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August, 2016

  • 2 August

    Are You Still Using Instagram Incorrectly?

    Instagram

    What is Instagram?  It is an easy-to-use mobile application that lets you capture and edit photos or videos on your tablet computer or smart phone.  You can then share your creations on Instagram or other various social media websites. So, why is it being used incorrectly? First of all it has over 400 million users monthly. That’s a lot of …

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July, 2016

  • 28 July

    7 Ways to Become a Successful Freelancer

    TCT Newspaper

    Freelancing is not an easy job even though you may read about some who have been very successful. this comes with a lot of hard work and perseverance. It also depends on how well you prepared before embarking on a freelance life. There are a lot of things to learn about freelancing (and we have covered many), but this post …

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  • 26 July

    5 Ways to Be An Impressive Intern and Land a Permanent Job

    TCT Freelancer 2

    Being an intern can be the way to a great job if you do the right things. Just because you have the internship doesn’t mean you will be able to get a position in the company after the internship is over unless you have done the right things to get you there. Like any job you need to focus on …

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  • 15 July

    Are You Still Using Ready Made Typefaces?

    Creative Tablet Typefaces

    Using typefaces on any project can take a lot of decisions and figuring out whether existing ones will work or designing a new one might be better. There are tons of typefaces out there, but like TV not many that are really useful in the long-run. We have gone through hundreds of faces to find the perfect ones and always …

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  • 12 July

    Don’t Search for Typefaces or Paste Copy

    Mimo

    From the headline you are probably wondering what I am writing about. I have been around for a while in the design/advertising industry and seen some very cool new tools for designers. ColorMunki to calibrate is one of them and there are others I can’t think of at the moment that make design work easier and quicker. Anyway this is …

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June, 2016

  • 21 June

    WOW – Finally An All New Google Fonts

    Google Fonts

    I guess you may have heard by now…or not, but Google Fonts has been completely re-vamped. I thought it was just going to be a simple change, but this is really helpful when choosing fonts. Normally I would pick one and test it in Photoshop, but now I can do a lot of testing right in the Google site. Here’s …

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  • 16 June

    Warning…How Do You Really Think as a Designer?

    TCT-Inside-the-mind-poster

    A while ago we did a medical study of a designer’s brain (our John’s in particular) and found some amazing parts. What we thought was steam coming out of his ears after some brainstorming sessions was just that…steam! We decided to take the parts and break them down with the help of a world renown neurosurgeon (she wanted to keep …

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  • 14 June

    How to Brand Yourself as a Freelancer + How-to Tips

    How to Brand Yourself

    Branding is an important part of any business and it sets you apart from all the others. So, be sure to get it right and brand yourself just as you . 1. Visuals Let’s start with visuals because it’s the thing most people jump to when the word “brand” is bandied around. Visuals aren’t just limited to your logo, though. …

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  • 10 June

    How Long Does it Really Take to Become a Successful Freelancer?

      While there is no clear-cut answer to how long it takes to become a successful freelancer, there is a rule of thumb for most businesses when it comes to profitability. That rule of thumb is that it takes an average of three years for a business to become profitable, assuming they even make it past the first year. This …

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April, 2016

  • 20 April

    Wow – Our New Library of Posts

    TCT-Book-Stacks

    We have just set-up a page in our menu titled “Posts Library” that has all our posts to date in alphabetical order. So, now you don’t have to search for an article. Just go to the list and find what you need. Hope this makes our site easier to use. The Creative Tablet

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  • 14 April

    How Much Do you Really Know About The Advertising Business?

    See how much you really know about the Advertising and Freelancing business with our fun quiz. Give it a try or don’t you have the guts? Remember, this is for fun and you won’t be graded or will you? [riddle id=”59444″]

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  • 12 April

    10 Top Industries for Freelancers

    As business grows so does freelancing. As a matter of fact freelancing has become crowded. The Freelancers Union did a study and found that by 2020 approximately 40% of the American workforce will be freelancers, temporary and contractors. The following information from this comes from FlexJobs a market that connects employers and freelancers. They tracked 50 specific industries fro about …

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  • 7 April

    ALERT – NASA Needs a Logo Design Now

    NASA Logo

    That’s right…NASA. The one that launches rockets and people into space. Here are the details: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, has established their very own In-Space Manufacturing (ISM) program. NASA and ISM program launched the very first 3D printer into space to be used on the International Space Station (ISS), allowing astronauts to 3D print …

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  • 5 April

    Wow! Easily Create Your Own Font

    Creative Tablet Light Bulb

    How many times have you wanted to create a font that fit your personality? How about one in your handwriting? Or just create a weird one? Now you can and it is very simple. How? With My Handwriting Font Creator. Add your handwriting to emails, blog posts or anything. Have you ever wanted to add your signature to an email …

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