by Victoria Greene: Brand Marketing Consultant & Freelance Writer. I work with online businesses and ecommerce merchants to create high-performing content and marketing strategies that yield successful results. I am always happy to share my expertise and love discovering new potential collaborators. For new business owners and executives who are new to the world […]
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It’s a growing debate among designers: Spec Work & Design Contests (also known as crowdsourcing); good or bad? The setup: Businesses can have designers from all over the world ‘complete’ for their design business. The business owner creates a ‘contest’ and receives dozens (maybe hundreds?) of designs from several designers, one health pick the one […]
Often, in design, there are requests by the client to release the layered, master files. Many clients feel a bit peeved when their designer tries to explain that the master files are not included in the final price and are not considered part of the Final Deliverables. Perhaps they are right to feel this way […]
What are your business hours? Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Central Time. Although I am often working much earlier and much later than my posted hours, I ask that you please respect the hours of operation. The time I put in before and after business hours is often when I […]
Here at Breakaway Graphics, LLC, we do a lot of reading to stay on top of design trends and feed our unending hunger to learn even more about effective design techniques. I have compiled a list of a few of my favorite books, magazines and websites for all you design junkies out there. Books: 1. […]
Let’s face it, these days, more and more business owners are shifting from using marketing professionals to promote their businesses and choosing to take a more hands-on role. This is mistake number one, but we’ll get to that a little later. For now, let’s think about how or why you got into the career you’re […]