Robert Williams

I help underwater design agencies fix staff shortages quickly and come back up for air. I run Folyo, a private referral community of product designers, and I host Freelance, a podcast about how to work independently.

How Folyo Reviews Designers

Since 2013, I’ve helped hundreds of designers find clients. This has lead to also occasionally helping companies choose which designers to hire. If you’ve ever been through this process, you know it can get tedious...


Yearly billing: now closed Current Folyo pricing is $79/month which comes out to $948/year. But if you upgrade now you can lock-in your introductory rate of $399/year… which is a savings of $549/year, don’t lose...

Nick Disabato on website value propositions

Webinar notes coming soon

Jonathan Stark on website pricing and value propositions

On this call Jonathan goes over: The first thing you need to know when analyzing your website (6:11). How to position yourself as a Kickstarter-focused designer (19:50). When and how to add a risk-reversal to...

Philip Morgan on website positioning

On this call Philip Morgan covers: How to use Linkedin to define your niche segmentation (8:35). How a design agency can market themselves like Metalab (12:35). How to get a sense of your competitors marketing...

The Dribbble Experiment

A few days ago I tried an experiment: I purchased two expensive Dribbble products for finding a designer, and compared them. The first one was their standard job post1 which is billed “the world’s most...

Interview: Proving Your Value with Nick Disabato

In this episode I talk with Nick Disabato about how a designer like you can prove your worth to any business by presenting the overall impact of your work.

How to get the most out of your membership

The point of Folyo is to increase the amount of opportunities and like-minded people in your network that can help you. To steal a concept from Baseball: it’s supposed to give your team more at-bats....

Underwater Agency

In this episode, I talk about how I’m helping design agencies fix painful staff shortages with my referral community for product designers.

Interview: Virtual Coworking with Margo Aaron

In this episode Margo Aaron and I talk about why all those Slack communities are ghost towns and how to make virtual coworking amazing.