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Will McLean is a designer and artist working in the Central Coast of NSW where he lives with his wife and 2 children.

Will draws and paints out of habit and addiction. He writes about his struggles on the battlefield of art in the Art Archive section of this site.

Will is a meticulous developer and favours simplicity and clarity within his code. He can’t stand writing things twice so searches for any way to automate. His experiments can be found in the Exercises section of this site.

Will designs within systems. No project is too small for a design system. He favours the unusal, if not, how can he progress? You can read about his work in the Case Studies section of this site.

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Track your downfall with a simple cashflow forecast. ( Articles )

Better to prepare for the worst than to put jobs that are only pie in the sky. Wait till the contract is signed (if you have one…) and the schedule is in place before you start counting the money. ( February 21, 2017 )

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Set an hourly rate using maths! ( Articles )

It is actually based on what you need to earn to survive and not just what your mate down the street is charging or what you blurted out in a panic whilst having a coffee with the client. ( February 15, 2017 )

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Receive money BEFORE you work ( Articles )

Despite the promise of quick payment in exchange for bending our rules this has always led to the opposite — huge delays in the final payment. ( February 13, 2017 )