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How to not steal someone else’s design

“Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” This is a favorite quote of a designer I once knew. He would say it whenever someone would point out that his work looked similar to someone else’s. Some people say the quote is from Picasso. It might have been from T.S. Eliot. Someone stole it from somebody, that much is certain. However, present...

Web design trends for 2022

If we’ve learned anything over the last two years, it’s that we’ll always have to keep adapting to something new. This is true in both  life and  design, and as we move into 2022, designers are beginning  to embrace life’s chaos  and express it through their designs. Trends for 2022 are moving toward bolder, more creative, more interactive designs....

7 content marketing pieces your business can create

Content goes beyond writing. Content is anything that can be used to inform, educate, or entertain an audience. Marketers are getting creative when it comes to their content marketing strategy, formulating content that is both static and interactive. The goal of your content is to engage and resonate with your audience so they build a connection to...

Pantone color of the year 2022

If you’re paying attention, trends in design will show up across several mediums. From websites to fashion to interior and product design, you’ll start to notice similar patterns, colors, and textures across industries. Perhaps the easiest design trend to track is what colors are popular in any given year or season. Pantone, a global leader in...

5 outcomes you can expect from Growth Suite’s client reporting

Client reports are an essential component of agency work. As an agency owner, and even as a freelance web developer, you need to be able to communicate your successes with clients to underscore just how valuable your services are.  While this could be completed through hours of phone calls, meetings, emails, and touch-bases, a client report provides...

Best conferences to attend in 2022

Planning for your future should include equal parts “getting stuff done” and “learning new stuff,” but with a full to-do list and little time to spare, it can be difficult to stay on the cutting edge of industry trends. One effective way to keep yourself in the loop is by attending conferences geared towards the work you do (or aspire to do). ...

How to make conference networking work for you

One of the most powerful tools a designer can wield is a finely-honed business network, comprised of skilled and knowledgeable peers. Actively maintaining your network via social media, word of mouth, and good, old-fashioned business transactions will help you tailor a beautiful working environment for growing your business.  But how do you get...

You’ve lost your biggest client. Now what?

Losing your biggest client is downright terrifying, but it’s important to focus on how you’ll keep working. We all have different expenses and circumstances, but I’ve got a few suggestions here about how to work your way through a loss of that magnitude. Assess why you lost the client Understand the reason for parting ways, whether...

Designing for dark mode

The average American spends more than seven hours looking at screens each day—and that amount is increasing every year. When so much of your time is spent staring at a device, you start to get preferences for the way content is presented. More and more, that preference is trending toward a darker interface. According to a 2020 Android Authority...

15 WordPress sites by artists to inspire you

When you’re working on a website’s design or layout, you can start to feel more like a worker bee than a true artist. But that’s exactly what you are! Web designers are shaping the way we take in our virtual world, and they hold the power to make an online environment as beautiful as it is functional. From painters to interior design firms to...

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