September’s come, which means that the Self-Improvement Month is here! The online community dedicated this month to self-improvement tips for improving our skills, being our best selves, and just enhancing our careers. We at .ME are fortunate to have dozens of success stories which we can learn from. People whose lucrative careers are great examplesstuff

Steve McKinney Design & Code Tutorials From A Designer

Here at .ME, we strongly believe in the power of personal branding. Making a name for yourself is an essential starting point for everyone embarking on an entrepreneurial or freelancing career. Say you are a web designer looking to stand out from the pack. While sharing helpful content on social networks may seem like astuff

Creativity seeks a way to express itself. If one medium is insufficient, most creatives will try out multiple disciplines to achieve their vision. That’s just what Rebecca (Becca) Chen did. She’s a multidisciplinary designer and an entrepreneur. But she humbly calls herself “just a curious human.” Humility aside, curiosity is also necessary for creativity. Andstuff

10 Lessons For Successful Freelancing

Finding your way around the digitalized world can get confusing. More and more people are becoming freelancers and the freelancing industry is rapidly changing. It’s an understatement to say that keeping up with it all is a daunting task. Lucky for us, the members of the .ME family learned some key lessons in their journey.stuff

No Two Clients Are The Same Different Client Approaches

Our topic for today is a different client approach! Anyone who’s ever worked at an agency, as a freelancer, or with people at all, really – knows how difficult it is to manage clients and cater to their individual needs. Clients always come in different shapes and sizes, with unique personalities, priorities, brand strategies, creativestuff

What is UX Copywriting And Why It Concerns You

Hands up if your team uses template lorem ipsum text right through the development phase? If that’s true, don’t worry – you wouldn’t be the first. A lot of designers assume that ‘words’ are marketing’s issue, and that they can add them in at the end of the UX design process. But you should definitelystuff

An HR department is a necessary component of any organization that has many employees. The process of vetting new employees, smoothing out interpersonal conflicts, and balancing the relationship between the management and the workforce is crucial. However, some people believe that traditional HR is problematic and that the future of HR needs to be different.stuff

How To Start A Freelancing Career

With remote work on the rise, more people than ever want to become a freelancer or start freelancing. This begs the next obvious question – how to start a freelancing career? Thankfully, not only is it more popular than ever before, but companies are getting more and more comfortable hiring freelancers. Now, when looking forstuff

If there’s one thing great people don’t avoid, it’s a challenge. They see challenges, and even failures, as opportunities to learn and to improve. Whether it’s in business, personal life, or through self-improvement, they’re always learning and trying to be better versions of themselves. We’d like to think that most .MErs share a love forstuff

How To Get Noticed For Your Work Consider This Approach

We all know that if you want to get noticed for your work, sooner or later you’ll have to market yourself. There’s no way around it. But the real question is how do you market yourself a) effectively and b) without sounding sleazy as hell? Turns out it’s a pretty common problem. Marketing ourselves does notstuff

Not too many artists decide to combine science and art, and that’s quite a cosmic pity. Today, though, we’ll talk about a visual artist who thinks differently. Adrián Regnier Chávez is a Mexican artist who studied Visual Arts at the National School of Sculpture, Painting, and Engraving, ‘La Esmeralda’. From 2011 onward, he’s been creatingstuff

5 Tools To Help You Develop Your Career

You can make “New Years’ resolutions” whenever you want. It can be halfway through the year, a day after your birthday, or at 4 pm on a random Thursday in July. The truth is, you can make any day the beginning of the year when you decide to dedicate yourself and develop your career. Now,stuff

We all connect best through creative expression, and artists with the right outlet can really bring people together. We’re delighted to present you with an interview with one such artist. Thanuja Ananthavel is a fellow .MEr with incredible drive and creativity. She’s also a junior marketer with a knack for data analysis. Thanuja has astuff

Today, we bring you an interview with Alec Giorgio, a New York–based New Media artist. Alec has created work in a variety of different mediums, from graphic design to screen printing and everything in between. His work is heavily influenced by music, playfulness in art, and community. Additionally, this young man enjoys DIY aesthetics andstuff

Art and communication are a natural pairing. After all, what is art but an attempt to communicate with each other on a deeper level? When applied properly, both art and communication can create a feeling of community and bring people closer together. This is exactly what we talked about with Mariel Alvarado, a humanitarian turnedstuff

10 Ways To Connect With Customers

You know that feeling you get when you walk into a bar and hear a person say, “The usual?”. It’s one of life’s simplest pleasures and something that only loyal customers get to experience. Most importantly, it automatically makes you forget all the other gin joints in all the towns in all the world. Thisstuff

How And Why You Should Curate Your Portfolio

To carefully curate a portfolio is to make a collection of your creative ideas shaped into beautiful pieces. And it is a haven for anyone looking for a potential hire. For most people, the word curate conjures up images of a meticulously planned museum exhibit. However, this term is now used in various settings likestuff

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