Business articles

Always do what you love. That’s what they say, right? If you follow your dreams and try to make it in the field that you actually enjoy the work, then you will be good at your job and (most importantly) those long days in the office won’t feel...
Plenty of web designers are consummate professionals who strive to do the best for their clients and provide excellent service. These are designers who rightly have pride in their work and love what they do. Then, unfortunately, you also have...
Hiring a web designer is a bit of a minefield for a budding entrepreneur. Most are not particularly tech-savvy, and the idea of coding a basic site, let alone the implications of responsive design, mobile-first, and content management, is...
When you are just starting out in a web development business, it can be really tempting to try to handle most (if not all) of the work entirely by yourself. It's not hard to understand the logic: the more of the work you complete personally, the...
Successful startups are known for their disruptive approach, so it’s interesting to see how so many innovative companies are surprisingly conservative (and sometimes sloppy) when it comes to their pitch deck  —  a curious fact...
If you do any client work, you understand that success or failure depends on meeting expectations; one of the hardest things to do. There are some rules you can follow to ensure that your presentations are engaging, and well-received. 1) Make...
Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire book series, has captivated audiences for five seasons now, with a sixth already in production. The show might be set in a fantasy kingdom reminiscent of our own medieval period,...
Understanding the true value of the work we do is one of the first lessons many of us learn. Turning away spec work, focusing on growing the skills that are important to us, and using those skills efficiently are among a few things we all go through...
You’ve been busting your ass for years as a freelance designer, taking projects as they come, performing every role required for a successful business: producer, CEO, HR, accounting, marketing, and sales…you’re starting to wonder...
Being able to quickly and efficiently one-line our skills and the focus of our professional life has a lot of value. The title that we use can effectively tell others what we do, and where our career is heading. Despite this importance, titles...
As a designer, you might go through school or online training with the expectation of working face to face with your clients. While this is usually the case, especially if you work in-house, you should still be prepared to work remotely with...
A lot of designers have wild misconceptions about freelancing and what it’s actually like. Despite what many people think, it’s not all fun and games and working in your PJs. At some point in their career, every designer is going to consider...