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Brainstorming or Design Thinking? What is the Difference?

Nothing in our opinion, but some would argue otherwise. So, here is the plan for either one to show why they are the same. What is brainstorming or design thinking for? Products, services, design, concepts, interaction, UX. The Process. Let your team know you are having a creative meeting before inviting them. This includes the C-suite people. Yes; the ones …

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7 Big Time Freelancing Mistakes

No matter how long you have been freelancing; we all make mistakes even the seasoned professional. Some mistakes are simple and others are costly. You need to stay away from the costly pones as much as possible. After doing some research with staff and friends we have compiled a list of the most common (and maybe not so common) mistakes …

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How to Avoid Burnout and Boost Productivity

The one most devastating thing is when a designer experience burnout. This is not only devastating to their business but, social life as well. It is critical that you stay focused and make the job fun and productive. Here are a few ways to ab void burnout and increase productivity: 1. The Morning Starter. Everyone has something that gets them …

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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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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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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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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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Warning: Our HTTPS Connection Has Changed

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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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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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Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving to all. We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your friends, family and football. Thanks for being loyal viewers and we will continue to provide helpful articles to give your business success the edge over your competition. The Creative Tablet Staff

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