On the Job: Advice & Tips for Designers

Any level of designer in any type of atmosphere — whether it’s a design firm, in-house design department, freelance design business, virtual office or internship — will find that each setting presents unique on-the-job challenges. Find tips and articles for being successful in your design career. Plus, read in-the-trenches stories from designers, like yourself, and the lessons that they’ve gleaned from their experiences.

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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.