Calm over the horizon

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being...


Inspired by clouds

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had...


Make it clean and simple

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun...


When you are alone

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with...


Real time design tools

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun...


Stumbled the concept

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had...


Time is passing by

Every selector has the potential to have unintended side effects by targeting unwanted elements or clashing with other selectors. More surprisingly, our...


Hey DJ play that song

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being...


Me Myself and I

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being...


My tech travel setup

One of the easiest ways to improve travel photos is shooting in better light, and the best light is often in the hour after sunrise and before sunset. That’s...


Learn the rules first

I was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t give a shit” if Instagram has more users than Twitter. If you read the article you’ll note there’s a big...


The new brand identity

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with...


Sounds from the streets

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures what I had...


A day alone at the sea

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun...


Some amazing buildings

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with...


Working from your home?

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun...


Awwwards best websites

I was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t give a shit” if Instagram has more users than Twitter. If you read the article you’ll note there’s a big...


Trust in your intuitions

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with...


Top Deejay Headphones

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being...


Knowing When It’s Okay to Unplug

A couple of months ago I began a social experiment in where I cut out distractions in my routine in an effort to realign some priorities and make my focus more...


Introducing Microlancer from Envato

As a freelancer 20% of your time is spent on actual work while the remaining 80% is spent looking for or managing a new client. The people over at Envato, who...


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 podcast episodes of the The CrueCast. This unscheduled hiatus was the result of our...


Featured Freelancer—Giovanni Cruz

Giographix Studios | http://www.giographix.com Giographix was founded in 2004 by Giovanni Cruz behind the idea of being "technically creative"—or finding the...


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Featured Freelancer—Geoff McMahen

Motion Audio 7 http://motionaudio7.com/ Motion Audio 7 is a professional website design studio headquartered in Royal Oak, MI. and offers a full range of...


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Featured Freelancer—Joshua Frankel

Josh Frankel | http://www.joshuamfrankel.com/ Josh Frankel is a web and graphic designer in Washington DC with experience designing websites, brand identity,...


What We’re Listening To

Producing the Motley Design Crew's podcast, the "CrueCast", has been a lot of fun and opened new doors as far as allowing us to speak with other like minded...


Featured Freelancer—Gary Holmes

Gary Holmes | Gariphic Design http://www.gariphic.com Gariphic Design is an independent studio based in West Hartford, CT. Gariphic was founded in 1996 by...


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Featured Freelancer—Nancy Seeger

Art Assistance | http://artsassistance.com Arts Assistance is a firm specializing in website design and graphic layout, and serves clients in the music...


Featured Freelancer—Kristine Putt

Paragon Moon | http://paragonmoon.com/ Paragon Moon is a brand identity design studio for heart-centered, service-based, women-owned business. We design...


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Featured Freelancer—Andrea La Valleur-Purvis

Divine Fusion Creative | divinefusiondesign.com Andrea La Valleur-Purvis is a European User Experience Designer living and working in Seattle, Washington. She...


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Featured Freelancer—Anthony Hortin

Maddison Designs | http://maddisondesigns.com Maddison Designs is a small, independent design studio based in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia,...


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Featured Freelancer—Nadine Zoe’ Gilden

Curious Light Designs http://www.curiouslight.com/ Curious Light designs and builds high quality, affordable & stylish websites that give small businesses...


Featured Freelancer—Shelly Cole

http://brassblogs.com Shelly Cole is a Web designer and developer in the Hartford CT area. She focuses primarily in custom WordPress sites, but dabbles in...


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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 scoop from 10 designers who’ve made it.


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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 up with a summary that will get you launched successfully.


Using Gamification to Learn About Pairing Typefaces

Ever run into issues with pairing your typefaces? Are creating font families just not your thing? First take a deep sigh of relief then check out Type...


Clearing the Air About SOPA and PIPA

Unless you've been under a rock since October 26th of 2011, you no doubt have heard discussions across the Internet and on some TV programs about SOPA (Stop...


Giving Thanks

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


OMG! What happened to Crue?

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


Interview with Photographer Stuart Little

If you've been paying attention then you know that two things have been going on with the episode of the podcast. One, we had to initially reschedule our...


Interview with Developer Andy Sowards

As creative professionals, freelancers, and small business owners, wed be lost at times if it weren't for the business relationships we form on a day to day...


Talking About Design and Underworld Magazines with Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera, Owner of Underworld Magazines, joined Jane and myself on the 13th installment of the CrueCast. Sharing shop talk, client horror stories, and talk...


Interview with Illustrator and Artist Frank M. Hansen

Frank Hansen was nice enough to be on this weeks show and share his experiences working a full-time job in the film industry and doing freelance illustration....


Writing Online with Chris Trude

Sorry it's been a bit, but I'm finding it a little hard to get back into the swing of things, while at the same time working on inHouse work and other various...


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 episode. On this weeks show we talk about nurturing your client relationships...


A Beginners Guide to Freelancing with Sarah Camp

Having Sarah Camp from the Camp Creative Group on the show was fun an informative. I definitely walked away from our conversation a bit wiser on the pitfalls of...


Understanding Your Audience with James McQuarrie

Three shows in and we're still running strong. Having James come on the show was a blast, even if we tried 3 separate times to record the interview. That just...


Understanding Social Networking and Practical SEO with Jane Clark

Wow. The first Motley Crüe Podcast was fun, and Jane provided us with a lot of great and useful information. In our talk we discuss the origins of the...


Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design

My respect for the tea industry grew after purchasing a book called 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design.