9 lessons Mad Men can teach freelance designers

The critically acclaimed drama Mad Men has won fans globally for its darkly comic and stylish depiction of a 1960s New York advertising agency; especially the adventures of its creative director, the liquid-lunch loving Don Draper.

It may be fiction and it may be old-fashioned, but modern freelancers can learn a few things from the dysfunctional dipsomaniacs of Mad Men. Here are nine tips we’ve gleaned from a forensic viewing of this essential series...

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