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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.

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! (:

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.

Using Illustrations to Help Reach Visual Learners

Today we know of four different types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. The largest of the four types? Visual learners. About 65% of the population falls under this category.

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.

How Much Should I Budget for Illustration?

I’m going to talk to you a bit about some of the challenges you’ll face in figuring out how much you should budget as well as some scenarios you may run into along the way.

First Trip Around the Sun… As a Freelancer!

Today marks the first anniversary of me beginning my new path of working as a full-time freelancer. Crazy right?

How I Got My First Big Client — Cards Against Humanity

I find that lots of people—myself included—love hearing about who someone’s first big freelance client was. For me, it was Cards Against Humanity.