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Category: Hiring & Career Tips
Ritik Dholakia: How To Succeed As A Values-Driven Designer
Achieving financial stability, taking care of your team, and delivering consistently meaningful work is not easy. Here are four principles for values-led design firms to succeed.
What Diversity Means For Your Business
Diane Domeyer of The Creative Group specialized staffing service on why your company’s efforts at diversity and inclusion are beneficial for society at large but also for your own brand and reputation.
5 Ways To Become A More Human Leader
Founder of Artisan Talent Bejan Douraghy helps leaders learn how to motivate their teams through compassion, kindness, and relationship building.
8 Signs You Need Extra Graphic Design Training
Here are eight (8) signs for graphic designers that you may need additional training. If you recognize these symptoms, heading back to Shillington for upskilling could very well be the cure.
6 Non-Design Skills You Need For A Successful Career
The fate of your graphic design career will depend as much on non-design skills as it will on your graphic design expertise.
Top Creative Salary and Hiring Trends For 2019
To recruit top talent and retain your current superstars, you need to know what workers want, how to attract them and what to offer them as compensation. Diane Domeyer of The Creative Group has some answers.
An Interview With SCAD President Paula Wallace
President Wallace sees imagination as the “pathway to successful, sustainable careers” in this look at what is new, and what is fundamental, in design education.
Academy of Art Student Brands Nonprofit
Academy of Art University graphic design student Celina Oh has used her talents to rebrand Five Keys educational non-profit and earn an internship at San Francisco’s White Space design firm.
Hire By Design For Workplace Culture Fit
Seven steps for hiring people who match your workplace culture and will be a good fit. Advice from Diane Domeyer, Executive Director of specialized staffing agency The Creative Group.
You Still Need A Break (And Don’t Feel Guilty!)
Consider the next time you do something big – a project, an adventure, a challenge – taking time off after it’s completed. And here’s the kicker, don’t feel guilty for doing it because it’s an investment in future creativity.
4 Potential Challenges of Working with Freelancers and How to Overcome Them
Gig workers are here to stay. Learn how to make the most of freelancers’ talents and you’ll increase the caliber and productivity of your creative team.
What’s in a Letter? Why the B.F.A. Ought To Be The Degree of Choice
The BA is a great degree for those who have not decided on a career path. But for undergraduates aspiring to the creative professions, educator Sue Vessella explains why the BFA is the way to go.
4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Make Counteroffers
Counteroffers can often be counterproductive argues Diane Domeyer, Executive Director of The Creative Group.
Donation Work: When to Say Yes … Or No
It’s a tough place to be when you want to give back and donate your time but aren’t sure if it’s the right timing or fit for your company to be involved.
How To Play It Safe (Hint: Don’t!)
Clinging to the status quo is no way to take your organization to the next level. Diane Domeyer of The Creative Group on five ways to establish a culture where smart risk-taking trumps playing it safe.
Closing One Year To Open A New One
The end of the year brings a lot of great opportunities to freshen up your business. It’s a time to reflect on the year behind us and plan for the one ahead.
Get A Peek Into The Job Market For Designers in 2018
The Creative Group’s new salary guide helps keep you plugged into hiring and compensation trends.
Your Look, Your Brand
Be yourself and you’ll attract the right opportunities with your confidence. And go into your closet tonight and start throwing out stuff.
Designing A Career Path
AIGA Executive Director Julie Anixter on the expanding career path for today’s graphic designers. And how AIGA can help.
How To Hire Creative Talent, Fast
The majority of workers say they lose interest in a job if they haven’t heard from an employer within two weeks after the initial interview. Here are tips for accelerating your hiring process to land highly skilled creative professionals.
Team Building Activities Outside the Office
Company outings give the team a chance to reignite their individual fires by stepping away from everyday tasks and being a part of each other’s company.
Creating An Inspiring Workplace
Where designers work plays so heavily into how designers work. Five reasons why your office should be inspiring.
5 Tips For Dealing With Stress At Work
Feeling pressure at work? Here are a few tips for creatives from The Creative Group on how to deal with it.
Dear Graduate: We Want To See Your Resume. (But Read This First.)
Ad agency founder Jim Copacino has some strong opinions and sage advice for graduates seeking their first job in advertising.
Do You Need A Degree In Graphic Design?
The pros and cons of a graphic design degree and the importance of continuing learning in a fast-paced industry.
5 Sure Ways To Account For All The Work You’ve Done
For May 2017, FunctionFox is offering a free demo and a 20% discount on its leading time and project management tracking software. This blogpost explores how accounting for all the work you have done also enhances your ability to “Stay Creative.”
What a ‘Candidate-Driven Market’ Means For Designers
A candidate-driven marketplace means good news for designers looking for a job, a salary increase, or to otherwise enhance a career.
Don’t Neglect Your Own Marketing And Branding Needs
There’s an age old saying that “the cobbler’s children have no shoes.” As a designer, don’t be the last to benefit from your own skills.
Creative Managers Can Promote Workplace Happiness
Diane Domeyer of The Creative Group on the many ways creative managers can promote workplace happiness.
Breaking Up Doesn’t Have To Be All That Bad
Breaking up is hard to do. But sometimes it’s the right thing all around says studio owner and creative director Laura Wallace.
Design Skills Employers Want You To Have
Bejan Douraghy discusses the importance of highlighting your proficiency in software and design skills on your resume and job application.
Advice To Young Designers By Today’s Top Designers
Top designers from GDUSA’s 2017 People To Watch special feature tell recent grads and young designers just starting out what matters most and why.
Four Signs You Should Trim Your Services
Don’t be afraid to trim your services and get back to what “you’re amazing at,” says Laura Wallace of Worx graphic design and branding firm. “Your team and your clients will all benefit equally.“
Know What Your Design Skills Are Worth In 2017
The Creative Group Salary Guide 2017 features the latest hiring trends and data on what your design skills are really worth.
How To Be Taken Seriously As A Freelance Graphic Designer
The Bloguettes provide advice on how to be taken seriously as a freelance graphic designer.
Avoiding the Dreaded Creative Feedback Delay (CFD)
Deborah Holstein of Hightail discusses the heartbreak of Creative Feedback Delay and prescribes some solutions.
How To Promote Reverse Mentoring In The Workplace
According to Donna Domeyer of The Creative Group, reverse mentoring can shake up the status quo, jump-start innovation and make the most of an organization’s emerging new talent.
Learn How IBM Maintains Brand Fidelity In A Global Market
Register now for a free webinar on August 9 hosted by Monotype that explores how IBM improved brand consistency and brand engagement.
5 Ways To Attract Your Own Clients
Kim Knoll of Knoed design and branding studio with thoughts on how to get away from agency work, and attract small business and startup clients of your own.