Be nice. Or else.
I don't think people are saying as soon as someone is unpaid you go directly here. It's about after you tried and exhausted all other means. The dick move is not posting to shit list, but the client not paying you. Your best case scenario is admirable but we all know business doesn't always work like that.
What happens after legal routes are exhausted? What happens if you work in smaller numbers like $500 which might be everything to you but nothing to the client? There are very few legal recourses for smaller players.
I like the concept of what you are doing but the relationship seems very transactional. If I'm paying someone to mentor me, it's not really a mentor. Clarity.fm was great about getting paid for your time without misusing the aspect of mentorship.
Mark the themes look great, are the going to be updated to Bootstrap 4 when ready?
I recently redid all our emails using Inky and it's fantastic. Any chance you will have a Inky parser in Elixir any time?
We've been working on this for a year now and today got featured on Product Hunt. https://www.producthunt.com/tech/up-all-night and we raised our seed round http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/10/up-all-night/ As a designer/founder it's been great to work on a product focused on revenue vs social growth. Happy to answer any questions about mobile ux, subscriptions or our tech stack.
I've used a lot of those methods and while Pinterest and Dribbble are great, web links can and do change/disappear. Too many times I've bookmarked something to see it change by the time I go back to it. Or worse the site goes down (or these days the bookmarking service goes down).
On my desktop I have a few folders, iOS, Web, Packaging, Branding that are shortcuts to Dropbox folders. I just drag an image to my desktop or right click save image and I'm done and it's easily shareable with other people since it's on Dropbox too.
Then you can easily open a few open in preview as well to do a nice slideshow when in a meeting.
Or just create art boards.
Count me in as well. Where you going to have this shindig?
You should never apply for a ton of businesses. You should only apply to work on things you truly care about and can make a lot of money doing so.
Specialization is great, it's best to find an upcoming popular language. Right now Swift for iOS, or JS for Web would guarantee you have a future with great income. Don't specialize on some fancy super new framework because you are still getting your chops on.
Do not use freelancer or any other site that turns you into a commodity. You want to stick out, you want to be known and those sites just make you one of thousands of other folks who I generally find are pretty mediocre. If you want to find good clients, go network at design/start up/non profit/business events and bring a damn good business card.
Charge more than you think you are worth. Don't think because you are young and inexperienced you have to take no or little money. But the skill of earning money comes from confidence. Learn your value and how to ask for it. At a minimum in High School for doing design you should be charging $20/hr going up to $50/hr if you get really really good.