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October 22, 2011

Ask Design B*tch: How can I get clients to approve buying custom illustrations?

Q. Dear Design B*tch I love illustration.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development

October 16, 2011

Ask Design B*tch: How do we stop the plagiarists that are ripping us off?

Q. Dear Design B*tch our creative was recently plagiarized.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development

September 30, 2011

Ask Design B*tch: What goes into an Employee Manual?

Q. Dear Design B*tch we're considering creating an Employee Manual.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development

September 24, 2011

Indie: Free-Spirited or Indie Rock? Positioning Yourself in Your Market.

How do you position yourself in your market? Hadn't quite thought of that, huh? Once again, we come to a place where the path of being a creative professional is less about the work and more about the business surrounding the work.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

September 9, 2011

Indie: Handle Your Business

You got into graphic design because you love the creative work.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Studio Secrets

August 7, 2011

Indie: Creativity is Not About Art

Creativity is not—nor has it ever been—about art.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Studio Secrets

July 23, 2011

Indie: Copy Shop Couture

As a freelancer or small shop, I know we'd all like to imagine that we have clients with budgetary windfalls and the hands-off approach to business that would allow us to send that 8-color, diecut, blind embossed, spot varnished project to the moon for space-age printing—we are often hit with the ever-present truth.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Studio Secrets

July 10, 2011

Indie: What is this Work/Life Balance You Speak Of?

An almost daily catchphrase in the professional and career circles is, "work-life balance.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Studio Secrets