Compete with eBay

So many websites have tried to compete with eBay, and so many have failed.  That’s because they’re not just trying to compete with eBay, they’re …

When in doubt, get a press proof

I learned a hard lesson as a freelance graphic designer not too long ago. When you have a client — even if it’s a friend …

Burning your candle at both ends burns others

I’ve been there: The client calls and says they have a deadline to meet, and it was yesterday. They aren’t the only client you have …

Easy consumption design and nutrition facts

Trying to produce cutting-edge work or award-winning work is fine, but when it comes right down to it, what is it we are supposed to be doing? Plainly put, we organize information so it’s easy to take in and be quickly absorbed.

Going 3-D with self-promotion

Get surefire attention with a self-promotion that goes 3-D. Instead of a flat, blah envelope that can get lost in the shuffle, put a box on a prospective client’s desk. Nobody can resist the need to see what’s inside.

Energy

How energetic are you? Do you jump out of bed, rush to bust out high-quality work through intense brainstorming and rapid-fire skills? Or do you …

10,000 hours = expert

How does your craft make you wealthy? Through value. If you provide a valuable service or resource for your clients, you will make more money. …

Have you read any good design books lately?

With our busy lives sometimes we forget to feed our brains. As we know, the creative process is not like turning on a faucet. Designers …

The desktop publishing war: Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress?

The title of this post says enough, and it’s a war that no graphic designer, publisher, newspaper or magazine has been able to steer clear …