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 reasons why working with a recruiter is a good idea


In this day of fast-paced applicant tracking systems and online job applications, getting feedback about your qualifications or input on the job is often a challenge. Frankly, it’s hard to know if anyone has even had a chance to review your submission.

This has become frustrating for many. Job and resumé feedback can help you guide your search and is encouraging. No one likes sending their resumé into a black hole.

If you're looking for a little more feedback and a lot more love, you may want to consider working with a Recruiter in your job search. Here are some of our favorite reasons...

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10 Steps to the Perfect Hire


Finding the perfect fit job candidate with the right set of in-demand skills is getting harder and harder. CIO says, "According to a recent study on hiring trends, the number of workers hired as freelance or contract workers has risen in the past two years, and it’s expected to increase."

How can you make sure you're hiring the best in this new gig economy? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Dealing with Digital Talent: Remote Workers


Considering going remote with your business? Already embracing offsite workers? Good for you! You're on trend. There are many tools that have made digital talent teams more and more popular as of late, and many more businesses are on their way to embracing this concept.

Collaborative software, videoconferencing and web-based tools have removed the barriers that required workers to be onsite, Entrepreneur Magazine points out. "As a result, more and more workers are choosing the distributed team option. Forrester Research predicts that by 2016 some 43 percent of the U.S. workforce, or 63 million people, will telecommute." 

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Our 1st Ever Holiday Bazaar ☃️


You're invited to our first ever “Holiday Bazaar” this December!

Artisan Talent and General Assembly Chicago are proud to announce the first ever “Holiday Bazaar” featuring local artisans on December 1, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This holiday themed shopping event will be supporting local Chicago artists and designers.

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Design Guide: UI vs UX


Every industry is full of acronyms, but perhaps nowhere more than in the world of high technology. Recently we’ve been hearing the terms UX and UI interchanged, especially as demand for these skilled digital designers has increased. But the truth is, although these roles have similarities, the expertise needed for these jobs is actually different.

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The Future of Design: 5 Skills That will Prepare You for 2026


Careers in creative design are changing as fast as digital technology. Future creative Designers will need to broaden their horizons by learning crossover skills that will make them more valuable in a team environment.

What do you need to succeed? We highly recommend polishing your soft skills, including your ability to sketch out a design and communicate it to a client. We’ve also compiled predictions for the skills you’ll need in the next ten years to keep your resume looking competitive in a changing design environment.

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How to Work with a Temp Agency


Statistics show that at some point in your life, you’ll find work thanks to a temp agency. The American Staffing Agency tells us these firms annually employ more than 16 million Americans. These contract and temporary jobs are actually on the upswing.

The increase in temp staffing may correlate to the rise in Millennials that seem to prefer a job setting completely opposite of their Baby Boomer parents. Baby Boomers want a steady job, with full-time benefits. Their children are seeking the flexibility of contract work. In fact, Upwork says 55 million Americans are currently freelancing.

So the chances are high that, if you haven’t yet, you will someday end up working with one. Here's a basics guide on how to work with a temp agency.

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Graphic Designer or Visual Designer? Which One Do I Need?


Creative design takes many forms. Today there are several jobs that use the word "Designer" but have wide task and skill requirements that are needed to to do the job. There are Graphic and Visual Designers, as well as User Experience (UX) Designers, Web Designers, and User Interface (UI) Designers.

Are we having fun yet?

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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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