Inspiration

  • 17 inspiring examples of freelance business websites

    January 9, 2018 by Armando DelaCruz

    A great website can win you clients as quickly as a poor website can lose ’em. The virtual equivalent of a storefront, your website presents a brand and a service that are distinctly and uniquely yours, and can affect whether a client wants to work with you or not. But as a freelancer, how do…

  • Our 20 best WordPress and design articles from 2017

    December 28, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Looking back on 2017, we discovered some delightful new design trends, found incredible inspiration, and learned some bold business advice to take our work to the next level! No matter what knowledge you’re left craving this year, our top articles include a little bit of everything to round it out. Learn new CSS tricks for…

  • The best Slack groups for designers

    September 27, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Slack is a great resource for small businesses, agencies, freelancers, or just individual designers trying to network. It makes communicating with coworkers and friends fun, effective, and effortless, and joining public Slack groups is a great way to contribute and learn from new communities of similar interests or careers. Whether you’re a novice or expert…

  • 6 tips for creating a powerful personal brand

    September 18, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Personal branding is the art of making everything you create uniquely and recognizably yours, from your name, logo, and color scheme to your voice, imagery, values, and the way in which you conduct your business. Many people mistakenly believe that branding is only for the big boys. But branding is a valuable tool for everybody,…

  • The psychology of typography

    September 11, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Along with color, the way you use typography on your website is a key element that can determine the success – or failure – of your site. The written word has been around for centuries as a means of allowing us to express emotions, share stories, and communicate our thoughts. But you only need to…

  • 12 creative ideas to escape designer’s block

    August 17, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Some days are brilliant and oh so inspired. Other days, it’s like creativity could hit you over the head and you still can’t seem to come up with any good ideas. Even though creative blocks are a normal occurrence, it can be extremely frustrating for designers, developers, and any type of creative to run into….

  • 10 ways to stay positive as a creative professional

    August 7, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    Let’s face it — working in the creative industry is challenging. Whether you run a freelance business or work for an agency, there are a lot of non-creative things to keep track of (budgets, processes, client relationships) while also trying to stay newly inspired and constantly creative. And when you’re juggling so many different types of…

  • The secret to telling a memorable story with design

    June 28, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    There’s no getting away from the fact that storytelling has become a pretty trendy buzzword, especially when it comes to marketing. But unlike many buzzwords, it’s unlikely this one will disappear quite so quickly. Storytelling is no mere fad or novelty; it’s an important method of communicating an idea. Storytelling is the oldest and most…

  • 30 popular Pinterest accounts every designer should follow

    June 21, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    As designers and creatives, it’s hard to always stay inspired, but luckily there’s a social media hub that’s always full of new ideas: Pinterest. This wonderful platform helps people find inspiration and share ideas, making it the perfect platform for designers, developers, marketers, and creatives. To help you find some fresh new ideas, we’ve made a…

  • The best email newsletters every web designer should follow in 2017

    June 14, 2017 by Morgan Ryan

    A savvy web designer like yourself probably enjoys keeping up with the latest news in the industry, right? But let’s face it – when you’re stuck on a tight deadline or you’re onboarding lots of new clients, it’s difficult to find the time to go read your favorite blogs and find the articles you really…

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