Freelancers’ Questions: Is an estimate the same as a quote?

Posted @ 10:59 AM on October 17, 2021 by

Freelancer’s Question: I normally give a price estimate to clients interested in the supply of my freelance services, but a new customer has insisted that I send them a quote. Is there much difference between an estimate and a quote? I really would like to stick with estimates, not least because I’m unsure how long the project will take me to complete.
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Free Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheets for InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop CC

Posted @ 6:01 AM on October 10, 2021 by

Free, printable, sharable cheatsheets of hotkey keyboard shortcuts for Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Adobe Illustrator CC for Mac and Windows for designers who want to be productive and proficient. Keep reading Free Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheets for InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop CC on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training.
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25 Signs That You’re a Graphic Designer

Posted @ 1:36 PM on September 24, 2021 by

You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.
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10 ways creative types get inspiration – a client’s view

Posted @ 1:05 PM on September 6, 2021 by

 Along the way I did get good at empathising with both sides of the client/agency void. Helping steer teams through the process and so I like to think I vaguely understand the broad term “creative” from an external point of view at least.
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Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks (ePublishing with InDesign Series) #eprdctn by Pariah Burke

Posted @ 5:37 AM on September 5, 2021 by

ePub­lish­ing with InDesign: Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks will teach you: - Understanding Fixed-Layout eBooks - Planning a Fixed-Layout eBook - Creating Fixed-Layout in InDesign - Adapting the HTML - Editing the CSS - Adding Advanced Features - Creating Read Aloud Narration - Creating Fixed-Layout for Kindle - Converting Fixed-Layout for Nook - Creating Fixed-Layout for Sony Reader - Creating Fixed-Layout for Kobo - Other Fixed-Layout Creation Tools
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10 Lessons for young designers

Posted @ 12:28 PM on September 4, 2021 by

These are some insightful and thought-provoking lessons from Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director, John C Jay: 10 Lessons for young designers.

Unless Designers Intercede, Augmented Reality Could Become the Super Creepy Dating Tool of Tomorrow

Posted @ 3:08 PM on August 23, 2021 by

"How could designers intervene, helping us meet, greet, and potentially fall in love with a little bit less of a 10 out of 10 predatory vibe? Let’s consider some possibilities around that moment in the video where the two future lovers meet:"
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You Don’t Own Your Logo (and Why You Think You Do): Why Copyright Transfer Matters

Posted @ 5:35 PM on April 30, 2021 by

Payment Does Not Confer Automatic Copyright or Intellectual Property Ownership So, this scenario may be extreme, after all, you have commissioned a logo – your brand identity – and what else are you going to do with your brand identify apart from use it wherever and whenever you can? However, this is a good illustration of the potential curve balls that exist between creatives and clients, and why it makes good sense for both parties to know explicitly, from the outset, what is expected.
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Design Principles: Visual Weight And Direction

Posted @ 9:08 AM on April 30, 2021 by

Every element on a web page exerts a visual force that attracts the eye of the viewer. The greater the force, the more the eye is attracted. These forces also appear to act on other elements, imparting a visual direction to their potential movement and suggesting where you should look next.
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Your brain craves infographics – and here are 13 visual reasons why

Posted @ 12:40 AM on April 30, 2021 by

Enjoy this great infographic about infographics and see why visuals work so well for distributing informationTags: Datavis Infographics
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