2021 Year in Review2021 was a great year. It was quite different than I imagined and ended with an unexpected plot twist! As always, I'll highlight professional accomplishments and share personal updates with photos! Matt Olpinski • 7 min read Career TransitionsNews & Opinion
Why I Took a Full-Time Job After 10+ Years of FreelancingOn November 29th, 2021, after more than a decade of freelancing, I started a full-time job as a Senior Product Designer II at Instacart. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read News & Opinion
Why I Pulled the Plug on Social Media and Deleted My AccountsIf you can't find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram anymore, it's because I permanently deleted all my accounts. I don't like what the platforms have becoming, so I'm investing my time elsewhere. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read News & Opinion
2020 Year In Review2020 was wild. It was easily the most difficult and challenging year of my life, but every day I chose to make the best of it and appreciate everything I have. Here's a recap… Matt Olpinski • 13 min read LifestyleNews & Opinion
8 Ways to Determine If Your Side Project is Worth PursuingFreelancers who like to learn usually end up pursuing a side project. But it's important to have a method of determining which side projects are worth pursuing. Matt Olpinski • 5 min read News & OpinionProductivity
How to Automatically Format Subscriber Names in ConvertKitHave you ever noticed that sometimes subscribers don't enter their first name properly into your ConvertKit forms? Learn how to automatically fix poorly formatted names in a few simple steps! Matt Olpinski • 4 min read Marketing & PositioningNews & Opinion
Introducing Matthew’s Design Co. (and the changes ahead for my website)Find out all the details of how I plan to navigate the transition from freelancer to company while maintaining my relevance and relationship to freelancers. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read News & Opinion
2019 Year in Review2019 was another fantastic year both personally and professionally. Overall, it was more simple, stable, and smooth than previous years — yet still each month seemed filled with events! Matt Olpinski • 10 min read News & Opinion
2018 Year In Review2018 was thrilling from day one. It was packed with highs, lows, and countless exciting changes. Check out all the amazing things that happened in my life and my business as I reflect on… Matt Olpinski • 14 min read Marketing & PositioningNews & Opinion
Introducing The Freelance Institute – A Community for Freelancers & Remote WorkersLearn why I created a global Slack community for freelancers dedicated to learning and professional growth. Take a look behind the scenes and find out how The Freelance Institute was born and what my… Matt Olpinski • 5 min read News & Opinion
2017 Year In ReviewAfter over two years of freelancing full-time, my business has finally started to run itself. It's become more organized and efficient. I know what to expect from it. The kinks and quirks have been… Matt Olpinski • 6 min read News & OpinionProductivity
How to Find Your Own Success Without Idolizing People in Your IndustryIs there anyone in your industry you really admire? Anyone you follow intensely on social media? Blogs you read religiously? If only you could be more like them, your career would be better, right?… Matt Olpinski • 2 min read News & Opinion
2016 Year in Review2016 wasn't filled with many professional achievements or accomplishments. It was quiet and more refined. My business grew naturally, and it grew a lot. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read LifestyleNews & Opinion
My Journey Through College, Design Agencies, and FreelancingIn this interview, Lakera's thought-provoking and inspiring questions got at the heart of my college and career life to reveal the path that led me to where I am today. I want to share our conversation with you… Matt Olpinski • 8 min read News & Opinion
The Simple Tweet That Got Me Featured on DribbbleIn 2016, I was featured as a success story in Dribbble's "For the Win" series. Find out how Dribbble helped me make over $150,000 in just 3 years. Matt Olpinski • 2 min read News & Opinion
How I Solved a Complex UX Problem Using the BibleFind out how I used the Bible to solve a complex UX problem and design an interface that made browsing municipal code online easier for anyone. Matt Olpinski • 2 min read
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