“In 2014, about 1 in 5 graphic designers were self-employed,” – from the Bureau of Labor Statistics If you consider yourself one of the 20% of designers who are self-employed, then you’ve noticed that the creative business market is extremely competitive when it comes to winning over clients and staying financially afloat. While, yes, it’s...
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The Freelancers Union has launched its #FreelanceIsntFree campaign to ensure that freelance design professionals don't get stiffed.
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If you’re a solopreneur and you’ve scanned the HOW Design Live schedule, you may have noticed that the word “freelancer” is missing from the Creative Business program. It isn’t an oversight—it’s by design. In response to shifts in the creative field—and to comments from past attendees—we’ve reshaped the program this year to focus more...