Career Growth

4 Ways Early Career Creatives Can Boost Their Value


April 27th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth

  In the rapidly evolving world of work, constant change is inevitable. Skills learned at any given time could easily become obsolete in the blink of an eye – which means it’s important to stay curious, adaptable and passionate as a creative professional. It’s not necessarily about the latest gadgets and gizmos. Instead, it’s about […]

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10 Strategies to Spark Creative Thinking


March 17th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Creative Space, Features, Productivity

  Brilliant ideas don’t just fall from the sky. In his new book, How to Have Great Ideas: A Guide to Creative Thinking, John Ingledew shares 53 strategies to help readers on their next big breakthrough. Here are ten of his best, as curated in a recent article at Co.Design:   1. Ask: “How can I […]

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5 Resume Tips for Creatives


February 22nd, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Creative Space, Design

The work experience of a creative can be hard to document on a single sheet of paper. You’ve probably created multiple projects outside of your 9-5 job and don’t know how to, or if you should document those on your resume. It’s a tough line to walk because you not only want to show how much […]

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5 Design Jobs to Expect in the Future


February 16th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Design

Design has evolved from a purely aesthetic industry to an industry with a responsibility to solve everyday problems. “Over the next five years, design as a profession will continue to evolve into a hybrid industry that is considered as much technical as it is creative,” Dave Miller, recruiter at design consultancy Artefact said in a recent article […]

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5 Ways to Use Design Principles to Find Work/Life Balance


February 9th, 2016 | by Joanna McCoy | published in Career Growth, Design, Productivity, Useful Resources

  At recent creative conference OFFSET London, Creative Director Vince Frost presented the intriguing question: “Why don’t more designers and illustrators design their own lives?”  Designers dedicate most of their lives to client briefs, so what’s to stop them from using design principles to get the most out of life? As Frost continues, “[Life] is […]

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11 Mistakes Candidates Make in Job Interviews


July 2nd, 2015 | by admin | published in Career Growth, Creative Space

Excerpt by Linda Citroen for LinkedIn: With all the training, coaching, and resources available for job seekers, hiring managers remain astounded by the missteps candidates make in interviews. When interviewing for a job or promotion, your goal as the candidate is to highlight your offer as a benefit for the company, show a direct correlation between […]

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The One Quality Every Successful Person Needs


June 26th, 2015 | by admin | published in Career Growth, Features

Excerpt by Jeff Haden for LinkedIn:  Anyone can succeed without capital, without a business plan, without a mentor, and even without a great idea. But no one can succeed without one essential ingredient. There is one trait every successful person possesses: Irrational optimism. Why? To be successful you must embrace belief, which means pushing aside […]

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Why Richard Branson Is The Most Popular Entrepreneur In The World


June 18th, 2015 | by admin | published in Career Growth, Features

Excerpt by Justin Bariso at Inc: Richard Branson may be the most popular businessperson alive. Employees, peers, and even strangers seem to love him. With more than eight million followers, he is by far the most popular Influencer on LinkedIn-almost doubling the next figure (Bill Gates’s 4.4 million followers). I’ll admit, I had never heard […]

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Find A Design Job You’ll Love And Never Work A Day In Your Life


May 26th, 2015 | by admin | published in Career Growth, Creative Space

Excerpt from Creative Bloq: Designer Lukas Haider on his passion for music and choosing a design job you love. Graz-born multidisciplinary designer Lukas Haider wears a lot of hats. A graphic designer, photographer and also a cinematographer, he’s toured Austria with his VJ collective Videokatapult and produced artwork for world-famous bands. He’s also enjoyed a […]

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New Year’s Resolutions to Make as a Job Seeker


December 29th, 2014 | by admin | published in Career Growth, Creative Space, Features

Excerpt from Arnie Fertig for U.S. News: The new year is a great time to look at your job hunt so far, step back and reevaluate your priorities in order to make your search go as smoothly as possible. Take these four steps to bolster your job hunt in 2015: 1. Create a schedule for […]

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