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Learn the best ways to find potential design clients, negotiate prices, market your services, and deliver high-quality work.

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How to Stay Calm When a Client Tries Your Patience

How to Stay Calm When a Client Tries Your Patience

We take a look at some scenarios where patience between a designer and client is called for, and when it’s time to say “enough.”

Web Design When a Logo Is Your Only Brand Asset

Web Design When a Logo Is Your Only Brand Asset

Smaller organizations and clients may only have a basic logo and no other brand assets. But is that enough to build a web design around?

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

At What Point Does Obsessing Over Design Become a Liability?

Focussing too much on the design of a project can be done to death – or at least to the detriment of a project. We outline a few situations where the process can get in the way.

How ‘Lazy’ Price Estimates Can Cost Freelancers

How ‘Lazy’ Price Estimates Can Cost Freelancers

In an effort to help freelance designers, we explore how you can more accurately estimate costs and fill clients in on the details.

Avoiding Design by Committee

Avoiding Design by Committee

Most people have an idea of the perfect solution to their design problem. The downside is that so does everyone else with the same problem.

The Importance of Diversifying Your Client Roster

The Importance of Diversifying Your Client Roster

Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket. That applies not only in life but also to your web design client list/roster.

Ask the Right Questions if You Want to Avoid Undesirable Projects

Ask the Right Questions if You Want to Avoid Undesirable Projects

Every web designer can envision their ideal client and project. Whether it’s a project that will utilize a specific content management system (CMS) or working with a client in a…

How to Work with Web Design Technophobes

How to Work with Web Design Technophobes

Let’s go out on a limb here and declare that web designers are generally pretty comfortable with technology. We know our way around computers, smartphones and other assorted gadgetry. Our…

The Unpredictable Life of a Freelance Web Designer

The Unpredictable Life of a Freelance Web Designer

Sometimes web designers need to shift gears faster than a Ferrari. How do we cope with it? And what can we do to lessen the need?

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

By and large, web designers are very passionate about their job. That stands out in contrast to most other industries. But when it comes to the bottom line, web design…

How Freelance Designers Can Thrive in a Tough Economy

How Freelance Designers Can Thrive in a Tough Economy

Whether the economy has your business sputtering or not, it’s important to think about ways you can kickstart growth in your own little corner of the web. And we’re here to help.

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)

4 Ways Clients Can Hurt Project Outcomes (and How You Can Save the Day)