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Logo Files for Clients: Formats To Send Each Client
Logo Files for Clients: Formats To Send Each Client 850 500 Nick Saporito

UPDATE for March 2018: I’ve written a new, updated post with more extensive and relevant information for 2018. Check it out here. The project isn’t finished once your client declares the design has been perfected to their liking. At this stage, all they usually have is a low resolution preview of their design, in PNG…

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7 Tools Nobody Told You You’d Need As a Graphic Designer
7 Tools Nobody Told You You’d Need As a Graphic Designer 848 310 Nick Saporito

Everybody talks about the design software, everybody talks about design principles and best practices, and everybody talks about how to find clients. Not many people talk about the little things, though – those in-between resources that are not only helpful, but necessary to help get you through your work day as a graphic designer. Allow…

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Using Social Media to Develop Business Relationships
Using Social Media to Develop Business Relationships 848 310 Nick Saporito

In my freelancing guide I made a point to emphasize the importance of building ongoing business relationships with your clients and how crucial it is to building a steady, full-time income. If you want to be successful as a freelancer, you need referrals and repeat clients. No matter how well you promote, market or advertise…

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How Much Should You Charge For a Logo?
How Much Should You Charge For a Logo? 848 310 Nick Saporito

Asking how much a logo costs is like asking how much a car costs. What kind of car? New or used? Is it a luxury sedan or an economical compact? Are you purchasing it from an authorized dealer or a classified ad? How much mileage does it have? What condition is it in? So on and…

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Do You Need a Degree to Be a Graphic Designer?
Do You Need a Degree to Be a Graphic Designer? 848 310 Nick Saporito

I’ve been a freelance graphic designer since 2011 and in that time have worked for over 1,000 different clients to-date. My work has spanned a robust variety of clientele, ranging from smartphone accessory startups to intra-company hockey teams to branches of Fortune 500 companies and everything in-between. Despite the vast diverisity of people I’ve worked…

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The Best Way to Improve Your Design Skills
The Best Way to Improve Your Design Skills 848 310 Nick Saporito

A question I’m commonly asked by newcomers aspiring to enter the freelance design field is how I reached the skill level I’m at now. I don’t consider myself too much of an advanced designer given my experience so far, but assuming they’re impressed with either my portfolio, my screencast tutorials, or maybe both, they want…

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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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