Design Criticism: How to Manage it Effectively

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have been subject to criticism for any damn work and couldn’t arouse your critic’s attention on a rather special project of yours?

Regardless of where you work or who you work for, taking criticism is part of the job. Sometimes comments demand a response. Other times, ignoring them is better. Determining when and how to respond to negative comments is something that every individual and organization wrestles with.

Design Criticism: How to Manage it Effectively

Despite its negative associations, criticism can be an excellent opportunity to grow—but before you can respond effectively, you need to recognize the opportunities. One certainly experiences criticism in the field of design as well, and we put this article together to talk about how to effectively handle criticism on the social web.

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How to Create a Small Business Card Size Calendar

You can make memorable your logo and your company in many ways. You can prepare gadget for your customers, beautiful business card for new meeting but, depending on your business activity, in my opinion, one of the best way to promote your business card is having a small calendar printed on the back.

How to Create a Small Business Card Size Calendar

The business card is intended to be hold in a purse or in a wallet, making a beautiful and eye-catching business card size calendar you will be sure that it will be kept and used. This kind of business card is particularly suitable for commercial activity as beautiful centers or restaurant where business card are left on the entrance desk, free and available to anyone. An annual calendar ensures a long time use of the business card.

Let’s get started and see how to prepare a small business card size calendar by yourself.
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Simple Ways to Attract Readers to Your Blog

Writing a blog is about getting your views and thoughts conveyed to as many people around the world as possible. Successful bloggers have worked at it for years, and it takes grit and perseverance. I have known very few people who gained popularity in the blogging world overnight. It takes a vision and a niche in which one can excel, and planning and patience must be a part of the process.

Simple Ways to Attract Readers to Your Blog

Innovative techniques have been invented to pull readers to blogs from all quarters and to publicize posts. I’ve read articles that share tips about attracting readers to a blog, and there are far too many of them to be summarized here. Here, I’ll just mention a few of the most effective ways to create buzz for your blog.

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60+ Mind Blowing Examples of Photo Manipulations Art

Throughout history, great designers always found new ways to show their creativity to express themselves and create new trends and techniques to remark their work apart from the rest of the crowd. Photo manipulation is an art in itself, that requires a skill and precision as we know, it is one of the most creative artforms to come out of the digital age.

60+ Mind Blowing Examples of Photo Manipulations Art

This presentation shows an amazing collection of photo manipulation art related to nature, photography, objects, illustrations, HDR as well as some abstract and fantasy-related concepts. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting to ignite their creativity.

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Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Portfolio – What Do You Really Need In It?

I’ve traveled to many art schools, being asked to review senior student portfolios and speak on professional practices in the design business and the one thing I always notice is the lack of direction in student portfolios. Even with professionals, there is often no idea what or even how to present work to a client. Without senior level courses on portfolio preparation or classes taught by those who have been out of the field too long to know current trends, it is confusing and students are left with their own thoughts on what a client wants to see.

Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Portfolio – What Do You Really Need In It?

The biggest misconception is you need printed or live web pieces to show a client. To this end, as many professionals complain, students will do free or lower paying work just to garner a few “professional” samples to say, “SEE! Someone has actually hired me.”

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What Makes a Bad Client and How to Deal with Them?

For a full-time freelance designer, hardly a day goes by without hearing about or reading some nightmarish client story. Whether I hear about it in person, by email, over the phone or on the web, one thing seems clear: designers like complaining about their clients almost as much as they enjoy taking their money.

What Makes a Bad Client and How to Deal with Them?

While screening out Bad Clients before signing the contract is best, it doesn’t often happen that way. In this article, we’ll go over the warning signs of demon clients, who you should avoid at all costs. You must not only be able to identify clients who will do more harm than good for your business, but also learn how to handle these clients, or you could find yourself living a nightmare.

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