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Over the past few months I’ve been working on getting my freelance design business up and running. It’s definitely been a learning experience (in a good way, mostly), and I thought I’d share some tips that I’ve come across. Determining Business Structure There are many structures, but the most common for freelances are Sole Proprietor and LLC. I had a hard time deciding between the two.
Script fonts are designed to mimic the fluidity, capriciousness and irregularities of handwriting, and thus, they appear to have a congenial and organic aesthetic when juxtaposed against the systematic and precise characteristics of, for example, traditional sans-serifs. The free script fonts in this collection are strong, powerful and ready for professional use, and they’re free. 1. Lobster To make the perfect bridges between letters, Argentinean type designer and web developer Pablo Impallari drew various versions of each letter and letter-pairs (ligatures).
Every now and then we look around, select fresh free high-quality fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually time you should be investing in your projects. We search for them and find them so that you don’t have to. In this selection, we’re pleased to present Pompadour Numeral Set, Lato, Crimson Text, Espinosa Nova, Musa Ornata, Spatha Sans, ColorLines, Roke1984, Neuton, Avro, Baurete and other fonts. Please note that some are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such.
Posted December 14, 2010 in Design , Web Design Sure, there are a number of items you could purchase and wrap up to place beneath your beloved freelance designer’s tree that would bring a smile to their face and warm their heart. Anyone can take a trip to the local art supply or computer store, or shop online for that perfect gift. I don’t intend to discourage you from expressing your appreciation in such a wonderful way. But, if you’d like to blow the mind of the freelance designer you so greatly value this holiday season, why not make an attempt to fulfill this wish list? I’ve taken liberty to share with you the 12 gifts most freelance designers only dare to dream of.
Blackletter fonts, often also referred to as gothic script fonts, are an old style of fonts that dates back to the 12th century. Today, you can see them digitalized and used in typographic artwork, though it is rare to see them used as display fonts. In this font collection, you will find some lovely and free blackletter fonts. 1. Cloister Blackletter
We’re always trying to find new high-quality freebies. Whether it’s textures , Photoshop brushes , or icons , we love finding free stuff and sharing it with you. We do the searching so you don’t have to. This saves you time and helps you focus on what’s important. So for this post, we’ve rounded up 9 new high quality fonts for you to use in your designs.
Posted October 18, 2010 in How-To , Lifestyle Your freelancing business and most things in your life may be going well now. You may even think this post isn’t for you since you aren’t going through hard times right now. You would be wrong! Everyone hits hard time now and then, including freelancers. When comes to adversity, it’s not a question of “if,” but a question of “when.”
R ecently I was in on a roundtable discussion with a bunch of freelancers and we were talking about some of the similar problems we all face. One topic that kept coming up was that many freelancers have a hard time creating a healthy work/life balance. This is a problem many business owners in general have. Your business is yours and as the owner you feel that ultimately the success or failure of the entire business is on your shoulders. This pressure can cause freelancers to work 12+ hour days for weeks on end. Oftentimes this leads to exhaustion, burnout, and mediocre work.
Being a freelancer is a great way to work for a lot of designers and creatives. To be able to give your clients the best possible package though, you may have to look at doing things a bit differently. By considering to collaborate with other freelancers, you’ll have an even better chance to offer something great, along with getting more social in a job that often is quite lonely. Here are some of the reasons why working with others can be a great idea! Being a freelancer means a lot of responsibility on your shoulders along with many “lonely” days at work. Being specialized in one field can definitely appeal to clients if you’re good at what you do, but today the ability to be versatile becomes more and more important.
Broken links are those links which are not specified for the destination to targets. And an Error on landing page occurs, it caused when the web page has been moved or no longer exits. As a SEO prospective it goes very important that interlinking between web pages should be done carefully so that we can maximize the good results in search engines and can drive quality traffic to our blog.
Fonts are highly useful resources that allows the designer to create a theme and adds meaning to a design. A font can usually compliment an artwork and adds definition to it… Various font types have been showcased before in accordance to the user’s preference. Today, a new compilation is brought to you as an added bonus to font-lovers out there. This fonts are styled from one of the most amazing culture in the world.
Posted September 24, 2010 in Getting Clients , Marketing I saw something interesting on my Twitter stream the other day: “Your blog is the new resume.” How true! Everyone is so web savvy nowadays that we know we can get the dish on anybody by Googling their name.
Today on Vector Patterns we have decided to compile a list of good free fonts which are available to download for free of charge. The fonts which we have compiled into the list are all free fonts which can be used to construct a professional corporate identity for a company. Hope you enjoy the post and feel free to leave a comment to share your favourite font or fonts featured within the post. 1. Museo
Several weeks ago we published a post that told you about 10 free online books for web designers . We received lots of positive feedback from many of our readers who appreciated the great information, but one common question was, “Is there a PDF version?”. It turns out people really like their PDF’s, but unfortunately, that group of free books only had online HTML versions.
One of the emerging ways to put together a great resume is to use an online resume generator. Not only do you save time, but your productivity increases. This allows you to spend more time searching for work and less time putting together a resume that is attractive. Some of these services do charge a nominal fee, others are available to use free of charge. While it’s a good idea to keep your resume updated in terms of skills and experience, it’s also not a bad idea to freshen it up every once in a while.