Not every company and client will be sold on your abilities as a creative and hand you the duties of branding or rebranding their business on a whim. Whether you are a junior graphic designer or a professional art director, sometimes you will have to write a design proposal to win over a client. In this article, we take a look at The Guide to Write a Winning Design Proposal.
Gone are the days when brands could be built on hyper-professionalism, powerful logos and men in expensive suits alone. To get ahead in today’s market, companies need to fight a tidal wave of mistrust and public scrutiny.
Brutally Honest – No-bullshit business strategies to evolve your creative business is not your standard, boring business book. It is chock-full of brief, digestible yet powerful and comprehensive strategies, advice, and insights all housed in a well-designed book that even creatives will want to read.
Run Studio Run is a book that details how to manage and grow a small creative studio. The first edition was successfully funded on Kickstarter and available for purchase through Extracurricular Press in May 2018.
Run Studio Run is a step-by-step guide that helps you look at your studio critically—as a business as opposed to an artistic endeavor. You will establish goals and paths and how to reach them. You will see that the more of your business you can commit to process, the more you will free yourself up to do the work you really love.
Many of you have transitioned from being full-time employees to freelance workers, but during that transition, you lost some direction. You may have been spending more time on client work than planning your own future, but we have some easy tips to help you get ahead while freelancing, even if you feel behind.
Graphic design—you may think the profession is all about art, but the reality is much different. All professional graphic designers have at least one story about a “hellish” client. Client demands can get in the way of a designer’s creative process, making things complicated. It might be unpleasant, but putting up with difficult clients and delivering as ordered is part of the job. Graphic designers, thus, should master the art of compromise.
Are you tired of working at the same company without having the opportunity to really make a big leap in your career? If yes, you are probably thinking about starting your own graphic design business because it’s the only natural way to move on. But this process is not so simple. Read on to find out more about starting your own graphic design business.
Working out how much you cost is easy. But how much you should charge is a little more complex. There are many ways to charge for the work you do, but in my opinion there is only one way. If you want something more scalable than your average freelance business, you should charge for the value you created. So the question is How Much Should a Freelance Designer Charge? let’s take a look at how you can calculate your rates.
All businesses want to boost their leads, increase conversions and sales, and get more profit. But not all of them actually realize that it is the power of their brand that gets all these things done.
Indeed, your brand and communication with your audience are extremely important for lead generation. Some big brands have flawless branding strategies that help with their consistency in generating more leads each year.
Take a look at some of these best lead generation strategies that will boost your leads and sales in 2019.
For any business that’s just starting out, a brand launch offers the opportunity to make a splash and announce yourself to the world. For graphic design businesses, in particular, your brand launch is the ideal time to showcase the creativity and talent of your team to potential clients. However, not all brand launches are created equally. In order to maximize the benefits of this exciting event, it’s essential to approach your brand launch strategically.