doing good work and working for good by Alvalyn Lundgren
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Alvalyn Lundgren

Doing Good Work and Working for Good

On his Dear Design Student blog on Medium, Mike Monteiro, design director at Mule Design, author and speaker, discusses designers and their ethics. He addresses

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I didn't get the job
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Alvalyn Lundgren

I Didn’t Get the Job

When you’re in business for yourself and you are regularly seeking new clients and projects, you will come across all types of prospects in your

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Write An Effective Creative Brief

Creative freelancers can save time and avoid miscommunication when working with their if they use an effective creative brief in their process. Simply talking about project expectations

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Get Clients To Pay You

What do you do when you a client refuses to pay you? According to Freelancers Union nearly  50% of freelancers were stiffed by clients in the past 12

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How To Budget For A Design Project

To answer the question, “How much will it cost?”, the question, “What do you want to accomplish?” needs to be asked first. Clients are often in the dark

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Choose Good Clients

Good clients are integral to successful freelance projects and to your career overall. Beyond the project itself, a referral or recommendation from the right client can open doors

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Freedom Through Boundaries

During a downhill event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a contestant wiped out against the fence because she lost her footing on a turn.

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Listening Is A Design Skill

Listening is related to empathy. Empathy is valuing another’s experience, and keeps the designer from creating something that is self-expressive.

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Spec Work Is Gambling

Working on spec directly contradicts good business practices and does not even promise payment for work performed.

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