I came across this article online and wow, did it resonate with me. These are all great tips and should be ready by anyone who is getting ready to work with a graphic designer. —–snip—— Graphic designer: 5 tips for working with me By Jessie Ford | Posted: September 14, 2012 It’s important to know how […]
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Entries by Melissa
Working for your self is the best job in the world! There’s no hair-raising commute, no restrictive dress code, and no office politics. But even the best job can get stale and lack luster after doing it for a while. But how can you get that spark back once it’s gone? It may be time […]
GAH! I did it…I committed to going to Blogathon 2012 and here I sit in a room of my peers. It’s AWESOME! I work from home, so I tend to turn into a bit of a hermit; and, the more I’m alone, the more I stay alone. You start getting comfortable with not seeing or […]
Last night I had the opportunity to speak on the panel of the Social Media Club Austin. It was their monthly meeting and they were discussing Infographics. I think I did pretty well….a few of my comments were tweeted by the crowd, and I didn’t get overly nervous and puke on the table…bonus! It was […]
Independent web designer Melissa Ek is flying high with her first international client — Saudi Arabian airline nasAir. She founded ekMedia in 1999, and works primarily with local businesses, including HomeAway Inc., Convio Inc., DogBoy’s Dog Ranch and Tomlinson’s Pet Supplies. “As a solopreneur, landing an airline client was a really big deal,” Ek said. […]
You’ve probably been using LinkedIn for a while as a way to personally connect with other like-minded business people via a personal profile. But did you know that LinkedIn has a Company Profile page that you can use to promote your freelance business as well?
Have you ever gotten half way through a project with a new client, and then realized you never should have signed the project in the first place? Have you ever recognized too late that this new client is a disaster to work with, and then kicked yourself for not listening to your initial gut reaction?
I was talking with another freelancer yesterday, and he mentioned how professional he thought my proposal for an upcoming project was. I didn’t see anything to it…it’s just my standard outline of what I’m going to do for a project. So I started investigating what made it ‘professional.’ I had all the terms outlined, what […]
“ekMEDIA has done so much to professionalize our communications. Melissa has used her superb design skills to create program materials, event collateral, annual reports, and social media/email graphics. Melissa is a consummate professional, and it is always a pleasure to work with her.”
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