2016 - A Year in the Life of a Freelancer

2016 - A Year in the Life of a Freelancer

Just what does a freelance designer do all day anyway? I look back over another year in my freelancing journey.

The Making of Karla’s Little German Joke Book

The Making of Karla’s Little German Joke Book

The creative process behind taking a load of puns and sketches and turning them into a pocket-sized joke book to raise money for The Shakespeare Hospice

Self-employment and Swimming

Self-employment and Swimming

I ponder the similarities between swimming and self-employment. Who’s ready for some tenuous metaphors?

Karla's Little German Joke book

Karla's Little German Joke book

The story of Karla's Little German Joke Book, a tribute to my late mother's legendary sense of humour and a fundraising project for The Shakespeare Hospice

VLOG - Self-promotion Is Not a Dirty Word!

VLOG - Self-promotion Is Not a Dirty Word!

Why it's essential for freelancers to get over the fear of blowing their own trumpet (not a euphemism) and learn how to self-promote effectively

Using Illustration to Add Personality to a Brand

Using Illustration to Add Personality to a Brand

How can you add personality to your brand and attract new customers? By hiring an illustrator to create friendly cartoon characters for your website!

You work for yourself – now what?

You work for yourself – now what?

You took the plunge and gave up the day job, but what happens after you've settled into your freelancing life? What's the next summit?

How to Write Welcoming Website Copy

How to Write Welcoming Website Copy

How do you make your website seem welcoming, instead of stuffy and corporate? A few simple website copywriting tips can make all the difference.

The Forgotten Perks of Self-Employment

The Forgotten Perks of Self-Employment

To be self-employed is to look at the life of an employee, with its security and regularity and say ‘no, thanks’. But the perks of self-employment are whatever you want them to be.

Freelancing Brownie Points

Freelancing Brownie Points

It’s easy to get excited about a big project, but how can freelancers keep motivated day to day? By awarding themselves Freelancing Brownie Points!

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