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The History of Social Media

The History of Social Media

Social interaction is imperative in culture and in trade. In this world of fragile relationships and difficult dealings, accessible and feasible techniques are needed so that we can communicate easily with one another and participate in interactive conversations. Social media is the use of digital (and often mobile) technologies and...

A Short Introduction into Typography

A Short Introduction into Typography

Due to the huge opportunities, sometimes, the online medium is more competitive than the “material reality” and, here, existing is equivalent to being professional. Freelance web designers but also specialized companies noticed this fact very quickly, doing their best to have an interesting and eye-catching online presence at the same...

Power Over Others: It’s Not What You Think

Power Over Others: It’s Not What You Think

When I started my career, oddly enough as an illustrator, I asked a famous artists why there were so many nasty peers in the business and why professionals of his level were so friendly and helpful. He smiled and said, “there’s all the room at the top and precious little...

Effective Ways to Promote Your Online Business

Effective Ways to Promote Your Online Business

Freelancing is on a high, and more and more professionals are taking this route. Executive-level full-time professionals are not the only ones contemplating it; personnel at all levels and from various industries want a taste of freelancing. The lure of “becoming one’s own boss” and deciding one’s own schedule is...

Office Bullying: Designers Are The Biggest Targets

Office Bullying: Designers Are The Biggest Targets

As in the schoolyard, some children just do not play well with others. Some children are liars and some are tattle-tales. Some children just make up for having small penises with office power plays. That goes for some women I know, too! Human resources or employee relations in any firm,...

What to Know When Printing Images?

What to Know When Printing Images?

After taking pictures the next obvious step is to see the result. This is possible by making prints of Images. When black-and-white photography was popular, enthusiasts of this hobby generally gave the exposed films to professional studios/laboratories, but sometimes they developed and printed them at home. This was so because...

The Close Relationship Between Gestalt Principles and Design

The Close Relationship Between Gestalt Principles and Design

Inspiration and creativity always follow recognizable patterns which come from culture and social trends to be effective. To works well design has to consider not just the single element but how the totality is perceived. That’s how we can define the Gestalt Theory, a matter of perception. Visual elements are...

Should Freelancers Outsource? Pros and Cons

Should Freelancers Outsource? Pros and Cons

If you are a freelancer and you’re contemplating outsourcing, know that it’s the happiest possible situation. Why? It means that all is well with your business, and you are getting more work than you can handle. Remember the moment you decided to take the plunge and become a freelancer. You...

Working With Recruiters: The Hard Truth

Working With Recruiters: The Hard Truth

After my last article on working with recruiters, there was some heated debate… name calling, threats… whatever you might call it, but the fact is, it was eye-opening and brought up some hard facts that need to be followed when working with a recruiter. The gist of the article was...

Favor Done, Now Where’s MY Good Karma!?

Favor Done, Now Where’s MY Good Karma!?

We hear it all the time from clients or those who want to be clients; “do me a favor and…” It always ends up with creatives being asked to work for free or give up something we would rather not give up. It makes us feel low, worthless and frustrated...

Prepare for Your Comfortable Death with These Online Tools

Prepare for Your Comfortable Death with These Online Tools

When most people think about preparing for their own death, they inevitably think about creating a will… it is sort of the default consideration regarding death planning. Of course, there is no question that creating a will is an enormously important step, and one that is ignored by far too...

Bait and Switch Job Seeking

Bait and Switch Job Seeking

Certainly there are many of us out there seeking jobs. Either we were laid off or just can’t stand our employers and their weird take on employee’s rights or practice of the Peter Principle and the promotion of serial incompetents and mental patients. In job searches for those who aim...

The Importance of Setting Short-Term Goals

The Importance of Setting Short-Term Goals

Remember that anxious feeling you got when you were assigned an essay or project in college, and the crushing pressure to get a good grade? It was never a good feeling, was it? Thinking about the amount of work and data-crunching that would be needed scared the hell out of...

Freelancing Tips for Building Your Client Base

Freelancing Tips for Building Your Client Base

As a freelancer, you are free to put your feet up and work, if that’s what gets your creative juices flowing. Yet it takes talent, business savvy, commitment and time to be a successful freelancer. Freelancers are always in search of some work, so that they can earn something by...

Don’t Do TOO Good Of A Job!

Don’t Do TOO Good Of A Job!

Maybe this is happened to you. You’ve really nailed a project. You skip out of the client’s with a big smile because you’ve done the best work you have ever done. Months down the line, you haven’t heard a thing from the client and your emails are either not returned...