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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)
It’s no secret that times are tough all over, even for those who work in the Web design industry. Maybe you've found full-time work as a web designer, but in this economy it’s just as likely that you're piecing together several part-time or contract gigs just to stay afloat. Whatever your situation, you could probably stand to make some extra cash. We all could, right? Luckily, skills in design and development are in demand, and due to the downturn, companies are more likely to hire freelancers to do their web design and development work. And, even better, you can make extra money with the work you're already doing! Here are 11 ways, then, that you can make some extra income as a freelance designer by adding some value to your existing services, or by leveraging your expertise in a more piecemeal fashion.
Become a Hosting AffiliateWhen a client hires you to design their site, sometimes they have a hard time understanding that not only do they need a domain, but they need to host that site somewhere. And, usually, they leave it up to you to decide who will host it. You probably already host the majority of sites you design with the same company, so why not profit from that loyalty? Most hosting companies offer a commission for hosting account referrals, so give them a call and ask how that might work for you. Most hosting companies will also allow you to add an affiliate link to your own site, and that will pay off anytime someone clicks through the link and purchases hosting. Both scenarios will earn you some extra money with very little extra effort on your part.
Last year we published a post 50 Clever, Creative Logos that drew a great response from readers. Today we follow that up with this collection of 30 more logos for your inspiration. The logos shown here display excellent creativity from the designer, and I think they will be of great interest to lovers of logo design. World Refuge
Photoshop brushes can be a great time saving resource an they can make it much easier to create attractive designs. From time-to-time we showcase the best Photoshop brush sets of various kinds, and today we're focusing on lines brushes. This post features 16 excellent, free sets totaling over 250 brushes for creating lines. Distorted Lines Brushes (1 brush)