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When you start working with clients you have to understand that the work you produce is not just about how good or bad a design is. It has a lot to do with the way the design fits into the wider spectrum of things. Does this design fall in line with the...
In a previous article of mine, somewhere on the web, I mentioned finding a mentor. People commented that they would really like to find one or really needed one. None of them had any idea how to find one. The reward for opening my big mouth was a dozen...
Web design is a multidisciplinary craft. So why do so many of us try and do everything ourselves? Maybe it’s because we can. Our nature as web designers tells us to build things. We have the capability to handle just about every role in a web design...
It was super hard for me to find a job straight out of college—the places where I wanted to work weren't hiring and many of the other jobs didn’t seem right for me. After months of searching and waiting by the phone, I decided to take the plunge....
All freelance designers and developers eventually have to face these ultimate questions; "How much should I charge for my services? Should I charge by the hour, or by the project?" And then, once that question is answered, of course, the question...
Designer's block is no joke and it always seems to come around when a project's deadline is quickly approaching. You just can't seem to create anything with enough power or spunk—heck, you may just be staring at your screen or sketchbook for...
I recently added to my top ten most embarrassing moments of my professional life. No, I won’t be listing the top ten but this one was extremely disturbing because it affected a lot of people and basically went unnoticed and pushed out the truth...
Right now, we are surrounded by so many great sports leagues. Whether you prefer baseball, basketball, football or even hockey, you can flip to ESPN and catch some pretty great highlights and news. Not everyone is big into sports (or at least...
In this day and age, if you are not selling your product online or at least making it available online, you are missing out on a ton of money. Unfortunately, the makers of these sites are most interested in making a dollar rather than making sense...
“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn More and more, as the scope and lucrativeness of the Internet increase, web designers are becoming highly sought after. As the design profession gains...
As designers, we sometimes deal with clients who may be on a budget but want a super cool business card, and want it quick. As designers, we might even be that client. A business card is often viewed as the first image a person has about your business...
Hiring a web designer is like sorting packages. Hundreds of applications filter in. Before you can even get to the good stuff, you have to sort through all the ones that might not be a good fit. And even though you may not judge a book by its cover,...