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.

10 Qualities of Successful Creative Directors

05/25/2016

After a long time working your way up, a creative leadership position can be a dream come true. If you're the Creative Director you get to determine the creative direction of a project without having to do all the lifting yourself. On the other hand, you also have to deal with egos, deadlines, difficulties in communication, and keeping everyone happy when they don’t always agree.

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How To Choose A Staffing Agency (Free Interactive PDF)

05/24/2016

Hiring quality talent can be difficult regardless of your industry or vertical. Deciding to enlist help from a staffing agency is the first step.

Do You Want to Make Hiring Easier?

There are a lot of talented, hard-working professionals out there who would make that vacant cubicle in your office a great home, but how do you find them without wasting time and money? A digital and creative staffing agency. Let them do the matchmaking for you. 

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Creative Directors vs. Art Directors: Which One Should I Hire?

05/23/2016

Are you thinking of hiring someone to handle projects for your business and clients? Are you not sure whether to hire a creative director or an art director? Both terms are common, and some people may be under the impression that they are two versions of the same thing, but they are in fact two very different positions.

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Live Video Marketing Strategies and Trends

05/20/2016

Previously, we answered the question "should I be live streaming video for my business?" Spoiler alert: the answer is YES!

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Resume Lies: 5 Common Lies About Resume Writing

05/19/2016

Ask any professional job interviewer and they’ll tell you: what the world really needs is a new breed of job hunter who ditches traditionally accepted methods of resume writing in favor of approaches that actually match today’s hiring practices.

This isn’t to say that the resume is dead. It just serves to point out that many freelance job seekers are pursuing outdated methods in their resumes that could actually be hurting their chances at finding work. To help underline some important freelance resume writing tips, we give you the top five most persistent resume lies and myths about resume presentation.

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A Day in the Life of an Office Manager

05/17/2016

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an Office Manager? What's it like to be an administrative wiz? What does a day at the desk look like?

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3 Ways to Recharge Your Career

05/15/2016

Going to work everyday starting to bum you out? Finding yourself feeling a bit stale? It's not a surprise. Career burnout is real, especially in creative fields. According to the Mayo Clinic: Job burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of physical, emotional, or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.

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Helping Creative Teams Stay Creative

05/12/2016

Wasn’t it Don Draper in Mad Men that said something about allowing your creative teams to be wildly unproductive – until they finally are? While we don’t think the office environment at that 1960s era ad agency is something you should recreate, we do agree that taking the leash off of a creative team is something you want to do regularly. How can an employer tend to the needs of creative staffers in a way that fosters creativity and enthusiasm for the work at hand all day, every day? First, you must understand how they work.

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How to Interact with Your New Graphic Designer

05/10/2016

The partnership you forge with your new Graphic Designer will strongly affect the external market place image of your company. Although sometimes you may feel the creative process is driving you to drink, there are ways you can improve the communication process. Don't think of the relationship between you and your designer as an episode of Survivor; think of it more as The Amazing Race. If communication between you and your designer is combative or characterized by “outwit, outlast, and outplay,” then the end product, your website or sales collateral, will reflect that struggle.

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Expert Advice: Salary Negotiation

05/08/2016

Hoping to get a big raise at your year end review? Want to negotiate a bigger package at your new job? "Salary negotiations can be anxiety-filled on both sides but they shouldn't be" says Thomas Neubauer, a managing partner with The Gap Partnership (a firm providing negotiation training) to Entrepreneur Magazine. Our CEO Bejan Douraghy recently spoke on a General Assembly panel about salary negotiation strategies.

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Spring Cleaning: How to Update Your Resume

05/05/2016


Spring Clean Your Resume

Your resume is your first impression in the world of the hiring manager. If you're not getting as many inquiries as you would like, perhaps it's time for a resume refresh. After you've weeded out your closet and wiped the house top to bottom, it might be time to dust off your resume as well.

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Ideation: How to Have a Successful Brainstorming Session

05/03/2016

Some of the best ideas in the world have come from brainstorming sessions. The brainstorm was conceived in 1953 by an advertising executive named Alexander Faickney Osborn. If you’ve never been in a brainstorm, sometimes called an "ideation session," it is simply a creative way to think up new ideas by sharing free form thoughts out loud in a group. Today, you can participate in an in-person or online sharing of ideas; brainstorming is still a great way to shake loose an idea in any industry.

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A Day in The Life of a Talent Agency Account Manager

05/01/2016

Ever wondered what it's like to be a Talent Agency Account Manager? What do they do all day? What IS an Account Manager anyway?

Working as an account manager, you'll be the vital link between a company and its clients.

This can be a creative role that is very much about relationship building. The role is very sociable and involves a fair amount of hospitality and making clients and senior management feel good about the accounts and the way they are being handled.

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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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