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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. “The recruiting fee I paid to find a designer was 45% of their first year salary” That’s a real quote from an agency owner I recently helped find a designer. While I was blown away by that number,...

First Month of Virtual Coworking

About a month ago I started a virtual coworking space for Folyo members. Today I’d like to give you an update on what’s been going down over here. We’ve had a ton of awesomeness all around and imo there’s been no better place to go to talk about the intricacies of the Slack logo redesign or the cesspool that is...

Portfolio to Email Course

As you start off your 2019 raise your hand 🖐️ if you’ve been asking a familiar question: How can I make my portfolio website attract better clients? If you have, you’re not alone. Most of the agencies and freelancers I talk to are working on this. “We want to stand out and get better clients.” “We want to create a...

How to Find Web Design RFPs

In 2018 I found over 100 high-quality RFPs (Requests for Proposals) by companies in need of a website redesign using a few sites once a week. Some freelancers and agencies hate RFPs because they’re time consuming and (admittedly) not the funnest way ever to win work, but I believe they are still totally lucrative if approached the right way. In...

Looking to sponsor designers

Confession time. Yesterday I was going to buy some Facebook and Google Ads to promote Folyo. But to be honest, it didn’t feel great. I don’t like 99% of the Google/Facebook ads I come across. I don’t like Google/Facebook’s business model or shady practices either. So why do I want to pay them and create more of the same? I...

Share Folyo, win a free Dribbble PRO account 🏀

Want to win a year of Dribbble PRO for free? You’re in luck! I’m giving away exactly that this Friday and it’s really simple to win. Just: Share one thing you love about Folyo + a link to the site on twitter, dribbble, or facebook and email me a screenshot of it. Or sign up for Folyo Premium before Friday....

Folyo is coming back…

As you may know, I’ve been re-tooling Folyo for a little while… A mistake I made during this was not keeping you as informed as I could’ve about where we were at with it. The reason for that is a) there just wasn’t much to report and b) I’ve been heads-on on another project. Still, I coulda and shoulda done...

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, and new technologies. I also noticed something: every startup I met told me how hard it was to find a great designer. Being a designer...

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 than redesigning is one of those things, and it immediately made sense to me when I first read it,. After all, why throw out all...