Tag: work

03
May

How to hide the fact you’re having a bad day at work

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

21
Nov

Do designers need post-secondary education?

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

15
Sep

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

13
Apr

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

25
Feb

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

24
Feb

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

26
Jan

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

09
Nov

How to leave work early

It’s Monday morning and already you want to leave work and go home without having to pretend you’re sick. How would you like to be able to get out of the office every day by 3pm?Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

06
Nov

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

13
Oct

Learn the reason why we pretend to be busy

Chances are that throughout your day someone has asked you, hey, are you busy? And whether you were or not, your answer was probably yes. But why?Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

30
Sep

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..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

14
Sep

What are the best careers for introverts and extroverts?

Do you identify yourself as an introvert or an extrovert? These are the two types of people you can find people in most workplaces. And because of the particular traits displayed by each personality type, they tend to work in different ways.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.