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Managing Client Expectations: When to Say No

Do you never tell your clients “no”? Do you say “yes” to every request? While pleasing the client is always a goal, it’s not the only goal. In fact, accepting…

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What You Get by Hiring a Designer Besides Someone with Adobe

Graphic design is more than just owning a computer and knowing Adobe software; graphic design is way of thinking that approaches real-world problems with creative solutions. Here are 25 reasons…

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Which Design Specialization Is Right for You?

Graphic designer, production artist, web developer, oh my! The creative industry leaves a wide field for designers and the design specializations they adopt. There are several different design specializations to…

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52 Ways to Write Creative Achievement Statements

How to Measure the Unmeasurable to Write Creative Achievement Statements for Design Resumes & Case Studies The field of graphic design has a strong impact on businesses. In the oft-cited…

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The Dangers of Spec Work

Many a designer has encountered promises of great business in the future at the price of working for free now. The networking and portfolio-building opportunities for young designers are very tempting—but…

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The Difference between Web Design & Web Development

While web design and web development overlap in many ways, there are big differences between web design vs. web development. One might even their skills, tools, and daily duties as…

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Your Client Fit Questionnaire

I developed this client fit questionnaire to navigate whether professional design was the best fit for particular clients and projects.

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