Archive for July, 2010

July 26, 2010 Off

The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Freelance Designer

By in Design, Job Finding Tips

Freelance art direction and design work is a path considered by most designers at some point in their career. The thought of designing work for big clients while in your pajamas just sounds too tempting to pass up. You get the comfort of working from home, on your hours, and you only answer to yourself […]

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July 24, 2010 Off

7 Useful Project Management Resources for Freelancers

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If you are a freelancer, the  following resources will help you stay organized and manage your clients and projects effectively. Backpack – Helps you better organize your business. With backpack, you can quickly share information with your team and keep your documents, discussions, and schedules at one place. A Backpack page can have any combination […]

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July 19, 2010 Off

The Creative Team

By in Design

When art directors and copywriters work as a team, it’s important that they work well together. But it’s hard to say where one’s role ends and the other’s begins. Of course advertising is an industry full of big egos, and creatives don’t usually appreciate their work being critiqued. As a copywriter, I want to be […]

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July 12, 2010 Off

Stock Photography – A Designer’s Friend or Foe?

By in Design, Review

For art directors and designers, stock photography can either be a friend or foe. There are both upsides and downsides to stock photos, and designers usually have strong feelings towards them. Some ad agencies refuse to use them, and others rely on them completely. Either way, I believe stock photography can certainly be useful if […]

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July 9, 2010 6

How to Get a Text Message or an Email When a Website is Down

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Whenever your website goes down, it causes a lot of inconvenience to your valuable readers as well as causes a precious loss of traffic subsequently leading to loss of revenue. Hence, it is very important to monitor your website frequently in order to prevent such losses. But, whenever you are on a vacation or when […]

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July 5, 2010 Off

Choosing the Right Agency for You

By in Job Finding Tips

When it comes to agencies, size does matter. As a designer you’re going to have a very different experience working at a large agency than you would working for a small agency. Before you start showing your portfolio all over town, you should get a better understanding of yourself, what kind of working environment you […]

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July 4, 2010 1

5 Time Saving Resources for Web Designers

By in Web Design

Web designing is about giving attention to detail, maintaining an effective workflow and producing prolific results. Shortcuts, web applications, typography tools etc., might be handy for web designers and thereby save some time and effort in building intriguing web applications and designs. Following are five time saving resources for web designers I came across, which […]

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