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So, You’re a Web Designer, Right? | Codrops

So, You’re a Web Designer, Right? | Codrops What is the role of a web designer nowadays? An article about the changes that came with the awareness of responsive web design and the new workflow of designing in the browser.

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Five and a Half Habits of Highly Effective Designers | Smashing Magazine

Five and a Half Habits of Highly Effective Designers | Smashing Magazine We have theories about everything: why the sky is blue, why apples fall, why bees buzz (and do other unmentionable things), why my boss said a certain thing, why that girl in the restaurant looked at me, why didn’t that girl in the restaurant look […]

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The Collective Legal Guide For Designers (Contract Samples) | Smashing Magazine

The Collective Legal Guide For Designers (Contract Samples) | Smashing Magazine Rule number one for designers of all kinds: use a contract. Sometimes, this is easier said than done. Should I use a service agreement? A retainer? A licensing contract? With the help ofDocracy, we collected the experience of many designers to provide a wide […]

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What Digital Designers Can Learn From A Master Motorcycle Builder

What Digital Designers Can Learn From A Master Motorcycle Builder If you’re designing a motorcycle and you do a bad job, it could mean life or death for the person who ends up riding it. The stakes aren’t quite as high when you’re designing websites and smartphone apps. But Jim Jacoby, the founder of the […]

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Passive Income Strategies For Web Designers | Smashing Magazine

Passive Income Strategies For Web Designers | Smashing Magazine Finding ways to earn passive income is a growing concern among many freelance designers. I’ve always loved client work, but I have to admit that the pressure of juggling multiple bosses and constant deadlines eventually started to wear me down. As a result, in the past […]

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You’re a Designer and Don’t Have a Website? Get Started Now

You’re a Designer and Don’t Have a Website? Get Started Now Every designer, whether you work in the web or print (or both) platform needs to have a website to showcase work. Websites can be simple and should only contain examples of a designer’s best work. Remember, using too many items can be a little […]

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Silicon Valley is desperate for designers

Silicon Valley is desperate for designers In the Silicon Valley hierarchy, coders have always ruled the roost, but right now there’s a different skill set on the industry’s most-wanted list: designers.

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How Facebook Finds The Best Design Talent, And Keeps Them Happy

How Facebook Finds The Best Design Talent, And Keeps Them Happy FACEBOOK HAS HIRED DESIGNERS FROM NICHOLAS FELTON TO THE MIND BEHIND IPOD’S ORIGINAL INTERFACE. BUT THE KEY IS KEEPING THEM HAPPY–AND ELEVATING THEM WITH VAST RESPONSIBILITIES.