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The Best of A creative’s guide to copyright

The Association of Photographers (AOP) fought tirelessly for the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act that thankfully came into force in 1988. But what does copyright actually mean for a commercial creative today?  Copyright underpins the nature of how nearly all photographers make a living (the words ‘copyright’ and ‘licensing’ are equally …

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The Best of 9 tips for starting out in design

When you’re just starting out in you design career, everything can seem like a struggle. You can ease the pain by having the right drawing tools and learning from inspiring design portfolios, but even so there’s bound to come a time when you find yourself asking whether it’s all worth …

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The Best of Why graphic designers need beautiful websites

As a graphic designer, when a Google search tells you that you’re one in about thirty million results (calculated in 0.37 seconds), suddenly you can feel a little insignificant. Your website is your space to set out your stall and display your wares in the bizarre bazaar of the internet. …

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The Best of 6 mistakes to avoid when going freelance

From the finest free ebooks for designers to how to work from home and free WordPress themes for creating your design portfolio , we’ve got you covered if you’re thinking about going freelance. But when it comes to tips for going freelance, nothing beats advice from successful freelancers who have …

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The Best of 5 legal terms every designer needs to know

Whether your thing is graphic design, web design or 3D art , you need to protect yourself. To prevent your work from triggering legal action, artists of all types (and freelancers in particular) need to get their heads around some pretty tricky legal jargon. This can feel overwhelming, so we’ve broken …

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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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