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.

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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...

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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...

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Command The Fees You Deserve: Jan 21-23 Live Online

I’m in San Francisco, prepping for my new online course, Command The Fees You Deserve, which will be streaming live this week (Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 21-23, 2015) from 12-6 PM Eastern (9 AM-3 PM Pacific). It’s free to RSVP and download the bonuses — so do it now! I don’t really imagine you’ll be...

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7 Self-Promotion Resources for Designers

HOW Design Live delivers everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career — in one essential event! Join us in Chicago, May 4-8, 2015!  7 Self-Promotion Resources for Graphic Designers When establishing yourself as a powerful player in the design arena, it’s crucial to hone your  self-promotion and branding expertise. While it...

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Proposal Tips for Creative Professionals

From the blog of Peter Giffen, writer and editor, I love his take on Requests for Proposals or, as he refers to them, “Request for Perplexity.” Here’s an excerpt from his post entitled, “Why Do RFPs Hurt So Much?”: Don’t Be More Corporate Than the Client Clients hire agencies because they are creative and...

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Holiday listening: Top 8 CFBC #podcasts of 2014

CFBC/HOW Design Live only happens once a year, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Check out the most popular podcasts from 2014 featuring HOWLive speakers: Creating a Business Action Plan – with HOWLive/CFBC speaker, Corwin Hiebert Pricing as an intimate act – with HOWLive/CFBC speaker, Jason Blumer Surviving as a creative pro...