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What Does an Interactive Art Director Do, Anyway?

Posted by Artisan on Apr 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

A Creative Art Director might be doing anything from building a website to drawing sketches for a video game, but an Interactive Art Director is probably going to be designing web and mobile content more than anything else, and no matter how good it looks, if it doesn't get your users where they want to go, then you shouldn't expect too much in the way of creative job placement. All Creative Art Directors have final say in the aesthetic presentation of a project, but an Interactive Art Director needs to figure out how to adjust that to the user's needs.

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How to Make a Living as a Videographer: Setting Your Salary Range

Posted by Artisan on Apr 4, 2016 10:30:00 PM

No matter where you locate video production jobs, one of the first things you want to figure out is how to set your salary range. If you want to make a living as a Videographer, pricing correctly is an essential skill that you must develop. This is not something set in stone and ready to grab as needed. Each job you do will involve tons of variables, and you also need to remember your fixed expenses also must be included in your pricing. Even if you are doing some fast web video production, it may seem you are including items that have nothing to do with the job at hand. For the overall success of your business, costs like rent, equipment replacement and other general expenses must be paid for, at least in part, from every job you do.

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Graphic Design Ranks in the Top 15 Best Freelance Jobs

Posted by Artisan on Apr 4, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Freelancers and independent workers are a growing cadre of the U.S. workforce according to Forbes. "They already account for an estimated 16 million workers, and recruiting firm MBO Partners predicts that figure may rise to 65 million by 2020 if existing trends continue." Regardless of career path, there's money to be made in freelancing, and the payout is continuing to climb in popularity. Just take a look at this chart from

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The Pros and Cons of App Builder Sites vs. Hiring a Freelance Developer

Posted by Artisan on Apr 3, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Some business owners dream of creating a mobile app that will go viral and bring them international attention and acclaim. Others simply want something functional that they can offer their customers to make their lives simpler and strengthen that all-important professional relationship. With a growing number of DIY application-building sites available (many of them at no cost), some companies are opting for the free and easy route, circumventing the need to hire the services of a freelance app developer from a creative staffing firm. But is this necessarily the best idea? Here’s a quick list of pros and cons of app builder sites.

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How to Convince a Hiring Manager You're the Right Person for the Job

Posted by Artisan on Apr 3, 2016 8:00:00 PM

When you're trying to land your dream job, one of the toughest tasks you face is convincing the employer's hiring manager that you are the right person for it. Understand that, for hiring managers, the stakes are higher than ever. With more people searching for employment, fewer available positions, and a limited hiring budget, these individuals must make every job placement count. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to convince a hiring manager to choose you.

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What to Look For When Hiring a UX Architect

Posted by Artisan on Feb 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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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A New Website Won't Fix Your Interactive Marketing Problem

Posted by Artisan on Aug 27, 2015 7:00:37 AM

Do You Have an Interactive Marketing Strategy?

Implementing an interactive marketing strategy involves a lot more than just building a barebones website and offering a mobile carbon copy for your customers on the go. It requires companies to have a keen understanding of what to do – as well as what not to do – to boost consumer interaction with their products and services. Hiring a freelance interactive marketing manager is a start, but it’s not enough to simply hand over the reins to a trained professional who may or may not be able to get you the results you’re looking for.

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White Space: Convincing Clients it's Critical

Posted by Artisan on Aug 11, 2015 7:00:59 AM

Clients often have a funny idea of what it is that they're paying for when they hire a graphic designer. Convincing them that white space is important is a challenge. Some part of the brain, in some clients, tells them that white space is wasted space, that paying you to give them empty space is like paying a painter to leave half the canvas blank. If you simply give these clients what they want to get through with the job, then you're going to wind up having to put your name on a cluttered, crowded and hard-to-navigate website. If you want to maintain your pride as a graphic designer and keep your portfolio looking professional, here are three tips to get even the most hard headed client on board with white space design:

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Why You Should be Reading for Pleasure

Posted by Artisan on Jun 23, 2015 7:00:18 AM

Working a little light reading into your day can help you tremendously in your career. For designers, one of the biggest challenges you face is that you probably spent the majority of your college days studying design. This is well and good, but being a good designer is only one part of being a successful designer.

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Mistakes to Avoid When You Hire a Freelancer

Posted by Artisan on Apr 5, 2015 7:00:28 AM

Need to Hire a Freelancer?

A creative staffing company like Artisan Talent can do a lot for your company. They can give you access to a large field of capable and experienced freelance talent. But the one thing that a freelance hiring solutions company can’t do for you

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