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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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Get Paid To Make iMessage Stickers While You Learn iOS 10

Last week I launched my first sticker pack for iOS 10 in the App Store. It’s a Valentine’s Day collection called “Candy Hearts”. In this post I’ll show you how my 13 year-old daughter and I designed and launched a simple iMessage sticker pack product in just a few days. While you may not strike […]

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2016 Rearview Mirror Review

Here we are at the end of a very tumultuous 2016. I hope you and yours are getting ready to have the best year ever. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to take stock of the past year and review all you’ve accomplished. I was curious to see how this year compared to 2015 […]

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Dealing With Digital Design Ambiguity

A big part of being a successful UI/UX designer is being comfortable with digital design ambiguity. Our primary role is to help stakeholders and teams craft a vision of the final product, often from nothing. While the need for certainty is clearly fundamental to all humans, designers need an effective approach to confidently go from the […]

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