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.

7 Signs Your Website Needs an Update

02/28/2016

We Heart the 90s (But Not When It Comes to Your Website)

Web design is an evolving art form, with trends driven by shifting styles and emerging technology. If you’ve noticed some slippage in website traffic and suspect that your web design may be totally out of date, take heart: there are straightforward methods for determining whether it’s time for a re-design.

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Artisan Talent Wins BEST OF STAFFING®

02/24/2016

Artisan Talent Wins INAVERO’S 2016 BEST OF STAFFING®

Satisfaction scores more than three times the industry average

Artisan Talent, a leading employment agency in the digital marketing and creative staffing industry announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers.

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How Delegating Work Among Freelancers Can Help a Project Finish On Time

02/23/2016

You've heard delegation as a buzzword before, but do you actually do it? Delegating work to get a project done is a skill on its own; you need to make sure the right freelancers get the right amount of work for it to be of high quality and to get the work back by a set deadline. Here are a few tips on delegating your work among your freelancing team, so you can focus on finishing the job.

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Infographic: Creative Resumes That Get You Hired

02/21/2016
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Artisan Talent + AIGA to Host "The Art of Instagram"

02/18/2016

Think Instagram is just for pretty pictures? Think again! Artisan Talent joined the Instagram community last year and we couldn't be more excited to sponsor this great AIGA event.

Sprout Social called Instagram the "most engaging social media app currently available" and is an excellent way to reach the 18-29 year old demographic. Instagram can be an integral part of creating an outstanding social presence for your company, small business, or personal brand. At "The Art of Instagram," our panel of Chicago based experts will answer questions and offer advice how how to grow your Instagram presence. This a do not miss for anyone in a creative field.

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Resume Statistics: 3 Easy Ones to Add

02/18/2016

3 Easy Resume Statistics to Add

Are you full on resume statistics? Everyone knows that statistics add value and insight into reports and documentation -- but what about resumes? Statistics are an excellent way to distinguish your resume from others and to create an authoritative, confident review of your own abilities.

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How SEO is Changing: 2 Top Tips

02/16/2016

Like the David Bowie song, search engine optimization (SEO) is going through some ch-ch-ch-changes.

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5 Reasons We Heart Creatives

02/14/2016

Valentine's Day may be over...but we're still feeling the love. From lava lamps to office pranks, we love our creative teams. They are interested in everything, brightening our offices and changing the public image of our businesses. If thoughts can change the world, our creative teams are truly transformational; from classic Super Bowl ads to data crunching that helps you sell more products, the people that make up creative teams are earth shaking mountain movers in the business world.

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6 Gifs to Make Your Resume Suck Less

02/11/2016

Do you have a rockstar resume? Or are you continuing to submit your resume and apply for jobs but not get an interview? Your resume could be hurting you instead of helping you. Grab your resume, your red pen, and let's take a look at how we can make your resume suck less so you can start getting interviews and land that dream job. Here are 6 things you need to do...

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14 Reasons We LOVE Staffing Agencies

02/09/2016

'Tis the season for love! So what better time to show off the reasons talents, clients, and YOU love staffing agencies? (Need to back up? Read "What Is A Staffing Agency" here) Whether you're a talented designer, writer, or other creative looking for work or a company that needs help staffing up, here are 14 reasons to love your friendly, local* staffing agency. Grab a piece of chocolate, read through, and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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How To Stand Out at a Staffing Agency

02/07/2016

Need a job ASAP? Wondering how to make your new Recruiter fall in love with you? You'll need to stand out. Here are some simple tips to help differentiate you from a sea of other talented candidates and resumes. Millions of words have been written with advice to help you ace job interviews, create a perfect resume, and write that cover letter, but less has been explained about interviews or presentations to creative staffing firms. Remember employment agencies owe their first obligation to their clients to recommend the best talent that fits their companies’ needs.

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B2B Marketing: Have You Gone Mobile?

02/04/2016

Mobile B2B marketing. Are you in the game? Businesses today have many ways of reaching out to the consumer base. While many are located online, one type of social outreach that is commonly missed or misunderstood is the mobile environment.

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What You Can Learn From Steve Jobs About Hiring

02/02/2016
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"What can I say? I hired the wrong guy and he destroyed everything I'd spent 10 years working for."

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What to Look For When Hiring a UX Architect

02/02/2016

Because user experience is one of the most important factors to consider when creating any interface, your UX Architect is an invaluable member of your staff. It is up to the UX Architect to create an experience for the user that is both dynamic and effective, thus enticing the user to return to your website or application time and time again. For this reason, it is essential that you hire a designer that is highly skilled and passionate about his craft.

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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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