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Why Being Reflective is More Important than Being Reactive.

I've learned a lot over the years about my behavior and how I've always struggled with reacting vs reflecting on things and situations. This article takes a deep dive into what I discovered about myself and others.

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?

10 Things to Know Before Starting A Freelance Project

Starting a new freelance project can sometimes be daunting or can be a nervous experience for anyone who's never done it for—and sometimes even for those who have done it before. 

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! (:

Being Honest with Yourself About Your Strengths & Weaknesses

When it comes to our strengths and weaknesses in our creative careers we need to be honest with ourselves. We tend to take on too much of everything and that definitely goes for skillsets and specializations.

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.