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In the last few months, my graphic designer, Annie Riker, and I have spoken to hundreds of in-house designers about some of the work we’ve done to improve design at the National Parks Conservation Association, an opportunity that emerged following …
Regardless of your title, people simply call you “the designer” because you’re the only one. The one-man band. The lone wolf. The creative. If you’re a department of one, you encounter unique challenges and opportunities that other designers may not. …
As an in-house manager, you might find that it’s tough to determine the best fit for your team in a few brief meetings. Learn how to manage creative team dynamics with this new in-house tutorial.
If the Healthcare.gov debacle were made into a movie, the promoters would have a field day.
Design business consultant Ted Leonhardt provides an excerpt from “The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines” – the 14th edition was recently released. These 10 negotiation strategies will help you make sure you’re getting a fair deal while …
Well, here’s the thing, you do. Unlike a design agency, you can’t choose your clients and you can’t fire them either. Let’s face it. You’re stuck with them. They came with the place and aren’t going anywhere. And because your stakeholders are only an elevator ride or maybe a cubicle away, there are a variety of challenges that will impact you and your team, especially the demand for faster turnaround.
Earlier this month, we posted Part 1 of a blog post from Erin Pheil, a designer who presented an idea at CFC 2013 about the connection between the success of your projects and the pain your client is in to …
If you’ve ever wanted to fire a difficult (or abusive) client but weren’t sure how, the story of Jill Anderson, creative freelancer and web designer for designers, might help…. The relationships we have with our clients are one of the most important …
Is it a conflict to work with two clients in the same industry? There are many perspectives but it always comes down to communication.