5 Simple Tips for Giving Great and Valuable Feedback

5 Simple Tips for Giving Great and Valuable Feedback
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Giving feedback or critiquing someone’s work is easy. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean we are helping the author or providing any value. There are some characteristics or attributes great and valuable feedback must have. Otherwise, it is useless. In this article, we will discuss these characteristics and take a look at five simple tips to embed them in our feedback. Let’s take a look at how to use feedback to improve work of others. I hope you will enjoy this article. Continue reading “5 Simple Tips for Giving Great and Valuable Feedback”

9 Key Lessons From Working for Design Agency Designers Must Know Pt2

9 Key Lessons From Working for Design Agency Designers Must Know Pt2
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Working for design agency can be a great opportunity for designer to learn a lot about design and business. In this second part of this miniseries, we will discuss the last five lessons I learned from working for design agency. These lessons include topics such as focusing on moving fast and testing ideas, what to do when you get stuck, building a reputation and more. I hope that these lessons will make it easier for you to build a career or business in the design industry. Continue reading “9 Key Lessons From Working for Design Agency Designers Must Know Pt2”

9 Key Lessons From Working for Design Agency Designers Must Know Pt1

9 Key Lessons From Working for Design Agency Designers Must Know Pt1
Reading Time: 11 minutes

Working for design agency is one way to start your design career. Some designers decide to work full-time others choose freelancing. Still, working for design agency can teach designer valuable lesson she can apply almost everywhere. In this two-part article I will share with you nine key lessons I learned from working with one of the top Czech design agencies, as a freelancer. I hope you will find these nine lessons useful for your career or business. Continue reading “9 Key Lessons From Working for Design Agency Designers Must Know Pt1”

3 Reasons Why Website Builder is Not Web Designer’s Enemy

3 Reasons Why Website Builder is Not Web Designer's Enemy
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Website builder is one of those tools that are very popular today. It makes it easy for people to design and build their own websites in just a few minutes or hours. And, they can do it all by themselves, without having to hire a web designer. It is no wonder many web designers and developers are afraid of it. When people can use a website builder, is there any future for web designers? Yes, it is. Let’s take a look why web designers don’t have to fear website builders. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Website Builder is Not Web Designer’s Enemy”

Should You Work for Free? No, and Here is Why

Should You Work for Free
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Doing work for free is one of those ways some designers are trying to get exposure and traction. Let’s face it. When you are just starting out, and have nothing to show, it is hard to find good paid jobs. Without a portfolio or at least a few examples of work, it is hard to convince people to trust and hire you. Then, no wonder a lot of designers are willing to work for free. However, this is often a big mistake. In this article, we will discuss some reasons why you should not work for free. Continue reading “Should You Work for Free? No, and Here is Why”

How to Create Great Design – 3 Things You Have to Get Right

How to Create Great Design – 3 Things You Have to Get RightHow to Create Great Design – 3 Things You Have to Get Right
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Creating great design is incredibly hard. It is something we, as designers, want to achieve with every project. It is also the reason for spending hours and hours immersed in design theory and then in practice. Just like talent, theory without practice doesn’t work. Today, we will take a look at what I believe are the three main pillars every great design must have. Quite often, these pillars are the reasons why your design doesn’t “work”. Let’s fix it and get it right. Continue reading “How to Create Great Design – 3 Things You Have to Get Right”