Avoid awkward moments and misunderstandings about getting paid for your freelance work. Prepare written agreements for each client that outlines the type of work you will do, how much you will charge for it, and how you want to be paid. You cannot make a living by doing favors.

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Are you more concerned about aesthetics or your bottom line when contracting design services? Designers - good ones - always care about how…

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I am a full-time graphic designer/illustrator and part-time design educator, so design thinking is a familiar and routine part of my life.…

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All too often a business or organization seeks a designer to execute an untested, unrefined idea as quickly and cheaply as possible. A business that's design-oriented will not regard design as an afterthought but as the basis for its marketing communications and brand awareness.

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