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25 ways designers can make money without dealing with design clients

25 ways designers can make money without dealing with design clients

This is not one of those posts that rants and raves about how great designers are and how horrible design clients are. In fact, I...

5 Common Ways Designers Screw Up Their Cover Letters

5 Common Ways Designers Screw Up Their Cover Letters

Cover letters are a great way to make a positive first impression. In the design world, the purpose of a cover letter is to introduce...

Don’t ignore these warning signs of a bad design client

Don’t ignore these warning signs of a bad design client

We have all heard horror stories about clients. Some take advantage of freelancers, some are unwilling to listen, and some are just outright disrespectful. No...

19 Questions to Ask Before Creating a Website

19 Questions to Ask Before Creating a Website

Have you ever come to a point in a website design where you’re lost? You’re staring at a blank Photoshop document and you have no...

How long should a designer fight a client about a poor design decision?

How long should a designer fight a client about a poor design decision?

If you’ve been designing for long, you’ve experienced a scenario like I am going through right now: You’ve met with your client, discussed the details...

When should you bill your design clients?

When should you bill your design clients?

Designing great-looking logos or websites (or whatever your passion is) can be one of the most exhilarating experiences for designers like us. But after a...

What job title should a freelance designer use?

What job title should a freelance designer use?

Have you ever wondered what title you should give yourself? If you’ve been a freelance designer for long, it’s likely you have encountered a situation...

How many design revisions do your clients get?

How many design revisions do your clients get?

One of my favorite pieces of design business advice comes from talented and successful designer, Christ Spooner. You can read about his advice (and some...

How to find your design niche: 70 ideas to get you started

How to find your design niche: 70 ideas to get you started

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...

13 Tips on Designing Awesome Stickers That Sell More Products

13 Tips on Designing Awesome Stickers That Sell More Products

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...

Why some freelance designers become rich while others don't

Why some freelance designers become rich while others don't

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...

10 tips for creating eye-catching package design

10 tips for creating eye-catching package design

Packaging consumer products is one of the most important aspects of marketing. Eye-catching design packaging should make both a physical and psychological connection. The packaging...

Empower your design with mind maps

Empower your design with mind maps

When starting a new design project, it is often difficult to decide where to start from. Ideas can flow from the brain like a waterfall...

10 Tips to Make Your Design Files Print-Ready

10 Tips to Make Your Design Files Print-Ready

All print designers are familiar with deadlines and the havoc they can often wreak on your life! It is incredibly frustrating to spend hours and...

Set milestones and eliminate stress in the design process

Set milestones and eliminate stress in the design process

When I first started working for myself, one of the hardest things for me to do was finish a design project in the amount of...

How sketching will take your design process to the next level

How sketching will take your design process to the next level

For a long time now it’s been evident that soon technology will rule the world (if it doesn’t already). It seems as though every day...

40 Tips for brand-new freelance designers

40 Tips for brand-new freelance designers

The switch to becoming a freelance designer is difficult because you have to learn how to handle yourself and your client. When I started out...

What to do when a client wants you to copy other designs

What to do when a client wants you to copy other designs

Coming from LinkedIn? Let’s get connected! In the graphic and web design industry, we like to think of ourselves as “creatives” who constantly keep the...

17 Left-brain exercises for creative people

17 Left-brain exercises for creative people

Most creative people are right brained and frankly, sometimes we work the right half of our brains way too hard. Being “right-brained” means we like...

The 5 phases of professional logo design

The 5 phases of professional logo design

If you’re feeling a bit hesitant when it comes to designing your first logo, never fear. I’ve got 5 simple phases of logo design you...