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Over a year ago Chris and I embarked upon the murky waters of the startup universe. I “toed the line” between running Wiseacre Digital and building a product with ChoreMonster for several months, until things turned a corner (i.e., ChoreMonster got venture funding). I packed my bags and waved goodbye to nearly a decade of being a freelancer indie designer. Recently an old graphic I created on Dribbble has been turned into a tshirt, and I thought “Maybe I could share some of the things I learned working for myself?”, where I succeeded and where I failed. This is by no means comprehensive of all the things you need to know when starting your own graphic design business, but I believe covers a great deal of things you need to be prepared for before and while you do. Don’t Be Desperate My introduction into the independent world of design (I know I’ve shared over and over my loathing of the term freelance, so I will not labor on the topic) was not voluntary. Panic was my suit, my state of being … Continue reading