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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.

Free Download: Holiday Coloring Book Images

12/22/2016

Need something to keep your creative juices flowing over the holiday break? Download and print these eight free holiday coloring book images from one of our fabulous Chicago Illustrator talents: Delaney G!

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Unique Christmas Gifts for Creatives

12/15/2016

Have a creative on your holiday shopping list? Here are some unique Christmas gifts for your creatives. Your friendly Designer/Coder/Copywriter/Marketer buddy is sure to love one of these seven ideas.

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What Does "Full Stack" Mean?

12/06/2016

What does full stack mean? Full stack refers to those elite programmers who have functional knowledge of all of the component parts within software creation. They can work behind the scenes creating some of the powerful code that runs the apps and programs you use every day. But they also work at the front end of the process, evaluating and tweaking the user-friendliness of the software.

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Design Guide: UI vs UX

11/10/2016

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

11/08/2016

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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5 Things a Web Designer Shouldn't Do

08/22/2016

There are a lot of things that you can do to get work as a Graphic Designer or Web Designer through a creative talent agency as a freelancer or full-time worker. And no matter what type of company you will or won't be working for, there are five things that you should never, ever do.

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5 Forgotten Projects from Chicago’s Design Legacy

08/10/2016



A Guest Blog from the Chicago Design Museum

As the biggest city between the coasts, Chicago has been a natural epicenter since major railroad projects in the 1800s allowed for mass export of objects and ideas. Since, we have realized unprecedented projects that aim high in hope and work including the World’s Columbian Exposition, the founding of national publications Ebony, Jet, and Playboy, Design for Democracy’s national standards for election and ballot design, open heart surgery, fluorescent light bulbs, and the recycling symbol.

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Hot Summer Design Trends

07/08/2016

If you are a Graphic Designer, or any digital professional, it’s important to stay on top of current and coming trends. The design world is constantly changing; sometimes, it’s about new and innovative designs, and other times, it’s about looking at the past with fresh new eyes.

Either way, something new and interesting is always happening, which is why so many creative and trend-conscious people pay attention to what is happening in the world of graphic design.

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Types of UX Jobs

06/21/2016

Need to hire some UX Jobs? Who do you need? A UX designer? Or do you need a UI Developer? Are you not sure? Confused with all the different descriptions and abbreviations for these new digital jobs? Here's a list that might help.

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Graphic Designer VS Web Designer: Which One Should I Hire?

06/13/2016

Wondering what role to hire? Graphic Designer vs Web Designer? It depends on an organization’s current and future needs, the ability to outsource work, and the available budget.

It is quite possible to find Graphic Designers with some web design skills and Web Designers with some graphic design skills. This means, depending on the work requirements, the decision does not necessarily have to be selecting one type of designer over another.

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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.