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How I plan my days – a flexible schedule that allows creativity to thrive

How I plan my days – a flexible schedule that allows creativity to thrive

I know you’ve seen them… excel charts mapping out the perfect “productive” week. My first thought is these people must not have kids. That might be true, but my that-could-never-work-for-me reaction isn’t about kids (or whatever the variable is in your life), it’s my creative brain reacting to restriction. I’m one of those people who… Read More »

How to schedule and keep design projects on track

How to schedule and keep design projects on track

Do you have any tips around scheduling clients work and getting them to respond with content in the designated timeframe? I do! Keeping clients on track is one of the trickiest parts of the process (I think). It’s easy to think because our clients own businesses or are familiar with the web in general, that… 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 27 years into this design career… it’s not something they teach you in school and not something you find easily on your own. The key to… Better results Better pay and Better clients Is… not improving your design skills. Don’t get me wrong, design skills are important… but… Read More »

A behind-the-scenes look at how I work with design clients

A behind-the-scenes look at how I work with design clients

Can you identify with any of these scenarios? Projects get delayed months because clients are slow to provide content. Clients don’t thoroughly read your communication or are confused about what’s coming next. The only progress you make is by reacting to drama rather than following a plan. The key to happier clients and smoother projects… Read More »

What procrastination really means.

What procrastination really means.

I’ve struggled with procrastination most of my adult life. See if my cycle sounds familiar. I start by putting off important things until they become urgent… enjoying drama and chaos… and then dealing with the shame and guilt that comes with the required apologies and excuses. People have often thought I’m lazy or disorganized. Not… Read More »

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