Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 15 December 2014
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- 12 Gifts To Empower The Artist In Your Life
This holiday season, don’t give an artist a kitschy thoughtless trinket – it will only reflect badly on you. If the person you’re seeking a gift for is of the artistic variety, they’ll appreciate something that shows you understand how important their art is to them, and even more so if your gift empowers them to do create in a way they haven’t before. That’s what the items on this list are all about – and some of them are under $20 too, so there’s no need to break the bank.
- Best Money-Saving Hotel Tips from Travel + Leisure
Don’t be fooled: club-level rates at brands such as Sheraton, Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont, and Marriott may be higher, but they can offer real value. Here’s what you get when you pay $100 to upgrade to a Gold-floor room at Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza: Breakfast for Two: $52; Evening Appetizers: $20; Evening Dessert: $20; In-Person Wake-Up Call with Juice, Coffee, or Tea: $30; Large Bottled Water: $7; Soft Drinks and Snacks from the Lounge: $10; Welcome Drink: $10; Wi-Fi: $15. The total amounts to $164, which means those who pay to upgrade will save $64.
- The real reason clients ask crazy, ridiculous things of you
I’m going to share with you a list of ridiculous demands my company has been asked of by clients recently. I’m sure you’ll nod along. You might even get a laugh or two…or a few tears, if you’ve been pushed close enough to the brink.
- How to Set Your Freelancing Rate
When I took on my first client, I had no idea how to set my freelance rate. Asking for too much would make me seem greedy. Asking for too little and I would fall into the trap of being overworked and underpaid. It has taken a couple years, but I’ve finally come up with a system to set a rate that is best for me and my client. First I had to unlearn the hard way.
- Why You Should Become Your Own PublisherWhy did we decide to strike out on our own? There are many reasons. Here are a few of them:
- How Separate Portfolios For Your Creative Work May Just Help
Do you have 2 or more different design styles that would clash in one portfolio? Let’s look at how and when to separate your work.