Four Prescriptions for the Busyness Syndrome

About ten years ago, I began to notice that one of the more common replies to the question, “How are you?” was not “Fine”, “Good, thanks”, or some other personal sentiment. Instead, more people started replying, “Busy.” In the graphics industry, everyone is under constant pressure of deadlines – from marketing concept to design to […]

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1 Three Self-guided Online Learning Sites for Graphics and Marketing Professionals

The traditional college or university degree still carries a lot of weight when it comes to hiring and to industry recognition of expertise, but most professionals recognize the need for ongoing training and professional development. In the past few years, a number of self-guided online learning sites have been created to assist in this process. Some […]

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4 Expert Resources for Basic SEO

An important caveat: I am not an SEO Expert. I’m not trying to be humble; it’s honestly not high in my skill set at this time. As a website designer/producer, there are certain SEO features that I build into websites. But I have been at this long enough to know that there is a place […]

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Essential Delegation Skills for Small Business

One the biggest complaints I hear in the graphics industry is that work either comes in waves or it is dry and barren. It’s the classic “feast or famine” syndrome that many business owners and managers face. As much as people dislike this cycle, it often becomes an acceptable part of being in business. But […]

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