Notes from the Studio
I complain at least once a week that my very fancy Bachelors in Fine Arts program didn’t include a single class about how to properly establish your own creative business.
Building your own website can be an invigorating experience, or an test of your patience. These tips can help guide you in your first site build.
I frequently hear from creative service providers who are trying to prove the value of their work to clients in order to either raise their prices or expand the size of the contract. This is something I’m familiar with. It’s a lot easier to up-sell an existing client than it is to create and sell a brand new account. So it makes sense to try to grow your business this way in the beginning.
This morning we are having one of those signature January in Colorado days. Breezy, blue skies, a bit of snow on the ground but not too cold. I write this blog a few weeks in advance, so work with me. It might be snowing when you’re reading this for all you know.
Getting used to working from home when you’ve been in a traditional corporate or office environment is hard. There’s a learning curve. And even if you normally hate office environments, it’s hard to get used to managing your day completely, not fall prey to the laundry (or other chore) trap and get yourself into a proper productive mindset and stay organized.
If email is one of the channels you use to communicate with your ideal audience, the health of your email list is one of the most important elements to predict marketing success.
I’ve been working remotely for over a decade. During that time the remote life has evolved from being a curious way to make a living, to a trend, to something companies were actively resisting, to being widely accepted today. Here’s how I organize my full-time remote life.
“Astrid is one of the most reliable, meticulous, answer-driven designers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Her attention to detail and ability to take direction are second to none. ”
— MEGAN ROY, MEGAN ROY DESIGN