Be of value

The key to being a successful freelance designer, one that is in high demand and thus never without work, is very simple. Be of value. Sure, you need to know your design stuff. Like being able to listen to your stakeholders…

The golden cage of ‘side projects’

Most of us realise that having a job, whether as a freelancer or not, is trading time for money. We spend an amount of time delivering (hopefully) value to a business, and in return, we receive money or a salary. You…

A few things that made #wfh a lot better

I developed my career as a designer in an environment that demanded presence in an office. Sure, not having broadband internet or a fast computer made work-from-home impossible back in the days. There were all kinds of offices over the years.…

Field trip: CSSDay 2022

On a whim, I decided to attend CSSDay(s) this year. Not because I am that much into CSS, I am a product designer after all. I leave the CSS’ing to the experts, apart from the occasional tinkering on my own websites.…

Hello world!

Hi there, welcome to my new blog. You may have read some of my posts on tanjadebie.nl or ihavesomanyideas.com, or other websites from my elaborate ecosystem. I started blogging in 2006 and started quite a few websites along the way, some…