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All In Favor Of The Project Brief

Once a UX design proposal is approved, it’s time to schedule a kickoff meeting. Back in my PMP days at a large agency, I introduced the concept of a “project brief” to mark the official start of an approved project. What Is A UX Project Brief? A UX project brief is different from a traditional […]

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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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