• ARTISAN INSIDER: HOW TO STAND OUT AT A JOB FAIR

    4/18/14

    Hello everyone! As a college student I have been to quite a few job fairs. Whether you are in college, about to graduate, or looking for a new job, job fairs are one of the best ways to find out about a company you could work for and network with recruiters and people in the …

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  • Easter Egg Bonus: Making the User Experience Fun

    4/17/14

    While the internet is seen as being full of wonderful and quirky things to gawk at in awe, it’s really quite the opposite. Most times, the average user is stuck seeing tedious, boring things, whether it’s waiting for a page or a video to load or filling out form after tedious form. Fortunately, a clever …

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  • Is Searching for Employment in Social Media a Struggle for You?

    4/16/14

    The New York Times reports that social media-based business collaboration and communication will boost the economy by anywhere from $900 billion to $1.3 trillion in the next few years. So why is LinkedIn reporting that growth in “social media manager” hires has slowed by 50% over the last year? The numbers seem counterintuitive in the extreme, …

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  • Tips for Discovering the Better Designer in You

    4/15/14

    As a graphic designer hoping to improve your design abilities, you’re probably taking a conventional approach by keeping up with the latest software and reading magazines like “Communication Arts” and “Advanced Photoshop.” These methods are effective, but there’s another side to design that needs to be nurtured as well. You could say that art is …

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  • ARTISAN INSIDER: TOP 10 JOB HUNTING TIPS FROM RECRUITERS

    Happy Tuesday! Tuesdays at Artisan Talent are dedicated to helping you find a job. We give you interview advice, career tips, industry articles to read, and post the latest hot jobs we are hiring for. I sat down with the four amazing Artisan Talent Recruiters who place people in jobs for web design, graphic design, …

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  • Nailing the One-shot Cover Letter

    4/14/14

    For many job seekers, writing a cover letter is the most painful part of beginning any job search. As a result, many job seekers skimp on the cover letter or make sloppy mistakes in their cover letters that hurt their chances of getting the job. Your cover letter is half of your application, and therefore, a …

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  • Scrolling Your Way to Better Web Design

    4/13/14

    There are some simple ways to determine if your website is effective. If you’re an online retailer, you should see sales. If your page is purely informational, you should receive few questions from visitors pertaining to information already available on your site. As the owner of any website, you should see traffic. If your website …

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  • Why Ignoring Video Marketing Could Prove Perilous

    4/10/14

    Most preparation for videographer careers today includes learning about web video production. This is an area where demand for work will continue to increase and production techniques are relatively simple and inexpensive. Website owners who ignore video marketing trends could find their actions are perilous to their success. Is Video the Future of Marketing Content? …

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  • 4 Steps to Better Content Curation

    4/9/14

    Superior curated content will bring you closer to being a thought leader, the Go To resource for fresh information. When you share topical content with key networks, you ‘ll also help your organization achieve marketing milestones. The scope of curated content covers gathered information surrounding specific subject matter. Unlike content marketing , content curation requires …

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  • Dynamic Content Makes Your Website More Relevant

    4/8/14

    Personalization is the key to impacting a wide audience with your website. If you’re a creative art director or a marketing director, you know that the trouble in marketing a website to a wide audience is that not all users want the same things. In fact, it’s basically guaranteed that visitors to your website will …

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