Ep44: Contracts (Revisited)

July 31, 2014

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Liz & Sean go over Sean’s recently amended project terms and conditions, discussing clauses which should help you get paid on time and deal with constant rounds of revisions.

Thank you to @anna_debenham & @malarkey for sharing theirs, from which I’ve taken bits to improve mine.

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EP35: Recommended Reading

February 24, 2014

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Liz & Sean share the books they’ve found particularly useful since going freelance.

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Ep33: Freelancer’s Toolkit Part 3

February 7, 2014

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Sean & Liz talk about the online resources they use in the final part of their freelancer’s toolkit discussion.

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Ep31: Freelancer’s Toolkit Part 2

January 28, 2014

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Sean & Liz discuss the tools they use everyday as freelancers.

Part 2: Design & Development.

Show Notes:

Design

Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Indesign
Adobe Creative Cloud
Sketch

Photography

Lightroom
Aperture

Development

Espresso
Coda
Notepad++
Navicat for MySQL
CodeKit
Mixture Highly recommended!

Writing

iA Writer
Markdown Pad for Windows
Markdown Pro for Mac

Document Storage & Sharing

Dropbox
Google Drive

Font Management

FontAgent Pro
MainType

Type Design

Font Creator
FontLab
Glyphs Highly recommended!

Screencasting

Quickcast Highly recommended!
Screenr

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Ep30: Freelancer’s Toolkit Part 1

January 17, 2014

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Sean & Liz discuss the tools they use everyday as freelancers.

Part 1: Communication, accounting and project management.

Show Notes:

Communication

Skype
Gmail
Google Calendar

Accounting

Freeagent (10% off with this link)
mobileAgent app (for FreeAgent)
Earnest app (for FreeAgent)

Personal & Project Management

Basecamp
Teux Deux
Things
Getting Things Done
Lifehacker
Google Drive

But you can’t beat good old pen & paper!
Sean’s Moleskine (Extra large, soft cover, squared paper)
Sean’s pen of choice (nice and smooth, and fast drying, perfect for a left-hander!)

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Ep29: Just Do It

January 10, 2014

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In the first show of the new year, Sean & Liz discuss their plans for the next few months and how you should just make a start on something and see where it takes you.

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Ep25: Process

December 4, 2013

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This week Liz & Sean discuss their working process and the idea of traveling and working anywhere in the world.

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Ep23: Review / What have we learnt?

November 14, 2013

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This week Liz & Sean follow on from last week’s show about being a jack of all trades, and revisit some previous topics to discuss what they’ve changed in how they work.

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