Self Promotion for Graphic Design & Designers

Graphic design self-promotion tools are essential for all design professionals. But how do you come up with new and unique self-promotion tactics? Or how do you help your design clients achieve their mission through dynamic self-promotion design? Find tips and advice to help elevate you to a self-promo pro. See how by effectively marketing your graphic, web design business, you can experience positive results.


6 Techniques for Selling Without Begging

This article was originally featured in HOW’s 2014 Creative Business issue. Find the full issue in MyDesignShop. The problem is clear: You need more business. Not because you aren’t busy, but because then you could be choosier about which clients you work with. But if there’s one thing firm owners and entrepreneurs hate, it...


Your Online Design Resume: What You Need to Know

The online design resume is one of the most intimidating things new job seekers have to deal as they begin their careers. Creating an online design resume requires different skills and considerations than traditional print resumes. Furthermore, most people in a position to give a new job seeker advice about resumes haven’t competed in the job...


Promote Thyself

There is no magic formula to "nailing it" when it comes to self-promotion. Be you. Designer Chad Michael knows exactly who he is and has created what might possibly be the most stunning business card.

If you don’t know who your target market is….

I’m in a Facebook group where last week a designer posted his portfolio and wanted feedback. It was difficult to provide much feedback, however,  because he hadn’t tailored his portfolio for anyone in particular. When it was suggested to him that he choose a market, he asked, “How do I figure that out?” to which Tara Alemany, of Aleweb Social...


CFC –> CFBC –> Creative Business program of #HOWLive

Tomorrow (Feb 3) is the early bird deadline for HOW Design Live 2015 in Chicago (May 4-8) and you may have noticed that the word “freelance” is gone from the entire event. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean CFC is gone – it’s just evolved into something better. Many of you objected to the...