With the amount of changes that come upon this industry each year, most web designers have set a new standard when it comes to the term, “run and gun”.
I had a business coach during the first year I started the studio. I was doing a small amount of business, had a few steady clients, and was really focused on growing. I wanted the studio to become something bigger.
When people ask me why I decided to start my own studio my standard response is, “because I made a terrible employee”.
As designers we at times have trouble saying, “no”. Amazing projects seem to drop in our laps all the time, but should we always say, “yes”?
When I decided to take on this project and produce 100 days of writing I tried to be a realist.
There need to be more designers who write. When I say “write”, I’m not talking about those same 100 blog topics that every studio and agency re-hash.
I often talk about how important the act of reading is to a designer. I don’t have many platforms or soap boxes that I get on regularly, but the importance of staying current and understanding our place in the stream of time through continued education is one of them.
You can’t have reward without some measure of risk. As an entrepreneur or small business owner risk has to become a part of the daily trade.