Being stubborn FTW

Being stubborn FTW

Why is being stubborn seen as a negative thing? Being stubborn is an essential skill when you're self-employed.

Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper

The secret to being a successful freelancer is making career goals and sticking to them.

So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good

It’s been just over three months since I started freelancing full time, so too early to tell how it’s going to pan out, but I feel I’ve hit a milestone.

Tattoo You - Customised Tattoo Design

Tattoo You - Customised Tattoo Design

I’d never drawn something for someone to have permanently inked onto their flesh, until recently. A project to design a customised squirrel tattoo.

Get Real

Get Real

The reality of making your self-employment dream come true. Anyone that’s ever started their own business will know that it takes a lot of planning.

Taking the Plunge!

Taking the Plunge!

Finally giving up the day job and taking the plunge into self-employment.

Book Review – ‘Design is a Job’

Book Review – ‘Design is a Job’

Thinking about starting a career in design? Book review of 'Design is a Job' by Mike Monteiro.

Stop, collaborate and...that's it

Stop, collaborate and...that's it

Why more creative freelancers should consider collaboration with other designers as an option. Case study of a logo design collaboration project.

Waiting Game

Waiting Game

Inevitably the working day of a creative freelancer has quiet times. How do you keep busy when it's quiet?

Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings

A couple of my very early comic strip efforts have been dug out of the family archives, and I think they're worth sharing with you for a laugh.

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