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Brand new feature for Design Contest

Brand new feature for Design Contest

Posted on November 11, 2011

Category: Business, General

Here at Design Contest, we’re always looking for ways to improve things for Designers and Contest Holders – thinking about new features you’d like to see. During a brainstorming session – like a lightbulb turning on – ting…we realised where we were going wrong: It isn’t always what you want to see, it’s sometimes what you don’t want to see, that counts for the Design Contest community. So we are proud to present our newest available upgrade for any contest: Blind Contests.

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Quick Tips to Boost Creativity and Productivity

Quick Tips to Boost Creativity and Productivity

Posted on November 10, 2011

Category: Business

We understand your predicament: There’s simply not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that needs doing, including logo designs, letterhead prints, fussing with client criticism, wrangling the printer into shape, etc. Sometimes being a graphic designer can feel like also having a minor in lion taming. However, just because being a design is stressful and often headache inducing does not mean there aren’t several ways in which you can streamline your life, improve your efficiency, and boost productivity. Don’t believe us? Then read on, Pilgrim. Our list of efficaciously placed tips starts below, just after the break!

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Learning From Criticism

Learning From Criticism

Posted on November 9, 2011

Category: Business, General

We, as creative types, have the shortest end of almost every ego stick. Our day-to-day lives depend on our ability to produce original, though provoking, and truly stunning work. This does not lend itself to an humble lifestyle. However, if you’ve had a lucrative career as a graphic designer without experiencing any sort of criticism, we’d like to know your secret, Sensei.

Most of us will deal with criticism from the day’s beginning to its end. This doesn’t mean your work sucks: In fact, it’s quite a good thing! Dealing with the opinions and thoughts of others is normal. Still, it doesn’t often make it easy to handle, especially if you’re an Ego-Tripper like us! To help you out, user our tips to aide your ability to learn from criticism and grow as a designer.

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Building A Better Blogging Site – Part Two

Building A Better Blogging Site – Part Two

Posted on November 3, 2011

Category: Business

In our last post, we mentioned a few quick ways in which you can build a better design blog. We’ll be continuing that train of thought, as we think it’s absolutely vital that the modern graphic designer have a comprehensive knowledge of how to build a bloody brilliant blog for their client. The medium has expanded beyond belief, and more and more we’re seeing clients requesting them. Surprisingly, building an above-average blogging design isn’t nearly as hard as you might think.

We’ll be continuing our comprehensive guide to building an incredible blogging experience below, checking up where we left off with:

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