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Episode #46:

6 Reasons Freelance Designers Should Screen Prospective Clients

Screen prospects

Many graphic designers are so excited when a new shiny prospect contacts them that they miss a crucial step: screening the prospect. But having a vetting process is vital, so you can position yourself as an expert and evaluate the prospect and the work before taking it on. Here are 6 reasons freelance designers should screen prospects and how to evaluate them.

Episode #41:

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Respond to Clients Right Away

Responding to clients

Is your MO to respond immediately to calls, e-mails and texts from clients? Stop! You’re not helping yourself or your client by being so fast to reply. In this Creative Brief episode, I cover 5 reasons you shouldn’t respond to clients right away. …

Episode #24:

7 Mistakes When Presenting Design Work and Asking for Critique

Graphic designer presenting design work

Are you making any of these mistakes when presenting design work to clients? Find out and learn how to present your design work, so you get more respect and less pushback on your designs. Also, find out mistakes you might be making when asking for critique from other designers and others in general. Plus, don’t miss this one seemingly harmless question you should stop asking clients. …

Episode #16:

A Creative Business Convo With Cameron Foote

creative business

What should you consider before going out on your own as a freelancer? How should you present your work to get objective feedback? When should you push back with a client? How can you earn more respect from clients? Should you specialize? Creative business guru Cameron S. Foote shares his insights on all of these topics. …

Episode #13:

Are These Essentials in Your Design Contracts and Estimates?

Design estimates and contracts

Do you know what to include in your design contracts and estimates? Do you know if your projects are profitable? Do you have trouble pricing your work? Do you suck up out-of-scope work that you should be charging for? Do you wonder if your contracts are protecting you? Find out when I use a contract, what I take into consideration when pricing work and what I include to protect myself from scope creep or potential legal issues. …

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