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Episode #69: 9 Myths About Accessibility

Girl with cerebral palsy using laptop.

Most designers don’t know about accessibility or have misconceptions about it, such as thinking it will hinder their creativity or that it doesn’t apply to their clients. Find out 9 myths about accessibility and why you and your clients should care. Continue reading “9 Myths About Accessibility”

Episode #60: Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility

Problems with website accessibility overlays.

Website accessibility overlays and plugins aren’t the answer to accessibility and compliance, despite being touted as an easy, automated solution for web designers and developers and their clients. They present a plethora of problems. Continue reading “Overlays and Plugins Aren’t the Answer to Accessibility”

Episode #53: Design With Accessibility in Mind

Designing for accessibility.

Most designers don’t think about accessibility, but it affects branding, design, documents and websites. It’s a great way to differentiate yourself from other designers while helping your clients reach more people and legally protecting them. Continue reading “Design With Accessibility in Mind”

Episode #52: 17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website

Effective portfolio website.

Your website needs to be an effective marketing tool to help you get clients. You want to be top of mind when someone needs a designer. Here are 17 essential elements for an effective portfolio website, so you get found and leave a positive impression. Continue reading “17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website”

Episode #4: Stop Trying to Compete With Fiverr

Learn How to Set Yourself Apart From Other Designers

Why should a client hire you when they can pay $50 to Fiverr or 99Designs, or set up a Wix, Weebly or Squarespace site themselves? Instead of being livid about what these commoditized services have done to the industry, take advantage of what they’re not offering and what they don’t do well, so you can get taken more seriously and command the fees you deserve. Continue reading “Stop Trying to Compete With Fiverr”