Adobe Creative Cloud: The Slow Bleed

Businesses and users have trended towards paying for their software through cloud-based subscriptions over the last five years.  Subscription pricing models are straightforward; consumers purchase a provider’s services or products for a specific period of time, typically on a monthly or annual basis.  Cloud-based subscriptions allow users to access products through the vendor’s servers, and Read more about Adobe Creative Cloud: The Slow Bleed[…]

Tick-Tock: Routine is Key

Chirp chirp! Birds are singing outside your window, and you stumble out of bed with sandy eyes at the crack of noon. You recently left the coffee-fueled haze of art college (or decided to pick up the freelancing game again), and are ready to join the coffee-fueled haze of the design world. But first, you want Read more about Tick-Tock: Routine is Key[…]

Respect, the Hidden Art of Client Retention

Now that we have tested the dark waters of pricing and visibility, let’s talk about dealing directly with clients.  Clients are the lifeblood of a designer’s business, and deserve respect.  Whether you do graphic design, illustration, animation, or anything between, it is critical to realize that clients have reached out with opportunities and are putting Read more about Respect, the Hidden Art of Client Retention[…]

Pricing Artwork, and Other Forms of Wizardry

In two weeks’ time, the floodgates will open once again and thousands of starry-eyes college graduates will enter the mysterious industry known as design.  These new recruits face a quiet, hard truth: over 70% of them will never make it more than a year in the field.  Eleven out of the sixty-five graduating illustrators in Read more about Pricing Artwork, and Other Forms of Wizardry[…]

Social Media Balancing Act

Much like annual cicadas, art college seniors will be unearthing themselves in droves during the early summer.  This article, however, is NOT for them.  It is for all the juniors out there who are finishing their studies among empty classrooms and celebrating peers.  Let’s discuss what can give you the best head start for next Read more about Social Media Balancing Act[…]