Freelancing Tips

10 Awesome Design Tools for 2016

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2016 is a promising year for new development and apps. There are a slew of new ones on a daily basis. so, how do you know which ones are the best? A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers. Answers …

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40 Predictions From Creatives For 2016

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There are a lot of ideas that designer’s are predicting for 2016. will they evolve and happen or just be a prediction that doesn’t see the light of day?  The predictions involve design, illustration, color interactive and more. A lot of the ideas will probably help you in your design process and others might give you some good ideas. No …

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50 Reasons You May Want to Reconsider Freelancing

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Freelancing is a tough gig. It requires tons of work finding clients and convincing them to work with you. Then you need to keep those clients in light of the many other freelancers that want them. now you have to do the work that might require working late nights and even into the weekends. And that means very little social …

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Food Photography – The Pro’s Guide

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From foodies to top chefs, the culinary culture is a trend that’s here to stay. And, riding on its tails has been a massive opportunity for professional photographers. Unlike ever before, magazines, restaurants, bars, bloggers, artisanal producers, and recipe sites are craving top notch food imagery from skilled food photographers. In The Professional’s Guide to Food Photography, read in-depth interviews …

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Healthy Business Relationships for Freelancers

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by Laura Spencer This tutorial turns the common myth of the lone freelancer on its head. It explores the types of business relationships freelancers need and why each is important. It explains how you can make your relationships stronger. I’ll also examine an area of relationship building freelancers often neglect: face-to-face networking. Business relationships are the core of my own …

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Freelance Consultant’s Guide to Interviews

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by Celine Roque For freelancers and consultants, client interviews can be a major challenge, especially if you’re shy or prefer to communicate via email. While job interviews are equally challenging for employees, they typically go through these once every few years or whenever they’re switching jobs. For freelancers, interviews take place with every new client you bring in. This means …

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List of 30 Creative Designers Traits

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We have developed a list of the Design Creatives Traits and compiled it over several days. We don’t all agree on each one, but agree that most apply to all designers. The list was compiled after realizing how many things we all have in common as designers. Here is the list: 1. The Creative Designer can let their imagination run …

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9 Artists For Creative Inspiration

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We like looking through websites to find creative artists that can give us inspiration and we found 9 of them on Behance. Of course Behance has a lot more of them, but we can’t fit them all, so we chose these few. You will probably get some design inspiration from one or the other, but hopefully they will give you …

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The Best Portfolio Design 101 PDF

The Best Portfolio Design 101 PDF Your portfolio is your brand. It is how you are perceived to those who see it on-line or in person. It shows your abilities and the type of work you are capable of doing and if you can fulfill the needs of their projects. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro or …

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5 Fantastic Hacks for Designers

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5 Fantastic Hacks for Designers We have found some new sites that can greatly add to your design business. Each one was tried and they all are promising depending on your needs. And best of all they are free. Give them a try and please let us know what you think. 1. Office Hours This is a great resource if …

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