Archive for the “Designer Advice” category

A Lesson All Designers Can Learn From Jay Z and Kanye West.

by Calvin Cox on September 2, 2009

Today as I was driving home, I heard a song on the radio by Jay Z. Just when I thought that I had heard every record Jay Z will make, and signed him off as a rapper that had his (…)

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Choose One! Your Design Firm’s Financial Needs Or Brand Promise.

by Calvin Cox on July 13, 2009

Sometimes a new freelance designer will find himself in an awkward position when managing finances. If you’re working on a tight budget, which is normally the case with designers starting out in freelancing, the tendency is to seek work anywhere (…)

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10 Decisions Your Client Will Make Before Hiring You For A Design Project.

by Calvin Cox on April 2, 2009

Early last week I wrote an article from a Salesman’s perspective in sharing with you my top 10 list of features all design portfolio websitesshould have. Today, I’m writing this post from the shoes of your potential client. When I decided (…)

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The [Graphic Designer -Web Designer-Fashion Designer] Artist Loses Out in The Social Media Sphere.

by Calvin Cox on February 6, 2009

Design Job Description: “JACK OF ALL TRADES… NOT WANTED” I meet designers who are involved in so many areas of design it’s insane.  I mean I understand how common this is, after all creativity expands.  It is normal for a designer (…)

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A Swift Kick in the Butt And A Bit of Inspiration From Just Creative Design.

by Calvin Cox on January 28, 2009

Just Creative Design, Jacob Cass Interviews Veteran Designers About Staying Focused. Design as you know is not like anything else in the realm of career choices. Most times you find yourself hoping that you were not chosen to follow the (…)

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Is the Global Economy Negatively Affecting Your Local Design Business Income?

by Calvin Cox on December 2, 2008

As I’m doing my research on the various ways designers find work; I stumbled on many different sites that designers use to find work. The questions is, do these sites give you the work you want at the price you (…)

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The Recession Proof Freelance Designer Check List:

by Calvin Cox on July 26, 2008

Advertisement So you would like to become a Freelance Designer. You’ve gotten tired of the 9-to-5 and would like a little more freedom. You’re bored with the monotony and crave more exciting projects. You would like to build your own (…)

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Too Much Creative Competition? Why Green Design Might Be Your Solution!

by Calvin Cox on July 21, 2008

In some circles green design is an oxymoron. In other circles it’s simply something that should be left up to the gurus of the world! The other day I was getting ready to pickup my wife from the train station, (…)

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Are You A Branded Designer? Take The iPhone Brand Test

by Calvin Cox on July 12, 2008

The post today is about personal branding; This is a topic I know I’ll revisit again and again but wanted to get my feet wet and get your marketing marbles rolling. I’m sure that I’m not introducing you to anything (…)

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A Designer’s 10 Commandments for Living on Google’s Earth

by Calvin Cox on June 18, 2008

Roughly 70% of internet users who patronize companies online are finding it through a Google search.



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