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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on illustrator and designer Andy Carolan

How did you get into the industry? It was actually by accident! Many years ago I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and found that I went from being an energetic person to one who was effectively ‘marooned’ at home. As I had always been artistic...

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#MemberSpotlight on graphic designer Santa Vinklere

How did you get into the industry? It was a bumpy road. My education (since I was 7) has always been in Arts and Design, but I worked in Hospitality for a long time (and that gave me the opportunity to travel and live in different countries and...

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#MemberSpotlight on Graphic Designer Callum Rowney

How did you get into the industry? After graduating from University in 2015, I faced several challenges in finding employment. Like many of my peers, naively I was under the impression that I would be able to secure a job immediately. However, I...

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#MemberSpotlight on UX/UI Designer & Art Director Emilio Cid

How did you get into the industry? My journey into this exciting industry began as a freelance Storyboard artist for an advertising agency. Armed with a degree in Advertising and Marketing, I was eager to make my mark. Back in 1996, online...

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#MemberSpotlight on freelance graphic designer Harriet Hamilton-Jones

How did you get into the industry? I knew from when I was around 14 I wanted to be a graphic designer, someone came into my school and did a graphic design class, based on drawing in perspective, after that class I knew that’s what I wanted to...

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Industry

How much should I charge as a freelance furniture designer?

As a freelance furniture designer, determining your rates is a crucial aspect of running a successful business. Setting the right pricing ensures that you are compensated fairly for your creative skills, time, and effort. However, it can be a...

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Inspiration

#MemberSpotlight on Graphic Designer and Creative Director Gavin Davis

How did you get into the industry? I studied and qualified as a Graphic Designer where I worked for many years. During this time, I found a passion for 3D animation which I then self-taught myself and began introducing this into my job and...

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#MemberSpotlight on graphic designer Anna Wilson

How did you get into the industry? Although I studied journalism, I’ve always loved design. I taught myself the basics of Adobe programmes and would learn as much as I could on the job from in-house designers. I then took a year-long...

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Workshop

How to Hire a Project Designer

When it comes to executing successful projects, hiring the right professionals is crucial. A project designer plays a vital role in shaping and bringing ideas to life. This article aims to guide you through the process of hiring a project designer,...

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Industry

Will AI take my job as a designer? #ManVsMachine #PurposeMonth

In the second of an ongoing series, I’ll be examining the impact generative artificial intelligence is having on our creative jobs. Here, I’m focusing on design and exploring whether the designers of the future will be able to compete...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance packaging designer?

Packaging design is a critical aspect of product development, and it plays a vital role in the success of any brand. A skilled packaging designer has the ability to create packaging that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and...

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Leaders

#GettingtoKnow COLLINS Designer Dev Valladares

Tell us a bit about your role! Is there a “typical” day? That’s a tricky one! I am part of both the design and the motion teams at COLLINS. So, one day I’m freely sketching new visual concepts for an R1 presentation; the next...

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#MemberSpotlight on freelance sound designer Toby Griffin

How did you get into the industry? I had a fascination with drumming as a child, bought my first kit when I was 14 and formed a local band the following year. I turned professional with The Meteors in ‘87 and spent a couple of years touring...

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Workshop

How to hire a product designer

A product designer's role is to create products that are both eye-catching and easy to use. To do this, they must work with developers, engineers, marketing managers and other parties involved in the project to determine the desired outcomes. They...

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Features

How to hire a great multimedia designer

Whereas graphic designers operate solely with stationary media and animators literally like to keep things moving, multimedia designers need to effectively be masters of both trades. Multimedia designing combines different media formats to send...

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#MemberSpotlight on freelance designer and illustrator Kimberly Carpenter

How did you get into the industry? Creativity and image making pulls at me like a magnet. I’ve tried out other paths but it’s the only thing that I feel like I truly connect with. When I was a kid I was obsessed with all the illustrated...

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Industry

The motion designer that's also a Glastonbury VJ | #MemberSpotlight

A senior motion and digital designer with over 10 years of experience in the industry, Nor Mira Canales is a man loaded with total dedication and passion for what he does. From brief to render, he takes care of every part of the process and is also...

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#MemberSpotlight on freelance graphic designer Matt Powell

How did you get into the industry? Soon after finishing college I was lucky enough to be hired by one of the most successful UK ad agencies outside London. They had a great list of clients including Jaguar Land Rover and Hyundai. I worked alongside...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance motion graphics designer?

As creative filmmakers and video producers expand both their imaginations and their budgets for impressive technology and design, skilled motion graphics designers are essential. Motion graphics designers, sometimes just called motion designers,...

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How much should I charge as a freelance fashion designer?

In fashion, money talks. Indeed, there is literally millions to be made if you know the right people or are somebody’s son or daughter. But for the rest of us starting out in a fashion career from the very bottom with no real guidelines to...

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Workshop

How to hire a great UX designer

Making our products and services as easy and natural to use as possible is often easier said than done. In many cases there are hundreds of moving parts and wheels within wheels to negotiate and condense into a cohesive and organic user experience....

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Workshop

How to hire a great web designer

Creating a website is a big deal - it’s putting a piece of yourself or your business online, in the hope of growing your audience. We all want to be sure that our sites create the best first impression possible - especially since data has shown...

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How to hire a great packaging designer

When browsing the shelves at a local supermarket, what’s the first thing you generally notice about a product? Maybe the colourful box it comes in or the informative plastic wrapping? The right packaging can boost any product’s appeal and...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a freelance web designer?

Are you visually creative, and tempted to work remotely for yourself? And do you have a brain that’s equal parts creative and mathematic? Do you also consider yourself something of a natural touch when it comes to design work? Then you might be...

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Leaders

The fusion fashion of designer Kelly Oozageer | #MemberSpotlight

Born and raised in Croydon, Kelly Oozageer is a graduate of the London College of Fashion that founded her own brand while studying and launched after graduating. Today, Cassine is a thriving fashion label that has been featured in exhibitions, shows...

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Workshop

How to hire a great motion graphics designer

The profession of motion graphics design is relatively new on the design front. Technology-enabled design professions are growing. And there are so many different types of designers out there, it’s tricky to keep them all straight! There are...

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How much should I charge as a freelance branding designer?

In a rapidly competitive environment, every brand looks to set themselves apart. They want to create an unmistakable image to achieve the highest possible brand recognition among consumers. A branding designer or brand manager is responsible not...

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How to hire a great branding designer – 5 top tips

What is a brand? It’s far more than just a colour scheme and a few catchy phrases. Indeed, it’s more suitable to think of a brand as an identity - it’s what the company stands for, what it hopes to achieve and how it wants to be...

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How much should I charge as a freelance events designer?

Now that the pandemic has gently receded into the background hum of everyday life, the events sector has finally started to come back to life. Indeed, we recently celebrated a pretty spectacular event ourselves with our 2022 Annual launch earlier...

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