It’s easy to get confused by the job titles. But a Creative Director and Art Director probably have more similarities than differences when you look at the tasks behind their titles. So which one do you need?
If you're a freelancer, you're not just an employee...you're the CEO of your own organization, the president of your own brand! And even scarier, you're the entire PR department for your business.
So how do you succeed in all these roles AND manage to work on projects you love? Copy from the professionals! Meet Julia Thiel, one of Artisan's talented, successful freelancers who has been working in Chicago for years. She's managed to meld passion and project using these 10 pieces of advice.
When is a picture worth 1,000 Words? When it isn’t a picture at all – when it’s a mood board.
This has nothing to do with the emotional stability of your client, of course. Mood boards are a visual or depiction of the tone of a brand, and designers use them to convey emotion. When words aren’t enough, there’s a mood board.
If you haven’t used one, you should; designers in fields from advertising to architecture have been using them for years to steer the direction of a creative project. So why are they so darned effective?
Freelancers are everywhere. You may be riding in an Uber taxi as you read this right now. A freelance writer may have written the article you post on LinkedIn today. From babysitting to website design, this is the gig economy, where it seems like everyone is supplementing their income – or working exclusively as a contract worker. But don't confuse the gig workers (Uber, Lyft, etc.) with contract freelancers. There is a difference.
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