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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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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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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...

Popularity is Useless

You know that exciting feeling you get when you post a new design and the likes and comments start to roll in? It's amazing! People are actually seeing your work and they're liking it – it's resonating! But what if I told you it's actually hindering your creative...

#AskBrentG / 5: The One Thing Freelancers Don’t Often Talk About

I answer your questions on how to guest post on established blogs, how to collaborate with other freelancers, my proudest moment in my freelance career, and the one thing freelancers don't often talk about. "Were you apprehensive guest blogging for the first time did...

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

I think it's safe to say we can all afford to care less. At least for me personally, I look up to some amazing content creators who put out top-notch quality content, and from the outside looking in, it looks like what they deliver is at 100% every single time. That's...

Contrastly – New Logo Design

The all new logo design for Contrastly has been added to my portfolio! Contrastly’s founder, Jon, reached out to me in need of a new logo for their site's redesign. The primary goal of the new logo was to make it stand out in a unique way, while the emblem should also...

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