Category: Small Biz Hustle

Introducing Debbie Labedz!

Beyond excited to announce this lady who is helping me with design, development, and writing! After reviewing close to 20 applications, Debbie stood out because of her existing experience with the trials of self-employment, but with a flexible enough schedule that it would be easy to find time to work together. I immediately felt comfortable… Read more »

On Logo Pricing

Style guide for whimsical and fanciful illustrated stationers, Serious Creatures. Brand refresh and website design through my friends at Aeolidia. Here’s an area where graphic designers vary widely, so today I’m taking a few minutes to explain how I price out logos and branding projects. Because in the last 10 days or so I’ve seen… Read more »

Call for Applicants!

And here goes my first post in a long time, let’s get this show on the road. Friend, I’m hiring. I’m doing it. The position will be a part-time paid Production Designer position for someone in Chicago. More on that in a minute, because first I want to explain why. In my unannounced but definitely… Read more »

On Financial Habits

Why bother with any financial planning when you don’t have any funds to… plan? While this line of logic isn’t entirely sound, I understand it entirely. It’s easy to see how it becomes reality if someone is stuck in debt quicksand, or has negligible savings or an unsustainable income. Toss in a couple of kids,… Read more »

Alt Summit 2012 recap

So how was Alt you ask? Not only did I get a fresh perspective on the web, new ideas on how to build my business, I also made a whole slew of exceptionally inspiring and talented new friends. In a word: rad. But I’m not capable of just leaving it at that, so here’s many… Read more »