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Two Great Sites for Pro Bono Work

August 27, 2014 Categories: freelance. No Comments

Now that I’ve convinced you to try a Pro Bono project (see my earlier post), I’m sure the next question you have is – where do I look for these jobs? Below are two sites I’ve found helpful: Catchafire: I worked through Catchafire for my first pro bono project. There is an application and interview process for […]

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Show & Tell: Poster Design

August 22, 2014 Categories: show & tell. No Comments

This is a poster I designed this past week. Actually, we’ve been working on this project off and on for quite a while. But it’s finally finished and will go next to a donation box at local churches and businesses to advertise a cell phone recycling program that raises money for a missionary couple.

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Get a Professional Head Shot

August 21, 2014 Categories: job search. No Comments

It is worth the time and money to have a really nice, professional photo taken of yourself in order to make the best impression possible on a prospective employer. This photo can be used for a LinkedIn account profile and the about section on a portfolio website. Web presence matters – especially if working remotely, […]

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What to Wear to a Job Interview

August 20, 2014 Categories: What to Wear. No Comments

Congrats! You’ve applied and set up a time to go for an interview. Now…what to wear? Creative jobs like graphic design seem to be fairly casual. Lately, my interviews have been for remote freelance jobs via phone. But it’s important to make a good impression at onsite interviews by sticking to the basics: Blouse: I feel […]

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Three Favorite Indie Pattern Designers

August 19, 2014 Categories: Sew. No Comments

Every so often I get the urge to sew. I’ve made pajama pants, a couple skirts, one dress and a few throw pillows. As a beginner sewer I want patterns that are interesting but not too difficult. In my search for a new pattern, three designers stood out to me: Colette Patterns: The patterns are vintage-inspired and gorgeous. I […]

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Three Reasons to Work Pro Bono

August 18, 2014 Categories: freelance. No Comments

I have done a few pro bono design projects over the last couple years and definitely recommend looking into it- especially if you are a student or recent graduate.  Three reasons to take on a pro bono project: Gain work experience: Student projects are great, but nothing beats experience with a real client. Communication is key, […]

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