The benefits of being a freelancer have long been spoken about: bloggers and industry experts have written over and over on how to be successful and how to avoid common mistakes. However, as someone who was once an expert at committing these mistakes, I’ve realized the importance of sharing what I’ve learned. The most important lesson I found as a beginner was never to repeat the same mistake twice. Perseverance is essential to learn and grow from any challenge.
In this post, I’ll present some basic mistakes that you’ll want to avoid as you begin a career as a freelancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”