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Designers, how to charge your hourly rates

Designers, how to charge your hourly rates SUMMARY 1. Determine Salary 2. Calculate cost of your business 3. Determine your working hours 4. Hourly Rate = (Salary – Business cost) ÷ Working hours When you’re starting out as an independent designer, I know it’s...
Hack your creative brain

Hack your creative brain

Hack your creative brain Were you told that left-handers are more creative because they use more of the right side of the brain? Have you secretly tried to use your left hand to write in hopes of becoming more creative? Perhaps you’ve seen a picture of how the left...
Creativity, just a buzz word?

Creativity, just a buzz word?

Creativity just a buzz word? What is creativity? Am I creative? What does it mean to be a creative person? Why should I be creative? As a designer, creativity is a skill I practice every day. When my non-designer friends see my work, they say things like “That’s so...
11 Tools for Time Management

11 Tools for Time Management

11 Tools for Time Management I really want to become more productive! But there’s so much to do, distractions are everywhere and I have no idea how productive am I. I need help! No, I need a coach! No, I need an app(s)! After writing a few articles about time...
Time Diary

Time Diary

Time Diary Friend to Me: Heya! How have you been? How has your week been? Me to Friend: It was great! I’ve been busy with work and stuff I need to relax! Me to Me: Wait a minute, what did I do over the week? Hm… That conversation sure is familiar to us. It has almost...