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Niche and Freelance

Niche design careers and freelancing

Breaking into the T-Shirt industry

Young designer creates a fish hotel, improving upon the elegant simplicity of a fishbowl. Carleton University industrial design student Teddy Luong recently won the “Build a Better” competition held by Toronto-based homegoods company Umbra. He created the Fish Hotel, which is also known as the Fish Condo, perhaps depending upon the life span of its inhabitant. The mod aquarium is a square glass bowl encased in a perforated white plastic shell (removable for easy cleaning) that creates floors and windows:

Freelance Survivor’s Guide

This site lists freelance web designers at no charge.

Font development

Art licensing

ethics issues blog post (stephen heller) making your art into saleable products

T-shirt tutorials and tips (also blog about greeting card design):

greeting card association:

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Licensed greeting cards:

Tips for selling photos for stock

Another license portfolio example