Most of us who are any good at design, development, or UX got into this because we love it, not because we saw dollar signs. We grew up with concert posters, comic books, and t-shirts letting us know that creative is cool, and we'd like to keep it that way. But what happens when you've been at this for a while and you're still making fry cook wages (or so it seems)? Billing hourly, outsourcing, using templates, and all of the other less than exciting parts of the job creep in.
So how do you create great work, stay fresh, and avoid starvation all at once? Let's have a chat about real dollars, real projects, and real solutions to figure out how we can do what we love without losing our shirts and souls.