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What's the division of labour in web development?

I want to start doing freelance web work, but I'm not sure what I'd like to specialise in. I'm competent with python, PHP, html, css, javascript and angular as well as doing designy things like UX and photoshop. Previously I've always built whole websites from start to finish and now I'd like to pick a particular element and develop my skills to professional level in that role, but I'm not sure how it breaks down and how the size of the company/project increases the numbers of roles.
posted by awesomathon on Jan 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Advice for how to market myself as a design/media/communications ninja

I've got a very eclectic resume: 5-7 years of experience in several different fields at once, because I have had multiple simultaneous jobs. Now I'm looking for a new gig, and I think I have a lot to offer, but I'm not sure how to market the breadth of my skills. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jun 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Getting Your Creative Motivation Back After A Long Dry Spell?

I went on a long, long break form my creative career cause I was feeling burnt out due to some failures and now I can't seem to get back into it, possibly because I no longer have a financial incentive to do so. How can I fix this? Warning: Long, super privileged person problems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2013 - 18 answers

Can I talk like a sailor at the happiest place on Earth

Thirty something professional leaves it all behind to try to work at Disney World. Am I taking crazy pills?!? [more inside]
posted by phytage on Dec 11, 2012 - 25 answers

This job is killing me.

Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

I've painted myself into a box...

What are the top "best practices" for graphic designers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Cubicle Flair

I have started a new job at a established internet startup. Decorating your cube is a big deal around here. I need ideas for something cool. As I am a project manager, I would like to have something somewhat professional but also creative / aesthetic pleasing. Any ideas for cube flair? Any cool cubes you have seen that aren't over the top? Help me have the coolest cube ever!!!
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Career anxiety and finding a decent job

How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Who can two art/design types move from the UK to the USA and find work?

Why is it so hard for UK citizens to move and work in the USA? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Feb 26, 2012 - 19 answers

I'm a student and want to do it!

I was approached by a teacher of mine, who says a friend of a friend is looking for a graphic artist, and he thinks I'm more than capable and wants to give me the opportunity to try and get some professional work into my portfolio. I'm a freshman, and have no idea how to navigate this situation, or what to expect. Help? [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Feb 23, 2012 - 18 answers

What to consider when designing the layout of an IT office?

Goodbye cube farm! Help me redesign the layout our IT office! [more inside]
posted by cad on Dec 14, 2011 - 27 answers

Design-hack my cube

What small things can I add to my work space (or change) to make my day more cheerful/more efficient/better all-around? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Sep 21, 2011 - 28 answers

What's it like to be a graphic/web designer at 40+?

I've been on the graphic/web design path for the last 10 years. I am burnt out. When I look into the future of my field, it's dreary due to outsourcing and automation. It also seems like older designers are almost non-existent (except for the very accomplished, established ones) and that it's more the younger generation's game. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Where's the best place for UX people to work in NYC?

Where's the best place for UX/UI/IA/ID people to work in New York City? I'm an interaction designer/user experience person at an agency in NYC looking for something new. Khoi Vinh's essay, The End of Client Services, has me thinking that it's time to step away from agency life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Please sir, can I get on board full-time?

How can I make myself indispensable at a new job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 - 8 answers

need freelance web designer

How do I find freelance web designers who will create a website for me similar to these ones: www.the-weeknd.com www.caldecottmusic.com Also, how much does it typically cost to hire someone to do this??
posted by mememix on May 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Simple project management software needed

Time-tracking project management software solution needed [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Sep 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

I have been working for a design agency for five years. This was my first job out of college. It's the only job I've ever had. I'm stuck in a rut: should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Help my friend find a job in a fashion/clothing company in London

Help my friend find a job in a fashion/clothing company in London [more inside]
posted by noztran on Jan 12, 2010 - 1 answer

What should I do when I grow up?

The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How graphic is too graphic?

I'm back on the job market and considering applying to a few graphic design firms, help me decide how fancy to make my resume. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Sep 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Where to find freelance web work online?

I'm a web developer and have been working the same job for 9 years. Recently, due to challenging economic circumstances, I've decided to start looking for freelance work to supplement my income, if not replace it. Are you a freelance web developer or designer? If so, where do you go to find work online? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 14, 2009 - 13 answers

"You weren't meant to have a boss." - Paul Graham

I'm terrible at having a job, and it's making my life unlivable. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 28 answers

Where does a small web design/development company find work?

Where does a small web design/development company find work? [more inside]
posted by petah on Mar 29, 2008 - 10 answers

My boss has agreed to replace my desktop HP workstation with a laptop/docking station so I can bring my work home and, essentially, work more. Yay? I need recommendations.

My boss has agreed to replace my desktop HP workstation with a laptop/docking station so I can bring my work home and, essentially, work more. Yay? I need recommendations. [more inside]
posted by bradn on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Pimp my job

I need career advice on how to become a graphic designer when I'm already a grown up. Bonus & intertwined question: can you help me see if I am on the path toward being screwed at my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me figure out if being a designer is always this hellish.

Help me figure out if being a designer is always this hellish. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2007 - 12 answers

How much to charge for simple layout work?

I'm asking for a friend of mine: this company she used to work for has contacted her and asked her to design brochures for them. Problem is, she doesn't have any real design experience and has absolutely no idea what to charge them. [more inside]
posted by reallygoodgirl on Sep 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Need a raise, but how?

How do I ask for a raise from bosses I like in a company that isnt profiting? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on May 22, 2007 - 19 answers

Please help me find the business cards of the big dogs

Are there any sites that have a collection of pictures of Fortune 500 companies' business cards? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Offshore design firms?

Does anyone have experience with an offshore design/illustration house? [more inside]
posted by tpl1212 on Jan 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Powerpoint Ranger request

Free, non-tacky, AND PowerPoint? Is such a combination possible? [more inside]
posted by milkdropcoronet on Dec 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Cashed rubber checks - now I want my money!

I'm a newbie freelancer. Two of my clients, owing me money for services, wrote me checks that bounced. [more inside]
posted by brianvan on Jul 28, 2006 - 27 answers

Hip logo for school

What are some interesting school logos that blend traditional and modern design elements and typography together? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj on Jun 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Designer Imposter!

Help me impersonate a graphic designer! I know it’s kind of insane, but as early as this afternoon I may receive the proverbial offer (well, assignment) that I can’t refuse, and I’m wondering if anyone might be able to offer some fake-it-till-you-make-it tips for this sort of project (a short catalogue for a half-dozen or so boutique products). See, the thing is, I'm not a designer, although I have some experience with Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m most interested in a list of ten or fifteen things that you talented designer folks do over and over again that seem impressive to the uninitiated, but that are simpler than they appear to we of the untrained eyes. Books are also fine, but due to the potential immediacy of this, the shorter the tutorial, the better. [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Apr 26, 2006 - 32 answers

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