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The Art Of Estimating UX Projects

One of my UX coaching clients recently asked me how to create estimates for UX projects. In this post I’ll share what’s worked best for me over the years. Consulting work is usually billed on a time and materials basis. You come up with an hourly rate and estimate how many hours you think it […]

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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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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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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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What 10 Years Of UX Consulting Has Taught Me

This week marks my 10th year in business as an independent UX consultant. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge as a freelance UX designer, here are 10 tips to help you stay afloat for the next 10 years and beyond. 1. Always Be Curious (“ABC”) Clients want and need your help. You must be […]

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