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.

How to Make Your Job Postings Mobile Friendly

01/31/2017

 

According to Glassdoor, 89% of applicants look for employment on their phone.

It’s a sign of the times -- mobile recruiting is one of the best ways to reach applicants in any field. How candidates view your job posting and the ease in which they apply are important factors to consider when you’re trying to reach an audience via a mobile device. While this phenomenon isn’t new, many HR departments still have an unwieldy application process that isn’t mobile friendly. How can human resource departments adapt their application process to this “new” venue?

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How to Hire a Front End Developer

01/24/2017

Front End Developers (FEDs) create computer code at the front end of software. They are partial Designers, spending lots of time testing the various features of a website or phone app.

They research competitors and try to stay on top of innovative programming techniques and they should constantly change their approach as the world of technology evolves in order to stay on top of the best interface designs.

Need to know how to hire your very own FED? Read on!

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The #1 Way to Tell if a Candidate is a Good Culture Fit

01/03/2017

Why has there been so much emphasis on making sure employees are a perfect “fit” with your company’s culture lately? Because culture fit is that important. If an employee doesn’t mesh with the “why” of your business, they won’t be a successful match.

How can you tell if a potential job candidate will be a good culture fit? What is the #1 way to tell if a candidate is a good culture fit for your business?

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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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10 Steps to the Perfect Hire

11/22/2016

Finding the perfect fit job candidate with the right set of in-demand skills is getting harder and harder. CIO says, "According to a recent study on hiring trends, the number of workers hired as freelance or contract workers has risen in the past two years, and it’s expected to increase."

How can you make sure you're hiring the best in this new gig economy? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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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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Graphic Designer or Visual Designer? Which One Do I Need?

11/01/2016

Creative design takes many forms. Today there are several jobs that use the word "Designer" but have wide task and skill requirements that are needed to to do the job. There are Graphic and Visual Designers, as well as User Experience (UX) Designers, Web Designers, and User Interface (UI) Designers.

Are we having fun yet?

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Why Freelance Workers Are The Way of The Future

10/25/2016

There are 53 million Americans (34% of the U.S. workforce) working as freelancers according to the Freelancers' Union. If you haven't already, chances are you'll have to hire a freelancer in the near future.

Why?

The traditional 9 to 5 work model is shifting, from full-time to free agent employment. The world is changing and your business needs to adapt with it.

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7 Ways Hiring is like Dating

10/18/2016

Finding the right match for an open job position feels a lot like finding the right match in a life partner. Here are seven ways hiring is like dating.

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Hiring Freelancers 101

10/06/2016

Need to Make Hiring Freelancers Easier?

Then we have the guidebook for you. If you haven't hired freelancers already, chances are you will soon. Over 53 million Americans are freelancing instead of working full-time. That's over 1/3 of the population!

In fact, many freelancers would prefer this type of work and consider it more stable than traditional 9-to-5 jobs. Freelancer Melyssa Griffin says, "with freelancing, you have the power and autonomy to change anything that doesn’t fit your vision. This also creates the potential to earn more money, since you’re in control of how you earn your income."

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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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