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So you’ve decided that it’s time to get serious about your website. You’ve been thinking about it for a while, but something recently sparked an urge to put this project in motion. You’ve done a little homework and discovered an overwhelming amount of information. It seems daunting. Who should you hire? What should you expect to pay? How long will it take? How do I know it will meet your goals? What do you do...
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A little advice about proposals based on what I've learned in my freelancing career. http://mattolpinski.com/blog/how-to-write-and-identify-a-winning-proposal/
Let’s talk about proposals. A proposal is the cultivation of your efforts to convince a potential client to hire you; your proposed solution to their problem. When you send this document, you should already have a solid understanding of both the person and the project. Likewise, they should have a solid understanding of who you are and why they should hire you. What they don’t have are the details. This formalized sales pitch usually includes det...
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Are you a freelancer trying to land quality clients? Here is the secret I didn't truly understand until 7 years after entering the market.
After a full 7 years of freelancing, I have failed to ask many of my clients the most important question there is on any project. Sure, I delivered amazing designs and those designs probably helped my clients business out somehow. But that’s exactly the problem. I didn’t design a solution while actively considering their business goals and I certainly had no idea what their conversion strategy was. Here’s the thing, “probably helped my clients ou...
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I wrote a new article for anyone looking to dive into the crazy world of freelancing. Find out what I did to get where I am today and how you can do it to. http://mattolpinski.com/blog/how-to-successfully-kickstart-your-freelancing-career/
A collection of tips and topics that I think could help you become a more successful designer, freelancer, business, or client.
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Boonle is a new type of freelancing platform that flips the traditional client/vendor relationship completely upside down. Check it out:
The freelancing market is more saturated than ever. New freelancers entering the market are met with endless competition and resistance. Where do you find paying clients? How do you compete with more experienced freelancers? How much do you charge? Should you work for free? How do you build your portfolio and get the experience you need to better your career? For clients looking to hire those freelancers, things aren’t much easier. How do you kno...
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Design students often graduate without some of the most vitally important “real world” skills necessary to thrive in their creative field. Yet, many of them feel prepared to totally dominate the industry on graduation day. I was no exception. The truth is that I unknowingly lacked many of the fundamental non-design skills I now find myself using on a daily and weekly basis. It was up to me to learn them on my own as I began my...
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Not quite ready to invest in a total redesign of your website? You might not need to after all. Here are 5 tips for improving your website without spending tons of money.
When your website gets outdated or stops performing well, it’s time to start looking for an agency that can redesign your website from the ground up. At least that’s the most common reaction. Once you’ve gone through the agonizing process of choosing an agency to work with, the redesign process is very time-consuming, requires a significant financial investment, and leaves plenty of room for error. There are agencies like Dumbwaiter, Odopod, and ...
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User Interface Designer & Motion Graphics Artist
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  • Dumbwaiter Design
    UI/UX + Motion Designer and Front-End Developer, 2012 - present
  • Odopod
    Junior Designer, 2011 - 2011
  • Liferay, Inc.
    User Interface Designer, 2010 - 2011
  • Kohl's
    Sales Associate, 2007 - 2009
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    New Media Design & Imaging, 2009 - 2012
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