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.

Hiring Freelancers: Why You Aren't Attracting Top Talent

11/29/2015

Are you in need of hiring freelancers? A recent study found that ⅓ of all U.S. workers are freelancers. This means you’ll find plenty of good ones out there, but plenty of bad ones, too. If you’re running into less of the great freelancers than you’d like, it might not be their fault. The good freelancers just might not be that into you!

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Things Staffing Companies Are Thankful For

11/24/2015

As the time of year for reflection and thankfulness comes, we wanted to remind everyone how thankful we are for our clients, talent, friends, family, and coworkers. What else might staffing companies and talent agencies be thankful for? Here's some of our favorite things.

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Three B2B strategies to Quit Using

11/22/2015

Even if you are incorporating new B2B strategies into your plans, you could still be doing yourself some harm by keeping some old strategies as the forefront. As things update, your strategies need to as well and that doesn't simply mean bringing in new ideas to go with the old ones. Sometimes you need to completely get rid of old strategies and we can think of three that need to be thrown out this year.

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Unconventional Ways to Hire Creatives as Employees

11/18/2015

Looking to hire creatives? Staffing is now more complicated and time-consuming than ever. The growth of the internet and advancements in mobile technology have given rise to countless job recruitment apps, career websites, online job boards, and social media sites where employers can post about freelance or full-time job openings.

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Employee Retention: 5 Ways to Keep Your Best

11/17/2015

If you have already mastered how to gather a great team, then you have managed more than some other companies in the market have been able to do. However, once you have the great talent you are looking for, your job is not yet done. You also need to figure out how to keep them at your company. To do that, you need to start early.

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Skype For Work and Other Remote Work Do's and Dont's

11/15/2015

We live in a time of limitless possibilities. No longer are we limited by time, distance or borders when it comes to working with others. It is now commonplace to work with people from all over the world, or right in our own neighborhood using our laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

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Should My Company Offer Tuition Reimbursement?

11/12/2015

College debt has made the news lately, as an undue burden for the new graduate, making tuition reimbursement from employers a desirable perk for job seekers.

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9 Cover Letter Writing Hacks

11/10/2015

Cover letters are your introduction to a potential employer, so you want to write one that can land you an interview! Based on its contents and presentation you can either make or break an opportunity to land the job of your dreams. Don’t blow it by submitting a lame summary that only covers the bare essentials and reads like an owner’s manual. Instead, follow these 9 writing hacks to ensure your cover letter stays out of the trash.

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4 Tools to Help You Improve Your Portfolio

11/08/2015

Do you need to Improve your Portfolio? Do you need an update? When's the last time you spend some time with your portfolio? As an all-inclusive summary of who you are as a designer; portfolio's are often the deciding factor regarding whether you will get an interview, and sometimes even exceeds the importance of your experience and education - So your portfolio has to be as polished and well-developed as possible. If it's time for a refresh, there are some online tools that you can use to better develop your portfolio, create an online portfolio, or even bring your portfolio to life through printing.

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Project Management Tips for Creative Departments

11/05/2015

Creative project management differs in many ways to other types of more traditional, technical projects. With a creative project the goals may be more fluid, the milestones may need to be more flexible, and the end deliverable can occasionally be vastly different than originally specified. Project managers in creative departments may want to follow a few tips to get the most out of their resources.

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How to Clean Up Your Social Media for a Job Search

11/01/2015

With Facebook's 10th Birthday over a year gone, we're officially past the introduction to social media. In a world where social has moved from keeping up with friends to defining our personalities and acting as our first impression...isn't it time for a clean up?

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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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