Communicating with Design Clients: 3 Profit Areas

Posted @ 5:11 AM on May 5, 2022 by

"Every design business sells some kind of product, which earns money for the company. This revenue contributes to the ongoing operation of your business and the creation of profit. No revenue, no cash flow. No profit, no long-term stability for the business.  But selling products isn’t the only way that design businesses stay afloat. Let’s take a tour of the ways design firms make money, including billing for time, investing in real estate, selling physical products and licensing software or intellectual property."
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Securing Your Notoriously Insecure Dropbox: 6 Steps To Take For Safer Cloud Storage

Posted @ 7:30 PM on May 4, 2022 by

"If you use Dropbox, you may be in for some startling news. Despite the fact that Dropbox was the first to bring cloud storage to the masses, it’s widely accepted that Dropbox is no longer the best of its class. One big drawback is that the vanilla Dropbox isn’t very secure, which can be problematic if you’re storing private or sensitive data on your account.  But don’t give up on Dropbox yet! With a bit of effort, you can make it more secure."
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What Multitasking Does To Your Brain

Posted @ 6:38 AM on May 4, 2022 by

HAVING 20 TABS OPEN ON YOUR LAPTOP WHILE SNAPCHATTING WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND, EATING A SANDWICH, AND LISTENING TO TAYLOR SWIFT IS OVERWHELMING. AND MAKES YOU MEAN.
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Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)

Posted @ 3:38 PM on May 3, 2022 by

""Have confidence!" is one of the most essential pieces of advice you'll receive in life that makes no sense if you've never done it. You know what confident people look like, the advantages they get, and that it's something worth emulating. How do you get there, though?"
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The Designer’s Guide to Working for Nonprofits

Posted @ 6:13 AM on May 3, 2022 by

"Want to help make the world a better place? Industry experts offer these top tips for working with nonprofits."
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Freelance vs. Agency – Job Security, Added Hours and Other Considerations

Posted @ 11:38 PM on May 2, 2022 by

"One of the most immediate decisions facing newly graduated designers is whether to work freelance or whether to apply to an agency – a problem that a lot will wrestle with throughout their career. Each time you jump from job to job, the niggling knowledge of working for yourself can eat away at your desire to take orders and work long hours. Each situation has its own ups and downs and it’s a case of taking stock of your priorities and capabilities to decide on which suits you best."
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8 Ways to Evoke Positive Emotions in Visual Design

Posted @ 1:37 PM on May 2, 2022 by

"Designers who work in branding have the oh-so-glorious job of trying to create designs that are not only easy to remember and relate to, but portray the brand concisely and accurately as well. Add to this the need to evoke the right emotions and the inherent need for brand simplicity, and some might say that branding is one of the trickiest fields in which to work!"
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Designing For Disabilities: Section 508 and International Accessibility Compliance For Beginners

Posted @ 4:37 AM on May 2, 2022 by

"Many graphic designers, web developers, or others in the technology and media industries will eventually come across a project that requires compliance with “Section 508″ or other accessibility standards. This term can be quite intimidating for a beginner because of the legal implications often involved. While Section 508 is legally binding only for United States federal agencies or those funded federally, often an organization that provides public services will request a website or software that meets the requirements for Section 508. "
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Ten Strategies for Negotiating Success for Creatives

Posted @ 12:37 PM on May 1, 2022 by

"A Virtuous Cycle is a series of events that result in a favorable outcome, over and over again..."
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5 Best Printed Marketing Methods For Freelancers

Posted @ 3:38 AM on May 1, 2022 by

"If you don’t know how to market yourself effectively, you’re going to have a tough time obtaining and maintaining clients; especially the type of clients that you need to actually make a success of your freelancing career, rather than the ones who take advantage. "
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