Sacha Greif

Folyo's original founder. Now working on Sidebar and VulcanJS.

Folyo’s new home

Building a great business means building a great team. The first time I visited San Francisco I was inspired by the amount of people looking to change the world by building new apps, new products,...

Winning Projects: Why The First Impression Counts Most

This is a guest post by Dennis Field. He’s currently working on his first book, The Designer’s Handbook. We’re in the middle of a design boom. Thanks to the success of design-conscious brands like Apple...

A Short Field Guide To Finding Designers

As someone with a hybrid designer/developer profile, I end up hanging out with a lot of developers and entrepreneurs. And when the conversation turns to finding talent, sooner or later someone will point out just...

The $5 Logo

An in-depth review of the fiverr platform that seeks to answer: what kind of logo can you get for $5?

The Startup’s Guide to Budget Design

Did you know that Stack Overflow used 99Designs to crowdsource their logo for only $512? And at the other end of the spectrum, rebranding a major company or institution can often cost upwards of a hundred thousand dollars. This...

Being a Professional

Imagine you’re at the restaurant. The food is OK, nothing special but not bad either. But the waiter somehow remembered your name from the last time you visited. What’s more, he helps you order by...

Can Clients Trust You?

If you’re a freelancer, what would you say is the single most important factor when it comes to clients deciding whether or not to give you a project? Having a great portfolio? A lot of...

Realigning the Folyo Blog

The web moves fast. Trends like flat design and responsive design didn’t even exist a couple years ago. Yet some things can stay surprisingly relevant, even 10 years on. Cameron Moll‘s article about realigning rather...

Common Portfolio Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Note: be sure to also check out our quiz on evaluating your portfolio site’s effectiveness! As the curator of Folyo, I see a lot of different portfolios go by. And I can’t help but notice...

“How Much Does a Website Cost?” And Other Pricing Questions

If there’s one thing nobody seems to want to talk about, it’s pricing. Most designers don’t publish their rates, and good luck getting a company to tell you how much they paid for their site....