I recently wrote for webdesignerdepot.com regarding the essential tools for every web designer. You can find the direct link to the post here. I’ll be contributing to this site again in the near feature so stay tuned.
I had the pleasure to recently write for speckyboy.com, which is an awesome website devoted to designers, freelancers, and more. In the article, I write about some of the things I’ve learned over the course of becoming a freelancer as well as the process of continuing to grow as a freelancer. In my opinion, some truths need to be told to aspiring designes/freelancers before they dive in. I do my best in the article to help them avoid some of the mistakes and wrong turns I made in the past. It’s always said that you have to fail in order to succeed. This is a great example! Have a read and let me know what you think. Please tweet, email, post, like, do whatever you can with it!
Article Title : Lessons Learned From An Experienced Freelancer
Almost Heroes is a cover band from Saint Louis, MO and is a band I play guitar in. We recently switched names to Almost Heroes for a variety of reasons but mainly because we wanted to. I started off designing the logo and later the website. The website itself is a completely custom Tumblr theme which includes links to Almost Heroes’s biography, schedule, music, photos, and booking information. The website is also completely responsive and was designed and developed to fit almost every screen resolution.
Check it out at almost-heroes.com!
Travis White is a good friend of mine who collaborated on a lot of projects in our time together while obtaining our BFA’s. He just recently launched his new website which can be found at traviswhitecreative.com. I have always been a fan of his style when it comes to design. His process overall is simple but focused and thoroughly developed. I consider him an idea man. He really thinks when it comes to being different than most designers you come across. I definitely recommend him for any upcoming graphic design projects you may need. Again, visit his site at traviswhitecreative.com and contact him directly. Tell him Andy from justalever.com sent ya!
As 2012 comes to an end I look back on a lot that has happened. My dream of becoming a fulltime freelancer is proving to be a success. More and more job opportunities are coming my way and many are coming without any work on my end which is always awesome. Many people turn their nose up to being a freelancer and working from home or something similar. I am yet another example to prove the point that you can make your own way and not be forced to work the 9-5 everyday and not be happy. It takes a lot of work and a lot of hours but so far I am please with the way things are going. For the 2013 I plan on taking things to the next level and firstly launch an all new justalever.com then hopefully gain new clients, earn more, possibly extend my company by hiring on contracted employees, and seek out my own studio space. There’s no telling what will happen but here’s to the new year! For anyone reading my blog I appreciate your support and hope you continue to follow my progress.
It’s time for a freebie again. I’ve been super busy but have managed to use a piece i’m pretty proud of to share with you all. It’s called Justaform and it’s the next addition in my UI kit freebies. I hope you like it and tell your friends!