Open-design is a movement that consists of the development of physical products by sharing its design information publicly.
It’s a co-creation process between the designer and the user. Because of that, often times they are free and shared online.
Deciding to leave your steading job and become a freelancer is not an easy decision. There’s a lot to consider and it’s scary as hell to take the leap.
One of the main things I’ve been struggling with (and I guess everyone does in the beginning), is where and how to contact clients.
Is not like there’s a shortage of clients; what exists is a gap between good companies and good designers.
Somehow, the greatest clients always seem to encounter jerky designers, and good freelancers struggle with clients who want to pay 9 euros for a logo with unlimited revisions.
Because of this miss-match, I decided to help potential clients identifying a good freelancer.
The starter of a new year makes us reflect on what we plan to do next, personally and professionally.
In my case, I decided to go back to school and to find a new job. My previous contract wasn’t renewed, so I need to get back out there and sell myself as a designer. But how do I do that exactly? Should I keep pushing towards being the best generalist designer that I can be or do I need to specialize in a particular field?
What’s the difference between a generalist and a specialist designer and how do we chose between them?