Category: Preparation

  • A Quick MyPaint Guide

    MyPaint is an open-source drawing program with a streamlined user experience, making it easy to create sketches without clutter. But don’t be fooled by its lightweight interface — it comes packed with features for all kinds of drawing, whether it’s a rough pencil sketch or digital watercolor painting.

  • Tools of the Trade (Business)

    Being a freelance graphic designer is not just about creating quality designs — you also need to take care of the business side of things, such as accounting, time tracking and communication. Such tasks will require a lot of your attention, but they are necessary to keep your business running as smoothly as possible.

  • Tools of the Trade (Graphic Design)

    As a graphic designer, it’s important to have the right tools in order to create the best work for your clients. While Adobe is the industry standard for creative professionals, there are many open source software that are not only free to use, but perform the same tasks just as well — if not better. […]

  • When to Start Freelancing

    The thought of freelancing is a daunting one. After all, you are sacrificing the security of a steady paycheck to pursue your freedom and passion. Freelancing is essentially a business, so you have to handle it like one, from securing clients to filing taxes. In the end, freelancing is a big challenge and the risks […]