Networking in any field is an important aspect of building and growing your career path. The creative industry of design and art can be quite cutthroat and competitive, which means that having a fantastic portfolio may not be enough to get professional designers to notice you. Don’t worry though, knowing how to network and learning how to include it into your everyday life, is what will set you apart from the designers who don’t take time to network. Continue reading “How to Network Within The Design Industry” »
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We all love our laptops. They are small, convenient, powerful, life saving, and our daily source of entertainment. Finishing all of the work you need to complete is so much easier when you have the mobility to take your work anywhere. And when you can take your work anywhere, you can work for longer. Often, however, we spend hours upon hours sitting hunched over our computer, and as amazing as they are, working on them ends up being the cause of our painful back and neck aches.
When you already have to finish your work that requires so much time and effort, you don’t want to feel its effects on your body as well. The best way to prevent these body aches is through the use of a laptop stand. Laptop stands are stands that usually place your laptop higher up, easing your back and preventing you from bending over any longer. They vastly improve ergonomics, too. There are many on the market, and these are some of the best:
mStand Laptop Stand
The mStand Laptop Stand is one of the sleekest laptop stands on the market. Made out of a single, slim piece of aluminum, the mStand raises your laptop to eye level (5.9 inches), a height comparable to the iMac. And because it is so slim, its appearance is not clunky whatsoever and does not distract. It is compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and other similar computers with a depth less than 10.4 inches. Its silver color blends perfectly with silver computers. It even has the same sand blasted finish that matches Apple notebooks. It has a tilt design that brings the screen closer. Because the computer is raised, it also improves airflow, making sure the computer does not get too hot. This elegant stand could be just what you need. Continue reading “5 Awesome Laptop Stands for Your Office” »
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Whatever your creative goal – be it to pen a Pulitzer prize winning novel, shoot an Oscar winning movie, or paint a masterpiece – it’s important to remember that you are constantly surrounded by outside influences. You read, you watch movies, and you examine art. Each of these mediums, with their wide variety of style and voice, influence your life and your creativity. Continue reading “Everything’s a Copy, But You Should Still Embrace Your Voice” »
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Today I’m releasing the Nature Photo Pack. In the zipped file you will find 25 beautiful stock photos. Use them commercially and personally. These images are perfect for backgrounds, headers, web sites, apps, articles, blogs or presentations. The only limit is your imagination. Continue reading “Free Download: Nature Photo Pack (25 High Resolution Images)” »
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Every business organisation, no matter how successful, has lost customers in the past. This could be due to any of a myriad of reasons, from a poor customer service experience that’s left the customer disenchanted, to discovering they’ve been paying more than they should have for the products and/or services they’ve purchased. Continue reading “Winning Back Customers You Lost Before” »
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Are you tired of that old worn out rug on your beautiful hardwood floor? Did you keep it for so long because it was a family heirloom?
Well, if you have not shopped for a new rug in a while, you will be amazed at the beautiful new designs that are available. The different sizes, patterns, colors, and designs are too many to count. You can even have one designed to specifically match your furniture, wallpaper, bed linen or your beautifully colored draperies. A new rug can give any room a bright and cheerful appearance, one that you just can’t wait to show off to your friends and family.
Rugs can be designed with an odd shape or size to fit any area whether it is small, misshaped, or very large. If you want you can choose a design that is related to your favorite vacation destination, movie theme, favorite pet, or even a national monument. You may even to choose to hang your brand new rug on a wall. Show off that awesome new rug by hanging it behind your sofa or bed, all you need to do is be creative.
Here are thirty groovy carpets and rugs for you inspiration. Enjoy!
After Matisse Rug by Sonya Winner
If you don’t already do freelance work, chances are you will within the next few years. Full-time jobs are on the decline. Companies have laid of millions of employees and have no plans to re-hire for those positions. When they need work done, they’ll hire freelancers.
This can be both a blessing and a curse for people seeking worse. Freelance opportunities and wages are increasing, so people who seek work can certainly find it. At the same time, it’s difficult to get started. Becoming a freelancer is akin to starting a new business. You need to spend money up front for the proper tools. But how can you spend money that you don’t have? It’s not as though a bank will give you a loan to start a freelance career.
(Nor should you ask the bank for money in this situation, but that’s a topic for an entirely different post.)
The best solution is to take advantage of the best free tools the web has to offer. Many of these are not your best solution in the long run. But they will provide you with adequate services in the short term. Try these nine free tools to get a jump start on your career without going into debt.
Project Management: Workflowy
Everyone has a favorite to-do list. The problem: to-do lists don’t work. You feel a sense of accomplishment merely for typing out the list. This sense of satisfaction can decrease your motivation to actually check off the items on the list. Then, later in the day, when you haven’t accomplished anything, you feel a sense of shame. How in the world is this productive? Continue reading “9 Free Tools To Help Get Newbie Freelancers Started” »
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When it comes to designing your bathroom or kitchen, whether you’re planning a few changes or a complete overhaul; if you’re aiming for a sleek, modern look or something fun and artistic; or if your goal is to incorporate ecologically-friendly fixtures, the numerous sink choices available to consumers these days ensure that no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a perfect sink for you.
Whatever your preferred aesthetic, the clever, creative, and beautiful designs available today guarantee you’ll find just the sink to fit your needs! Below you will find twenty-five creative sink designs meant to inspire you. Enjoy!
1. Circular Water Station Island by KWC
The saying ‘less is more’, is something of a rule to live by in today’s society. Designers take note – a minimalistic approach now overrules the flashy gaudiness of yesteryear.
Today we find even the most simple of ideas the most endearing, and it’s becoming a noticeable trend among consumers who favor clutter-free packaging, dressed-down products, and no-fuss marketing, over which product is the shiniest, and which has the most colorful label. Continue reading “20+ Beautiful Minimal Packaging Designs” »
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Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. But that doesn’t mean you should use this excuse and continue to make them.
Today we will take a look at the most common mistakes made by graphic designers. If you’re a young designer just getting into this field, this post is for you. Let’s not waste anymore time and get to the meat of this article. Continue reading “20 Common Mistakes Graphic Designers Make” »
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A designer’s work ends with design. For a business owner, however, the entrepreneurial journey often begins from here. If website design is the start, marketing is a lifelong endeavor. Most business owners tend to treat design as one set of jobs while copy or content is relegated as another subset of jobs. Meanwhile, the business itself is a huge set of tasks. Continue reading “7 Often-Ignored Things About Design That Affect Business” »
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If you’re a frequent reader of our website, you’ve probably noticed that we use stock photos on a regular basis. I try my best to find relevant images which will benefit your reading experience. I’ve recently received emails from people asking me where they could find 100% free stock photos for their projects. Continue reading “25 Free Stock Photo Websites” »
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Sometimes, when we need to find a pen quickly, we may grab the one closest to hand. When this happens, we will probably find ourselves using one of the logo-branded, cheap freebies that are readily on offer today, with their short shelf life and poor reliability. These pens are certainly not examples of a quality writing tool. Continue reading “Top 10 Budget Pens for Professionals” »
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In all walks of life, the only method that tells us whether we as individuals or institutions meet certain expected standards is through feedback either verbally or in a written form.
One feedback method is to get data by using a questionnaire. The questionnaire was invented in the 19th century by an eminent Englishman Sir Francis Galton.
Continue reading “Why You Should Create Questionaries for Your Clients” »
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When you have a scarcity mindset – which is based on fear – you may suffer a variety of emotions, ranging from anger, anxiety, worry and stress. These feelings are never good. You believe there is never enough money to go around, you believe everything around you is permanent, and your language always contains the words, I can’t or I don’t have enough. Continue reading “Scarcity Mindset: What It is and Why You Should Avoid It” »
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