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A modern resource guide for the creative entrepreneur ready to level-up and fast forward their future.

WITH ASHLEA SPITZ

The prospect of leaving your corporate woes behind and diving into freelancing full-time can be tempting. Who doesn’t want to leave the draining commute, endless zoom check-ins, nosy coworkers, and uninspiring office behind?! But before you write that resignation, it’s time to check in on your strategy and finances.

Budgeting Your Transition to Freelancing Full-Time

November 15, 2021

How to Spot One in the Dark! As a new freelancer you’re eager to accept every project that comes your way however, there comes a time when that ☠️ nightmare client creeps themselves into your business and kills every ounce of creativity and motivation.

How to Spot a Nightmare Client!

October 17, 2021

Now more than ever it is important to show great morality when deciphering the true messages we are asked to portray. You have to consider the implications of what you are creating and weigh the harm it could do if put in the public eye.

Considering the Ethics of Graphic Design

September 24, 2021

You think you’re doing well and maybe you are so far–but these common mistakes could be the tipping point between making it or breaking it. How many of these are you doing?

Are You Making These Client Mistakes?

August 16, 2021

Recently a design grad approached me with a really great question, “Should I build my brand under my own name or come up with a business brand name?”. Even though it’s a great question, there’s no short answer, so let’s talk about it!

Should I use my own name for my personal brand?

April 1, 2021

you are resilient
you are innovative
and you are a mother f*ING

boss!

Just in case no one's told you today...