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5 Steps for Managing Creative Feedback

Managing feedback is one of the most challenging part of a creative’s workload. The egos, the subjective “I just don’t like it” comments, the vague requests for something “different”—it can leave your head swimming and your relationship with your boss or client in a tenuous spot. How can you avoid this potentially toxic situation?

[Podcast] Do You Understand Business?

Are you a creative who understands the things in business that trump aesthetics? If not (or if you’re not sure), listen to my recent podcast interview with Douglas Davis, part of the Creative Freelancer Business Conference/HOW Live Speaker Podcast series. His topic at CFBC is Creative Strategy and the Business of Design and he’ll...

The Client Pitch Presentation Checklist

In the November issue of HOW, contributor Douglas Davis gave readers seven points for pitching their work to clients. “Sell Without Selling” made the art of giving a presentation easy. Now, Davis followed up his article with the Client Pitch Presentation checklist below. Here’s some things you should keep in mind during your dry...