Our digital projects could be delivered faster, come under budget and provide better results by introducing a discovery phase upfront.
As design becomes business critical to many organizations the number of people making design decisions is rocketing. But what does that mean for the traditional role of the designer?
Growing a successful web design business is not as easy as producing outstanding work. In this post, I share ten lessons I have learned from 13 years of running an agency, three years of going solo, and mentoring dozens of other business owners.
I have recorded a video series for Terminal Four sharing advice for struggling digital teams. I hope it helps!
Charging the wrong rate can turn your dream of running your own business into a nightmare. But how do you fix the problem once you’ve made that mistake?
Why do some digital in-house teams have all the resources and people they could ever need while others struggle on a daily basis? Does it all come down to senior management or do we have our part to play?
One of the biggest fallacies of our industry is that good work speaks for itself. It is a self-delusional lie that those with a good reputation tell themselves to explain their success.
Many business owners think they need a rockstar developer. But in most cases, nothing could be further from the truth.
Have you ever read a post that has left you feeling wholly inadequate because you know you can’t live up to the high standards they layout? Well, that is how I feel when I read posts about how much to charge my clients.
As I have been speaking at conferences recently, I have been asking a simple question; Why do some digital teams struggle, while others flourish? The answer lies not in management or investment, but in the daily decisions we make and the approach we take.
Do you ever wish you had a time machine? I certainly do, but not for the usual reasons. I want a time machine so I can go back and have a frank conversation with my younger self. I’ll let you in on a bit of a secret: My younger self was an idiot!
Do you find it hard to convince clients to sign-off work? That might be a new working approach, a new design aesthetic, a new technology platform. The list goes on. If you do this one-day workshop is for you.
We all need to win over clients and stakeholders to do our job. Without them, we cannot get approval to do the things we need to do. But, most of us are surprisingly bad at doing so. The question is, how are we messing up and what can we do about it?
When you run your own business it can be tough to take a break. Especially hard if you work alone. In this post, I share some techniques and tips that help me get quality downtime.
One of the biggest challenges we face as digital professionals is convincing others. Whether our boss, clients, or colleagues, it can be tough, especially with design. But it is possible.
Sooner or later many of us as digital professionals end up having to write a website review. When we do, we need to do more than focus on the surface and instead delve a little deeper.
With so many web designers and agencies out there, how do you stand out from the crowd? Why should clients hire you over the competition?