Invoice deliverables, not processes; Advice for design students/new designers

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invoice design clients

How to invoice clients is a common question among graphic design students and new designers. At the end of the day people want results, not processes, and as such it’s usually good practice for your invoices to reflect this.

Some argue that invoices should be broken down and itemized in detail so clients know exactly what they’re paying for. This is fine in theory, but in reality it’s usually unnecessary.

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Edge painting business cards

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colour edging letterpress

You’ve got the front and rear of your business card designed and printed. Now how about the sides? Edge painting, or colour edging if you prefer, is a great addition to really make your business card stand out.

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Keming

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keming

A comical lesson in typography: Keming, the result of improper kerning.

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Honest logos

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money-waster-logo

If some logos were brutally honest…

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Managing charity, speculative and free graphic design requests

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charity free graphic design

Charitable, speculative and free design work is regularly sought after in the design industry. While the terms are often interchanged, there are important distinctions between them which define whether designers should accept or refuse the work.

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Most common screen resolution(s) and best size for web design: A 100,000 visitor analysis

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screen resolution

The most common screen resolution, screen size and best practices when it comes to size for web design are common topics of discussion among web designers. Opinions are divided on what size is best, but luckily there is plenty of cold, hard data to help you decide.

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Judging a business by its email

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judge book by its cover

They say “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover” but lets face it, we do.

It just about makes me cringe when someone is investing proper time, effort and money with me to design a brand identity for their new business, and the email address they provide for their stationery is something like fuzzy_woodle_376@hotmail.com.

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Read your bookcase

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read your bookcase

A fantastic modular, typographic bookcase by Saporiti. Be sure to view the full post for additional images.

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100 habits of successful graphic designers

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100 habits graphic successful designers

A little good advice never hurt anyone. If you’re looking for a few tips on how to improve your graphic design business, or just a little insight into how others do things, 100 habits of successful graphic designers is worth a read.

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How would you like your graphic design? You may pick two

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how would you like your graphic design

How would you like your graphic design? You may pick two. Be sure to view the full post to see the complete venn diagram.

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