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March, 2017

  • 24 March

    The Latest Cinegraph Design

    Cinegraphs or cinemagraphs (animated GIF styles) are the latest fad for designer’s to create a short version video that doesn’t use up a lot of bandwidth on mobile devices. The concept is to take a long video and shorten it down to run quicker. Of course the most important part is to be sure to make it as interesting or …

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  • 22 March

    The Latest For Mobile Animated GIF Designs

    Animated gif’s are a great way of bringing some action to your website without video that take streaming time depending on the mobile server. We learned that these animations load faster than videos especially on mobile devices. And the best way for us to create one is by using Photoshop. They are really easy to build after you have all …

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  • 20 March

    Are You Really a Creative Designer?

    TCT Brainstorming Meeting

    Some say they are creative designers and other are convinced. Which one are you? Today it seems as though anyone can be a designer with the right software. You don’t even need any training of any kind – except the software itself. The days of going to design school or working at an agency to learn the trade are quickly …

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  • 9 March

    Have a Freelance Business Problem or Question?

      Do you have a problem with a client, need a design critique, business set-up or any freelance/independent worker question? We can answer it quickly to help you move on in your business. Unanswered questions can put unnecessary stress on you and your business. This service is FREE and we don’t need to know anything about the client. Just post …

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January, 2017

  • 10 January

    NOTICE: Our Site Is Changing

    We have decided to alter our site (not the articles since they will stay in our current library) to fit the numerous requests for more information about Independent/Freelance Workers articles and podcasts.  You will see some changes to the site, but they will be for the benefit of all designers and Independent workers. If you have any suggestions or want to …

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December, 2016

  • 8 December

    Warning: Our HTTPS Connection Has Changed

    Top Secret Envelope

    In case you noticed a security warning from your browser; we have removed our security certificate because, we no longer get payments to our site. Everything goes directly to our affiliates or Paypal since it is secure and easier to make and take payments. There are no problems with our site, but it will take time for Google to get …

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November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Warning – Resumes You Will Want to Copy

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    Everyone in the creative field knows a creative resume/portfolio can open doors instantly while a bad one…well won’t do anything. There are a lot of articles on-line with some good ideas and others with ones that won’t help you get your foot in the door. Today more than ever you need to be very creative to get a director’s attention …

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  • 24 November

    9 Freelance Business Tips Slideshow

    Creative Tablet Light Bulb

    [video_player type=”embed” width=”853″ height=”480″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] Please let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks. The Creative Tablet Staff

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  • 22 November

    What’s Your Vector Victor?

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    I guess some readers will know that title from the Airplane Movie series, but that is not what this post is about…sorry. This is about a program called Vectr that will make your freelancing business much easier and faster. One of many program available this one seems much easier and FREE to use. What can it do? Send anyone a …

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  • 22 November

    Alert About Pricing Your Work

    CTC Burnout

    Pricing is a tricky business for anyone and especially for freelancers who are constantly competing with other freelancers for work. You have to get it right the first time or lose money and possible clients. Of course, that is not always easy to do and a lot of the pricing depends on a variety of things and you don’t know …

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  • 21 November

    5 Follow-Up Emails for Unresponsive Clients

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    Emails are hard enough to deal with and even harder when you get no response. It is always better to communicate face-to-face or by phone, but when that’s not possible (not sure when it would not be possible) emails have to suffice. So, what do you do when you get no response from a client and you need answers to …

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  • 17 November

    Why You Need to Compete for Business

    TCT Think-Box

    Competition is tough these days. It seems that everyone is a designer and everyone is also an expert. But it will come a time when you will have to be smarter and better at what you do and your work will be the shining example. Today a lot of large agencies are not competing for small accounts and are even …

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  • 16 November

    Special News – Are Stifling Your Team Creativity?

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    Brainstorming is a great way to get insight from a lot of people at one time, but some members have an unknowing tendency of stifling others when they think the ideas are not good or don’t make any sense. Creativity comes from ideas that can be good or even bad ones. It is all on how the participants actually look …

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  • 16 November

    Special News – Give Killer Presentations to Prospects

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    Presentations are always the hardest especially in front of a lot of people, but to give a good impression you need to have one prepared and give it in a professional way. The oh’s and ah’s are not going to give prospects the impression that you know what you are talking about. Surprisingly many people do just that and can’t …

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  • 15 November

    11 Attention Getting Resumes

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    Resumes are always getting the back seat when it comes to their design. Most times it is just a piece of paper that doesn’t need anything but, the paper it’s printed on or posted on-line. But, today you need to be able to stand out from the thousands of resumes crossing the employer’s desk or desktop. There are a lot …

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