Design Firm Owners

When you own a design business, you face a whole new set of challenges including: long-term business planning, design management, attracting and positioning your firm for smart growth. David C. Baker, a small business consultant who specializes in the creative industry, wants to help you manage obstacles and achieve success when it comes to your design business. Look for his expert advice here.

Design firm spotlight Chapter

Chapter: “Remove the Constraints & Silos Around Creativity”

Boost your work. Get discovered. Get the recognition you deserve. Get in the PRINT Regional Design Annual: The competition that stands apart and defines the design industry. What do you get when three ad-world renegades start a creative company from a place of total optimism? You get a company that doesn’t fit neatly into a box on a P&L....

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The HeART of Design Business, Part 5: Motivation

The HeART of Design Business is a five-part series that addresses the tensions artists feel when they face the creativity-sapping realities of running a business. Part one dealt with matters of money and finances, part two with measuring time, part three with marketing, part four with managing growth, and in this final installment we’ll get to the heart of hearts—our deepest motives for...