Designers Blog

Artisan Talent’s designers blog offers a captivating look at the freelance creative and digital marketing industries—with blogs written by insiders who know the business.

Math Matters: Adding Quantifiable Statistics to Make Your Resume Pop

06/22/2017

It’s all about the numbers. If you’re looking for the best way to make your resume stand out, highlighting your accomplishments by quantifying them with statistics will help.

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Ask a Recruiter: So You Want to Be In Recruiting?

06/20/2017

In this month's "Ask a Recruiter" column, Talent Representative Lauren Ray tackles the question she gets asked most often.

The question I get asked most, after “What’s the rate?” is “How did you get into recruiting?”

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Guest Blog:10 Pieces of Chicago Freelance Advice

06/15/2017

If you're a freelancer, you're not just an employee...you're the CEO of your own organization, the president of your own brand! And even scarier, you're the entire PR department for your business.

So how do you succeed in all these roles AND manage to work on projects you love? Copy from the professionals! Meet Julia Thiel, one of Artisan's talented, successful freelancers who has been working in Chicago for years. She's managed to meld passion and project using these 10 pieces of advice.

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Why You Should Be Self-Publishing on LinkedIn

06/13/2017

Building your corporate or personal brand means interacting with businesses and people. Whether trying to close more deals or find a job, LinkedIn Pulse is a great venue to help you reach your target audience.

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Thanks for Being Great! Artisan's Referral Program

06/13/2017

We want to say thank you. It’s Artisan’s clients and talent that make our business great! To show our appreciation, we’ve created a “thanks for being great” referral program.

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What is Culture Fit?

06/08/2017
 
Like Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!, we’re going to lead this article with an answer:

This workplace characteristic is considered the most important attribute for hiring and retaining talent.

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Why You Should Make Mood Boards for Your Clients

06/06/2017

 

When is a picture worth 1,000 Words? When it isn’t a picture at all – when it’s a mood board.

This has nothing to do with the emotional stability of your client, of course. Mood boards are a visual or depiction of the tone of a brand, and designers use them to convey emotion. When words aren’t enough, there’s a mood board.

If you haven’t used one, you should; designers in fields from advertising to architecture have been using them for years to steer the direction of a creative project. So why are they so darned effective?

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How to Hire in the Gig Economy

06/01/2017

Freelancers are everywhere. You may be riding in an Uber taxi as you read this. A freelance writer may have written the article you post on LinkedIn today. From babysitting to website design, this is the gig economy, where it seems like everyone is supplementing their income – or working exclusively as a contract worker. But don't confuse the gig workers (Uber, Lyft, etc.) with contract freelancers. There is a difference.

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There are 2 Types of Millennials (Don't treat them the Same)

05/30/2017

Millennials...such a buzzword. You've probably read an article about them in the last week. But if you're lumping all Millennials into the same bucket, you could be hurting yourself when it comes to all sorts of things...like hiring, managing, motivating, and more. There are actually two different types of millennials.

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Creative Jobs You Didn't Know Existed

05/25/2017

It’s important to love your job. After all, you spend so much time there. But many people go to work every day and still feel unfulfilled. Many of them are probably quietly longing for their dream job.

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At Artisan Talent, we know that our clients and our freelancers are busy professionals who do not have enough time in the workday. As such, we wanted to create a blog where it is possible to get the scoop on all aspects of hiring web design, development, content creation and digital marketing in one place. We do not stop at that; we go the extra mile to make sure every post is useful, easy-to-understand and even enjoyable to read.

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world of design and marketing and learn how each innovation impacts the way companies, employees, and freelancers work together. Check out the latest posts and follow Artisan’s designers blog. Our talented bloggers scour the web to keep you up to date with the latest techniques and happenings in all areas of digital marketing and design. Plus, Artisan provides winning strategies to help clients and freelancers connect and work together for the common good.

We are proud to offer timely and information that benefits our clients, designers, marketers and anyone else who needs to stay on top of what’s happening out there in the design and marketing world. Check out our latest thought-provoking blog posts and leave a comment or two. We want you to join the conversation and engage with others about the latest happenings in today’s ever-changing digital world.

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