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How much should I charge?

In the Design Cafe I provided an answer to one of the most frequent questions we receive -- about pricing creative services. Whether you're a new designer, or a new freelancer, you need some basic starting points to answer the questions... How much should I charge? August 7, 2009

Sales Boost for Creative Professionals

These days you would think freelancers, designers, illustrators, photographers and other creative professionals need to get into high gear marketing themselves. But instead of searching for that elusive "magic wand" to bring a sudden influx of projects, listen to some sage advice from Mark Dollan , Founder/CEO of Creative Briefcase, that will help boost sales for creative pros August 7, 2009

Designers talk about Freelancing

Sooner or later where there are graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, or other creative practitioners, question always come up: how much to charge, how to get new work, should I broker printing, where should I go for help? Designers talk about freelancing August 7, 2009

Essential tips for Freelancers

Following our series of tips and advice for freelancing, we discovered one listee excelling in the field of web design, with this important advice, and a delightful web site and blog to back it up. Here, Lori Leach-Forster shares her Tips For Freelancing. August 7, 2009

Visions echo from Tehran

Sareh Khajehnouri is an artist currently based in Washington DC. Her extraordinary visions echo her native background in Tehran, Iran. Her advertising design sparkles, but her photo-illustration reveals a subtle yet striking depth in visual exploration. Don't miss the works of Sareh Khajehnouri August 7, 2009

Luba Lukova: Social Justice 2008

Somewhere between Picasso's wood-cut years and German Expressionism, Luba Lukova has carved a deep niche in social graphic design -- one that will not be erased for decades and generations to come. The messages are stark, undeniable, and slam you right between the eyes. If you cannot own it, at least see Social Justice 2008 Luba Lukova August 7, 2009

The Semiartist

You read Melissa Mason's article "Designless In Seattle" some time ago -- now let's take look at some of her outstanding design work with a little visit to her studio Semiartist portfolio August 7, 2009

If you can dream it ...

Michael Campbell is the skill and vision behind our "Photo to Painting" tutorial, and once you see this, you'll be convinced that magic exists and dreams do come true. Visit the studio of photographer and digital artist Michael Campbell August 7, 2009

Amy Dresser extraordinary photo retouching

If you'd like to see some extraordinary photo retouching, and spactacular photo-illustration, go no further than the studios where photography takes on a whole new meaning. Of course, we're talking about the studios of Amy Dresser August 7, 2009

Laura Smith

Fabulous illustrations; classic color palettes; soft texturing; stylish drawings -- posters, stamps, ads, billboards for some of the most prestigious clients in the world -- we cannot say too many good things about Illustrator Laura Smith August 7, 2009