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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How to Make Money as a Freelancer


According to the Freelancers Union, one in three Americans will earn their living as a freelancer. That’s a powerful, and expanding, population currently cataloged at around 55 million U.S. residents.

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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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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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7 reasons why working with a recruiter is a good idea


In this day of fast-paced applicant tracking systems and online job applications, getting feedback about your qualifications or input on the job is often a challenge. Frankly, it’s hard to know if anyone has even had a chance to review your submission.

This has become frustrating for many. Job and resumé feedback can help you guide your search and is encouraging. No one likes sending their resumé into a black hole.

If you're looking for a little more feedback and a lot more love, you may want to consider working with a Recruiter in your job search. Here are some of our favorite reasons...

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How to Work with a Temp Agency


Statistics show that at some point in your life, you’ll find work thanks to a temp agency. The American Staffing Agency tells us these firms annually employ more than 16 million Americans. These contract and temporary jobs are actually on the upswing.

The increase in temp staffing may correlate to the rise in Millennials that seem to prefer a job setting completely opposite of their Baby Boomer parents. Baby Boomers want a steady job, with full-time benefits. Their children are seeking the flexibility of contract work. In fact, Upwork says 55 million Americans are currently freelancing.

So the chances are high that, if you haven’t yet, you will someday end up working with one. Here's a basics guide on how to work with a temp agency.

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Essential skills to include on your resume


If you’ve done your homework on all of the various methods of improving your resume, you’re no doubt well aware of the importance of listing out your skills - all the better for a Hiring Manager or Human Resources Specialist to get an idea of what you’ll bring to their company in a single glance.

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Into the Crystal Ball: What the Next 10 Years Hold for the Job Market Future


What Do the Next 10 Years Hold for the Job Market?

The future isn't what it used to be. Although we’re likely not to discover the secret to weather control or flying cars in the next 24 months, there are some things we do know are headed our way in the coming decade.

How will the job market evolve over the next 10 years? What do you need to do now to ensure when that time comes, you won’t have trouble competing? Here are three predictions for the job market future.

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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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