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Work-Life Balance In UX Design

Many people new to UX design wonder if it offers good work-life balance. I’ve been working part-time from home for over a decade, so I say an emphatic yes! In this post I’ll share some tips and strategies that you can use as you craft your own path towards work-life balance. Work-Life Balance Is A […]

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How A Traveling Troubadour Became A UX Designer

    If you’re a career changer looking to become a UX designer, my story should resonate with you. People come to digital design jobs from all walks of life. Even music. I was a professional musician for 12 years before starting my web design career in 1996. Even though the modern interwebs didn’t exist […]

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How To Find Freelance UX Jobs

If you’re just starting out as a freelance UX designer, you may wonder what kinds of freelance UX jobs are out there. Here’s a list of strategies and tactics that have worked for me and some of my colleagues over the last 10 years. I hope it helps you find your next freelance UX gig. […]

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Digital Agency Show Podcast: How To Be An Agency Of One

I’m thrilled to be featured on The Digital Agency Show podcast with Brent Weaver from Ugurus. In this episode Brent and I discuss what it takes to be an “Agency of One” solopreneur and how to make a full time income on a part time schedule. Show Highlights Why going back to a “real” job vs. growing my consulting business wasn’t an […]

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5 Steps To Help You Manage Multiple UX Projects

When you’re booked solid things can get pretty crazy. Whether you’re a freelancer or an employee, here are 5 steps to help you juggle your workload when things get super busy. 1. Prioritize, and Prioritize Again Things move pretty fast when you’re on a deadline. Client A may need revisions in the morning, while you […]

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Freelance Tips: Sailing Through The January Lull

If you’re a freelance UX designer or consultant, you may have just experienced the “January Lull”. It’s when you’re waiting to start work on a big project at the beginning of the year. Here’s how to not only survive, but thrive during this time. The January Lull is typical for corporate web design projects. In December or early […]

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