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The thing that got me interested in graphic design

The thing that got me interested in graphic design

Unless you're a long-time friend of mine or went to high school with me, you might not've known that I grew up skateboarding. In my early teens, I spent most of my free-time skating with my friends, filming videos, and constantly being surrounded by music. I used to...

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Why Sketching Matters in Design

Why Sketching Matters in Design

Sketching is an excellent way for you to quickly explore design concepts. In this video I share why sketching first matters, and how it's impacted my design process. I work with a lot of aggressive deadlines, and the only way I'm able to work through a ton of...

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Freelance Job Sites: Are They Worth It For You?

Chances are you’ve heard of freelance job sites like Upwork, Elance, Freelancer, 99designs, Fiverr, and even Craigslist. And if you’re starting out or struggling at all with finding consistent work with your freelancing, then these sites are going to look very...

How To Stand Out Online as a Freelance Graphic Designer

Many designers out there are struggling hard on getting noticed – not knowing how to stand out, especially online in such a saturated market! How do you get clients to come to you instead of you having to chase after them? I’m going to cut straight to it: standing out...

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...

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