There's no shortage of cloud-based storage services for businesses and individuals. There are the perennial heavyweights such as Google Drive and iCloud, and then there are some lesser-known services that have found their own niche in the market. But which ones have come out on top as the best cloud-based [...]
Kissmetrics found 93 percent of consumers will buy a product based on its visual appearance. A 2002 Miami (Ohio) University study asked men and women to rate the importance of physical features of a potential mate on a scale of 1 to 10. Men's mode response was 8, while women's [...]
Graphic Design Career Basics for Highly Creative Minds Heading towards a career path in graphic design? Internships are a great way to get real-world experience. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for graphic design careers is listed at $44,150 for annual salary and the hourly rate [...]
As a graphic designer you need to think of yourself as equal parts artist and salesperson. For your business to grow you have to sell yourself every day and that might take adopting some tried and true sales techniques.
For graphic designers, web designers, and photographers, there is no greater business generating tool than having a well put together portfolio. Here are five tips to help keep your portfolio on the right track.
If you've been blogging long, then I'm sure you've heard of Reddit. It's an extremely popular site capable of driving massive traffic to your site or blog, which is why you probably went there in the first place. If you're going to Reddit to try and figure out how to [...]
Bad photography on the other hand, is like showing the world your pockmarked, drunken duck face. An image like that will haunt your business for a long time, so it’s best to avoid the embarrassment. Put your best image forward with quality photos.
So, if your website's background image is getting scaled down and all of your content appears normal, just add the following code to your CSS style where your background image is applied. . .
Everyone at some point in their hours of endless web surfing stumbles across the disappointing 404 error message. This happens sometimes when a link is broken or if you accidentally mistype the url. Usually these are just blank pages that direct you to go back from whence [...]
Nothing's worse for a designer than having the nauseating feeling that something has gone horribly wrong on press. Oh, you know what I'm talking about. . .the client caught a misspelled word in one of the sub-titles or a customer scanned the bar code of a finished product and it turns out that it was for another client's product. Here is a list of the top ten most common oversights when rushing a job out to press.
Using a web design and development contract will help you set up clear specifications for the web design process as well as establishing a payment plan that works for you. The purpose of a contract isn't to restrict the client, it's more of a way to allow you to have the flexibility to adapt to changes when they arise and then be compensated for them accordingly.
Artwork Licensing can be an extremely rewarding and profitable venture. There are many benefits to licensing your artwork. The obvious benefits are that you retain ownership and copyrights to your creations while other people market and distribute your creative works for sales. This allows you to gain passive income through royalty payments, usually payed quarterly, and the ability to use that same art in new ways for future profit.