Posts fromProfessional Development

Brand Yourself: How to Create a Visual Identity

It’s time to brand yourself: as part of developing and advancing your career in design, it’s important to be clear about your personal...

4 Jul 2018 5m to read

Graphic Design Competitions 2018: The Top 10 to Get You Noticed

Graphic design competitions: are they really worth all the hype? Your reputation as a designer can either make or break your career, so it is vital...

2 Feb 2018 12m to read

Hiive: How Design Networks are Reviving the Creative Industry

We sit down with Hiive founder Ciaran Burke, to find out what it is, and how it could change your life… Getting your first internship, job or a...

13 Sep 2017 12m to read

Become a Freelancer (and Succeed) in the Creative Industries

Always wondered how to take the leap and become a freelancer? To celebrate National Freelancers Day here in the UK, we created our Freelancers...

30 May 2017 6m to read

Turn Your Hobby into a Career in 7 Steps

If you enjoy being creative and you feel that your spare time is not enough for you to truly hone your practise, then perhaps you should consider...

18 May 2017 7m to read

13 Steps: How to Start Your Own Graphic Design Business

Does this story sound familiar? You’ve been working in graphic design for a number of years and have built up a strong portfolio of work. Perhaps...

1 May 2017 11m to read

The Pros and Cons of Working as a Freelance Graphic Designer

Every graphic designer has to ask themselves honestly more than once in their career whether or not they would prefer to work as a freelancer or work...

24 Apr 2017 5m to read

Art Marketing: How to Sell your Art in the Modern Marketplace

In a crowded and competitive marketplace, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of art marketing. It can take time to become a...

30 Mar 2017 5m to read

15 Top Art Competitions That You Should Be Entering

Art competitions can present potentially massive opportunities for artists worldwide, offering wide exposure and substantial cash prizes… But...

30 Jan 2017 9m to read

Crucial Tips for Selling Art from the Industry Experts

Put simply, selling art calls upon an entirely different skill-set from creating it – and for most artists the creative side of things comes much...

15 Dec 2016 7m to read

Best Portfolio Websites for Promoting Your Design Work

The internet is a fantastic tool for artists and designers.  Creating an online portfolio allows you to present your work in a much more dynamic...

1 Dec 2016 11m to read

How to Present Your Interior Design Plans to Clients

When all your ideas for a given project begin to come together and you feel you are ready to move on from the planning stage, you must have a series...

12 Oct 2016 3m to read