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A friend of mine wrote me the other day and told me his company was stealing copyrighted work. He was very upset and said that his manager believes that anything on the internet is available to be put on a crappy T-shirt. He asked my advice on what...
At one of my first jobs, my lunch constantly disappeared from the community refrigerator. There were no clues and, being New York, “nobody saw nuttin!” I tried marking my lunch. I tried notes pleading with people to not take my lunch. I tried...
We're thrilled to see bring you another great giveaway of business cards from our friends at Uprinting. This time around we'll be giving away 5 prizes of 250 die cut business cards each! What makes these cards different is their unique and attractive...
As creatives, most times we feel like we can do it all, or we are put in a position to do it all. We typically take on a 'Jack-of-all-trades' mentality, that can either help or harm us. For some odd reason, there seems to be a discrepancy of sorts...
The discussion has raged for quite some time – is the traditional business card dead? Do people, in the age of the web and technology still need to kill trees (or use ores and petroleum by-products) for a silly little piece of card stock to hand...
Let’s share a dirty little secret that really isn’t so secret: the economy is bad and it’s impossible to make money ends meet. Whether you freelance or have a full-time position, chances are you are not earning enough to live a comfortable...
Some of the truest words I've heard to date are, "If you don't plan on creating your own business, then you plan on being broke." While, there are many people out there who have made a nice living working for other companies, it shouldn't be crazy...
Webdesigner Depot is always looking to add some new regular content contributors! With more than 80,000 RSS subscribers and over 340,000 Twitter followers, WDD is great exposure for bloggers and designers alike. We’re looking to hire...
[Editor's note: This is a sponsored review for Approval Manager 2012] Getting your designs approved by clients in a timely manner is vital to smoothly managing any project. But it's often more than just getting approvals. There's often feedback,...
“Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.” This quote is from William Edwards Deming, the man who almost single-handedly shaped the business...
The web is changing day in and day out at an incredibly fast pace. What I found that matters most to me when using new tools is that the switching cost needs to be as low as possible. The less "lock-in" and learning an app requires, the more likely...
There are a lot of articles that will try to tell you what you are doing wrong and how to fix things, but the truth is the majority of them aren’t super honest. They want to get you to sign up for something to sell your work, and that’s supposed...