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As a web designer, you have an enviable skill set for starting a business online. Web designers are exposed to a wide range of product, marketing, brand and interaction design problems every day through their work. For many web designers, the...
Once upon a time, there was a mystical creature known as the Unicorn. This beautiful developer/designer/interface specialist/content creator/etc. was much beloved by everyone in the industry... until they were hunted into extinction....
Whether we’re self-taught or university educated, we’re all expected to keep learning as the industry evolves and advances. New development specs, constantly changing design trends, and new consumer needs require us to absorb new...
Once you start looking for a freelance developer to collaborate with, you’ll notice they’re everywhere. Online freelance marketplaces are packed to the brim with skilled candidates. On top of those, you’re bound to find at least one...
Creating a successful online business can be a challenge even for an experienced entrepreneur. The number of potential pitfalls multiply as technology becomes increasingly diverse. So this handy infographic, designed by ecommerce platforms,...
You’ve got 6 seconds to grab someone’s attention with your résumé; just 6 seconds. 6000 miliseconds to convince the person that is glancing at a summary of your life that you’re worth banking their own reputation on. So do you impress...
The number one question I always am asked is, “How do I get prospective clients to look at my portfolio?” It comes from newbies and… er… oldies, and practicing professionals alike. These days, there is so much competition. How does...
How many times have you asked yourself this question? A potential client wants your proposal for a design project. You’re sitting in front of your computer, scratching your head. You ask Google, your friends in Facebook, your Linkedin...
Perception is everything! Many famous creatives grew to fame because people knew about them, more than their work. Should you create a persona of yourself that’s bigger than life? Does it lead to higher fees or fear that you command higher...
Time for a harsh truth: You can be the best designer in the world producing stunning user interfaces, but it doesn’t matter; you can be the most accomplished coder who develops ground breaking techniques, but it is irrelevant; your work will...
Ever poured your heart and soul into a project only for everyone to overlook your contribution? Has it happened more than once? Every day? You’re not alone… I couldn’t figure out why my name was left off the credits for the product… To...
Sell ebooks, software, courses or music online? If you or any of your customers live in a European country then a piece of legislation designed to deal with companies the size of Amazon might be about to give you a taxation headache. When you sell...