Tag: freelancing

  • Establishing Your Creative Network

    In order to achieve success, it’s not only about producing good work — you also have to get the word out there about your business. As a graphic designer the act of meeting people and promoting your services might not come naturally. However, the importance of networking shouldn’t be overlooked since relationships are key to […]

  • Building Self-Worth as a Graphic Designer

    Freelancing as a graphic designer is certainly not easy — the road is filled with obstacles and things will often not work out the way you expected. You might have ‘dry’ spells when projects just aren’t coming your way, or be frustrated by the feeling that you just aren’t as good as other designers out […]

  • Managing Client Feedback

    After discussing the design brief with the client at length, you believe you have a good idea of what they are looking for. As such, you devote time and effort into creating the best work possible. Confident, you present the fruits of your labor to the client — only to receive feedback that it doesn’t […]

  • Creating a Conducive Workspace

    One of the joys about freelancing is that you can work wherever you want. In fact, all you really need is a laptop and a decent wifi connection. You might even be tempted to work straight from bed.

  • How to Avoid Procrastination

    You have a project with a deadline that is fast approaching. You know your next paycheck depends on the success of this project but you just aren’t motivated enough to be productive. Instead, you find yourself checking social media, watching videos — everything else except finishing the project.

  • Creating an Effective Mood Board

    As the saying goes, time is money, especially for a freelance graphic designer. To be successful you want your design process to be as efficient as possible, while delivering high-quality designs.

  • Keeping Up with Design Trends

    As the world of graphic design constantly changes, it can be difficult to keep up to date with the newest design trends. And it’s not just the latest visual styles you have to worry about — even the current tools and software you are using might not be as useful a few months down the […]

  • Defining Your Target Market

    In order to succeed as a freelance graphic designer, you have to figure out who you are targeting. With a limited budget, you only have so much to spend on marketing. Furthermore, trying to get your services in front of everyone means competing with established professionals and design agencies — which is a battle you […]