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The Best of What designers say vs. what they really mean

What designers say and what they mean are sometimes two very different things. Let’s say you sit down for a meeting with a client. Fresh coffee, snappy small talk. The conversation flows. No awkward silences. You crack a joke or two. Then the mood in the meeting room suddenly shifts …

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The Best of How to transform a design internship into a job

For many new creatives, once their degree shows are over and their design portfolios are spruced up and ready to go, they start applying for design placements and interning within an agency. Thankfully, these are now far more comprehensive and involved than making tea (although that definitely helps) and shyly …

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The Best of Top tips for design students

Nowadays, a good degree is no guarantee of a job – especially in the competitive creative industries. However, there are some things design students can do whilst at uni or art college that will help you stand out from the crowd and turn that degree into your dream job.  Whether …

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The Best of Studio vs freelance: The pros and cons

Whether your specialism is graphic design, illustration or 3D art, chances are you’ll have made a choice between working as a freelancer or getting a full-time job in a studio. It’s a major decision – and there are big pros and cons to each.  In this article, leading creative professions …

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The Best of How to create the perfect design resumé

With designers fighting it out for every job that comes along, it’s important that you stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro applying for a better position, your design resume needs to be first rate for you to stand a chance of getting …

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The Best of How to upgrade yourself

Anyone can fall into a skills gap. Sure, it’s an issue often faced by new graduates or older workers facing redundancy – but even if you’ve dedicated a decade to following your design passion, the technology, techniques and thinking driving a field can evolve dramatically (Flash, anyone?). And that’s before …

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The Best of How to write the perfect brief

A great brief is the first step in really nailing what your client needs, and creating work you’d be proud to put in your design portfolio. In this article we’ll run through the things you need to include – handy if you’re bringing in other creatives to work on certain …

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The Best of How to make money on Instagram as a creative

With over 700 million users per month, and the highest per-follower interaction rate of any social network, Instagram is a big part of many people’s lives, and is therefore big business. There are currently one million active advertisers on the platform, 80 per cent of users follow a business, and …

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The Best of How to excel at everything

Product design, packaging design, branding and book publishing are all well-established disciplines, filled with plenty of specialist, single-focus agencies. So for a relatively small studio to excel in all of them at once is rather impressive, but Here Design has managed it. East London agency Here is also notable in …

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The Best of 5 sure-fire ways to develop your creative career

A common response when telling someone you work in the creative industry is how exciting the work must be. While it of course can be, it’s also really easy to get stuck in a creative rut – taking on the same kind of commissions, spending hours developing your design portfolio …

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