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A lot of times on social media we’ll see fellow designers announcing that they’re booked out for the next six months or that they only have one more spot for the year. Back in the day, when I saw this, it would send me spiraling. I would compare myself to them, doubt myself and wonder […]

Why I Never Want to be “Booked Out”

For Designers, Resources

15

Feb

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Let me guess. You’re finding yourself trying to keep your project timeline on course but keep getting frustrated that your client doesn’t have their copy and photos ready? As a designer, I see it all the time. Designers struggling to keep their website projects on task because they’re spending so much time chasing down clients […]

How to Get Website Content Quicker from Your Client

For Designers, Web Design

08

Feb

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Welcome to the new year! This is the time of year where everyone seems to be sprinting out of the gate trying to be a completely different person than the one they were yesterday. “New Year, New Me” type stuff. Starting a new year can be fresh and exciting or it can be overwhelming and […]

How to Plan Your Year to Work with Dream Clients

For Designers, Resources

18

Jan

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Being a designer is a very layered line of work, and the longer you’re in it the more and more apparent the layers become. I found myself pondering one day what does it mean to be a designer? The Cambridge Dictionary defines a designer as ‘a person who imagines how something could be made, or […]

Unexpected Skills to Work on to Become a Better Designer

For Designers

23

Nov

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Let’s be honest, content creation is a lot of work. Thinking of blog post ideas, writing them, and then promoting them can take a lot of time. So it’s important to make sure that all of that time is worth it, right? Once we spend the time to create new content, we want to make […]

How to Make Sure Your Blog Post is Optimized for Search Engines

For Designers, Marketing

27

Apr

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We’re back at it with another incredible creative and small business owner for the Quill Collective Guest Expert Series, a recurring series where I chat with inspiring business owners about how they got their start, their area of expertise, and valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way. In this episode we chat with the incredible […]

Guest Expert Series 07: Ayana Campbell-Smith on Money Mindset & Budgeting

For Designers, Guest Expert Series

08

Apr

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The Guest Expert Series in Quill Collective has easily become one of my favorite things, and it’s been a huge hit with members as well! So far, we’ve discussed being an authority on Instagram, packaging design, outsourcing work for your design business, and this week, mindset and confidence. We were lucky enough to have Cassie […]

Guest Expert Series 06: Cassie Gudmundson on Mindset

For Designers, Guest Expert Series

17

Mar

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Boundaries… such a buzzword, but an important one at that. Many of us have struggled at some point with setting and maintaining boundaries as creative service providers, myself included. It’s through those challenging moments that we learn the importance of boundaries in business and what that looks like for each of us. For our fifth […]

Guest Expert Series 05: Oh Sierra on Client Boundaries

For Designers, Guest Expert Series

23

Feb

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For many of us, using Instagram to market our creative small businesses is clearly a smart move. Where things get a bit hazy is how we want to best use the platform and develop our own Instagram strategy — how much do we want to be on it, how do we want to present ourselves […]

Guest Expert Series 04: Diana Davis on Instagram Strategy

For Designers, Guest Expert Series

17

Feb

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