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.

Stop Trying to Hire "Yourself"

Posted by Robin Walters on Aug 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We know you like yourself. We also know that you like to be liked. These are natural human characteristics. When taken at face value, these attitudes can be a good thing.

But did you know these natural tendencies could inadvertently sabotage your candidate hiring process?

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To Behance or not Behance - Your Online Portfolio

Posted by Artisan on Aug 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

If you work in a creative field, it’s important to share your work. That’s why Photographers, Graphic Designers, and Copywriters all develop portfolios to showcase their talent. If you’re looking for the next gig, or even if you’re an employer searching for the right talent, an online portfolio is very important to help you decide your next steps.

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A Day in the Life of a UX Recruiter

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 24, 2017 11:03:00 AM

We all know a friendly, local Recruiter! But what do they do all day anyway? What is an external Recruiter?

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How to Hire Great Talent in a Week

Posted by Artisan on Aug 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Hiring is tough these days. When you have an opening, the pressure to hire great people can be intense and stressful.

It takes time to find people. It takes time to check out their references. It takes time to figure out if they are a good fit for your team. After all that, you have to negotiate a financial package that works for both of you. The process can take a lot of your precious time. If you don’t act quickly enough, it’s easy to lose top talent to your competitors.

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4 Non-Scary Ways to Find a New Friend in a New City

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Did you move for work? Moving with your partner and looking for work? Wondering where to start to make yourself at home and find new friends? Read these four tips and get ready to get networking!

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What You Can Learn About Being an Intern from Samwell Tarly

Posted by Artisan on Aug 15, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Being an intern can be an exciting first step on your road to career success. Of course you hope to gain valuable experience and exposure to help lay the foundation for a long and flourishing career, but often interns find themselves wondering how they can make their internship as successful as possible. Whether you've worked in a professional role before or not, internships are unique and have their own standards to follow. 

If you're about to embark on your own internship, do yourself a favor and take a lesson from Game of Thrones' least likely White Walker slayer: Samwell Tarly.

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Myths About Working With Recruiters

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

So someone mentioned you should consider hiring a third party to help find your next employee? But you haven't heard great things about using Recruiters. Let us set your mind at ease with the real answers to common myths about Recruiters.

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Google for Jobs

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Google’s latest innovation benefits you most of all, especially if you’re job seeking. Now you can go to Google, type in the category of job you’re looking for, plus the word, “jobs” and it will show you what’s available in your area.

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How to Ace a Job Fair

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Job fairs aren't everyone's favorite thing, but they can be a necessary evil. Whether you're in college or looking for a brand-new job, job fairs can be one of the best ways to find out about potential employers, meet people in your industry, and network with Recruiters. 

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How to Integrate Remote Workers into the Company Culture

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

The new norm in our society is real-time digital collaboration. Our virtual workspaces are occurring anywhere we can find a signal.

You’d think all this technology would be great for bringing us together, but that’s only partially true. U.S. News & World Report shared a study that showed many telecommuters believe there is a disconnect between offsite worker and the traditional office worker. While it may be unintentional, over time, the telecommuting employee may function in their own silo – which could affect their job.

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Why Would You Be a Recruiter? Featuring Ken Pao

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Why would someone want to be a Recruiter? What's it like to act as a Talent Rep in a big city? What do they do all day? What does an external Recruiter do?

Here's a primer from

When you hear the word Recruiter, you may immediately picture a smooth-talking scout for a sports team. But talented individuals aren’t only sought out for the field or court. Recruiters are employed in the corporate world as well to seek out high-caliber candidates to meet companies’ needs.

A recruiter is the matchmaker between candidates and their next job and companies and the perfect future employee.

So what's it like to be a talent matchmaker? We asked one of our own great Artisan team members, New York Talent Representative and Creative Recruiter Ken Pao to give us a "New York Minute" of his time and talk recruiting.

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