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5 Red Flags To Watch Out For As a Design Client

5 Red Flags To Watch Out For As a Design Client

5 Red Flags to watch out for when hiring a creative. Being a graphic design client is a challenge - I know from experience because I too have been on the client's end of design. Clients feel trepidation about the quality of work and general work...

How To Keep Your Design Clients Happy

How To Keep Your Design Clients Happy

How to keep your design clients happy Being an independent graphic designer is a daily grind and although I would not trade my profession for any other, it sometimes feels like an uphill struggle. To be great at freelance design, you need to face a...

Why Style Guides Matter

Why Style Guides Matter

Why Style Guides matter? A style guide is a set of rules and guidelines for implementing the logo and building the brand identity. It often comes in the form of a PDF document or a Powerpoint presentation. A style guide defines essential aspects of...

Why Mood Boards Matter

Why Mood Boards Matter

Why Mood Boards matter A Mood Board is a visual representation of a particular topic in the form of a collage of photographs, illustrations, fonts, colors, etc. The images work together to create a mood or convey an idea. Mood Boards are one...

How I made 100k on Upwork without a single bad review.

How I made 100k on Upwork without a single bad review.

How I made 100k on Upwork without a single bad review. Making 100k on Upwork might seem like a pipe dream for a freelancer that is just starting out, but let me tell you, it's absolutely achievable. How do I know? Because I did it myself. I just...

Why I raise my design rates every year.

Why I raise my design rates every year.

Why I raise my design rates every year. As a graphic designer, one of the most important decisions I make every year is whether to raise my rates. Graphic Designers and other creative professionals are inherently shy and unassertive when it...

Will AI overtake the creative industry?

Will AI overtake the creative industry?

Will AI overtake the creative industry? What is AI? In a nutshell, AI is “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human...

Client Interview – Kurt Boyd, Stack 52

Client Interview – Kurt Boyd, Stack 52

Kurt Boyd is the president and current owner of Stack 52, an exercise game company on a mission to make workouts fun and accessible. Kurt and I go back a long way - over the last years, he has become one of my regular clients and a good friend. He...

The Single Greatest Mistake Clients Make

The Single Greatest Mistake Clients Make

The Single Greatest Mistake Clients Make Design work and branding in particular is a difficult undertaking - a brand is an abstract creature as it evokes an emotional response that is sometimes unpredictable. Colors, fonts, illustrations, symbols,...

5 Upwork Hacks For Next-Level Freelancing

5 Upwork Hacks For Next-Level Freelancing

5 Upwork Hacks For Next-Level Freelancing. Over the last decade, Upwork has made a name for itself as the go-to freelancing platform with over 2.5 billion spent by clients on freelance projects per year. Although as an independent specialist, you...

Five Recent Rebrands I Admire

Five Recent Rebrands I Admire

Five recent rebrands I admire Times are changing, and so are brand aesthetics – to match the new trends in design and respond to the challenges of the digital world we live in, major companies have been redesigning their logos at a rapid pace. But...

Creativity Hacks For Creative Professionals

Creativity Hacks For Creative Professionals

Creativity hacks for creative professionals Creativity is the most unreliable talent you can have. One day you are in the flow, coming up with insanely creative concepts for the project you are working on, only to run dry the next day. We have all...

Where I Find Inspiration

Where I Find Inspiration

Where I find inspiration My journey into the world of commercial design started early on, before I even recognized going into design as a career choice. I can vividly remember doodling logos of my favorite brands on maths textbooks in high school....

9 Tips To Stay Healthy At a Desk Job

9 Tips To Stay Healthy At a Desk Job

9 Tips to stay healthy at a desk job Evolutionary speaking, working at a desk is a relatively recent development — the human body we inherited from our hunter-gatherer forefathers has evolved to move, and sitting hunched in front of a screen for...

The Definite Guide To Hiring Designers

The Definite Guide To Hiring Designers

The definite guide to hiring designers If you are reading this post, chances are you are new to hiring creatives. Or you might have tried collaborating with someone, only to be burned by a sloppy individual who didn’t deliver on time or didn’t have...

When Is a Rebrand a Good Idea?

When Is a Rebrand a Good Idea?

When is a Rebrand a good idea? In the fast-paced and innovation-driven world that we live in, clients are often faced with a dilemma – whether they should invest in a new corporate identity. A logo facelift or complete identity overhaul is a great...