Pricing your design services
When you're stating you may believe that you must lower your prices to attract clients, but this is not the case. Lowering your prices and competing on the lowest bid hurt you, the client, and the economy.
Campfire #42: Architecting information
Many product designers see information architecture as a small part of the overall experience, but it goes much further and is massively undervalued.
Do this before asking the client for a budget
As a freelancer, I've learned the hard way that one of the most difficult aspects of working with a new client is discussing the project's budget.
Campfire #41: Why designers quit?
More money vs. Better management vs. Design maturity vs. Feeling valuable vs. Diversity
Talking to potential clients: 7 simple strategies to crush sales calls
Sales calls might seem as a terrifying mountain that you have to conquer. But once you let go of the idea of the client being in charge and seeing them as someone to impress, sales became simply a conversation.
Campfire #40: Ten ways to stand out during a product design interview
Product design interviews can be challenging. You've completed your portfolio. You applied for jobs. And finally! You've landed an interview! Congratulations 🎉
Do they even care? Evaluating the design maturity of a company
How many of you worked in companies where design is undervalued, people don't understand the role of design, and there's no representation of the design in leadership positions?
Campfire #39: How to showcase your senior product design skills?
Here are a few essential skills I identified that would make someone a senior product designer.
How to write a cold email that wins freelance clients?
Unless you're a freelancer overflowing with referrals, sending cold emails will probably be an excellent addition to your client-finding process.
Campfire #38: How to survive as the first designer in a company?
When it comes to being the only designer on the team, it’s essential to remember three core pillars that will help you do your best work and bring value.