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The designer's guide to business and careers : how to succeed on the job or on your own

Author: Peg Faimon
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : HOW Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Designer's Guide to Business and Careers" is a comprehensive guide to basic business issues for designers in today's competitive marketplace. From choosing a career path to freelancing to starting a design studio, this must-have guide provides the tools needed to find the right job, keep pace with industry trends and work collaboratively with other professionals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peg Faimon
ISBN: 9781600611568 1600611567
OCLC Number: 233931304
Description: 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Knowing your career options --
Design specialties --
Other career paths --
Searching for design jobs --
Job search strategies --
Persuasive résumé and business correspondence --
Effective portfolio and self-promotion strategies --
Interviewing skills and etiquette --
Practicing critical skills --
Basics of effective time management --
General communication skills --
Key ethical guidelines --
Staying fresh --
Continuing education and professional development --
Community involvement --
Creativity and innovation --
Design thinking and strategic synergies --
Working with others --
Partnering effectively with clients --
Collaborating with other creative disciplines --
Working with other designers --
Doing your own thing --
Freelancing and running your own firm --
Pricing, proposal and contract basics --
Intellectual property basics for designers --
Practicing production basics --
Working with printing and paper companies --
Printing processes --
Pre- and post-press production --
Emerging design perspectives --
Trends in digital marketing --
Universal design --
Sustainability.
Responsibility: Peg Faimon.

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