A traditional resume is a necessity - but adding a second, unexpected version that truly shows off your design prowess will help you stand out in the creative crowd.
Creative talent is in high demand, especially if coupled with web design and online graphic design skills.
“Who are you?” It’s the question every employer wants answered in a perfect pitch that informs, entertains, and doesn’t last too long (around 30 seconds according to Rob Wallace, managing partner of brand identity and package design firm Wallace Church, Inc.) These employers want to hear your story. They want you to provide a...
If you're looking for a design job, be sure to make the most of social media. Following are eight social media tips to help you clean up the digital debris in your graphic design career job hunt.
In a world where personal branding is king, no component of your image should go neglected. This truth applies to everything from resumes and cover letters to business cards and letterhead. It also applies to Facebook and Twitter accounts – social media platforms that offer opportunities to strengthen your brand and remind others what...
There is something about human nature that keeps us searching and daydreaming about possibilities and missed opportunities. One of the best things about working with the design community is the knowledge in knowing that a career in this industry is achieved only through talent, hard work, sacrifice and dogged determination.
Vince Lombardi's famous quote, If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score is as applicable in the business world as it is sports.
Designers face all kinds of creative roadblocks, from procrastination to self-criticism to lack of energy. Here's how to overcome them.
There are many joys of being a thriving freelancer, like choosing your projects and deciding when and where you work. But there are perpetual challenges, too, like managing client requests when you’re swamped or simply need time to decompress. Often, you may find yourself attending to everyone’s needs but your own—a road that, when...
Want to get ahead in your design career? Here are 5 tips for bringing your sense of humor into the office to diffuse creative tension and project overload.