In this month’s column, Siedah counsels a reader who wants to know if it’s possible to be in the design field without having a degree in design.
Attracting success from your work doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some steps you can take to put together your best portfolio.
It’s frustrating to be asked to work for free. Here are some helpful strategies to navigate these requests.
We’ve all done our share of free labor in the past; on occasion, I still do. Even at this point in my career, I’m not above working for free under the right circumstances. Here are four questions I ask myself before taking on my next unpaid project.
Do I care about this company’s mission?
If I don’t feel an emotional connection to the purpose or the mission of the company, then I’m probably not interested in doing work for them. For me, there has to be a level of altruism in the product or service they’re providing that I want to be associated with. This is first on the list for a reason — it’s the main deciding factor.
Will I still be interested three months from now?
This is important for me because I tend to have “shiny object syndrome”, and I sometimes bounce from one new project to the other. If I think a project is capable of holding my attention for longer than a couple months, the chances of me taking it on increases significantly.