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Want to grow? Step out of your comfort zone.

Want to grow? Step out of your comfort zone.

Every new project presents an opportunity to grow. Each new client gives you an opportunity to become a better leader or improve your communication style or refine your process. Each new design project gives you a chance to improve your design skills, explore new technology, or challenge yourself creatively. Are you intentionally take advantage of… Read More »

The answer to better pay and better clients (it’s not better design skills)

The answer to better pay and better clients (it’s not better design skills)

Here’s what I know after more than 25 years into this design career… something they don’t teach you in school (so I hear, because I’m not classically trained either)… The key to… Better results Better pay and Better clients Is your design process… Not your design skills. Don’t get me wrong, design skills are important…… Read More »

Avoid unproductive revision cycles & get to the perfect design faster

Avoid unproductive revision cycles & get to the perfect design faster

If you’ve been designing for any length of time, I’m guessing you have experienced the downward revision spiral. In other words, revision cycles that make your creativity monkey want to run and hide. Nothing kills a designer’s mojo faster than a client nitpicking a design concept or getting too specific in their design feedback. When… Read More »

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

I’ve embraced this happy little Polish proverb as my own, even though I’m not Polish. It means not my problem, not my drama, not my crazy, not my issue, not my work. As a creative entrepreneur, I spend a lot of time working closely and collaboratively with clients. I’m a copywriter… and my projects often… Read More »

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