Doing Business as a Designer: Starvation

July 21, 2010

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Children all over the world suffer from starvation in some of the most inhospitable environments. These environments force these children to master the art of survival; to never live in full comfort and to maximize the meaning of life. Sadly some die. But there are those who are able to punch through those environments and […]

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Doing Business as a Designer: Setting Expectations

July 20, 2010

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Cameron (my client) did two shows (he’s a DJ): one on Friday and Saturday. On both days he was relying on two freelancers, a photographer and another DJ for the bar room. The photographer’s job is to capture the moment of club goers while the second DJ plays other types of music other than Top […]

Guest Posting at Tara’s Graphic Design Blog

July 19, 2010

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This one is about monitoring performance in your designs. Check it out: http://www.graphicdesignblog.co.uk/doing-business-as-a-designer-monitoring-pe… Thanks Tara!

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Two Free Weeks of Online Tutorial Training at KnowledgeCity.com

July 14, 2010

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I’m not kidding. You get access to all my online content for two free weeks. First 2000 signups that enter the coupon code “knowledge” will get in for free. No hidden fees or payment information is required. The last time I did this, I gave free access to the first 200. In 32 minutes all […]

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Doing Business as a Designer: You’re Not Normal

July 14, 2010

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…when you are doing what you want to do. Being normal implies that “fitting in” is just but it comes with the terrible price of regret. When you have an honest disagreement with someone but you don’t voice itWhen you wanted to be a (fill in the blank) but your parents wanted you to be […]

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Doing Business as a Designer: Fallout – Part 2

July 14, 2010

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Deep in Ryan’s heart, he had no knowledge about web design, internet advertising, and internet marketing. “The core of my skills was in print design. Programming, online ads, user interface, and user experience were all alien to me. On top of that, I did not know how to do write up an executive summary.” After […]

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Doing Business as a Designer: Fallout – Part 1

July 13, 2010

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This is part one in a two part series. Meet Ryan, a 31 year old graphic designer from San Diego, California. Ryan interned and then turned permanent with Two Suns Media (now defunct), a private global advertising firm in Hong Kong, just after he graduated from college at the age of 21. He enjoyed his […]

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