Why Bear Grylls Would Make a Better Designer Than You

Bear Grylls, the star of the hit show Man vs. Wild, defines what every man really wants to be. For the frequent rock dwellers who don’t know Bear or haven’t been able to catch Man vs. Wild on the Discovery Channel, picture a man that you could drop out of a plane anywhere on the planet (literally anywhere) and he would survive. Now picture that man waiting for you when you got back to the airport, … [Read more...]

25 Must-Read Blogs for Freelance Designers

So far at FreelanceFolder we've had a showcase of 20 Must-Read blogs for Freelance Writers, and also a showcase of 20 Must-Read blogs for Online Entrepreneurs -- so it's only fitting to add to this collection of lists and showcase 25 must-read blogs for freelance designers. It doesn't matter if you're looking to sharpen your skills as a vector designer, a photoshop designer, a website designer or if you're … [Read more...]

Why Most Designers Will Be Freelancers Within 20 Years

There's been a big trend in the design industry lately, with people from all levels of design turning to freelancing. But the trend is even bigger than a lot of people imagine, and very quickly the industry balance is tipping towards freelancers. Given the major elements at play, there's no reason for this swing to stop, or even slow, in the next few decades -- and pretty soon the majority of designers are … [Read more...]

Find The Perfect Image For Any Project In 5 Steps

Finding the right image is a constant challenge for designers, writers, freelancers, photographers -- and just about anyone else who works on visual projects. Wading through the myriad of images and websites that are out there is tough, and picking a single one of those photos can be even harder. In this article, we'll show you a simple 5 step process that can make finding the right image much easier. It's a … [Read more...]

25 Sites to Find Good Free Vector Files

Finding the right piece of vector art for your project is never an easy task. Trying to find the right vector for free is an even harder one. Luckily for us, in this digital and open source age, there are quite a few resources floating around the web that make the search a little easier. There is an ever growing number of websites that focus on nothing but free vector graphics. Some of these sites are … [Read more...]

27 Indispensible Resources for Graphic Designers

Graphic designers are always in a battle to create the best looking results in the least amount of time. Constantly trying to make these gorgeous, polished designs without spending an eternity creating them usually requires using some pre-built elements -- things like photoshop brushes, illustrator patterns, textures, etc... In this list, we've compiled some of the best brushes, patterns, textures, fonts, and … [Read more...]

The “Alfred Hitchcock” Guide to Branding

If you think about the iconic movie director Alfred Hitchcock, the psychological movie thrillers The Birds and Psycho probably come to mind. There’s a good reason for that. Not only were those two films made late in Hitchcock’s life (making them more recent), they also contain unforgettable scenes that will leave you riveted to your seat. Who can forget the shower scene from Pyscho? Alfred Hitchcock had … [Read more...]

4 Ways Consulting Can Help Your Design Business

I've been a freelance web-designer for a couple years now and I recently started offering consulting services. Honestly, at first I didn't think it would help me get more design gigs, I just thought it would be one more income stream and figured I'd try it since I was already giving advice about design and usability to my clients. Actually, offering consulting services is probably the best decision I've made … [Read more...]

Interview With Adelle Charles From Fuel Your Creativity – Design, Blogging And Business

Hey everyone! Today we have an interview with Adelle Charles of Fuel Your Creativity! Adelle is awesome, I've known her for some time now and have been an avid reader of her blog since the day I found it. I hope you enjoy the interview! :) Jon: Hi Adelle, can you please tell our readers a little about yourself, where you're from, what you do? Adelle: I am 28 and am currently the Art Director for the … [Read more...]

Review Of U Printing – Fast And Affordable

I've been thinking of getting new cards made for a while now but never really got around to it until UPrinting.com contacted me for a review of their services/products a couple weeks ago. Yes this is a sponsored review, but I can honestly say I'm 100% happy with my new cards! :) Of course in order to write a review of a product or service you need to try it first, or at least get samples. So I designed my … [Read more...]