100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers: Insider Secrets for Working Smart & Staying Creative

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Rockport Publishers, May 1, 2009 - Design - 192 pages
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Good habits are found in every part of the design process, from promoting yourself well in order to land the client, to working with that client, to achieving the desired results on press. 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers reveals solutions from a wide range of freelance designers whose years of experience have helped them find not only the most creative solutions for their clients’ design needs, but also the most successful solutions. This book also focuses on the daily habits that inspire these designers to stay creative and business strategies to be successful when working on your own.

 

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Contents

Landing the Work
44
Working with Vendors
83
Making and Maintaining a Profi t
96
Collaborating with Other Creatives
116
Dealing with Downtime
138
Keeping the Creative Juices Flowing
163
Resources
187
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Steve Gordon Jr. has been a professional graphic designer for the better part of a decade. He’s run the full range of the career path with experience from Fortune 1000 in-house design at internationally recognized Fortune 1000 companies, agency and studio work to now working as an independent designer and creative consultant. He frequently lectures on how small studios/freelance designers can stay competitive in the design field at conferences such as the HOW Conference.

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