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Nick Saporito

You Need to Start a Youtube Channel
You Need to Start a Youtube Channel 848 310 Nick Saporito

I haven’t been on Youtube for very long. I initially opened an account back in February of 2014 just to subscribe to and keep up with a handful of channels I liked. It wasn’t until June of this year that I decided to start creating and uploading content of my own, but in that short…

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Why I Don’t Like Inkscape 0.91: An Honest Review
Why I Don’t Like Inkscape 0.91: An Honest Review 848 310 Nick Saporito

UPDATE: As some of you have pointed out, a lot of these points do not seem to be an issue on Windows or other Linux distros, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. The problems I’m having may not apply to you, but they still apply to me, so I’m just sharing…

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Fast, Good, Cheap. Pick Two.
Fast, Good, Cheap. Pick Two. 848 310 Nick Saporito

This is going to be somewhat of a rant about some of the outrageous requests I receive as a graphic designer, and I’m also going to underscore a core principle you should always remember when going about your freelancing endeavors. Please bear in mind that the majority of work that is presented to me is…

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Most Designers Leave a Horrible Impression with This One Mistake
Most Designers Leave a Horrible Impression with This One Mistake 848 310 Nick Saporito

When a prospective client is looking to hire a graphic designer, they’re not just looking at you. They’re looking at a handful of designers. The amount of time he or she may spend reviewing what you have to offer could be as little as 10 seconds. In that time, they are judging the book by…

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Here’s Why Potential Clients Aren’t Hiring You
Here’s Why Potential Clients Aren’t Hiring You 848 310 Nick Saporito

If you’re a graphic designer struggling to be awarded projects on freelancing sites, despite restless effort, you’re probably making some mistakes. It’s typical to struggle early on, especially when you’re new to the platform and haven’t established much of a track record, but if you’ve been going at this for any longer than a month…

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6 Things Your Logo Designer MUST Know Before You Hire Them
6 Things Your Logo Designer MUST Know Before You Hire Them 850 500 Nick Saporito

You may be shortchanging yourself if you hire a logo designer simply because they have an impressive portfolio. Ideally, you should first communicate with a prospective designer you’re considering hiring to make sure they fully understand the answers to the following questions… 1. What is the featured selling point of your product/service?     Simply…

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5 Clever Ways to Monetize Your Graphic Design Skills Online
5 Clever Ways to Monetize Your Graphic Design Skills Online 850 500 Nick Saporito

So, you know design. Maybe you went to school for it, or maybe you’ve learned the technical proficiencies of the software and the principles of effective design on your own. You have this highly valuable skill set, and now you want to know how you can put it to work. I’m going to show you…

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5 Free Resources Every Graphic Designer Should be Using
5 Free Resources Every Graphic Designer Should be Using 850 310 Nick Saporito

We have a lot on our plates as designers, and we should take advantage of everything we have at our disposal to make our jobs easier. Here’s a list of 5 awesome and free resources that will make your job easier as a designer. 1. Pixabay Free stock photos are hard to find. Free high…

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4 Hideous Logos and How I’d Redesign Them
4 Hideous Logos and How I’d Redesign Them 850 310 Nick Saporito

Here are 4¬†organizations that have risen to national recognition and achieved success despite their ugly logos. I’m not just going to pick on them – I’m going to offer my own suggestions as a designer, and how I would personally go about refreshing their branding, and why. Before we get started, let’s first take a…

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Here’s what a $5 logo really looks like…
Here’s what a $5 logo really looks like… 850 310 Nick Saporito

Fiverr is a well known online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers. Sellers provide an array of digital services in exchange for $5. One of the best-selling services on Fiverr is logo design, and being a logo designer myself (who charges far more than $5,) I was curious about what kind of logo I could…

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