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From Design Freelancer to Agency Owner: The Ultimate Guide

Ready to make the switch from being a design freelancer to your own business? Discover common mistakes, how to avoid them, and feel confident with our guide.
 

Did you know that 92% of freelancers say that it is impossible for them to take work-free vacations? 

Being a freelancer certainly comes with a long list of its own challenges, but it also leaves you feeling part of the 'I'm in control of my own work life' realm. That's not to say that being an agency owner won't give you the exact same work freedom that most freelancers get to enjoy, except maybe that you can take time off when you're on vacation. 

So you think you're ready to make the transition from design freelancer to agency owner? Well, keep reading because you've officially found the ultimate guide!

Signs That You're Ready 

So, you've been a design freelancer for a while now, you've been busy and more than managing to make ends meet. But, at this point, perhaps you're still questioning...

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The Beginner's Guide to Design Thinking

design thinking Jul 30, 2021

Companies that follow design thinking have greater revenues and returns from shareholders. They also outperform the S&P 500 Index year after year.

The biggest businesses in the world - from Google and Airbnb to Nike and IBM - use this practice.

But what exactly is design thinking? And more importantly, how can you use it? The design thinking process has gained momentum in the business world and is critical to personal and business success.

In this article, we walk you through what this transformational principle is, how it works, and why it's important.

What Is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is primarily a framework that approaches problems creatively. According to to IDEO, the organization that pioneered this strategy, the official design thinking definition includes business, creativity, and solutions.

Thus, design thinking is a way to solve problems by putting yourself in the customer's shoes. The process requires observation and empathy. This is then...

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