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What’s Your ‘Second Act’?

One morning over the holidays I got up with a question on my mind: “What’s your ‘Second Act?’” I think every creative professional at some point ponders on this same question. If you’re as fortunate as I’ve been, you’ve been … Continue reading

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Tips For Young Creatives: Who do you think you’re talking to?

Continuing on with the commentary about How magazine’s recent 29 Tips for Young Designers article by Doug Bartow, we’re on to the fourth tip: define your audience. I’ve worked with a lot of designers; I’ve worked within a company setting … Continue reading

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Tips for Young Creatives: What’s Your Type?

Have you ever been asked, “What’s your type?” If so, it’s probably been in reference to the type of guy or girl you’re into and not in reference to typography. One of Dough Bartow’s 29 tips for young designers in … Continue reading

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Tips for Young Creatives: Be Careful of the Bridges You Burn

A couple days ago I mentioned the article by Doug Bartow in the January 2011 issue of How magazine on tips for young designers. While the article may have been geared toward those in the graphic design field I believe … Continue reading

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Why are creative professionals afraid of money?

Are you afraid of money? It probably sounds like a really silly question. Afraid of money? Heck no! We love money, we love spending money, we love having money. Still, I find that many creative professionals – graphic designers, artists, … Continue reading

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Pro Bono … or is it?

Do you freelance? Do your friends, family or colleagues call upon you to use your creative skill set to help them? Should you give away your work or talent for free? Read this article and ask yourself “What would J.R. … Continue reading

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Etiquette for Graphic Designers and Clients

I have to say it and it may be unpopular or a faux pas but since the economy in the U.S. has tanked, so has the cordial relationship between graphic designers and their clients. I came onto the scene a … Continue reading

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