Do you ever find yourself working for clients that pay you less than you’re worth? Clients who don’t appreciate the work you do for them? It’s painful to go through – I’ve been there too. Here’s the deal: You’re worth more. Read more »
Welcome to our new column that explores the one element that almost every career decision is affected by—Risk with a capital “R.” Should we take the high-ranking job at that work-in-progress start-up, or stay in the predictable position at the stable corporation? Should we pitch that unconventional idea with loads of potential, or should we present something safe that we know will please our boss? Should we ask for a raise when we think we deserve it, but our company isn’t exactly profitable?Since every choice we make carries a risk, Good F***ing Design Advice co-founder Brian Buirge is going to
Every day we juggle. Maybe your version includes checking your phone as you power through lunch, or switching between 10 browser tabs strung across your laptop. If you’re a freelancer, you know about balancing assignments. That’s where Ian Sullivan, Director of Exhibitions Management at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, picked up his multitasking skills. Years of managing fulltime work at a museum alongside freelance exhibition-designer assignments made him fluid in this art. He never expected it would help him navigate the worst period of his life. The initial balancing act for the California native began in July 2013, when his wife, Alexa Wilding,
Ueno founder and Iceland native Haraldur Thorleifsson had a strong reason to move to San Francisco three years ago—80 percent of his company’s business was coming from the Bay Area. “There was no second option,” says Thorleifsson. “We were actually losing work because we weren’t there.” Four years into its life, Ueno now has agency offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Iceland and it counts Google, Uber, and Slack among its clients. He recently spoke with 99U about how Ueno maintains its creative soul while growing rapidly, why the agency speaks its mind on social and cultural issues,
Getting started in your creative career is tough. You’ve got boatloads of ambition and energy, but you lack experience, the kind of knowledge that feels like you can see into the future because you’ve been there before. So we’ve introduced a new column that will allow you to get the benefit of hindsight before you’ve actually gone through the experience.Welcome to “The First Five Years” where Mitch Goldstein, a professor of design at Rochester Institute of Technology, answers reader questions related to the unchartered waters of beginning a career. This month, Mitch answers a question about how to determine, and
There’s more content than usual in this installment of the best of the web. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling the last few weeks and neglected my curation duties, so I had some catching up to do. Sit back, relax, scan the 22 articles below and find the nuggets of wisdom that you can […]
I realized that we have another tell-tale sign that Christmas and the holiday season are bearing down on us like a brakeless semi-truck the other day when one of my Facebook friends boasted that she was dressed up and ready for the Hallmark movies. I may be a little late to the party, but I […]
This batch of curated content offers lots of insights on the best ways to earn more money working for yourself, whether you want to be a freelancer stationed in your guest bedroom or a digital nomad working from the steps of a shrine in Southeast Asia. Writers and Writing When I started to freelance write […]
00 Days 23 Hours 53 Minutes 07 Seconds We’ve all heard the infomercials and radio spots where we’re told that “supplies are limited” and I think we’ve all seen online countdown timers like the one above. (By the way, the countdown timer is the web graphics translation of the classic advertising phrase, “Time is […]
From Bhutan travel tips to reasons why “the customer is always last,” we feature some darn interesting and occasionally provocative articles and essays in this crop of popular curated content. Enjoy and pick up a few fresh ideas while you’re at it. Solopreneur tips Bhutan has never been on my itinerary, but considering how popular […]
I used to work with a guy we called Nemo because he served on a nuclear submarine for many years during the Cold War. We worked together in a tech firm that was developing a new family of products from conductive polymers. I was in quality assurance and production, he was a mechanical engineer. Things […]
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