Hard Skills and Soft Skills for Designers

Ask an interior designer what’s something they didn’t learn in design school that they wish they had, and they are likely to mention how to deal with clients. The same is true for other creatives. Graphic designers, photographers, architects and illustrators, many of whom are self-employed or work in a small firm, all struggle with…

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Give Me a Break

All work and no rest is a recipe for a meltdown. You owe it to yourself and your business to take some time off now and then to recharge, renew and rebuild your store of resources. That might entail taking care of your physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual health. In this podcast, Gail talks with Erin about the sabbatical she took at the end of last year and how it has contributed to her personal and professional growth. 

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Local SEO Guide for Interior Designers

These days, even clients who rely more on referrals or word-of-mouth when selecting a designer spend some time online. They scan project images and scope out local firms, whether it’s their websites, social media pages, or listing in a designer directory. You want to be sure that when they’re searching “interior designers in [my town]”…

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A Little Financial Knowledge Goes a Long Way

One of the biggest financial issues preoccupying many creatives is determining the value of what they’re worth. Curiously, far fewer creatives concern themselves with knowing what their business is worth. That’s a shame, because they could be earning a lot more if they had just a little bit of financial knowledge. In control or driving…

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