Tag: work


Is a post-secondary education needed to succeed in design?

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..


10 workplace incentives top designers want

If you’re anything like most people, you’ve fantasized about the perfect workplace. Maybe you imagined eating prime rib at your desk while surrounded by brilliant colleagues. Or you dreamed of working at home office instead of being stuck in rush hour traffic with the other poor saps.Continue Reading..


How to charge more for your work

In nearly 10 years in advertising I’ve found pricing jobs for clients can be challenging and sometimes complex. If you’ve finally come to a point in your career where you have more than enough work and a steady stream of clients, you’re probably doing something right. You’re keeping up with client demands and maintaining good quality work, so how do you grow your business? Continue Reading..


What the phrases we hear in meetings actually mean

I’m sure that at one point during a meeting you’ve had, someone has said something that you weren’t quite sure what the heck they’re talking about. They use what seems like a random phrase to mask what they really mean, trying to sound more intelligent.Continue Reading..


Why sarcastic people are more creative

Most people view sarcasm as the lowest form of wit; often seeing it as mocking or conveying contempt with someone. It might be humorous from time to time, as well as a pretty good way to vent your annoyance with the world, but it isn’t exactly a surefire strategy to build a good working relationship with your colleagues. In fact, most career advisors would probably tell you to avoid it at the office. However, that way of thinking may be proven wrong.Continue Reading..


5 tips for taking creative criticism

For as long as I can remember, I’ve disliked receiving creative criticism on myself and my designs, even when it was entirely accurate. At first in search of an explanation for this assault on myself or my designs and then for a retort to rationalize whatever actions are in question. I’ve struggled in giving it too – afraid of being too harsh with people. I envy those who can graciously accept constructive criticism.Continue Reading..


Infographic: 16 signs your co-workers secretly hate you

Did Susan from marketing just roll her eyes at you? Why are you constantly forgotten about when it comes to office social events? Or why are there post-it notes detailing your gruesome death on your computer? These might be signs that your co-workers secretly hate you.Continue Reading..


How to deal with conflict in the workplace

The workplace is full of different personalities that make an office buzz with conversation and productivity. But when working in close quarters every day, it’s inevitable that these personalities will eventually clash. And if it’s not dealt with immediately and effectively, the constant battle of wills can drain productivity and morale.Continue Reading..


How to charge your clients

I’ve probably asked this question before, but don’t you just hate it when your clients don’t trust you to do your job? They say that they trust you to design the job properly, but they’re either back seat designers or they believe that they can do a better job than you.Continue Reading..

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