Top 10 Takeaways After Two Years of Exploring Client Perspectives Greetings, my name is Andy Baker and I’m the Group Creative Director at the National Geographic Channel. For the past two years, I’ve been running a blog called The Client Blog all about the client’s perspective on the creative process — a perspective not often heard or discussed. Here’s a list of the top 10 takeaways I’ve learned over the past two years — a ‘Cliffnotes’ version of what I share on my wesbite. These top 10 takeaways are not necessarily in order of importance, just the things that stand out to me most, or consistent themes that I’ve heard and written about. Press Advantage: Pricing "I’m very pleased with how simple and seamless the system is to use. Plus the pricing is outstanding. In the past I had to find an outsourcer to write a sub-par Press Release, edit it myself so it would make sense, add it to the PR system myself including styling it, adding hyperlinks, etc., then submit and wait for review. And finally correct any issues if it got rejected. On top of that, the PR only got distributed to one PR channel and so it got very little exposure.
7 jQuery Parallax and Scrolling Effect Plugins Parallax precisely is a variance in the actual position of any object that is seen beside different lines of sight. The word Parallax is derived from a Greek word, parallaxis which basically means alteration. This term is relatively a new trend in the world of web designing. Although, Parallax has been around for quite some time now but it has gained popularity recently. You can use Parallax scrolling in order to create interesting web design and exciting 3D illusion. With the help of Parallax technique, you can move the images in your website in different speed which creates a nice effect.
How to Make Cinemagraphs — Still Photos that Move Like Movies! Yup, that picture moves. Nope, you’re not going crazy! ‘Cause who said photos can only feature “still” life? Inspired by the moving pictures created by photographer and motion designer duo Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, we set out to make the magic happen. Make your pictures move like ours did with a some Photoshop magic! Make DIY Moving Photos! Following Your Passion is Bull$@!# See, the thing about following your passion and then somehow magically living the lifestyle of your dreams, although it sounds great, at the end of the day why would a sane person leave their well-paying job for a “chance” to make a few bucks on a hobby or a side-gig? Well that’s exactly what I did. I quit my six-figure consulting job at a Global Fortune 2000 company then literally packed-up and hitch-hiked 300 miles and met 14 amazing strangers (and thankfully I was not abducted). So what does earning money in a side-business have to do with tramping around the country? It’s a mindset. The funny thing about taking risk, leaving your comfort zone and taking chances is that the more you do it the more comfortable you become with it.
20 Essential Tools For Graphic And Web Designers Graphics and business-related software are key for graphic or web design because they will help you stay creative and organized. Below you can see 20 important tools that any designer should know about. Adobe Creative Suite Adobe products are the industry standard for graphics creation, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Acrobat. Each serves its own key purpose, such as photo editing, layout work and illustration. 50 Brilliant Billboard Ads That Will Stop You In Your Tracks (And What You Can Learn From Them) With digital ads taking over our lives, it’s easy to start questioning how long other forms of advertising are going to last. Oh, rest assured: billboards are going nowhere. They are alive, well and getting increasingly creative. Here’s a scenario: you’re cruising on the highway, pretending to be focused on your driving, blasting some nostalgic hits as loud as it gets.
How To Create a Billion Dollar Company Recently I have been looking at some of the worlds most success billionaires such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Steve Jobs. Although only being 21 years old, I often feel like I’m not achieving as much as I really can, I look at other people who at my age are so much further ahead – sure in some respects I had to come further as I didn’t give a thought in the world to my education till a year after I had done my exams. They Are The Best At What They Do Look at Google, we use it because it gives us the results we are looking for quicker than any other search engine, the same applies to Facebook, we use it as it’s the most user friendly and has all our friends in one place. These are prime examples of businesses that just do it better than anyone else, and that is what you have got to do.
10 Useful Web Apps for Designers DesignWoop welcomes this guest post by Tomas Laurinavicius. Since the iPhone and iPad entered the market you can hear lots of news about apps for these devices. Tons of apps available today and you can find everything you want. But today I would like to share 10 handy web-based apps for designers. 6 Content Writing Tools to Boost Your Content Marketing All people rely on the Internet whenever they want to acquire certain pieces of information. Whether it is educational or whether it is about a business brand, all online users would turn to websites. This explains why businesses, organizations, institutions and even individuals would create their own sites and blogs. Through effective and strategic content marketing, you can achieve your Internet marketing goals. There are various content writing tools that can boost your content marketing.
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