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June 19, 2016

There are many planning methodologies, but none are perfect for every project. Understanding the project planning process will allow you to make necessary adjusts. You might need to document more, share more, or become more flexible. It all depends on the size of your organization, and the complexity of your projects. A freelancer designing a direct…

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June 19, 2016

You love your job — everything except charging clients. While accountants and MBAs might live for sending out invoices and collecting checks; many creatives hate invoicing clients. Unfortunately, you have to pay bills, and profits provide resources and time to do your most creative work. You need to justify your price so you can get…

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June 15, 2016

We all miss a project deadline now and then. Creative projects, like the subjects in Dr. Suess children’s books, come in all shapes and sizes. Some projects are small and can be accomplished by one person alone, like coming up with a slogan for a conference banner. Some are big and complex, like a national marketing…

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June 5, 2016

Project planning matters, because each project is unique. “Templates”, “stock photography”, and “boilerplate” are derogatory terms. Your clients expect new. Yet, new is scary. Your client need you to make their project less scary. That is why they ask for proposals, and why project plans are so important. Refine your project plans and proposals and…

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