Helping Your Clients Master eCommerce

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Among the biggest challenges is finding out exactly what a client wants and needs. First, it’s all about showing clients the lay of the land. Let’s take a look at some ways to help clients make sense of eCommerce. This is where client training plays a big role.

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The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Maybe your teachers warned you to be as discerning as possible when taking on new clients (or maybe they told you the opposite, but you knew it was BS), but reality is often a rude awakening from what you expected when you first started working. A bad client is bad news , period.

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30 Amusing Stories of Clients From Hell

Inspiration Feed

Everybody has at least one client horror story, especially if you’re a designer or developer. Dealing with imbecile clients who just don’t understand the hard work and time it takes to create a beautiful design takes guts.

Dealing With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Of course, the equivalent of a shoemaker in the design world are the overly opinionated clients, that insists on bringing in a team of non-designers to muck up your smooth workflow. The solution involves bringing the client back to a familiar pain point: money.

What to Do When a Web Design Client Leaves

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Have you ever noticed that most freelance web design advice is related to gaining new clients? Instead of rehashing all the old strategies for increasing business, let’s talk about what happens when a client heads out the door.

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Helping Clients Rapidly Adopt New Business Models

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients are expecting to make big changes in a very short amount time. Advise Clients to Start Small. If a client approaches you with a big idea that will fundamentally change their business, it’s likely to have just as big of an impact on their website.

Brief encounters: How to change your clients' briefing habits and nail their objectives

Creative Boom

Following on from his article on developing a fairer, more productive pitching process , Mark Davis, co-founder and creative director of property branding agency me&dave , offers insights and tips on the art of getting your clients to write better creative briefs.

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The Most Important Thing Your Clients Should Know About Their Website

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When a client hires you to design and build a website, they’re making an investment in their organization. Some clients will nickel and dime their way through a project, not wanting to spend the funds required to accomplish their goals. Clients will need to understand that reality.

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Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Part of our relationship with clients also involves sharing knowledge and gently prodding them to move in the right direction. Because the web is constantly changing, designers are often an invaluable resource for clients. It’s something clients need to know about.

Educating Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: you’re working on a project for a client, and all of a sudden there’s a discrepancy with your payment. Perhaps it’s because of scope creep , or maybe the client just went over budget for some reason. Okay, freelance designers.

How to Find Design Clients During a Lockdown

Creative Market

One of the biggest concerns for designers is how to find clients during this time of worldwide lockdowns. Though this pandemic and lockdown are unprecedented challenges for graphic designers, it’s still possible to find good clients during this hardship. Client Welcome Packet Template.

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Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Dealing with concerned clients can be a challenge for numerous reasons. In some ways, it’s even worse for our clients. With that in mind, here are a few items that tend to put even cool clients into panic mode. The only trouble is that your client has never heard of this company.

Best Web Design Builder Software in 2020

Just Creative

Best Website Builders in 2020. Includes an editor interface, proving very useful for teams or clients as they can browse the site and change elements, say adding videos. So which one is the best web design software of 2020? This article has been contributed by Tegan Tedd.

Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2020

Just Creative

As of January 2020, there were about 1.74 At the same time, they also must support their clients’ goals of increasing visitor engagement and conversions. 2020 Web Design Trends & Predictions To Boost Engagement and Impact. Guest Articles Web Design & UX 2020 trends

TerDawn DeBoe: My Son, My Client

Graphic Design USA

Graphic designer TerDawn Boe executed a project for her son and re-learned some valuable lessons. Blog GDUSA GDUSA Blog GDUSA People Graphic Design News Graphic Design USA TerDawn Boe

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The Best Computers for Graphic Designers 2020

Just Creative

Whether you’re just starting out, or you have been working as a graphic designer for a while, using the right technology to provide your clients with your best work is essential. Update* See our updated list of the best computers for designers in 2020.

A guide to the UK and Ireland's best art and design conferences in 2020

Creative Boom

The VFX Festival 2020, London. In 2020, the festival will focus on discovering and developing new and emerging talent. 16-18 March 2020, Southbank Centre, London – 3-5 April 2020, The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin –

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The Best Huion Tablets for Designers & Artists in 2020

Just Creative

When you’re a graphic designer or artist, choosing the right tablet for your artwork is important because the wrong tablet can hold your work back and keep you from getting those desired clients. . Here are the Best Huion Tablets for Graphic Designers & Artists in 2020!

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50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

Creative Boom

Under Consideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives and content, while taking on a limited amount of client work. No creative can exist in a vacuum.

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Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sometimes, you may get a client who wants you to do something that you’re just not comfortable with. We all want to please our clients, but how do you please a client who, say, really wants you to directly copy another company’s logo design or sales copy?

The Best Laptops for Graphic Designers in 2020

Just Creative

With 2020 in full swing, we wanted to make sure that we provide you with the best tech available so you can be successful all year long. The Best Laptops for Designers in 2020. The Best Laptops for Designers in 2020 Compared. The Best Laptops for Designers in 2020.

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Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

As someone who’s worked on both sides of the freelancer-client fence, I give a lot of “insider” advice to designers on dealing with their clients. Why don’t they see themselves as capable of having the so-called “luxury” of firing bad clients?

Top 10 Web Design Trends for 2020

Creative Market

As this year comes to a close, we look toward the new year with excitement for the web design trends for 2020. The past year was filled with developments in virtual reality and voice UX, as well as the prominence of geometric shapes in design, so what will 2020 bring for web design?

The Role Design Plays in Your Client’s Sales Funnel

Speckyboy Design Magazine

In this article I’m going to talk about what you’re really supposed to be doing as a designer, and just what role your designs play in your client’s sales funnel. It’s nice if it does, but your client and even you may not know what your design is actually doing.

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Working With Good and Bad Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Today, I want to talk about our favorite subject as designers: clients. Oh, clients. The primary thing to remember when dealing with clients is this: you can never – I repeat, never – make a bad client into a great client.

11 Creative Ways to Make Money Online in 2020

Just Creative

Here are some exciting ideas to make money in 2020. Projections show that by 2020, 43% of the U.S. Know about the nitty-gritty of a winning fundraising campaign before you go out there and make a commitment to a client. This article has been contributed by Abhishek Talreja.

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10 Illustration Trends for 2020

Creative Market

This article reviews 10 future illustration trends that will serve as an inspiration to all readers for their personal and client projects. Let's start off by noting an important item that will be consistent across all trends: Pantone's 2020 "Color of the Year"– Classic Blue.

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Logo Design Trends 2020: A Blast of Colors and Shapes

Graphic Mama

Logo design trends 2020 are here and they look amazing! Today, we’ll go through the contemporary logo design and predict which trends will be most popular in the world of logo design in 2020. In 2020, not only will cartoon logos be super hot, but they will be animated, as well.

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How to Spot Terrible Client Business Ideas

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It can be really tough when a client suddenly runs out of money and has to default on your payment for a project. Something every designer needs to know to avoid getting tangled up in business disasters is how to properly observe a potential client.

Supple's eye-catching 2020 calendar inspired by famous spectacle wearers and your local opticians

Creative Boom

This is certainly a sight for sore eyes: a charity wall calendar for 2020, inspired by famous spectacle wearers past and present, ranging from Gandhi to Ga Ga, Elton John to Audrey Hepburn.

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Amazing Banner Design Ideas to Impress Your Potential Clients More

Graphic Mama

The Best Color Combinations to Try in 2020. The post Amazing Banner Design Ideas to Impress Your Potential Clients More appeared first on GraphicMama Blog. An amazing collection of banner design ideas that will fuel you with inspiration and beauty for your next banner design project.

10 awesome tools to help you be more productive in 2020

Creative Boom

Whether you need inspiration fast, want to deal with clients more effectively or handle mundane chores with ease. Your clients are keen to catch up and meetings need to be booked. It's a brand new year.

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Web Design Lessons You Need to Master This 2020

Graphic Design Junction

It’s not a task for the faint-hearted, for a well-crafted site requires you to understand both the objectives of your client and the user experience of the audience they serve. Just saying yes to every favor is not doing any good to your client nor your output.

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Dealing with the Low or No-Profit Areas of Your Freelance Web Design Business

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients may be depending on you for these items. Hopefully, the core services you provide clients are doing well (if not, that’s a whole other discussion). Client Relations. Sometimes, it’s those little things that mean a lot to clients.

Best Laptops for Video Editing, Motion Graphics & Animation in 2020

Just Creative

When your business means editing video after video to provide your client with the best possible result, having a laptop that lacks the power and the gear to get the job done can cause serious problems. The Best Laptops for Video Editing, Motion Graphics & Animation In 2020.

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How to Make Instagram Stories in 2020

Graphic Mama

No matter what your own story is, Instagram Stories in 2020 have the power to give you an exposure you never imagined possible. In today’s article, we will talk about how to leverage this tool and we will share ideas and tips on how to make Instagram Stories in 2020.

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The Easy Way to Get Testimonials From Clients

Six Leaf Design

Believe it or not, your past clients are some of the most valuable assets you have to get new business. They know your quality of work, have great things to say about you (hopefully) and have the power to influence your future clients who may be on the fence about hiring you.

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35 Best Photography WordPress Themes For 2020

Graphic Design Junction

30 Best eCommerce WordPress Themes For 2020. Professional Resume Templates Of 2020. 2020’s Best Photography Themes. This template is ideal for designers, photographers, and those who need an easy, attractive and effective way to share their work with clients.

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50 Best Design Blogs You Have To Read (2020 Update)


Under Consideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives and content, while taking on a limited amount of client work. The post 50 Best Design Blogs You Have To Read (2020 Update) appeared first on Shillington Design Blog. No creative can exist in a vacuum.

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50 free resources for your graphic design projects in 2020

Creative Boom

If you happen to be short on funds right now or have been handed a tight budget by a cash-strapped client, there are many free design resources that can help you out.

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