Downtime is a rare thing in most workplaces, but there’s a good chance you’ll experience a slow day every once in a while.Continue Reading..
Sometimes it seems as if there aren’t enough hours in the day to get all your work done—especially if you’re a writer. Some people are writing machines; they get an idea, pound it out in minutes, and move on to something else. For most of us, however, it takes time to write something decent. If we could learn to write faster, we could get more writing done and have more time for ourselves.Continue Reading..
To have success in business, you need to have exceptional employees. However, hiring them is only half the battle. Have you ever had a great employee, and thought, “This is the one!” They’re smart, engaged, driven, and seemed to really love the job. You can see yourself promoting this person, mentoring them, and watching them climb the ranks in your company. And then one day, they quit.Continue Reading..
No matter how positive of a person you are, or how much you love your job, bad days happen to the best of us. You spilled your coffee, got stuck in traffic, or tear your pants. By the time you sit down to start work, you’re already having a bad day.Continue Reading..
If you’re a new designer just starting out, or even if you’ve been doing it a while, one of the more difficult parts of the job is coming up with prices for your services. Of those services, how to price logo design is one of the most contentious areas of the industry. After all, how much work does it take to design a logo?Continue Reading..
Whether you know it or not, consumers are able to tell the difference between a good and bad logo. And having a cheap logo design not only reflects badly on your skills as a designer, but on the brand it was created for. Your logo tells consumers what your brand represents, and you don’t want to come across as cheap or unprofessional. Continue Reading..
While there are plenty of online tutorials available, it’s often difficult for novice graphic designers to know where to start. When opening Photoshop for the first time, it’s easy to look at all the confusing features and buttons. If only there was a Photoshop cheatsheet that could help you get started.Continue Reading..
Day in, day out, recruiters sift through piles of résumés for available job openings. They’re usually searching for a specific skill sets or experience that matches their clients’ requirements. And if nothing of interest stands out, they move on to the next one.Continue Reading..
A few weeks ago, PANTONE revealed its bright and zesty Colour of the Year 2017, called Greenery. Because it evokes nature, Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. Thus, people respond on a deeper level to this hue, making the eye catching Greenery an ideal shade for design. This is especially true for packaging, where the sight of Greenery provides an instant message of freshness. Continue Reading..
Gaining a post-secondary education can be an incredibly valuable experience for your design skills. The popular perception of needing education to be successful is getting a college or university degree and working for a company which pays you per your education level. However, it doesn’t always make sense for your career or your wallet.Continue Reading..