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Mobile Mentality for the Little Guy

Mobile Mentality for the Little Guy

In today’s world everything is literally at your fingertips. The smartphone has made unlimited inf…More


Design for Usability

Design for Usability

When clients task a designer to build or enhance a website, they expect a quality experience. The …More


Cost Benefits of Hiring Freelance

Cost Benefits of Hiring Freelance

Businesses hiring more and more freelancers are seeing the benefits of this practice, especially fro…More


Digital Marketing Trends

Digital Marketing Trends

Freelance artists have to stay engaged in the digital marketplace to remain relevant as a business a…More


Should You Offer Benefits To Freelancers?

Should You Offer Benefits To Freelancers?

The gig economy is here to stay, for better or worse. Employers are finding the rise of freelancers …More


On the Horizon

On the Horizon

As employers see the gig economy becoming more prevalent as a business model, new trends need to b…More


Maintaining Client Relationships

Maintaining Client Relationships

Repeat business is the lifeblood of any good freelance artist. Freelancers work hard to build a netw…More


Documenting Inspiration

Documenting Inspiration

As a working freelance artist, we should know the process of creativity. Designers should know the s…More


Building A Referral Network

Building A Referral Network

Any freelancer worth their salt is going to tell you that a quality referral is strong stuff. Thos…More


Freelancing For The Long Term

Freelancing For The Long Term

We all know the benefits of freelance work. Flexibility of hours, a variety of work experience, and …More


What the Internet of Things Isn’t

What the Internet of Things Isn’t

The Internet of Things (IoT for short) is a term quickly invading the bulk of our interactions and c…More


Platforms: Print and Digital Writing

Platforms: Print and Digital Writing

To be successful as a freelance writer, finding the right voice is important. The author needs to fi…More


The Internet of Things Moves Forward

The Internet of Things Moves Forward

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing our landscape, connecting us in ways heretofore unseen. The…More


Navigating Modern Work Culture

Navigating Modern Work Culture

A recent Fortune article notes the misery that many in the modern workforce are feeling. Citing HubS…More


Online Design Inspiration

Online Design Inspiration

Sometimes being a creative isn’t easy. The inspiration doesn’t always freely flow into your imag…More


Coworking 411

Coworking 411

Many freelance artists love the freedom and flexibility of contract work, but miss the sense of fell…More


Beyond Gen X

Beyond Gen X

As the job market continues to change, the workforce changes with it. New eras of technology in the …More


Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Are you getting paid what you’re worth as a freelancer? The answer, more often than you think, is …More


A Change In View

A Change In View

All venues are not created equal, especially when the weather gets nice. Being stuck working from ho…More


CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that creatives are part of a large, diverse community. Especially...…More


Transitioning Into Freelance

Transitioning Into Freelance

The move from a full-time permanent position to freelance for a creative is a big step. The allure o…More


Create the Environment

Create the Environment

Creatives can sometimes seem like a drag on business performance. Catering to those that think outsi…More


Hiring Creatives

Hiring Creatives

A great match for your corporate culture is a must when hiring creatives. It’s not always easy, bu…More


Manage To Inspire Your Creatives

Manage To Inspire Your Creatives

Creatives can be a tricky lot. One has to nurture a creative’s inclination to expand boundaries, e…More


Freelance Fitness

Freelance Fitness

One of the biggest perks of being a freelance artist is working in the comfort of your own home. How…More


Negotiating Tips for Freelancers

Negotiating Tips for Freelancers

Some people are born negotiators. No matter what the situation, they can get the best deal possible.…More


5 Podcasts for Every Creative Artist

5 Podcasts for Every Creative Artist

Inspiration and advice can come from anywhere for a creative. It’s especially convenient when that…More


Finding The Best

Finding The Best

Freelance artists are quickly becoming a dominant force in the workplace, and employers are taking a…More


Future of Freelance

Future of Freelance

The signs are all over the place. An Intuit survey estimates that 60 million people will be independ…More


Rise of the Freelance Economy

Rise of the Freelance Economy

The landscape of how we do business is changing. Not just in regards to technology and innovation, b…More


The Future of Design

The Future of Design

Design isn’t what it used to be. What started as a proposition largely guided by style has evolved…More


Startup Clients: The Pros and Cons

Startup Clients: The Pros and Cons

A company’s reputation can be a significant factor when deciding whether a freelancer should take …More


Meeting Your Deadlines

Meeting Your Deadlines

Every freelancer has had to race a looming deadline at one point in their career. That feeling of ru…More


Up Periscope

Up Periscope

Staying current in the world of social media technology isn’t always easy. So many new advances le…More


7 Personality Characteristics of Creatives

7 Personality Characteristics of Creatives

Those who are artistically inclined can be described as thinking differently than most. They might o…More


A Happy Client Is A Repeat Client!

A Happy Client Is A Repeat Client!

Freelancers thrive on repeat business for success. Having regular clients means you don’t have to …More


Does Music Make A Better Worker?

Does Music Make A Better Worker?

Stephen King does it. Those seven dwarves did it. As a freelance artist, you probably do it as well.…More


Performance Review Time

Performance Review Time

The new year usually means conducting performance reviews for employees. This annual rite of passage…More


Feedback 411

Feedback 411

An employee’s performance is the lifeblood for any company. They need to perform to the best of th…More


Should You Tie Pay To Performance Reviews?

Should You Tie Pay To Performance Reviews?

One size doesn’t fit all, just as one business model doesn’t fit all companies when it comes to …More


Don’t Forget The Self-Employment Tax

Don’t Forget The Self-Employment Tax

Ah, the benefits of freelancing. Setting your own schedule while avoiding that awful commute to work…More


End of the Year Goals

End of the Year Goals

The end of the year is in sight, so don’t take your eyes off of hitting business goals. The holida…More


Seasonal Coverage

Seasonal Coverage

Scheduling employee leave and vacation during the holidays is a juggling act that never pleases ever…More


Bring The Holiday Spirit To Your Employees

Bring The Holiday Spirit To Your Employees

It’s so easy for your employees to get distracted during the holiday season. Shopping, visits from…More


New Year Budget Breakthrough

New Year Budget Breakthrough

Freelancers are in a unique position financially. While those that work regular full-time jobs have …More


What Can You Write Off At Tax Time?

What Can You Write Off At Tax Time?

We’re creeping into that time of year when everybody’s stress level hits peak overload – tax s…More


Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

In business, it’s easy to follow the leader. Letting others pave the way and then copying their st…More


Don’t Get Discouraged

Don’t Get Discouraged

Working as a freelance artist sounds like a dream job, right? Setting your own hours, working from h…More


Asking the Big Questions

Asking the Big Questions

Your big idea needs to be looked at from every angle. Innovation takes hard work, smart vetting, and…More


Navigating Work/Life Balance

Navigating Work/Life Balance

Why do we freelance? Usually it’s because we don’t want the day-to-day grind of office life, opt…More


What Makes an Innovator

What Makes an Innovator

Take yourself outside a business mindset for a moment. What makes an innovator? A trendsetter? How a…More


Keep The Home Office In Order!

Keep The Home Office In Order!

Working from home means a lot more freedom in your day. The perks can be many; no rush hour traffic …More


Workload Management During The Holidays

Workload Management During The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us! And while that means chilly weather and lots of great food, it also m…More


New Hire Tips

New Hire Tips

New employees are the fresh faces brought in to help the company succeed, so a positive first impres…More


Empathy Skills

Empathy Skills

Empathy is defined as the ability to recognize other people’s feelings. A critical quality of …More


A Comfortable Workspace

A Comfortable Workspace

One of the reasons you freelance is because the office can be a drab, uncomfortable place that isn&r…More


Managing Finances For A Rainy Day

Managing Finances For A Rainy Day

No freelancer wants it to happen, but for most of us it does at some point. The work runs a little t…More


Freelancing With A Family

Freelancing With A Family

When working from home with a family, you start to notice a lot of shortages. Grocery shortages mean…More


Don’t Take On Too Much!

Don’t Take On Too Much!

You rsquo;re a freelancer, and you’ve agreed to too much work. I know, to some of us…More


Strength In Hiring

Strength In Hiring

The employees decide success. That’s true in any company, regardless of field. So the trick is to …More


Social Media Savvy

Social Media Savvy

Any creative will tell you that it’s important to stay current with all available marketing to…More


Update Your Skillset!

Update Your Skillset!

Creatives know that the more skills you have, the more desirable you look to clients in need of work…More


Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101

Working as a creative freelancer can be a rewarding career option. In today’s uncertain busine…More


Perfect Your Portfolio

Perfect Your Portfolio

As an artist, your portfolio is the ultimate showcase for the work you do. Whether you’re a wr…More


Maternity Leave Plan Of Action

Maternity Leave Plan Of Action

Working with a pregnant employee around maternity leave time can be a tricky situation. Fears of pro…More


Let Creatives On Call Fill Your Maternity Leave Needs!

Let Creatives On Call Fill Your Maternity Leave Needs!

When dealing with maternity leave for creatives, the work doesn’t simply stop. Projects still …More


Paternity 101

Paternity 101

More and more men are taking paternity leave. Traditional parental leave policies are giving way to …More


Onsite vs. Offsite: Which Is Best?

Onsite vs. Offsite: Which Is Best?

There are many factors to consider when searching for contract work as a freelancer, not the least o…More


Building a Long-Term Relationship with Your Recruiter

Building a Long-Term Relationship with Your Recruiter

Job markets can be a delicate maze to maneuver, which is why a good recruiter is a valuable tool for…More


Mind The Resume Gaps

Mind The Resume Gaps

As you give your resume a thorough review, you notice an ugly stain. No, not that coffee cup ring st…More


Creative Mornings Ft. Lauderdale

Creative Mornings Ft. Lauderdale

Creative Mornings is now in Ft. Lauderdale!!!!  Come join us!…More


Why Placement Fees Still Matter More Than Ever

Why Placement Fees Still Matter More Than Ever

Employers have a great number of tools at their disposal to find job applicants. Job boards, increas…More


Slack Now, Thank Us Later

Slack Now, Thank Us Later

The world of corporate communications can be messy experience. We spend so much time searching throu…More


Keep Your Creatives Happy

Keep Your Creatives Happy

You’ve got an all-star stable of talent. How do you make sure they stick with you? After all, …More


5 Steps To A More Productive Workday

5 Steps To A More Productive Workday

We can’t take the work out of our workday, but we can perhaps make our day more efficient. Som…More


5 Ways To Rock Your First Day On The Job

5 Ways To Rock Your First Day On The Job

That dream job you’ve been angling for is yours! All the interviews and anxiety are in the rea…More


Let’s Play MATCH ME UP!

Let’s Play MATCH ME UP!

That’s right folks, it’s time to play everybody’s favorite online artist-job game …More


Competitive Creative Compensation

Competitive Creative Compensation

Smart planning and market insight go a long way towards understanding how to craft competitive compe…More


Full-Stack Employees - A Definition

Full-Stack Employees - A Definition

Let’s discuss “Full-Stack Employees”.  @chrismessina, the gent who invented #…More


Training As Compensation

Its not new or novel, but training can be a powerful compensation vehicle.  In a world of conti…More


Come Celebrate Girl Develop It Accomplishments and Alumni - 3 years!

Come Celebrate Girl Develop It Accomplishments and Alumni - 3 years!

We're the presenting sponsor for the 3 Year Anniversary of Girl Develop It on Thursday. Come ou…More


GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!

GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!

Or is that too loud!  We hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  We sure did!  …More


Building Your Résumé & Cover Letter Like a BOSS

Building Your Résumé & Cover Letter Like a BOSS

Cover letters take many shapes and forms these days.  Some people question their relevancy and …More


Blog Post: It's CRAP, You Design Like a 5 Yr. Old

Blog Post: It's CRAP, You Design Like a 5 Yr. Old

Any working creative knows that criticism comes with the job.  Doesn’t matter what your c…More


Our Outlook on Hot Jobs for 2015

Our Outlook on Hot Jobs for 2015

So far 2015 has been a great year and since we're close to halfway through it, we thought this might…More


Yup, We're Doing Brackets Too!

Yup, We're Doing Brackets Too!

Boom!   Just like everyone else in the universe, we're knee deep in March Madness.  It's f…More


Why In House HR Needs Us

Think you know everything about hiring Creatives? Think again! Read more here.…More