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How I Make a Living as a Freelance Graphic Designer

How I Make a Living as a Freelance Graphic Designer

There are two ways I'm able to make a living as a freelance graphic designer, and that's what I'd like to share with you in this post. 1. Client Work Last year client work made up about 61% of my annual income. I design t-shirts – mainly for the music industry. That's...

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How I Make My Own Textures

How I Make My Own Textures

Creating custom Photoshop brushes and vector textures for your work can be a powerful way to add interest and depth to your designs. In the video above, I share how I created my one of a kind Rolled Ink Texture Collection. The Supplies Making your own textures can be...

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How To Design T-Shirts People Actually Want To Wear

If you’re a graphic designer, I guarantee you’re going to have the opportunity to design a t-shirt. So, what makes a great design that people will actually want to wear? You could simply slap a company logo onto a t-shirt, but I want you to dig deeper. I want you to...

How I Designed My Own T-Shirt Mockups From Scratch

As a freelance graphic designer specializing in t-shirt design, mockups are an essential asset to my business and play a key role in my design process. My t-shirt mockups serve as a way to professionally deliver my design work to the client, and a way I realistically...

2015 End of the Year Review

I ended my 2014 End of the Year Review with plans on making 2015 the year of refocusing. And that’s exactly what I did. 2015 was the year of personal growth for me. Financially there wasn’t too much growth, but I made some major changes in my freelance business which...

Taking My Personal Brand To The Next Level

A personal brand is forever evolving. When I started freelancing nearly five years ago, I just wanted to make a living as a graphic designer. I never considered what my personal brand was going to be, and this is ultimately what’s held me back from growing...

What I Learned From Spending $1k on Photographing Blank T-Shirts

I’ve been really diving into the market of designing t-shirts for the music industry and apparel brands over the past couple of years. Out of all the t-shirts I’ve been designing, there’s one common thing in each project – the t-shirt mockup. I’ve been using several...