficult?

Why Is Focusing on Long-Term Goals So Difficult?