Handy tips to avoid common mistakes in design contracts:

Avoid these and you’ll see better results in client communications, work flows, and invoicing procedures.

Some fun tips on hand lettering here. In this digital age it can be great to go back to analog techniques for an alternative to all that screen time we rack up.

In the general sense of the word, hand lettering refers to letter illustration which is going to be subjected to further configuration, but in the design sense there is much more creativity involved. Rather than hand lettering for everyone to use, designers perceive this process as an artistic attem...
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"Never sit and wait for the phone to ring." Insightful interview with Louise Fili.

The design icon lunched with 99U at Via Carota in the West Village, whose logo she created for its launch in 2015, to talk about why your studio's name matters, the reason your client’s person in charge must be present at all meetings, and what happens when you serve gelato at your studio presentati...

Side projects can be a great way to express your creativity outside your day-to-day work, and you never know what they may lead to.

Creativity and stress don't play together well:

“When creativity is under the gun, it usually ends up getting killed.”

The problems of solopreneurship:

Do you think about being your own boss and going at it alone? I went into business for myself at the age of 29. I quit my job because I thought I was

Kanye West has some creative career advice for you. shared by Kanye West

How to prioritize health and happiness as a remote worker.

A few years ago I worked for a company that took the health and well-being of its employees very seriously. They provided a company cafeteria that cooked fresh food. In the mid-afternoon there would be lines of people holding apples and bananas, many of them coming from the company gym or miles of b...

Working from home is "future-looking."

A Stanford GSB expert shows how companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility.

Working on a side project?

Side projects can be a vehicle for personal growth and discovery. Even when the result isn’t long-term financial gain, the education and experience that comes with a new product launch is always rewarding. Side gigs have allowed me to learn new skills, meet smart and interesting people, and explore…

Don't like networking? Try these tips:

Not everyone likes talking to strangers, but you can implement some tactics to get rid of the stress and anxiety.

In praise of the home office:

Mike Sager has spent the last 40 years plying his craft from his home office, working away on a 63-year-old desk that used to belong to his father. He reflects on what it's like to be responsible to, and responsible for, only himself in a place where the line between duty and pleasure is blurred.

A guide to working from home:

With the right approach you can make home-working a success for you and your clients.

Who says the entire company can't work remotely?

The office is rapidly expanding beyond the cubicle:

Home is where the heart is. But the office can be wherever the worker is.

Making the leap to freelancing

In this week's design career advice column, we talk about going full-time freelance, and how to network when you're broke.

6 Challenges and Opportunities of Remote Work:

Some nice unexpected effects of my 9+ years of working from home. Most articles about remote work focus on finding a remote job or making the transition to distributed work. These are great topics, but the thinking is short-term. It’s like those initial quality tests car-makers trumpet: how well doe...