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Every once in a while we showcase various works of typography and text effects for your design inspiration. In today's post we have 30 items to feature, covering a wide variety in types and styles of design. You may also be interested in our previous showcases:
- Typography Inspiration Showcase
- 30 Examples of Inspirational Typography
- Showcase of Typography and Lighting Effects
Freelancing is attractive to a lot of people because of the opportunity to work on your own and to set your own hours. However, in reality most full-time freelancers face a lot of stress and experience burnout in their work on a regular basis. In this post we'll look at some things that you can do to avoid burnout and to maintain an efficient and rewarding work process while still having a life outside of work.
1. Establish Reasonable Working HoursOne of the most obvious contributors to burnout is simply working too much. Most freelancers, myself included, struggle with setting working hours and sticking with them. It's easy to work more hours than you plan when things don't go as you expected, or when you have a lot that needs to get done. Certainly there are times when upcoming deadlines may force you to work longer hours, but that should be the exception not the norm. The first step towards avoiding burnout is to have some sort of a set schedule that involves only working a reasonable number of hours each week. Most freelancers cherish the freedom that they have to work whatever hours they choose, and this often leads to a hesitance to establish a normal schedule. Setting working hours doesn't require that you have a boring schedule with no room for flexibility. You can work varied hours that change from one week to the next, but the important part is that you set a schedule for yourself that will help you to avoid working ridiculously long hours on a regular basis.
Web and graphic designers have a lot of free resources at their disposal. Thanks to an active design community, finding quality free resources is possible. In this post we'll feature some of the best free vector packs that are available for download. As always when you are working with freebies, be sure to check the license and guidelines established by the designer. City Skyline Vectors (7 vectors)