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 just looking for resources, inspiration and freebies (like brushes & icons), the websites below will give you everything you’re looking for. I’d definitely suggest checking them all out and subscribing to each of their RSS feeds (I’ve got them all in my feed reader).
Vector Design Blogs
Below are some great blogs specifically written for those of us who are looking for vector tutorials and resources.
One thing that most of us enjoy as a freelancer is being able to work from anywhere. There was a time when we would hit the coffee shops and start using the internet for a fee. That era was quickly replaced by the laptop packing web workers. Although phones are not quite able to replace the functionality and power of a laptop just yet, it’s getting closer day by day. Meet the new mobile friend of many freelancers — the iPhone.
These days iPhones are all the rage. Some people carry one to show how cool they are, and others due to all the possibilities it provides us with. I personally bought one a while back, initially just wanted to be a part of the cool group, however, after using it for a couple month it has slowly started to replace the need to take my laptop everywhere. Below is a list of 25 iPhone apps that I find myself using quite often, and that could be seriously useful to you as a mobile web worker.
Posted June 4, 2009 in Tools/Resources
Freelancers are constantly searching for new resources. Sometimes these resources come in the form of browser plugins and other times as online tools to help us become more productive. There are countless tools, plugins, blogs, social networking sites and other resources out there that can be beneficial to freelancers.
You probably already know of a lot of these resources, but some of the quality ones may be hiding from you. Below you will find 30 sites (blogs, forums, and job boards) that I regularly use. Although there are more that I subscribe to, these are some that just can’t be missed.
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