Sam Ryan from Flocksy joins Jessica for a discussion about design service business models. Does competition in the design world exist? How many different types of models are there out there? There are many types of freelancers (design, web, writing, etc…) and we at Graphic Designer Podcast would love to hear from you. What is your business model like? Have you changed it? Do you feel affected by the changing tides in your respective industry?
Are you a freelancer thinking about making the switch back to a full time gig? You’re not alone. 2016 was a tough year for some in the creative industry. However, sometimes we realize that we’re just not ready for the the self-employed route. Not everyone is cut out for the freelance life and with the changes to our industry this past year, making the move back to a conventional job is a move many folks are choosing to make.
Most of us love the branding side of things when it comes to creating new identities, but when is the right time to get started on the new logo design? It’s definitely the first thing almost everyone thinks about when creating a new business (large or small) but is it the best idea to create a logo before the entire business plan is in place?
The year went by so fast and we worked on many things this last year. New creative projects and websites. New clients, small and large. Some projects got completed and came to an end. During the Winter break, we each took some time to make a list of their top 6 things that stood out as the biggest lessons they learned in 2015.
See the big fish? Take a breath. Let’s figure out how to hook it first.
It’s easy to want to devour that project the second you set your sites on it but often times, people forget they haven’t even been hired. There’s much to be done before getting hired, or even designing and coding a website for example.
Giving it. Receiving it. Everybody does it. We’re talking about feedback, get your mind out of the gutter! The issue is that people have a tough time giving and receiving feedback. Often times it turns into criticism and isn’t even helpful. There are the folks that blow smoke up our … There’s more…