Great story. Amazing to be able to find work that is both personally satisfying and profitable.
One thing that stood out on your list is the need for a collective. Having a network of collaborators can help a lot in terms of finding new work or handling larger projects. For full-time freelancers, whether by choice or circumstance, it can also provide a support network.
I think this is right in the ballpark. It isn’t just getting the product built — it’s marketing, testing, and supporting the users that get on board from the beginning.
That said, there are savvy people who start and maintain and sell with nothing but their own skills. But that’s rare. Having the capital to bring in…
I find the competition in this space incredible. Currently we use Figma, but I dabble with XD from time to time, and got my hands on a beta of InVision Studio.
I’m currently on a mission to use only free stuff, of which there is plenty, just to see what is possible .I’m not an open source devotee — I like food, but I love…
I find the idea of flexible design systems intriguing, but wondering how flexible they can be. Depending on the needs of a particular client or project a design system could be a distraction. Depending on scale it may not be necessary.
I’m inclined towards design systems — possibly over inclined. Depending on the project…
Great list. I’ve been thinking about health and freelancing a lot lately. Not just writing, but any freelancing.
One thing I’d add or would love to see is an interview series on mental and emotional health. Income stress, workaholism and the inability to shut off, becoming disconnected.