There are many times in a designer's career when you will hear and see things the make you cringe.
I’m sure you probably come into contact with them every day – some of them you may not even notice them anymore, and others might make your blood boil every time.
In this article, I break down six cringe-inducing things that drive me crazy as a Designer.
Every day we see tens, hundreds or thousands of them, but profile photos have become such an important window into your online persona.
Whether we admit it or not, everyone makes a split second judgment on an online account based on their first impressions, which is usually a profile picture.
‘KPI’ is a phrase that’s thrown around a lot in business.
But what does it actually mean?
The official Oxford English Dictionary definition is “A quantifiable measure used to evaluate the success of an organization, employee, etc. in meeting objectives for performance.”.
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Alright, I’ll admit it: I’m a Millennial, and I love Disney. In true NSC fashion, I’ve discovered that there are some surprisingly useful hints and tips for creatives nestled beneath those Mickey Mouse ears.
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So many of us dread criticism and critiques. It’s been twisted into something that seems like a negative part of the creative process.
The reason why so many of us fear and loathe critiques is that people often do it wrong.
Criticism should be constructive, not destructive.
It’s Sunday night and the weekend is over. The new working week is creeping closer. So here’s your weekly dose of inspiration, in the form of a summary week’s nudenotes.
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Like it or loathe it, networking is necessary for your business to thrive.
The more people you know, and the more people that know about your business, the more brand awareness and professional authority you'll have, and the more sales you'll make.
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For those of you who have been following my Instagram feed know that every week for the past 25 weeks, I’ve been posting my booknotes on Douglas Davis’ brilliant book, Creative Strategy and the Business of Design.
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In the world of sports, standing out and developing your personal brand is necessary to stand out from the rest in a highly competitive environment. Not only do you need to be unique, but you also need to prove your results to attract sponsors, teams, and events, and to be that inspirational role model to your audience.
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Jargon is horrible. It’s such a deterrent for customers, and most jargon is unnecessary.
Where possible, avoid it. Where unavoidable, explain it in simple terms - why not turn that explanation into quality content?
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