A wealth of excellent resources to assist and guide you when setting out solo.

A guide to working with clients

The Creative Independent

On understanding your value and nurturing relationships from the amazing—but sadly now defunct—HAWRAF Studio.

Essential advice on being commissioned, from an animator, a photographer and an illustrator

Creative Lives

Useful tips and tricks that will help you kick off the client process in the right way.

EU Late Payment Fees

European Union

Check the legal percentage you can charge as interest for late payments in each European country.

Finding your creative voice and style


A great article to inspire everyone to work on self learning, while growing from each project and experience.

Freelance Rate Calculator

Alexandria Neonakis

This Google Sheet will calculate how much you'll need to earn an hour and day to meet your living expenses and desired profits after.

How to get paid as a freelancer

Lecture in Progress

Once the work is done, payments can be the next hurdle as a freelancer. How to ensure you can afford to eat at the end of each project.

How to get press for your creative work

The Creative Independent

Article from one of the best platforms for design thoughts. This guide to PR is especially helpful.

How to recover from rejection and rebuild creative confidence

Creative Lives in Progress

Whether it’s an unanswered email or job application, being rejected is a tough pill to swallow. Here some greatest advice on bouncing back after more than one ‘no’.

Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services


Covers all the basics of what you should include in any contract you write for design services.

The Price is Right


I couldn’t recommend this course more. Alec works your through the steps of pricing your work, including a massive injection of confidence around the hows and whys of your rates.

What does it mean to unionize when you’re your own boss?

AIGA Eye on Design

Looking at the history of design and unions and how freelancers can lead the way forward.

Where do you start as a freelancer?

Creative Lives

14 creatives share some professional firsts. Including how much they were paid.

Rates Calculator

A personalised rate calculator based on your desired income and the amount you’d like to work. A quick way to raise your expectations for yourself when it comes to setting prices.