If you're pursuing that freelancer life, you've most certainly come across a difficult client. I mean heck, there's even a whole website devoted to this. Whether it's the Scope Creep Blues you're suffering from or a client who thinks they are a designer and uses you as their Adobe/coding drone, it
Currently I'm in the midst of a month long ban from my most-used social media outlet, Facebook. I began this abstinence as an experiment in minimalism. The minimalist queries that often run through my head as I'm considering a purchase or deciding if I need to re-home something: Do I really need
paid sick days paid time off paid downtime (at least when you're charging hourly) - paid office chatter, bathroom breaks, snacks, etc. - NO MORE! co-workers one boss - now all clients own various percentages of you. One upside is: you make the decision to hire or fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehu3wy4WkHs The more I see the less I know... Now that I've gotten this incredibly catchy tune stuck in your brain, I'll attempt to explain how this relates to being a designer. When I was at WordCamp San Franscisco this past October one of the most liberating
2014 was filled with excitement & change. A few noteworthy things that happened were: a 1400 mile move from Austin, TX to an intentional farm community in the hills of West Virginia my first year as a full time freelancer (that deserves a post of it's own) struggling through several months
It seems I've unintentionally taken a six month hiatus from writing. During this time, change has been the only constant. Half of the time I've spent running around different holy villages in India, visiting a spiritual publishing firm in the Swedish countryside, staying in an ashram in a small
In a few days, I'll be leaving Austin, TX & my husband behind to embark on a little over two month journey to Lithuania, India & Sweden. Whether it's half way across the globe or just a few states away these journeys have become mandatory to my survival both personally & professionally.
For the past year or so I have been gradually dropping my day job one day a week at a time & picking up more freelance work. Do I have any profound ideas to share to ease the transition? Probably not but, I can give you a realistic glimpse of what it's been like for me thus far. Long