Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design

My respect for the tea industry grew after purchasing a book called 500 Teapots:...


Understanding Social Networking and Practical SEO with Jane Clark

Wow. The first Motley Crüe Podcast was fun, and Jane provided us with a lot...


Understanding Your Audience with James McQuarrie

Three shows in and we're still running strong. Having James come on the show was...


A Beginners Guide to Freelancing with Sarah Camp

Having Sarah Camp from the Camp Creative Group on the show was fun an...


Working on Our Relationships and Educating Clients with James Tryon

After a good amount of time away, the show is finally back with a rather lengthy...


Writing Online with Chris Trude

Sorry it's been a bit, but I'm finding it a little hard to get back into the...


Interview with Illustrator and Artist Frank M. Hansen

Frank Hansen was nice enough to be on this weeks show and share his experiences...


Talking About Design and Underworld Magazines with Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera, Owner of Underworld Magazines, joined Jane and myself on the 13th...


Interview with Developer Andy Sowards

As creative professionals, freelancers, and small business owners, wed be lost...


Interview with Photographer Stuart Little

If you've been paying attention then you know that two things have been going on...


OMG! What happened to Crue?

The issue with Crue vs. Crew and why we had to change it.


Giving Thanks

A huge thanks to all our participating members and everyone who has contributed...


Clearing the Air About SOPA and PIPA

Unless you've been under a rock since October 26th of 2011, you no doubt have...


Using Gamification to Learn About Pairing Typefaces

Ever run into issues with pairing your typefaces? Are creating font families...


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The Road to Successful Freelance Design – Part 2

If you read Part 1, you're already ahead of the game. Here in Part 2 we wrap it...


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The Road to Successful Freelance Design – Part 1

Ever wonder what it takes to be a successful freelancer? Here’s the inside...


Featured Freelancer—Shelly Cole

http://brassblogs.com Shelly Cole is a Web designer and developer in the...


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Featured Freelancer—Nadine Zoe’ Gilden

Curious Light Designs http://www.curiouslight.com/ Curious Light designs and...


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Featured Freelancer—Anthony Hortin

Maddison Designs | http://maddisondesigns.com Maddison Designs is a small,...


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Featured Freelancer—Andrea La Valleur-Purvis

Divine Fusion Creative | divinefusiondesign.com Andrea La Valleur-Purvis is a...


Featured Freelancer—Kristine Putt

Paragon Moon | http://paragonmoon.com/ Paragon Moon is a brand identity design...


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Featured Freelancer—Nancy Seeger

Art Assistance | http://artsassistance.com Arts Assistance is a firm...


Featured Freelancer—Gary Holmes

Gary Holmes | Gariphic Design http://www.gariphic.com Gariphic Design is an...


What We’re Listening To

Producing the Motley Design Crew's podcast, the "CrueCast", has been a lot of...


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Featured Freelancer—Joshua Frankel

Josh Frankel | http://www.joshuamfrankel.com/ Josh Frankel is a web and graphic...


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Featured Freelancer—Geoff McMahen

Motion Audio 7 http://motionaudio7.com/ Motion Audio 7 is a professional...


Featured Freelancer—Giovanni Cruz

Giographix Studios | http://www.giographix.com Giographix was founded in 2004...


Breathing New Life Into an Old Podcast and Calling All Audio Engineers

Jane and I are looking to pick back up where we unfortunately left off with...


Introducing Microlancer from Envato

As a freelancer 20% of your time is spent on actual work while the remaining 80%...


Knowing When It’s Okay to Unplug

A couple of months ago I began a social experiment in where I cut out...


Top Deejay Headphones

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company....


Trust in your intuitions

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to...


Working from your home?

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an...


Some amazing buildings

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to...


A day alone at the sea

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an...


Sounds from the streets

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your...


The new brand identity

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to...


You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

Learn the rules first

I was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t give a shit” if Instagram has...


My tech travel setup

One of the easiest ways to improve travel photos is shooting in better light,...


Me Myself and I

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company....


Hey DJ play that song

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company....


Time is passing by

Every selector has the potential to have unintended side effects by targeting...


Stumbled the concept

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your...


Real time design tools

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an...


When you are alone

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to...


Make it clean and simple

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an...


Inspired by clouds

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your...


Calm over the horizon

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company....