Design Careers: Industry Advice & Job Search Tips

HOW wants to help you succeed and achieve your career goals along the way. Find expert career advice and tips from HOW’s official career partner, The Creative Group, to help guide your career path, whether you are working at a firm, as an in-house designer or as a freelance designer. Get practical advice and take control of your career path in design. Steer it in the direction you want to take it. Plus, learn how to leverage your current position for greater satisfaction. Learn more about increasing your salary and improving your overall marketability from The Creative Group in this Design Tutorial – How to Make More Money as a Designer in 2013.

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Watch Out For These Client Red Flags

  Are you dealing with a problem client right now?You know the ones I mean…they have unrealistic expectations and unreasonable deadlines. Or they are high maintenance drama queens overreacting about a tiny detail.If so, you’re not alone.We all have them!The thing to remember is that they are not bad people. They’re often under a...

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7 Tips to Help You Land a Promotion

You’re ready for the next step—a promotion, a new title, or a new employee to take under your wing—and the salary bump that accompanies that career growth. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when it’s time to lobby your supervisor for the reward you’ve earned.

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Graphic Design Copyright Laws: Inspiration vs. Infringement

Register for An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights for Graphic Designers to learn more about copyright laws, design patents and trademarks. Enter code BORCHARD at checkout for 20% off registration. How much do you know about design copyright laws, trademarks and design patents? If you’re a graphic designer, it’s crucial to understand the intricacies...

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First Steps to Building a Killer Graphic Design Portfolio

Creating a truly stunning graphic design portfolio can be quite the challenge. It’s simultaneously your first impression, a comprehensive definition of your personal style, and a showcase of your best work. But, then again, so is everyone else’s. So how do you make your portfolio stand out from the crowd? Learn what employers and...