The Conversation #28: Designing with Keynote? | 5by5

The Conversation #28: Designing with Keynote? | 5by5.

Dan Benjamin is joined by Luke Wroblewski and Travis Isaacs to discuss agile prototyping and designing using Keynote rather than traditional tools.

Advertisements

Checklist for Designers working with Clients

Working as a designer sometimes means working under pressure to unrealistic deadlines. Navigating thru a tight deadline can be tricky. A few of my projects lately have been just that. Time frames that should be unheard of, expectations that are just out of this world. When faced with such a dilemma, it’s important to push back on the client. Make them realize exactly what they are responsible for delivering to you in-order for you to deliver the final product to them.

Following is a checklist of what a designer should ask from the client. Please feel free to make suggestions. This is a work in progress.

  • What is the timeframe? Any idea of the budget or allocated time is helpful in determining the amount of effort required, the level of detail, the actual deliverables and the number of revisions which are achievable?

Continue reading

Efficiency and organization: Online tools and resources for accountancy and time management

15 Online Financial Tools for Freelance Designers

15 online tools and services that can offer freelancers some help in the area of finances and billing. Most of these tools are paid, but limited free plans or free trials are available in most cases.
While paying for this type of tool or software may not sound appealing, the time you will be able to save should more than make up for the cost, not to mention less headaches and increased accuracy.

Effective Strategy To Estimate Time For Your Design Projects

I’ll definitely take some notice of this:

How many times have you been completely confused at how that ’small’ project turned into such a big one costing double and taking three times the length you estimated? Many of you will say estimating time for web projects accurately is an oxymoron, but by applying a few effective techniques it’s possible to dramatically increase the accuracy of most web project estimates.

Have a look