Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance

Speckyboy Design Magazine

One of the more entertaining parts of being a freelance web designer is hearing all the different assumptions people have about your job. Just what type of freedom comes with freelancing? The Freelance Designer Toolbox.

Being a Freelance Web Designer Isn’t for Everyone

Speckyboy Design Magazine

So often, I write about the details and observations I’ve had while running a freelance web design business. The truth is that being a freelancer isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. Freelancing can seem like an ideal career and a sign that you’ve made it.

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How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

Just Creative

Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? Now, the number of freelancers is projected to reach more than 90 million in less than a decade. On top of that, the annual increase in the global freelance workforce keeps getting higher and higher.

The Future of Freelancing with WordPress

Speckyboy Design Magazine

But today, I’m going to focus on a group near and dear to my own heart: Freelancers whose primary business is working with WordPress. There are questions about what all of this means to freelancers and the community at large. For a busy freelancer, this can be a challenge.

10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

Aside from finding out why someone's dad has written a porno, or what makes a guilty feminist, you'll probably be looking for insight on freelancing. For all you creative freelancers out there, illustrator Andy J Miller has a podcast for you. Being Freelance. Freelance As F.

Freelance Graphic Design Rates: Tips For Pricing Yourself

Shillington

Establishing the right freelance graphic design rates is a very important process that you need to take seriously. Modern technology makes it possible to be your own boss and cultivate a career as a freelance designer. Graphic design, like any freelancing gig, has its unique quirks.

The 5 Forgivable ‘Sins’ of a Freelance Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The web is full of advice for freelance web designers. Let’s take a look: The Freelance Designer Toolbox. The post The 5 Forgivable ‘Sins’ of a Freelance Designer appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine. Certainly, I’ve offered up my share.

Are You a Freelancer? There’s a New ‘Illustrators for Hire’ Directory to Join

Brown Paper Bag

It’s a “global list of freelance illustrators” whose mission is to promote and advance the careers of freelance illustrators with their directory. The post Are You a Freelancer? Illustration freelance illustration illustration promotion illustrators for hire

Petra Eriksson on lessons learnt as a freelance illustrator, the power of personal projects and why she goes 'offline'

Creative Boom

It was about three years ago, a few months into freelancing full-time. It definitely helped me a lot at the beginning of my freelance career, as most of my initial client projects came through the platform. Is there anything that bugs you about freelancing that you wish could change?

The Best Websites to Hire Freelance Designers

Graphic Mama

Searching for some good platforms to hire freelance designers? The benefits of hiring freelance designers for your creative project are many. while others list all kinds of freelance creatives. Top Platforms to Hire Freelance Designers in 2019. Freelancer.

5 Tips to Grow Your Graphic Design Start-Up

Inspiration Feed

So, you’ve worked as a graphic designer for several years already, and now you’ve decided to become your own boss. You’re now ready to use your creativity to start a business. It’s an excellent idea.

Claire Prouvost on the joy of social media, turning a hobby into a career and going freelance

Creative Boom

I have been inspired by so many people that are working freelance and just killing it, and I want to give it a try. After being part-time for the past year, I am finally taking the leap to be a full-time freelancer. What advice would you give to those thinking of becoming a freelancer?

5 Clever Ways to Avoid a Creative Burnout as a Freelancer

Just Creative

Most freelancers go through those dreadful days when nothing seems to work. Many freelancers write a gratitude journal to keep them away from feeling low because of a short-term failure or an obstacle. Many freelancers hit a low when they’re not enjoying working on a project.

Iancu Barb?ras? on expanding his creative focus and how freelancing has changed his life

Creative Boom

is a graphic designer and illustrator based in London who has been freelancing since he moved to the UK over nine years ago. We thought we'd ask Iancu about his experiences so far and what advice he can share as a freelancer. How are you finding freelancing? Iancu Barb?ras?

Zoë Barker on her success as an illustrator, facing up to 'freelance anxiety' and finding a happier balance

Creative Boom

Some of which are related to being a freelancer and coping with the modern world. On a wintry Thursday in November, I chatted to Zoë about how she built her reputation as a freelance illustrator and how she's been able to make a living out of her passion.

Zoë Barker on her success as an illustrator, facing up to 'freelance anxiety' and finding a happier balance

Creative Boom

Some of which are related to being a freelancer and coping with the modern world. On a wintry Thursday in November, I chatted to Zoë about how she built her reputation as a freelance illustrator and how she's been able to make a living out of her passion.

Six financial tips to help freelancers struggling with coronavirus slump

Creative Boom

There are two million freelancers in the UK, and it's estimated that they contribute £125 billion to the nation's economy. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on job pipelines amidst a global economic slowdown, and a lot of freelancers have been hit hard by cancelled gigs and uncertainty.

Five Foolproof Steps to Score More Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

Creative Market

When you’re working as a freelance designer, your next job is always on your mind. It’s one of the worst parts of freelancing and it’s an unavoidable reality of relying on contract work to pay your bills. Creating Freelance Design Work from Your Past Work.

Getting Started Freelancing

Six Leaf Design

Every once in a while an email floats into my inbox asking me about how to get started freelancing. So, I thought I’d put together some of my thoughts and give you my (possibly unsolicited) advice on getting started as a freelancer.

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I won Freelancer of the Year!

Emmeline Illustration

It feels like a dream, but I'm so happy to say I was crowned 'Freelancer of the Year 2016'! Despite the seriously low points, ridiculous situations and mountainous challenges, I just.live it, I'm a freelance illustrator and it's everything I ever wanted.

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Live Portrait Illustration at National Freelancers Day 2018

Emmeline Illustration

Just over a month ago, I was invited to London to appear in the IPSE Freelancer's showcase and illustrate live portraits for National Freelancers Day! This was my fourth time at a National Freelancer's event, and after winning National Freelancer of the Year in 2016, I got to see the title passed on to the lovely Iona Bain in the freelancer awards this year! LIL collective live illustration live portraits national freelancers day wedding portrait

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James Tupper embraces the ups and downs of being a freelancer in his charming animation

Its Nice That

Creatives who work on a freelance basis might be familiar with the world that the Raleigh-based creative depicts in his short animation, Freelance.

Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance ClientsNot all website design gigs are created equally. The truth is that they will all vary in terms of compensation, scope and the overall experience you have.

How to Level Up as A Designer: Interview with Jacob Cass

Just Creative

Freelancing Personal Freelance Graphic Design InterviewI had the pleasure of speaking with fellow Aussie, Frank on his G’day Design Life podcast called Two Red Chairs , on how to level up as a designer.

From freelancer to small studio owner: The things you need to do when growing a business

Creative Boom

If you're growing fast and you need help, then you might look to freelancers for support. It's true what they say: no one ever prepares you for growing a business. They don't teach you about it in school or at university. It's something we often have to figure out as we go along.

Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The Freelance Designer Toolbox. Freelance Web Design Accessibility Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance ClientsWe talk about it all the time. Being a web designer is about more than just clean code and pretty graphics. There are a number of other roles we play.

The 5 Types of Projects NOT to Include in Your Portfolio

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The Freelance Designer Toolbox. This is fairly common in the freelance space. Freelance Design Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance Clients Portfolio DesignWhen it comes to designer portfolios, bigger is not necessarily better.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Smaller Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Yet, that’s not always realistic – especially for freelancer designers who are just starting to make their way. Freelance Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance ClientsBy and large, web designers are very passionate about their job.

Why In-Person Conferences Are Still Relevant for Web Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

This is especially so if you’re looking to book new clients or establish partnerships with other freelancers. Freelance Design Web Design Freelance Business Freelance Career Learn Web Design

Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance ClientsDealing with concerned clients can be a challenge for numerous reasons. I liken it to running around with a fire extinguisher, desperately trying to put out blazes large and small.

Tips for Working with Web Design Technophobes

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The Freelance Designer Toolbox. Freelance Design Business Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance ClientsLet’s go out on a limb here and declare that web designers are generally pretty comfortable with technology.

The Five Inconvenient Truths of Web Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The Freelance Designer Toolbox. Freelance Freelance Business Freelance CareerBeing a web designer isn’t easy. Depending on your niche, it requires a combination of finely-tuned technical and visual skills.

5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Young Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The Freelance Designer Toolbox. When just starting out as a freelancer, it’s tempting to take every single project that comes along. It’s ultimately what led me to venture out as a freelancer. Freelance Design Freelance Business Freelance Career

The Bright Side of an Increasingly Homogeneous Web

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Web Design Design Trends Freelance Business Freelance Career Learn Web DesignEach day, it seems like the web becomes a little less varied. At least, when it comes to the tools we use to build and view it. Just think – WordPress powers about a third of all websites.

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Being a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

This can be a lot to put on a solo freelancer or even a small agency. Freelance Design Clients Freelance Career Freelance ClientsThere are a ton of resources out there to help us learn web design.

11 Creative Ways to Make Money Online in 2020

Just Creative

Become a Freelancer. Freelancing allows you to turn your passion into a profession. Whether you enjoy writing, graphic designing, coding, creating presentations or developing strategies, freelancing has great potential right now. workforce will be freelancers.

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COVID-19 Has You Working from Home: Now What?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Design Web Design Design Business Freelance Business Freelance CareerWeb designers have the ability to work from just about anywhere. Still, just because something is technically possible doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you suddenly find yourself working remotely on a full-time basis, it can be a big adjustment. The situation is quite different from putting in a few extra hours from home here and there. And it’s miles away from reporting to a physical office each day.

Finding the Real Value of Social Media for Web Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

But for a freelancer or small web design agency, it seems like overkill. webdesign #webdev #freelance. Freelance Design Agency Design Clients Freelance Career Freelance Clients Social MediaA few years ago, social media was the apple of every marketer’s eye.

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Freelance designers: Can I still get paid if I’m affected by coronavirus?

Design Week

The UK’s freelance and self-employed workers have not been given nearly as much financial reassurance, and what has been promised hasn’t been said in the clearest of terms. What sick pay rights do freelance and self-employed designers have?

There Are Questions Even a Grumpy Designer Can’t Answer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Freelance Career Freelance Clients Grumpy DesignerI am not an advice columnist. Nor am I a mediator, lawyer or even an IT specialist. Like many of you reading this, I’m a web designer. In reality, this title only qualifies me to answer questions about web design.

Anthony Wood: Design Showdown Between Fiverr vs. Professionals

Graphic Design USA

All Posts Blog Anthony Wood design education Fiverr freelance rates freelancing shillington UpworkAnthony Wood argues that, yes, one can get graphic design on the cheap; but, just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

Techniques for Documenting Your Web Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Web Design Freelance Career Learn Web DesignOne of the neat aspects of building a number of websites is that, eventually, you’ll often face the same challenge more than once. This means that you’ll know exactly what to do.

What Should New & Inexperienced Designers Be Learning?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The Freelance Designer Toolbox. Design Freelance Career Learn Web DesignToday I’m speaking to those just getting started in design.