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.

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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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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Guest Blog: Final Thoughts on Marketing with GA

04/06/2017

This is week 5 of Changing Course to a Career in Marketing: Back in the Saddle by Guest Blogger and Artisan Talent Sarah Antao. Get up to date with her first post here, then read on to learn her final thoughts on General Assembly's marketing class.

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Can I Deduct That? Tax Time for Freelancers

04/04/2017

It's tax time for freelancers!

Freelancing is awesome. That is – right up until it comes time to file your taxes. If this is your first year freelancing, you may not realize that you are going to be taxed two times. What we mean is that your freelance work counts as personal income on your taxes. But you are also in business for yourself, and so you are charged a payroll tax.

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Artisan Sponsored Event: A Day in the Life of a UX Designer

04/03/2017

After the success of our General Assembly + Artisan Denver event, we're proud to be sponsoring another UX themed event, this time in Chicago!

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Ask A Recruiter: Does My Resume Need a Photo?

03/21/2017

Welcome to our new series Ask a Recruiter! Our Denver Creative Talent Representative Lauren Ray will be answering your burning questions related to job hunting, resume submission, portfolios and more.

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Ask A Recruiter: When Will I Hear From You?

03/19/2017

Welcome to our new series Ask a Recruiter! Our Denver Creative Talent Representative Lauren Ray will be answering your burning questions related to job hunting, resume submission, portfolios and more.

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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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