Be nice. Or else.
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I can completely identify with this sentiment:
I had failure after failure—every idea looked great as a sketch but completely fell apart when I began the design. And, I found that I wasn’t able to judge my work clearly. I’d fall in love with an idea, only to come back the next day and realize how terribly wrong I’d been.
There are a lot of different types of freelancers. Designers have different needs when it comes to pitching their clients.
This is true.
Great interview! Ruben has so much wisdom.
I’ve met design firms doing millions of dollars in client work with nothing more than ”coming soon” on their website.
I've noticed this too! So many big agencies' websites aren't that great, and still manage to find great clients. How do they do it?
I'm actually really surprised by the non-fiction top 10.
You have to view it on mobile to get the full effect (or view this image).
Key insight here:
Put yourself out there! Anytime I figured out how to do something that was a challenge, I took a moment to write a blog post about how I did it. Those did really well, because other people were searching for how to do those things. And clients were like: "Wow, this guy's always writing tutorials, he must be the guy to go to." I wasn't better than any of my peers, but sometimes being the most public about your skills can get you more work.
I've been following Jason's work for awhile! Cool to hear about his background, and how he got started.
A user is someone who consumes without pleasure and delight.
-- love this line from the show. The whole episode is really good.
Be nice. Or else.
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