Blog & Content

How to Attract More Freelance Clients

You can't attract clients without having and maintaining a visual presence online. If there's nothing out there to show clients you exist, how dod you expect them to find you in the first place?

How To Get On The Same Page As Your Clients— 5 Key Principles

One of the easiest mistakes to make early in your freelance career is underestimating just how important it is to be on the same page as your client. We see the money come in and we try to get the project done as quickly as possible. Let's change that pattern today.

My Interview with Illustrator Tom Froese

This interview is an excerpt from an episode of the Design Break Podcast, where I sat down and interviewed my friend Tom Froese, a fantastic illustrator and designer.

50 Color Palettes To Inspire Your Next Creative Project

Color is one of those tricky things, its not something that you just jump into and find the correct solution in one go.

Design Studio Spotlight: Hoodzpah

Since that first time hearing them speak at Creative South, I've heard them speak many times and I have to say that if they're speaking or holding a workshop near you go see these two amazing creatives! (:

My Experience at San Diego Pop-Up CropCon

Over the years, I've attended a lot of different conferences, including Creative South, Circles, and Adobe MAX. However, I've never been to CropCon in the last four years that it was in Baton Rouge, LA, but I have wanted to attend. 

How Do You Deal with Being Frustrated with Your Creative Work?

The first question in this series—from the Design Break podcast— is one that I feel every creative, regardless of which discipline you may specialize in or find you’re passionate about can relate to.

What You Need Before You Start Your Next Design Project

Learn about a key part of my process that I neglected for so long and one you may be neglecting as well.

Why Does Hiring an Illustrator Cost More than Buying Stock Illustrations?

There is a huge difference between the value that illustrators create for you, the clients/partners, then what you find with “Ready to Use” or stock illustrations on sites like Stocksy or Shutterstock.

Are Creatives Born or Are They Made?

It's easy for people to say, "you were born with it; you were born with the gift of being creative." My typical response is that it has nothing to do with being born with anything.