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Looking to learn about freelancing tips and tricks? Wondering how to hire top talent? You’ve come to the right place! The Artisan blog offers a captivating look at the creative industry from those who know the business best.

Refresh or ReWrite: Resume Writing 101

Posted by Artisan on Apr 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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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Design History: 5 Radical Modernist Works by Dan Friedman

Posted by Tanner Woodford on Apr 25, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Proud Sponsor Alert: Artisan's Chicago office is a proud to be on the list of sponsors for our friends at the Chicago Design Museum. Here's their latest Guest Blog, written by Co-Founder Tanner Woodford.

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Why Referrals Make Better Hires

Posted by Robin Walters on Apr 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

“Who you know” is the most important thing when searching for a job. In fact, it just might be the one factor that could tip chances in your favor.

Recruiters review resumes for skills, but if there are only “six degrees of separation” between you and the competition, they are always more likely to take a closer look at a job candidate. Hiring managers know that words on a page can be exaggerated. A personal referral can help provide an important character reference that a resume cannot.

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Guest Blog: Be more than a freelancer. Be a professional freelancer.

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Apr 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The unwritten rules for attending dinner parties. We know them. We abide by them. Never show off. Never act like some jerk. Never comment on how the lasagna’s right up there with Chef Boyardee. Grace, kindness, dignity—all golden tickets to a second invite. Maybe more.

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Artisan to Co-Host "In-House Perspectives" with AIGA Chicago

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Apr 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

What happens when your client is your co-worker? In-house brand teams are on the rise and leveraging proximity to positively impact the bottom line.

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Creatives Don't Use Yahoo: What Your Email Address Says About You

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Apr 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

What does your email address say about you? Does it matter? Yes! "Creatives don't use Yahoo!" is a direct quote from a recent meeting Artisan attended.

If you're just starting out in the freelance world, there's one thing you need to know: Yahoo! is not the email to use. Neither is something like Hotmail, AOL, or other common personal email servers. 

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Guest Blog: Final Thoughts on Marketing with GA

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Apr 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Apr 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Apr 3, 2017 11:01:00 AM

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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