About Ben Brush

Ben Brush is a graphic designer working and living in Nova Scotia. You can view his work on his website. Find more posts by Ben on his graphic design blog Design Puffin or connect with him on twitter.

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Contracts are one of the most talked about and most written about topics on freelance and design sites. It’s no secret that we should all have them and use them. They protect us and they protect our clients and keep […]

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Almost every business out there uses social media. But there’s no doubt some people use it better than others. You’ve probably seen a company with a wildly successful social media post or hundreds and thousands of followers and wondered: “What […]

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We all know by now that it’s important to have a contract, and to use it. Everybody should have one to make sure they don’t get taken advantage of. That doesn’t just apply to freelancers. Guess who else should, and […]

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There is a lot to know when it comes to pricing. There are whole books dedicated to the science of properly pricing design work. There is a lot of really good information out there about pricing, and when I was […]

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If you read many publications about design and freelancing you have probably noticed there can be a lot of doom and gloom in regards to the current state of the design industry. I hear quite a lot of hopeless chatter […]

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Designers and freelancers in general need a little help staying inspired from time to time. We all have places we like to browse while brainstorming; you never know what’s going to spark the perfect idea for you. The internet is […]

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Everyone wants to work with their dream clients, myself included. That’s why I recently decided, if I want to work with my dream clients I need to know who they are, or at the very least, define the qualities I […]

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I was recently working on landing a new client that I was excited to work with. Everything went great, they accepted my quote, they sent a great creative brief and it looked like everything was going to go smoothly. When […]

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Traditionally a press kit, or media kit, is a pre-packaged set of promotional materials of a person or company that can be distributed to members of the media for promotional use. As a designer this might seem like something you […]

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Do you have a dribble account, share all your work to social networks or constantly ask for critiques of your work from other designers? Non of those things are bad in and of themselves. They could however be symptoms of […]

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As busy freelancers, time is one of your most valuable assets. The more time you can save, the more money you can make. However; you can’t just spend less time on your client work and let the quality suffer, so […]

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One of the most common pieces of advice I see freelancers offering other freelancers is “get referrals.” That’s because it is one of the best pieces of advice there is. Referrals are one of the best ways to get new clients. They […]

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If you are like most freelancers, client work makes up the bulk of your income. For me (and I suspect the same is true for most other designers) the creative process involves a lot of experimenting. Sometimes this means that […]

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