Designer’s Survival Guide – The eBook

Your Cheat Sheet of Essential Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls to Avoid from Eight Experienced Industry Professionals

This eBook offers helpful articles appropriate for anyone in the design field – if you are just starting out as a graphic designer, newly forced into a freelance situation or changing careers to join the visual communication work force.

Whether you are on this island by your own accord or its been thrust upon you, we’re here to help you survive and thrive. We’ve collected survival stories and advice from people who have actually been where you are. These survivors will give you the tools, tips and tricks for every area of your design business.

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Survival Guide - Vol 1 - The Complete eBook
This is the complete eBook with all 10 articles at a single great price!
Price : $9.99

Individual Volume 1 Articles:

Photo Faux Pas

Author: Rob Wheless
Description: When we as Designers need that ‘certain color’ nothing beats a properly calibrated monitor and system set up. Wheless tells you how. Archiving issues covered too.
Price: $1.49

SOS! I Need a Tagline

Author: Gary Unger
Description: Write a creative tagline the right way with this brief guide, using tips, tricks and even ‘Aha’ moments.
Price: $1.49

Competitors to Comrades

Author: Mark Misenheimer
Description: Other Designers in your area may seem like your competition. And you know what? They are. Yet, they can also be friends and a source not only of networking and feedback, but sincere friendships on kindred Creatives! This article tells how we did it in the Atlanta Metro area.
Price: $1.49

Transitioning From Ad Agency to Solo Creative

Author: Sandy Barth
Description: Downsized or rightsized or just exercising your right to be in business for your self, Barth’s guide gives you facts you can use not only to survive but to thirve on your own.
Price: $1.49

50 Web Tips and Reminders

Author: Cathy Lessing
Description: 50 excellent tips is this 7 page article that cover hosting, css, code, project management and more, from a web designer to you.
Price: $1.49

The Logo Design Process

Author: Mark Misenheimer
Description: Everyone has their process (if you are a designer, that is!), but sometimes learning how others go about their branding/identity/logo work, from initial thumbnail to finished .eps file, can be quite useful, and entertaining. Misenheimer shares his steps.
Price: $1.49

Package Design Like a Pro

Author: Peter Carpenter
Description: Package design is a great design area to get into, and these tips will give you an inside track on what you need to do and review while starting a packaging/structural design project.
Price: $1.49

Social Media Treasure Map

Author: Jason Jeong
Description: Social Media strategist Jeong shares his knowledge of Social Media and what it can do to help you as a Designer get noticed and get more work.
Price: $1.49

And Now For Something Completely Different

Author: Gary Unger
Description: Creatives spend their lives trying to be different, but are you really doing that daily? Here are some tips that will help your creativity be more…er, creative.
Price: $1.49

Sweet Press Releases

Author: Michelle Potter
Description: Potter shares her wealth of PR knowledge in this article that guides the Designer through planning, writing and releasing a press release for wider exposure of his work. Maximizing search engine  optimization (SEO) for your press release is also covered.
Price: $1.49