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The Benefits of Pro Bono Work

Pro bono public, aka "pro bono," is a common practice in the creative industry, particularly among designers who long to use their skills and talents on projects they find personally fulfilling. (For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it's work of any sort that's done for the public good without compensation.)

Four Common Challenges for Freelancers and How to Overcome Them

If you're a freelancer, you might have noticed a recent rise in popularity. We surveyed nearly 600 AIGA members as part of our annual Creative Team of the Future project, and more than half told us they expect in-house creative departments and agencies to rely more on freelance talent in the next few years.

The Future of Freelancing (Canada)

Plan to hire freelance creative talent, or considering a consulting career? See our tips and survey results on the future of freelancing in Canada.

Emotional Font Mapping: Fonts for Every Feeling

Inspired by a friend who recently had her aura read (it was some shade of blue), I wondered what font one's aura – or mood (I'm not sure I've got the time or cosmic energy to define "aura" in the context of typeface) – would be. But being the multi-faceted humans we are, our moods shift about as frequently as I imagine an aura reader's aura-reading explanations do. In other words, quite often.