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.

Chicago Salaries: Does Your Pay Stack Up?


Wondering if you're being paid what you should? Look to your city and region. Chicago sits happily in the middle of our salary guide market's friends with cities like Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California.

What's the current job climate in these cities? Good!

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What's the Difference Between a Headhunter and a Recruiter?



Headhunters vs. Recruiters. Which one do you need? What's the difference and who will get you to the top of "you're hired" mountain?

Both titles have grown fairly interchangeable over time. While there are probably more similarities than differences between these two professions, you may not realize it, but the roles are not the same. Both of these staffing professionals will help you find work. In fact, Recruiters and Headhunters will be your biggest asset if you’re in the thick of a job search; networking with these professionals should be your first step when seeking a new career.

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Help! I Hate My Job


It’s become a cliché to hate your job.

Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Recent poll numbers suggest attitudes toward work have shifted:

  • In 2010, a Deloitte survey showed 80 percent of Americans hated their jobs.
  • In 2013, a national Gallup poll reported that unhappy employees outnumbered happy by a 2-to1 margin.
  • By 2016, a Pew statistic revealed a startling finding: 49 percent of Americans said they are happy with their job.

That’s so surprising that we have to rephrase it:

In the last six years, there’s been a 30 percent increase in the number of Americans who actually like their jobs.

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Cool Apps for Creatives


Attention, creatives! We know a lot of you work on desktops or laptops, but statistics from the B2C Community say that many of you are also spending a lot of time on your handheld devices.

If your New Year’s resolution was to do more, faster, we’ve found some cool tools that may help improve workflows and productivity when you’re away from your primary workspace. These six apps make it a little easier to do more when you’re mobile.

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7 Do’s and Don’ts for Attending a Job Fair



Don’t consider a job fair a “cattle call” – consider it an opportunity. Think about it; what if you could visit one place where several potential employers are seeking to make on-the-spot hiring decisions? What if you could spend a day in one location meeting top recruiters from multiple companies that are searching for the kind of expertise you bring to the table?

How can that be so wrong?

Now that your head is in the job fair game, what are the top do’s and don’ts for attending one of these important career events?

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New Year, New Desk: How to Make Your Workspace More Inspiring


How many hours a week do you spend at work? Whether you’re a telecommuter or a cubicle worker, your office space matters — especially since you’re living in it about 40 hours a week (more or less).

Redesigning workspace into an inspiring place might give you the impetus to look at 2017 in a new way. New Year, New You...right?  You can gain perspective simply by giving your workstation a makeover. What you might uncover under all that clutter and dust is some real New Year’s inspiration.

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New Year's Resolutions for Creatives


We want this to be your best year ever!

In December, Artisan Talent launched our 2017 campaign called “Inspiring Better Lives.” Our goal is to empower clients and their creative teams to pursue career opportunities to help them excel professionally and personally.

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The 16 Most Popular Blogs of 2016


2016 was a whirlwind year! Jobs are changing, more jobs are being added, and new laws are favoring creatives.

Manpower North America Senior Vice President, Kip Wright, points out on that it's a great time for new careers:

Employers that are aggressive about looking at their workforce and finding different ways to recruit talent are finding different barriers to find that talent and perhaps even going back to a broader recruiting approach of looking at talent from a capability perspective versus a specific competency perspective. They’re likely to be more competitive over time because they’re likely to find better talent that they can develop to meet their changing job needs.

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How Volunteering Can Help Your Career



Can volunteering do more than just make you feel good? Yes! Did you know volunteering can help your career? It can!

Volunteering isn't just good for your community and your own personal development. It can also be a fantastic move for your career. Volunteering aids in networking, builds professional skills, and creates more content for your resume.

Whether you're just starting out as an entry-level employee or attempting to rise through the ranks, these benefits can be significant.

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Why Employees Should Read Salary Guides


Money matters. Especially when you’re looking for a new job. Many of us work for the job satisfaction — but even more work for the paycheck at the end of the week. If that’s not an argument for reviewing a salary guide before you take your next job, we don’t know what is.

So who should read salary guides? Everyone! Here's why...

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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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