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How to Hire a Freelance Graphic Designer  

by posted in General
Nov 12
2012

Karen Kavett put this video together to let prospective clients know what to expect when hiring a graphic designer. What do you think of the advice she offers them?

We Are All Designers  

by posted in General
Jul 2
2012

Our social maven Carmen recommended this video to me. It’s from TED2012. If you’re interested in design, it’s well worth watching.

“Journalist John Hockenberry tells a personal story inspired by a pair of flashy wheels in a wheelchair-parts catalogue — and how they showed him the value of designing a life of intent.”

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Five Quick Web Design Tips
From Team Envato  

by posted in General
May 23
2012

Do you love the design of Envato’s gorgeous websites? Would you like to know the secret formula, or at least get some tips from our amazing devs? You’re not alone!
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Philippe Starck Thinks Deep on Design  

by posted in General
Dec 29
2011

I really enjoyed this TED Talk shared by FreelanceSwitch, and thought I’d post it here too. If you’re into design, it’s a must-see.

In this video Philippe Starck, With no pretty slides to show — Stark spends 18 minutes reaching for the very roots of the question “Why design?” Listen carefully for one perfect mantra for all of us, genius or not.

5 Traits of a Successful Designer  

by posted in Authors
Nov 28
2011

Success by Jeff Hester

LoungeKat has written a brilliant post on Webdesigntuts+ called 5 Traits of a Successful Icon Designer. Though the post is especially aimed at icon designers and web designers, its points are applicable to us all.

Kate sums up what it takes to be successful in design in the intro to the article:

The truth is, it’s managing to be many things at once and keeping a balance between communicating a concept and crafting great designs.

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