Eleazar Ruiz
Eleazar Ruiz. Graphic Designer Based in Seattle, WA.


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My 5 Dumbest Freelancing Mistakes

Live and learn, right? In the last couple of years I have tried and failed, tried and succeeded, then tried again. Some things can't be taught by books. We are dealing with people here which means total unpredictability. This sometimes means we find ourselves in awkward, annoying, and humbling situations. I hope you benefit from a few of my experiences. 

Here are five or my dumbest mistakes.

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Tools I Use Weekly

A few fellow designers have recently asked me about some of the tools and resources that I use on weekly basis. I use different tools and processes to satisfy each need. Anything from brainstorming, wireframing, illustrating, prototyping, project management, file management, and storage--the list goes on and on.

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What's on My Bookshelf?

In 2009, I started to have lots of interest in this thing we call graphic design. At the time I wasn't able to afford schooling and to this day I'm very thankful for that (not having student loans is nice). Even though I value education I believe we live in an era where fortunately knowledge, training and resources are easily accessible.

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