Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Staying motivated and inspired, part of Running a Design Business: Freelancing.
Successful freelancers are passionate about what they do.…They commit to their clients and to the projects they work together on.…To be inspired, you should be interested in where design is going.…It will help you craft a vision and a plan.…Become voracious about design.…What work is being done that is transforming our industry creatively and…economically? Knowing this helps you see where you can be most effective in…the work that you do.…The best designers keep great resource files, either digital or physical, to draw…upon for ideas and inspiration.…
One of the most insightful tools are designer's journals and sketchbooks.…They become rich documentation of a designer's evolution.…They force you to become committed to your view of the world.…I suggest joining and participating in design-related communities such as the AIGA.…Meet fellow designers and contribute your ideas.…Become part of communities that are positive about the impact that design can…have for commerce and for social or environmental good.…
- What is a freelancer?
- Tracking expenses
- Paying taxes
- Understanding business licenses
- Creating contracts and invoices
- Preparing, transferring, and storing files
- Tracking billing and payments
- Managing your work-life balance
Skill Level Beginner
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Starting Smallwith Petrula Vrontikis1h 33m Appropriate for all
1. What Is a Freelancer?
3. Agreements and Contracts
4. Professional Practice
5. Organization and Getting Paid
Creating past-due notices2m 47s
6. Long-Term Success Strategies
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