How to Complete Your Project on Time and Under Budget

How to Complete Your Project on Time and Under Budget

Think of the last unfinished project you decided to throw into the back burner. Chances are that you gave up working on it because it cost you two very crucial things: Time and money.

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A Reminder for Designers Who Think They Suck

A Reminder for Designers Who Think They Suck

The outset of your career as a creative will be filled with feelings of self-doubt. "Am I good enough?" will be a question you’ll find yourself asking quite a lot. This question will linger in your mind as you create your work.

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Free Download: Blu-ray Ripper and iTunes Cleaner Apps

Free Download: Blu-ray Ripper and iTunes Cleaner Apps

From December 27 to January 7, Leawo is giving away two of their software apps for free: Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Leawo Tunes Cleaner during the Leawo 2013 Christmas Offer. Read this post to learn how to download and get free 1-year licenses to these two awesome apps. Don’t forget to tell your friends too!

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What’s Your Favorite Web Host?

What’s Your Favorite Web Host?

It’s important to choose a good web hosting service for your website. But with so many web hosting companies out there, picking one is such a daunting task.

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7 Design Websites That Give Back: Designing For a Cause

7 Design Websites That Give Back: Designing For a Cause

As creatives, we often see our work as “for-the-client” or “for-the-company.” We work towards what the client wants, their goals, and their needs. However, sometimes, designers and artists get a chance to also work for causes that touch the lives of thousands, if not millions, of people all over the world. Read on to learn more.

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A Simple Process for Creating a Popular Blog

A Simple Process for Creating a Popular Blog

As a web professional, standing out and becoming competitive is getting harder and harder. The reality is that excellent skills — which were a competitive advantage not so long ago — are merely an entry requirement now.

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60 Things Every Creative Needs to Know

60 Things Every Creative Needs to Know

If you spend enough time doing something you love, you’ll inevitably gain some perspective on the nature of the work you do. Over the years, through our work on Design Instruct and as freelancers, we’ve come to realize a few things about being a creative. You’ll find them listed below.

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When Should You Reject a New Client?

When Should You Reject a New Client?

Freelancers, especially those of us just starting out, often live in constant fear that starvation is just around the corner, and that every client is going to be our last. This makes us prone to accepting any new client and project that come our way, even if they are not right for our business.

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Artists Meticulously Create Posters One at a Time with Handmade Silkscreens

Artists Meticulously Create Posters One at a Time with Handmade Silkscreens

Upon looking at these posters created by Malleus – a trio of Italian artists devoted to rock music – one will no doubt be impressed by their amazing artwork but also by the fact that each every poster they produce are all handprinted, unique masterpieces.

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7 Signs You’re Meant to be a Designer

7 Signs You’re Meant to be a Designer

Designers have certain traits that those who choose a different profession don’t have, or aren’t motivated to acquire or learn. I’d like to share to you traits that I’ve repeatedly seen in designers from all over the world.

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9 Simple Productivity Tips for Freelance Designers

9 Simple Productivity Tips for Freelance Designers

You probably know already that it can be hard to get things done and still have a balanced life when you’re a freelance designer. On one hand, if you work too little, you won’t be able to make ends meet. On the other hand, you’re also worried that if you work too much, you’ll miss out on your life.

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The Distinctive Watercolor Designs of Karen Kurycki

The Distinctive Watercolor Designs of Karen Kurycki

Karen Kurycki, a designer and illustrator based in Florida, has an interesting style of work: She infuses her graphic designs with watercolor. In this feature article, we put a well-deserved spotlight on this skillful artist’s work.

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