This article features over 100 design resources (such as articles, blogs, podcasts, shows, books, mockup templates and color tools) that you can use to take your work to the next level.
One of the best ways to set you apart from other designers is winning awards. Whether you are looking to increase your industry recognition so that you can land better clients, or you’re looking to get a visa or green card that only esteemed professionals with international awards qualify, you need to do research before submitting to awards to maximize your chances of winning.
As you build out your portfolio as a creative, you will start seeing freelance opportunities come in. Whether you choose to work full-time as a freelancer or picking up a few side gigs to supplement your main income, it’s important to remember that not all freelance jobs are created equal. While some are great opportunities, others may be a waste of your time. How do you become a smarter freelancer? You can start by learning to turn down jobs with red flags.