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.

Ask a Recruiter: Do I Need a Degree in Graphic Design?


This month Recruiter Lauren Ray tackles the tough question of college degrees. Do you need a college degree to become a Graphic Designer?

The long-winded answer is: it depends. It depends on the industry, it depends on the company, and it depends on the niche - UX positions won't necessarily require the types of degrees that traditional Graphic Designer jobs do. A huge, conservative financial company might want to see that B.A. while a small start up agency might not.

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Why You Should Be Self-Publishing on LinkedIn


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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Creating a Cool Office Culture


It's not about a personal chef. It's not about ping pong. It's not even about having a beautiful office space.

We're talking about a positive and cool office culture. Businesses that have it retain their employees longer, produce more goods and services and have no trouble recruiting even the most sought-after employees. Businesses with a cool office culture are the ones that everyone wants to work with and everyone wants to work for. But how can a business pull off a great culture?

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July Creative Events in Chicago

Looking for career advice? Need to boost your creativity? Check out these cool events coming up in the last few weeks of July 2017.
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How to Help Your Team When You Don't Have a Project Manager


Sometimes to get things done, you have to do it yourself. In the instance of a small, medium, or big project, this philosophy means you might feel compelled to lead and motivate your team. This means, in effect, that you will become a Project Manager. The Project Management Institute says that PM is a discipline that applies "...knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements."

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Do I Need a Creative Director or Art Director?


It’s easy to get confused by the job titles. But a Creative Director and Art Director probably have more similarities than differences when you look at the tasks behind their titles. So which one do you need?

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The Rules of Power Seating at Corporate Meetings


Where you sit matters.

The corporate world is rife with rules about what you can and can’t say in meetings and how you should or shouldn't behave with co-workers. But it turns out, there are also some rules governing the most basic activity in business—where you sit.

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Math Matters: Adding Quantifiable Statistics to Make Your Resume Pop


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?


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


If you're a freelancer, you're not just an'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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