Vacation for Freelancers

Vacation for Freelancers

Vacation abound! Well, for many people anyway. It’s July 4th and is the last day for a long weekend for many people. Those of us that work for ourselves, this weekend might have been nothing more than a time to play catch up on projects. But where is the fun in...
Impact Through Pictures

Impact Through Pictures

Delivering a message with impact requires two key elements: pictures and design. While the overall design is important to creating a cohesive piece, the quality of the images you use matter just as much as the message you want your customers to receive.Picture Perfect...
The Positive Fight

The Positive Fight

Staying positive in a difficult situation is tough. You know what’s going on, you might not have control over any of it, and now you need to fight your emotions and stay up-beat. I’ve been there and it’s tough. Fighting through your own emotions to...
Cincinnati ADDY Awards 2016

Cincinnati ADDY Awards 2016

Last Friday night was the Cincinnati ADDY’s awards ceremony. I finally had a campaign I could enter for the professional competition and sat with some anticipation when they rattled off the gold and silver winners. Sadly, I did not win anything. Before they...
Raging Against the Machine

Raging Against the Machine

It hurts when you’re replaced by another person at work; it’s even worse when your¬†replacement is a machine.As a freelance/independent designer, other designers and design agencies were my biggest competition. I’ve only had one or two clients throw...