7 Creative Designer Tips to Stand Out
Feb08

7 Creative Designer Tips to Stand Out

Guest post by Joe McLean Not too many professions are as creative, inspirational, and exciting as graphic design. This job allows you to work however you want – as a freelancer or as a member of a bigger organization. The list of benefits does not end there, but it’s fair to say that the position also comes with a few disadvantages. Namely, this niche is highly competitive and you need to be a prolific creator in order to get...

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How Amazon Made Me a Better Designer
Feb01

How Amazon Made Me a Better Designer

Guest post by Lexie Lu Back in 1999, Amazon was a small online book retailer. Today, it’s the fourth-largest company in the world and serves billions of people globally. To get an idea of just how large Amazon is, consider its Seattle headquarters employs about 7.5 percent of city residents, or approximately 40,000 people. That must drive a lot of coffee sales. In 2017, Amazon’s net sales were $178 billion, with an...

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5 Tips on Creating a Killer Design Portfolio
Jan24

5 Tips on Creating a Killer Design Portfolio

Guest post by Lauren Adley Being a graphic designer in this day and age comes with plenty of opportunities, as well as challenges. For instance, the competition is getting bigger every year, with 260,000 currently employed as graphic designers, with 25% of them being self-employed. In a situation like that, it’s getting increasingly difficult to stand out, which is why having your own design portfolio is an absolute must. Portfolios...

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3 Quick and Easy Tips for Late Black Friday Sales
Nov16

3 Quick and Easy Tips for Late Black Friday Sales

It’s never too late to improve your Black Friday impact on your business, even if you’re a week away!     Q4 is well-underway, with the big dates Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas fast-approaching. Given that in most business the holiday season planning has been done months in anticipation, there are those who either got tangled up and couldn’t catch up in time or others who have just gotten into online selling, whether it’s...

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25 Creative Food Packaging Design Ideas for Your Restaurant Business
Feb14

25 Creative Food Packaging Design Ideas for Your Restaurant Business

This is a guest post by the folks at Designhill. Newly opened and small restaurants may lack the budget behind epic marketing campaigns and the visibility of larger brands. But, they can still stand out on the shelf by thinking outside the box—literally. What are the factors which influences you to get a product off the rack? Is it the name, the brand slogan, the item portrayal, the visual outline or its touch? Odds are that it was...

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VectorOpenStock Creative Fridays: Cadavre exquis
Jun10

VectorOpenStock Creative Fridays: Cadavre exquis

In today’s Creative Friday, VectorOpenStock’s team decided to break boundaries and free their minds. The inspiration came from the 20th century surrealist equisite corpse (cadavre exquis in french), a famous technique among the surrealists artists such as André Breton, Paul Éluard o Tristán Tzara which consisted on a collaborative creation. The idea was to create something together, each artist giving continuity to what...

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