Avoid Giving Away Your Work

Avoid Giving Away Your Work

We’ve all been here. You’re hot on the trail of a lead. Talks are going well. They’re nodding their heads in agreement. They like everything you say and they love your portfolio. They’re motivated to move quickly. You know you’re onto something.

 
10 Useful iPad Applications for Designers

10 Useful iPad Applications for Designers

Apple has always been able to captivate the creative crowd, and they do a pretty darn good job at keeping their attention at its peak. As they've managed to market a large portion of their products like the Mac Book Pro and iPhone to designers and developers, it is only right that they steer towards that way with their latest innovation; the iPad.

 
Superb Collection of Creative Russian Web Designs

Superb Collection of Creative Russian Web Designs

The art of web design and development is a global affair. There are billions of people who use the Internet on a daily basis from different countries of the world. Today we're going to cover a region that's seldomly heard of in the web design community, however doesn't lack creativity, innovation and hard work; Russia.

 
6 Ways to Keep Your Clients, Part 2

6 Ways to Keep Your Clients, Part 2

The rules are the same for Madison Avenue ad agencies, mid-tier creative firms, small shops and freelance design consultancies. You can’t build or sustain a business without repeat business. Even for firms that have a healthy portion of long-term clients on retainer, repeat business from project clients is essential to keeping the pipeline full.

 
Incredibly Useful Contact Form Plugins for WordPress Development

Incredibly Useful Contact Form Plugins for WordPress Development

Being able to communicate effectively between you and your users is one of the most important aspects your WordPress powered site. Before contact forms everyone used to post their email addresses as the main form of contact, however, as the Internet has continued to evolve we now have contact forms which safely and securely deliver your users concerns directly to you.

 
Euro-travel Tips for Creative People on a Budget

Euro-travel Tips for Creative People on a Budget

There’s something about this time of year that makes staying in one place almost impossible. Once warm weather hits (I don’t know where you are, but here, it’s glorious) I’m inclined to take to the road or sky or any other avenue that will lead to adventure or relaxation. Unfortunately, like most people in creative professions, I’m not sitting on heaps of disposable income with which the take to the open highway.

 
6 Ways to Keep Your Clients, Part One

6 Ways to Keep Your Clients, Part One

Whether you’ve done work for hundreds of clients or just a few, you know how important repeat projects are to building your freelance design business. If you’re like the vast majority of designers, repeat business and word of mouth are far and away your greatest business drivers.

 
What inspires you?

What inspires you?

You know the difference between creating what you want and getting paid. For only the most fortunate few among us are these two ideas one and the same. For the rest of us, they may synch up now and again. Regardless of what you do to support yourself, what do you do to inspire yourself and nurture your creative spark?

 
25 Amazing Photoshop Lighting Effects

25 Amazing Photoshop Lighting Effects

Through the use of Photoshop designers are able to create incredible images and edit a wide array of photos with filters, effects, and more. One of the most notable effects that you can create with Photoshop are using lights.

 
WordPress Theme Frameworks Just Right for Development

WordPress Theme Frameworks Just Right for Development

WordPress is an amazing blogging platform, however, in order to blog you need a theme. And a well designed and organized theme will help you increase the quality of usability on your website. Like any other framework, one that would be used strictly for developing themes for WordPress will give you flexibility, structure, and the ability to rapidly develop.

 
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