I recently received an email from someone asking how they too could become a Communication Designer like me… The short answer: decide one day that you are one and see if anyone buys it ;-) The longer answer may be interesting for those of you on a similar path of discovery.
SUMMARY: Freelancing is tiring, especially when you are working in isolation. You have to take the time to maintain your mental energy and clarity; this blog post addresses that need and shares some insights I’ve had recently.
Every Friday I try to make it over to the Nashua Jelly, which is our local version of the nationwide co-working trend that started in NYC. If you have a regular job, you have no need of the Jelly, because you ALREADY have social interaction at work. Freelancers and the self-employed, however, often suffer from [...]
After years and years of not having a dedicated design website for myself, I’ve finally gotten something up at design.davidseah.com.
I’ve been busy setting up servers and figuring out what I need to do to launch this “niche design business” experiment I declared in my last post. All this material will appear on a new sub-blog called The Agenceum, which you can reach at http://davidseah.com/agenceum. The idea behind the name is Agency + Lyceum, and [...]
Summary: I’ve been preparing the relaunch of my design business, and have realized that the way I’m doing it may not be suited to my “natural strengths” (now that I have an inkling of what they are). If this is the case, I need to think of optimal action as applying the skills I have [...]
SUMMARY: So how does one get started on a plan of world domination? In my case, by taking very small steps, equally-balanced between adopting the right mindset (which for me is to admit I “want more”) and creating a plan of some kind that will be measurable. I’m starting by establishing some basic assumptions about [...]