For a full-time freelance designer, hardly a day goes by without hearing about or reading some nightmarish client story. Whether I hear about it in person, by email, over the phone or on the web, one thing seems clear: designers like complaining about their clients almost as much as they enjoy taking their money.
While screening out demon clients before signing the contract is best, it doesn’t often happen that way. In this article, we’ll go over the warning signs of demon clients, who you should avoid at all costs. You must not only be able to identify clients who will do more harm than good for your business, but also learn how to handle these clients, or you could find yourself living a nightmare.
Inspiration, or simply said, an attraction towards something, is a natural way to respond to things towards which we are attracted to or which gives a new perspective or dimension towards an idea which we have never explored. Inspiration gives us fresh ideas, new ways to explore something when we think that this cannot be improved more than this.
So, Inspiration clearly defines that there is no end to creativity and there is always a new way of looking at things which keeps us going and redefining the things with the latest trends. But, sometimes an inspiration has a chance of becoming a copy of the original which should be taken care of, as there is only a fine line of difference between getting inspired and the work finally being copied.
Some years ago, a famous adventure game titled Monkey Island (The Secret of Monkey Island, LucasArt 1990, someone else could remember Guybrush Treepwood the mighty pirate?) after the credits of the game clearly said “Now turn off your computer and go to sleep!”.
In that case the authors joke about addicted players, but it is not uncommon to have issues sleeping among designers.
Unfortunately, upcoming deadlines, continuous reviewing of the work required by clients, time lack, etc. sometimes affect designers and creatives all over the world.
Inspiration and creativity never sleep someone could say but there are several side effects for too many nights spent working at the PC.
It’s essential for Designers to have a good understanding of typography and selection as the importance of typography in design can’t be neglected. The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into attractive piece of art.
Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of web designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to keep apart from normal wave.
Display typography is a potent element in graphic design, where there is less concern for readability and more potential for using type in an artistic manner. Below you’ll find Collection of High-Quality Fresh Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs by which you can save money and focus on making great applications.
Becoming a freelancer is a way to work at home and be independent without having to start a business. Freelance work varies greatly. Some projects require clients to sign written agreements, while others provide work based on verbal agreements that are enforceable through the nature of the project. Some freelancers provide written estimates of work and request deposits from clients.
Payment for freelance work also varies greatly. Freelancers can charge by the day, hour or page or per project. Instead of charging a flat rate or fee, some freelancers adopt a value-based pricing scheme based on the perceived value of the results for the client. Arrangements could include up-front payment, a percentage up front or payment upon completion. For more complex projects, a payment schedule based on completed stages of the project could be set out in the contract.