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How to quantify my experience as a designer on my résumé?

I am a graphic designer, and I worked in France in two companies for eight years, before I have the eight years experience I worked before as a freelance graphic designer for three years. Now, my ...
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How to keep the portfolio updated while working at design studios?

In my experience, when you work with branding agencies or design studios or organisation of such nature, you are kind of bound by law or contract not to disclose your work for a certain period of time ...
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If I am not passionate at designing, should I quit? [closed]

I studied graphic design for 4 years and have now been working in the industry for 4+ years. My problem is that I'm not really that passionate about it. I like working with design, but I am far from ...
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How to guide an employee to improve his graphic design ablilties?

I am CTO at a small-medium software development company with a few ages history. I carry RRHH selection, teaching, and internal promotion. Until yesterday we just had developers and design was driven ...
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Would an MA in Communications and New Media improve my design career prospects?

I have a BA & MA in unrelated fields, a certificate in web design/UX/UI and a basic portfolio. I'd like to get a job as part of a design team for a startup or relatively successful company in a ...
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Best sites to present my works (Webdesign, Brands)

I'm currently member on Dribbble and Behance where i show my works and recieve clients. Both sites are great since people are able to directly see some portfolios, contact information and everything ...
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Name for a folder that has all of your PSD's, AI's, SVG's, etc [closed]

My project folders at work have different subfolders for wireframes, comps, and prototypes, but I want to have subfolders for the actual .psd, .ai, .svg, etc. files to separate them from the many ...
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RGB or CMYK for resume/portfolio

Is it best to use RGB color-space when you don't know if the end-user of the document is going to be printing the document on an inkjet or laser printer? For example, even though my home printer has 4 ...
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What to do with clients files as I stop consulting?

I've been an independent designer for years, keeping my own clients on top of freelancing/teaching. I'm busier with other things now and planning on stopping work for my clients. At some point, I've ...
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Work and Clipping Paths in Photoshop to InDesign

I am trying to export a clean mask of an image I created in photoshop to indesign. Whenever I utilize the work path, the wp does not adhere to the selections I've made, but rather creates jagged nasty ...
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Graphic design job getting asked to copy other work

I am currently at my third job as a Graphic designer and have been in the field for about 5 years. My first company moved to the other side of the country, so I couldn't stay there. My second job was ...
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Understanding an interview question about CSS

Currently, I'm applying for a position which is for a sort of mixed web designer and front-end developer position. I've passed the CV screening and received an interview from from the company. I got ...
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How can I convince my manager to stop predisposing our designers?

I'm trying to convince our manager that we want a fresh look. What we really need to do is to describe the features to a designer and see what they come up with. Instead he shows them pictures of last ...
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How to handle requests for revisions after final files have been submitted?

Recently I have a customer who keeps asking for revisions. The design has been finalized and the final files have all been submitted to them. Yet, after some time, they contacted me for revisions on ...
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Should I ask an illustrator to (temporarily) work for free? If so, where to look?

I've looked over this question about asking for free work, and read the NO!SPEC faq, and I agree with those lines of logic entirely. I'm in a position I think is different though. I'm a pianist, and ...
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Should I watermark my work?

I am an art student who is trying to upload some digital work on a website. Do graphic designers typically watermark their work? If no, how do graphic designers protect their work? Update: ...
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Graphic design outsourcing contracts?

AIGA and others have a slew of contracts that can be used by graphic designers with their clients. But where can I find a contract that designers can use when they want to outsource projects to other ...
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I currently work as a UX/UI designer and my boss (a back-end developer) doesn't trust my decisions and acts as if he needs a Production Artist

I find myself in need of some career advice. I work in a small, purposefully-secluded web development department inside a larger company. Everyone else on the team is a front-end or back-end developer ...
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In-house designer yearly goals - How to be descriptive

Our organization has to complete yearly goals and I don't know how to elaborate and this is my problem for years. I have the goals but can't fully explain in detail. I am surrounded by editors that ...
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Ever use anti-glare glasses for an over bright design department?

My design department just moved to a new building and the space they set up for us is bright! Super bright! 16 in-ceiling fixtures with three tubes per fixture. The room is closed in, no windows and ...
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Some practical strategies for the pixel monkey dilemma

I saw this question on UXSE but thought it might be interesting to see what the response on graphic design SE compared to stackoverflow or programming SE: Just a bit of background though... I ...
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Which is more beneficial for a career as a User Interface Designer; an apprenticeship or a university degree?

If I wanted to be a UI/UX designer, which would be the better route? To get an apprenticeship and earn experience, using online resources to learn techniques, OR to go to a university and get a degree ...
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What job can help bridge me over to graphic design while I study?

I would like to have some kind of creative job role while I teach myself graphic design. I currently work in a factory on an assembly line that has nothing to do with what I'm studying. So I've ...
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Where to find interface designers on the internet?

Just to say, I'm not about to make a pitch on this site for work. I assume that is probably against the rules of the site and respect that. I just wondered if anyone has good ideas though on where to ...
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Is it an usual practice to request portfolio rights?

I'm an amateur graphic designer. I've been doing work for local companies and initiatives for just over a year now. I recently got a job designing for a pretty big client (by my standards). They ...
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Is being a graphic designer a stressful job?

I am considering my options and interested in becoming a graphic designer, however i often hear its a stressful job due to deadlines and pressure to deliver. Is this the case?
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What are some common, useful methods to use when interviewing a graphic/ux designer for work on a development project?

I'm looking to hire one (or more) designers to create materials that we can use for several software development projects. What's a good way for me to think about this work, and some good strategies I ...
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Can I “donate” source files to non-profit for tax deduction?

I created a template for an 8-page monthly print publication and created the publication for print each month for 7 happy years. The client hired a new PR person who suddenly let me go and demanded my ...
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Where can I find web design projects?

I am a recently graduated graphic designer. I would like to know if there are any worthwhile websites that I could present my portfolio and receive or look for job offers. I have came across the ...
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What is “standard markup” for purchases which need to be passed on to the client?

Let's say I'm designing a site, and Client and I agree that I'm going to purchase a slideshow to use on Client's site. The slideshow code costs $30. I will mark this up to compensate me for my time ...