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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Anna Money is hosting a freelancers' Christmas party that can be written off as an expense

Its Nice That

This time of year can be a sad old time for freelancers. While in-house creative types are knee-deep in secret Santas, festival playlists and Christmas drinks, a freelance office party can often be you, drinking a beer alone in your bedroom.

Amazing Digital Illustrations by Guilherme Asthma

Graphic Design Junction

Today we are featuring professional freelance visual artist Guilherme Asthma , with his amazing illustration artwork. He worked as a freelance Senior illustrator, Art Director and 2D animation in World’s Top Brands.

Illustration, Freelancing & 'Being A Part Time Moviestar' Interview in Creative Boom Magazine

Emmeline Illustration

Things have been a bit of a whirlwind recently, I've been zipping off to Manchester to be filmed for an IPSE promo video, I've been putting the finishing touches on a brand new book AND comic, and I've navigated the dark waters of a complete computer breakdown - all whilst buying my first home, phew! One of my very favourite pieces of news is about this really brilliant interview with Creative Boom Magazine.

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Illustration Pricing Survey 2019: THE RESPONSE. A realistic look at illustration fees

Lisa Maltby

Some illustrators work from home and others rent studios – it is rare for an illustrator to get regular freelance work on-site. advice business freelancing writingBack in July I opened a big can of worms and conducted a survey about pricing illustration.

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The challenges of going freelance (plus a plate full of cake!)

Emmeline Illustration

So you might have noticed I've been taking some huge leaps in terms of my on-screen presence since my Freelancer of the Year win with IPSE last year. we jumped straight into discussing the highs and lows of being a freelancer.

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IPSE Magazine Cover Illustration

Emmeline Illustration

to celebrate my Freelancer of the Year award in June. If you were at the Freelancer of the Year event you may have seen the original photo-cover pop up on the screen as the awards were announced (I didn't notice until later on!). Heyo! I made the cover of IPSE magazine!

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How An Accountability Buddy Can Help You Meet Goals

Creative Live

creativity freelancing Accountability Buddy business goals Freelancing Tips Goal SettingJust because you work for yourself doesn’t mean you’re alone.

How to Launch Your Blog or Portfolio in 2020 (3,500+ Word Start to Finish Guide)

Inspiration Feed

The graphic design industry is tough. No matter where you go, you’ll see amazing talent through the work of other designers in the field.

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5 Steps to Setting and Achieving Meaningful Goals in Life

Creative Live

featured freelancing money & life achieve goals achieve your goals Goal Setting how to achieve goals leadershipAs enthusiastic and consistent as we are in setting goals , we are often just as consistent in not following through on actually achieving those goals.

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