Entries by Melissa

Tips for working with Graphic Designers

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 […]

BlogathonATX 2012

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 […]

Social Media Club Infographics Panel

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 […]

Austin indy Web designer snags overseas client — blog

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. […]

6 Simple Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Client

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 […]