Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 25 October 2016

The day’s best and most impor­tant design- and design business-focused arti­cles, tuto­ri­als, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • 12 Ways To Disappoint Your Design Clients

    One of the most dif­fi­cult parts of being a free­lancer is deal­ing direct­ly with your clients. If they are dis­ap­point­ed, it’s your fault com­plete­ly. You don’t have a com­pa­ny or col­leagues to fall back on to help you deal with clients. It’s all you.

  • The Pot-Belly of Ignorance. You Are What You Read.
  • Communicating with Design Clients: 3 Profit Areas

    Every design busi­ness sells some kind of prod­uct, which earns mon­ey for the com­pa­ny. This rev­enue con­tributes to the ongo­ing oper­a­tion of your busi­ness and the cre­ation of prof­it. No rev­enue, no cash flow. No prof­it, no long-term sta­bil­i­ty for the busi­ness. But sell­ing prod­ucts isn’t the only way that design busi­ness­es stay afloat. Let’s take a tour of the ways design firms make mon­ey, includ­ing billing for time, invest­ing in real estate, sell­ing phys­i­cal prod­ucts and licens­ing soft­ware or intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty.”

  • What Multitasking Does To Your Brain
    HAVING 20 TABS OPEN ON YOUR LAPTOP WHILE SNAPCHATTING WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND, EATING A SANDWICH, AND LISTENING TO TAYLOR SWIFT IS OVERWHELMING. AND MAKES YOU MEAN.
  • Six Simple Skills Anyone Can Learn to Improve Earning Potential
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  • Securing Your Notoriously Insecure Dropbox: 6 Steps To Take For Safer Cloud Storage

    If you use Dropbox, you may be in for some star­tling news. Despite the fact that Dropbox was the first to bring cloud stor­age to the mass­es, it’s wide­ly accept­ed that Dropbox is no longer the best of its class. One big draw­back is that the vanil­la Dropbox isn’t very secure, which can be prob­lem­at­ic if you’re stor­ing pri­vate or sen­si­tive data on your account. But don’t give up on Dropbox yet! With a bit of effort, you can make it more secure.”

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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