Creative Industry Related Information for Graphic Designers & Web Designers!

Freelance My Way

Posted: March 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Design | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Check out this new freelance site. They provide handpicked freelancers, ready to work on projects. Contact them to post a job or to become a freelancer.

At FreelanceMyWay they screen all freelancers before they can bid on jobs and get hired by the clients. All freelancers must go through a 3 step process before becoming a member. They want to focus on quality jobs, freelancers and excellent customer support. They have logo designers, php programmers, writers, data entry, seo and marketing jobs available.

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Seven Digital Design Resources

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Design | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Great list of design resources.

1: Canva – Canva is a one-and-done web app that removes the complicated parts from digital design. The drag and drop interface makes it easy to improve images or photos and the extensive range of templates makes it easy for anyone to create anything from magazine covers to hero images in a matter of minutes. Canva may not make you a design expert overnight, but you’ll certainly be able to fool (almost) everyone.

2: Screenpatterns – Good luck trying to find inspiration for apps or responsive designs without maxing out your cell phone’s data plan! Screenpatterns is the mobile designer’s dream site, aggregating mobile interfaces from almost every app and organizing them by type and style. Want to know how Pokémon Go details maps without having to actually search for Pokémon? Look no further.

3: Sketch Tricks – Sketch is an essential wireframing tool for UX designers, great for building interfaces, websites, icons, and plenty more. Naturally, Sketch Tricks’ newsletter serves up a weekly batch of essential plugins, advance techniques, and shortcuts that will make you a Sketch power user in no time.

4: Font Awesome – Need scalable vector icons that are easy to tweak? Font Awesome includes over 600 icons in its font base, all scalable, all customizable in CSS. Even more amazing: Installing the whole package takes only a single line of code.

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The time and effort that goes into making a single umbrella is breathtaking.

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Design, Really Cool Stuff | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »


Why we gave up web design after 10 successful years

Posted: June 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

A decade ago I started a web design company. We grew and grew, and after ten years of hard work, I’ve finally been able to get rid of it.

Don’t get me wrong – we were successful, had fun and did good work. At our peak we had over 200 clients and 15 fulltime staff, making us the largest such company in our city. We’ve worked on great projects for some big name clients and we even made some money too.

Little by little however, the years ate away at my soul. This year we finally left it all behind and moved onto our own products, and I’ve never been happier.

So this is why.

Web design isn’t all bad

Web design is not without its benefits. Client work is endlessly varied, and you’re always learning new things.

It’s a ludicrously easy industry to enter too – all you need is a computer, Internet access and time. There’s plenty of demand for cheap work to get you started, and fair rates for good work if you can do it.

I started Silktide fresh out of University with no computer and £14,000 (about $22,000) of debt. And though it was hard from the start, we were able to double in size every year, and all our work led to better work. Our efforts were continually rewarded as we grew.

Unfortunately, not forever.

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