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.

Have You Considered Dimensional Mail Marketing?

05/23/2017

Remember direct mail? It’s back and better than ever. Dimensional mail takes paper mailers to an entirely new, attention-getting level. Talk about teaching an old dog new tricks – dimensional mail is a clever 3-D version of those old-school paper mailers you used to receive (and maybe still do).

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The One UX Design Qualification You Can't Live Without

05/18/2017

First, let’s be clear. The “U” in UX does not stand for “unicorn.” Although finding a good UX designer may make you feel as if they are just as elusive – and just as cool. UX actually stands for “User Experience.” In today’s digital universe, the UX designer has about two seconds to grab your attention across the web or your phone. The best UX designers can do it – and they find a way to keep you coming back for more.

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What Is Volunteer Time Off (VTO) and Should I Offer It?

05/16/2017

What you do matters. That’s the idea behind VTO, or volunteer time off.

What is VTO? VTO is short for "volunteer time off" and is when companies offer paid days off for employees to volunteer their time for a non-profit cause.

Companies that embrace social responsibility offer employees paid time off to participate in community service projects. VTO doesn’t cut into sick or vacation time; it’s a tangible benefit above your regular PTO. Employers are saying that giving back to the community and your employees in this way helps put some positive spin on your brand image.

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What to Expect When You’re Interviewing with a Staffing Agency

05/11/2017

Staffing agencies can be a mystery to creatives who haven’t worked with one yet, but finding the right agency and the right Talent Representative can change the entire trajectory of your career, if you play your cards right.

It takes two to make a thing go right, so read on for some great ways to improve your odds when working with an agency and get the job you’ve been dreaming of!

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Filling Employment Gaps with Strategic Volunteering

05/11/2017

Searching for employment is hard enough without having to explain job gaps on your resume. But explain you must, especially if you want to come off looking like a valuable commodity. It’s no secret that unexplained spells between jobs stick out like a sore thumb and are one of the first things that potential employers zero in on when considering you for a position.

The good news is, there are steps you can take to turn that negative into a positive. Strategic volunteering is one of them.

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Make Your Resume Easier to Read {INFOGRAPHIC}

05/09/2017

There’s some debate about how much time/how many seconds a Recruiter spends looking at your resume, but bottom line? It’s not a lot. As The Muse points out, "with such limited time to get important information across, anything you can do to make your resume easier to skim could mean the difference between the forward or toss piles."

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Forbes declares Artisan a "Best Professional Recruiting Firm"

05/09/2017

 

Artisan Talent is proud to be recognized as one of the top recruiting firms in the U.S by Forbes, INC!

What are the most well-respected professional recruiting firms in America? Forbes set to compile a definitive ranking based on recommendations from thousands of Recruiters, employees, and Hiring Managers.

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Fake News: Left Brain/Right Brain and Creativity

05/04/2017

 

You are the office weirdo. Your analytical coworkers just don’t get your creative vision. It can be a serious bummer.

This is what can happen when you’re the solo creative staffer in a job made up of mainly non-creative professionals.

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Should I Post My Resume on Online Job Boards Like Indeed?

05/02/2017

Should you post your resume on a big, online job board like Indeed, Monster.com, or Glassdoor, etc.?
 
Will employers find you through job boards, or are there better ways? Alison Green of Ask a Manager suggests you don't for the following three reasons.
 
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Refresh or ReWrite: Resume Writing 101

04/27/2017

Wondering how often you should be working on your resume? When will it be finished? The answer is always...and never. Your resume (and your portfolio) are living, breathing things and should be updated constantly, even if you're not currently looking for a new job.

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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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