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.

How To Make a marketing career in Chicago


Whether you're kicking off a new marketing career or hoping to transition to the Chicago area, the marketing industry in Chicago is booming--especially if you have digital skills. Here's what you need to know to succeed.

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7 Ways Hiring is like Dating


Finding the right match for an open job position feels a lot like finding the right match in a life partner. Here are seven ways hiring is like dating.

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The Salary Guide Cheat Sheet


Salary guides can be an invaluable resource if you're hiring or hunting for a new job, but they can also be terribly confusing. One guide will say a Designer makes $30,000 while another says $130,000!

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What's Your Why: Artisan inspiring Better Lives


Do you believe that life has a singular purpose or one that evolves over time? Mabbly does. They believe that businesses should have a singular purpose as well. Hank and Adam believe "some businesses are visionary and world-changing. Others are simply providing the market something it needed or wanted," but that they all can create a positive impact. Discovering the "why" of your business is all it takes to start.

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Things To Remember When Hiring Freelancers


Business and Hiring Managers who need to pay close attention to resource allocation and keep their expenses in line with company goals will welcome freelance opportunities as part of their repertoire of tactics to cut costs while maintaining high-quality results.

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Project Management Skills Every Professional Should Have


We’d like to nominate a Project Manager for the presidency of the United States. 🇺🇸 A good Project Manager can really whip a team into shape – we bet even Congress.

If you’ve ever worked with a Project Manager, you understand how important they are to accomplishing a task. They are the heart and soul of a project, no matter what industry they’re in.

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Hiring Freelancers 101


Need to Make Hiring Freelancers Easier?

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7 Ways Job Hunting is Like Dating


7 Ways Job Hunting is Like Dating

There are some striking similarities between job hunting and dating. Think about it, you use apps like LinkedIn and Bumble, if you get the job interview/first date you have to be on your best behavior, and you’re ultimately looking for the perfect match between two people!

So when it comes to job hunting, use what you know about the dating process to make the match happen.

Here are seven things these two hunts have in common:

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What's the Going Rate for Freelancers?


Calculating the going rate for freelancers and creative talent can be a bit of a challenge. What should you pay them? When it comes to freelancers, companies pay different rates for the category of services rendered. For example, a freelance Copywriter is typically on a different pay scale from a Web Designer.

But businesses also pay by project. Within each project, there are also fee variables related to the deliverable itself. You can also pay by the hour or by the day.

If you weren’t confused before, you probably are now. Let's take a moment to organize our thoughts around the freelance model. We have some concrete steps you can take to figure this one out.

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Why Referrals Make Better Hires


It really is “who you know.”

Hiring managers and Recruiters peruse resumes all day long, looking for the right fit for their company. But even the most rigorous of hiring processes can miss important nuances in the person behind the resume. Behavioral characteristics and personality are hard to quantify in the interview process. The truth is that you’re taking a gamble every time you hire someone because you really don’t know how that employee will fit into your corporate culture. We all know how important that cultural fit can be.

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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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