Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 30 October 2017

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

  • Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)
    ““Have con­fi­dence!” is one of the most essen­tial pieces of advice you’ll receive in life that makes no sense if you’ve nev­er done it. You know what con­fi­dent peo­ple look like, the advan­tages they get, and that it’s some­thing worth emu­lat­ing. Ho…
  • The Designer’s Guide to Working for Nonprofits
    “Want to help make the world a bet­ter place? Industry experts offer these top tips for work­ing with non­prof­its.”
  • Freelance vs. Agency – Job Security, Added Hours and Other Considerations
    “One of the most imme­di­ate deci­sions fac­ing new­ly grad­u­at­ed design­ers is whether to work free­lance or whether to apply to an agency – a prob­lem that a lot will wres­tle with through­out their career. Each time you jump from job to job, the nig­gling knowl­edge of work­ing for your­self can eat away at your desire to take orders and work long hours. Each sit­u­a­tion has its own ups and downs and it’s a case of tak­ing stock of your pri­or­i­ties and capa­bil­i­ties to decide on which suits you best.”
  • 8 Ways to Evoke Positive Emotions in Visual Design
    “Designers who work in brand­ing have the oh-so-glorious job of try­ing to cre­ate designs that are not only easy to remem­ber and relate to, but por­tray the brand con­cise­ly and accu­rate­ly as well. Add to this the need to evoke the right emo­tions a…
  • Designing For Disabilities: Section 508 and International Accessibility Compliance For Beginners
    “Many graph­ic design­ers, web devel­op­ers, or oth­ers in the tech­nol­o­gy and media indus­tries will even­tu­al­ly come across a project that requires com­pli­ance with “Section 508″ or oth­er acces­si­bil­i­ty stan­dards. This term can be quite intim­i­dat­ing for a begin­ner because of the legal impli­ca­tions often involved. While Section 508 is legal­ly bind­ing only for United States fed­er­al agen­cies or those fund­ed fed­er­al­ly, often an orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides pub­lic ser­vices will request a web­site or soft­ware that meets the require­ments for Section 508.

Pariah Burke

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

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