Freelance Designer’s Toolbox: 200+ Resources for Freelance Web Designers

by Steven Snell
on July 29, 2008

in Resources

Most freelance designers use an impressive number of tools and resources in their daily and weekly lives. After all, they have to deal with the design and development as well as all of the aspects of running a business. I’ve decided to create a large list to clump as many resources as possible all in one place. The post is broken down into two major sections, business resources and design/development resources, and tons of smaller sections.

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9 Ways to Get Your Design Portfolio Seen

by Steven Snell
on July 27, 2008

in Business/Freelance

One of the biggest challenges for new designers and freelancers (and even for those who aren’t new) is simply getting their work seen. You may be able to produce an excellent level of quality, but if no one sees it you’ll probably be wishing you had more work. Here is a list from my experience of a few things that can help to increase exposure to your portfolio.

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19 Ways to Build Your Business When Work is Slow

by Steven Snell
on July 22, 2008

in Business/Freelance

Dealing with ups and downs in terms of your work level is part of being a freelancer. Yesterday we looked at ways you can maintain a more stable income as a designer, but for those unavoidable times when you’re just not as busy as you would like, it’s good to have a plan. Just because you don’t have as much client work as you would like doesn’t mean that there is nothing positive you can do for your business. Here are some things to keep you productive.

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50+ Fonts for Big, Bold Headlines

by Steven Snell
on July 21, 2008

in Resources

Headlines

Font selection for headlines on websites can be critical to achieving the right look and drawing the proper attention with the headlines. Here is a look at more than 50 fonts that will give you some options for creating strong headlines that communicate a message.

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