Maybe your graphic design firm is expanding, which is awesome, or one of your key positions is vacant. As someone who manages designers and other creatives, you know that it takes a special kind of someone to fill the role. That means that attracting top creative talent is not always easy. So how do you put the news out there, ensuring that you have a pool of qualified job candidates?
Any artist knows that creativity is a fickle mistress.
There will be times in your career that you will hit a plateau when your skills have peaked for the moment, and you’re at a low point for ideas with no creativity to be found.
Fortunately, there is a wide world out there to draw inspiration from. However, one has to be careful so it doesn’t travel into the dreaded territory of imitation. No one wants to risk their artistic integrity by getting slapped with an accusation of plagiarism or unoriginality. What’s a designer to do?
You hired employees to help with the growth of your graphic design firm. But, one question always lingers in your mind: "Will they steal my clients?"
We all take on projects we don’t want. However, as a generalist graphic designer, it can be difficult to get your project noticed now that more people than ever before are trying their hand at graphic design, and freelancing is miserable when you’re getting more of the projects you don’t want than the ones you want. Figuring out what kind of graphic designer you are can put you on the path to specializing in something, streamlining your business, and making you happier overall.