Caleb Ogden is a freelance designer working with his penguin, Scamper, from his little studio in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. He loves to write about web design, tweet what's on his mind, and share his work across sundry networks. He also loves creating cool buttons with

Learning to freelance

It’s been 1½ year since I left my position as Creative Director for a stellar agency in Utah and started freelancing full time. Over the course of that time I’ve been lucky enough to have some awesome clients around the world. While I do miss my old co-workers and crew, it’s been an unbelievable ride. [...]

Trade Work is Fools Gold

Quite often, I receive an email that looks something like this: Hey there! I’ve started a new company, [catchy name], and [boilerplate compliments, pitch, and feel goods]. This is a great opportunity for you to expand your circle, and get in early on a startup that’s going to be gargantuan. Of course, we can’t pay [...]

Going Dark

If you’ve had occasion to watch the TV series 24, you’ve probably felt the excitement that comes when you hear one of the agents utter the phrase, “I’m going dark.” Going dark ensures that said agent would not become distracted from their objective by removing all communication (e.g. distraction) until after their objective is complete; [...]

Be a little boulder

A great friend and mentor of mine taught me a principle of success found in a simple technique he’d incorporated into his everyday life. Each morning while filling his pockets with all the bits and pieces necessary for the day, he’d slip in a small painted stone, which he called his boulder. The principle was [...]