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.

Slow Websites Suck. Make Yours Faster.

09/29/2015

Is your website one of those slow websites? You have two seconds for your website to load before visitors start jumping ship, says Smashing Magazine. In fact, Website Magazine says every passing second after that equates to a seven percent drop in people actually buying stuff from the website. Even Google considers load time when it ranks websites; slower load = lower rank.

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How to Write Better Job Descriptions

09/27/2015

An old saying goes, "a cupcake without frosting is just a muffin." When forced to chose between the two, wouldn't you rather have a cupcake? Don't let your job postings be a muffin! The world is full of muffins...make your job post a cupcake.

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4 Exit Interview Questions You MUST Ask

09/24/2015

Some companies conduct exit interviews immediately upon learning an employee will be leaving. Other companies conduct them on the employee's last day...and still others don't conduct them at all. An exit interview may appear to be a formality, but it's actually a critical part of the employer and employee relationship, and can give you some unique insights into your company and employees.

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Personal Branding Tips from the Pumpkin Spice Latte

09/22/2015

 


Personal Branding: Autumn in a Cup

If you’re lucky to live in a part of the country that changes with the seasons, the fall brings vibrant leaves and cool night air. No matter where you live, the fall also brings the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Nothing says fall like the cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg of that perfect hot brew. It’s like autumn in a cup. Starbucks has done a wonderful job marketing the beverage under their brand. There are Pumpkin Spice Latte groupies, posts on Instagram galore, and it even has its own Twitter account. Could the PSL teach us about our own personal branding efforts?

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Job Hunting Tips from Aliza Licht

09/20/2015

Whether you're looking for a new position, changing careers, or are unemployed, Aliza Licht has some advice for you. Aliza Licht: Communications Executive, creator of @DKNY PR Girl, Author, and red lipstick lover penned the best selling career tome Leave Your Mark.

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How to Retain Employees

09/17/2015

It's every human resources manager's worst nightmare: The top talent leaves and then everyone else follows, one by one. It's easy to see why it happens: many staff members invest quite a bit into following the top talent of a business, even if they aren't in a committed mentor-mentee relationship. They look to this person for guidance and when he or she leaves, they suspect that something has gone awry.

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The Best Websites for an Online Portfolio

09/15/2015

A question our recruiters are often asked is "Should I have an online portfolio?" The answer is a resounding - YES! Regardless of your profession, you should have an online portfolio.

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New Trend: Freelance Employees

09/13/2015

Linking Employers with an I-9 Workforce

Today, 53 million Americans are freelancing instead of working fulltime. This “I-9 economy” makes up one-third of our country’s workforce. Freelance employees really are "the new black." Workers cite the freedom of entrepreneurship as their main attraction to the gig economy, and employers love having a mobile workforce that can be turned on or off as needed, allowing them to adapt to changes in the economy. It also enables many employers to “try before they buy;” many I-9 contractors eventually go on to become full-time employees.

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How To Hire The Perfect Project Manager

09/10/2015

A Good Project Manager is worth their weight in gold. They can make or break a project. Their work can have a very positive – or negative effect – on your company’s bottom line. No matter what industry, hiring the right Project Manager can be very important to your business.

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The Cost of Making a Bad Hiring Decision

09/08/2015

Making a bad hiring decision can be extremely costly to your business. Filling in positions with the right people is crucial to making your business work smoothly, but the wrong people cost you time and energy.

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Do you REALLY need a resume objective?

09/06/2015

Does you need a resume objective? What about a summary? The modern resume seems to be in an eternal, ever-changing state of flux. What everyone thought was an absolute essential inclusion yesterday is suddenly old news, superfluous, and in some cases a bad idea. But what about the resume objective?

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7 Traits of a Highly Successful UX Designer

09/03/2015
Photo: General Assembly

Creating a great user experience for your software is critical to keeping your customers happy. No matter how useful your application may be, if the design is frustrating or confusing, no one will want to use it. Hiring an experienced UX designer as early as possible during the development of your project is a good idea. But, what should you look for when you are interviewing candidates for the position?

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Artisan Talent is now on Instagram!

09/02/2015

Do you love to double tap? Are you looking for career advice? Now you can do BOTH with Artisan on your favorite app. We're officially on Instagram: @ArtisanTalent Follow us today.

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover

09/02/2015

We know that employee turnover costs big bucks. Recruiting, interviewing, training, and productivity decline contribute to the losses when an employee quits.

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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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