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Design Industry Experts on Packaging Design: Part I

Packaging design is probably one of the most complicated branches of the design industry — that is if there are any easy ones at all. With all of its complicated steps, techniques, and nuances to consider, it can be really challenging at times, but all of that makes it even more rewarding when you see the result.

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Design Industry Experts on Packaging Design: Part II

I like to think how literally everything that surrounds us is the product of someone’s design. I mean, isn’t it fascinating to buy a bottle of milk and a pack of very breakfasty crunchy cornflakes thinking that someone somewhere spent days and weeks making sure this exact moment will happen to as many people as possible? If it seems a bit odd, you still have to believe me — it surely did happen.

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Creative Talks: Being Formally Trained or Self-Taught Artist, Part 2

Have you ever wondered if you’ve chosen the right path in life? I certainly have! But the other thing that makes me question my career even more is what if I’ve gone to art school instead of learning everything on my own. 

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Creative Talks: Being Formally Trained or Self-Taught Artist, Part 1

I know a lot of people who would like to be the next Van Gogh or Ethel Reed. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be artistic, accomplished, and influential? Another common thing between these artists is that they are self-taught, which shows that formal education is not always the path to success. That’s why a lot of young people wonder what way to choose: go to art school or study on their own. 

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How To Upset Your Designer: An Ultimate Not-To-Do List

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The design industry, like any other, has its own dos and don’ts. Usually, the don’ts are the reason for missed deadlines, unpaid invoices, or troubled relationships. So, in this month’s Creative Talks, we choose to present you with a not-to-do list and the ways to transform it into a to-do one. To make it even more true to reality, we’ve asked the designers themselves to tell us more about their troubles and challenges while working with a customer or in a design team. 

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Creative Talks: Christmas Design Stories, Part II

Andy Williams was right – winter holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year. No wonder wonders happen all the time – you just need to stop wondering and pay attention. We decided to do so with a new edition of creative talks dedicated to Christmas and New Year.

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Creative Talks: Christmas Design Stories, Part I

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Because Christmas is nearly here, we wanted to make this month’s Creative Talks as festive and heartwarming as a cup of freshly-made hot chocolate. And what can be better than some lovely Christmas stories and experiences? 

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Why We Love Our Job: Great Stories From Creatives All Around The Globe Part II

Hello and welcome to the Part II of this month’s Creative Talks!

As I have already mentioned in Part I, appreciation is a healing activity, and spreading your appreciation to others is also thought-provoking. What do I mean? Well, when I hear somebody saying how they love their job, it makes me think about my reasons for enjoying what I do.

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Why We Love Our Job: Great Stories From Creatives All Around The Globe Part I

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Lately, I’ve been very much into the whole “appreciate what you have” spirit, and it made me realize that it is very restorative to my mental health (what a surprise, I know). This got me thinking that sometimes people don’t recognize or even forget how fortunate they are to be working AND enjoying their job. Sadly, this is not always the case for all people. 

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Design Approval: Inside and Out

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When was the last time you had to explain to the clients that their remarks do not apply to the project or that the color they want to be used doesn’t suit them? I hope it was a long time ago! 

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Tips On Design Collaboration From Industry Experts

We are back with another portion of our rubric “Creative Talks”! This month we decided to focus on collaboration in design, teamwork, and tools that people use for it.

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Changes in Creative Industry Due to the Global Pandemic

Do you remember all of the prediction articles about major design and project management trends for 2020? Something far more trendy appeared – Coronavirus. There is no doubt that COVID-19 influenced nearly every industry you could imagine. The design and marketing industries are not an exception. How will it change them?

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Creative Talks: Before You Accept Client’s Brief

Previously we posted about how to write good creative briefs. We asked some of our customers and creative experts to share with our readers what are the common issues they have to solve while briefing process.

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