Creative Bloq have publish a chapter I have written for the upcoming freelance finances book by FreeAgent. In the chapter I explain five key measurements of freelance success and what they mean.
2016 is almost upon you. It is time to take control of your business. Time to decide exactly what it is you want and how to get it.
We cannot do away with meetings. I know that. But I am done with attending badly run meetings and if you have any sense so should you be.
Many executive teams are throwing around phrases like ‘digital first’ or ‘digital by default’. But you need to be the one who turns those phrases into reality.
Proposing a new digital strategy involves change. People dislike change and so you will meet resistance. Handling that resistance can be painful if you are not prepared.
Prototyping website redesigns is a smart move on many levels. But I am not convinced traditional agile is always up to the task.
There is a battle going on to capture smaller website business. The winner may define the role of web design in the future.
Running workshops is a key part of engaging stakeholders with user experience. But doing it right is critical if you want to avoid design by committee.
I love working in the education sector. Education can change lives. But not everybody has access to the education they so desperately need. As a UX designer I am not satisfied with solving the user experience problems of students in the west. I want to help with #deeperproblems too.
The web industry is changing. We need to specialise to survive. And as I explain in a post on Shopify, one of your options is ecommerce.
I was asked by Adobe to speak at the launch of their latest version of their Creative Suite. It was a great evening in which I encouraged web designers to expand their role and skills. We often limit ourselves to design and coding. But there is so much more to our job.
Good design isn’t created in a vacuum. It happens based on information about brand, user needs and business requirements. But extracting this kind of information from the client can be challenging. That is where workshops can help.
Technology evolves faster than we can learn it. Fortunately our skills are not defined by the technologies we know. So why worry?
In a recent episode of Being Freelance I share how striking out on my own has enabled me finally to find the work life balance I have always wanted.
In a recent post for Creative Bloq I explore some ways in-house teams can get the respect they deserve.
There is an increasing amount of talk about the death of web design and the web design agency. I share my perspective in an interview with Pantheon.
Many digital professionals think of sales as a dirty word. In truth it is a fundamental part of our jobs and we need to start embracing it.
Effective communication with our clients is one of the most important parts of our job. Yet most of us put little consideration into the tools we use.
Recently, a new client asked me who should participate in the kick-off meeting for a project to design a website that would communicate the outcomes of a large research study.
Successful sales and marketing are a key component of your web design business. But as these are non chargeable it is important to work as efficiently as possible. That is where these five tools come in.