If you’ve ever wanted to take your design career to the next level, you won’t want to miss this exciting news: Today, we are excited to announce, for the first time at GDB, a premium memberships email course delivered to […]

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Keeping all your design clients happy and be a daunting task. If you’ve ever lost your mind trying to keep all of your clients happy, keep reading for a few tips on keeping everyone happy without losing your marbles. Making […]

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Have you ever been found in this frequent freelance design situation?: You work hard to find a client, you make a pitch to them, sign a contract, complete a project, get paid, and never see them again. Granted, with some […]

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There’s a continuous debate in the design community (that I don’t plan on diving into today. If you’re interested, read here.) about whether or not a designer should specialize in one specific area or strive to be a jack-of-all trades. […]

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Outsourcing has negative connotations (at least here in the states). Whenever you mention outsourcing you immediately get comments like “Why would you send jobs overseas just to save a few dollars?” or “That’s the real problem with the global economy […]

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Have you ever pitched to a potential client or perhaps responded to a request for proposal and then never heard back from anyone on the project? If you don’t hear back from a potential client, it might have been your […]

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Diligence A freelance designer has to be diligent. After all, you’re working hard not only to design great pieces, but to find new clients, bill current clients, follow up with old clients, file taxes, market your business, and more. If […]

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Whether you’re attempting to sell your own products or trying to help your clients sell their products by offering great design, learning how to design a sticker that will make products fly of the shelf is a vital skill for […]

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A couple days ago, we discussed some essential pointers for naming your design business. Today, I’d like to discuss a topic that comes up frequently in my discussions with freelance designers. Should you market yourself using your own name or […]

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Starting a business is no easy task. It takes time, effort, and (a lot of times) a whole heap of money. But there are lots of designers who have built a rockstar design business without spending their life savings away. […]

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Since GDB is a blog that helps designers build a successful business, I like to keep my eye out for common problems that designers face as they try to be successful in the business world. As I read forums, answer […]

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Whether you are a freelance designer or work at a design agency, there are almost always two important goals at the forefront of your mind: Impress your current clients & bring in more business. If you’ve been working at building […]

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Take a moment and scan the web for successful freelance designers. I mean financially successful freelance designers. I’m not talking about designers who have a great following on their blog, I’m not even talking about designers who crank out phenomenal […]

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