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Ad:Tech New Zealand

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Date: September 15, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Ad:Tech New Zealand Share:

November 14th, Auckland ad:tech New Zealand is a one day marketing innovation conference & exhibition bringing together brand marketers, agencies, publishers and digital technology professionals. The single day event includes presentations, interactive panels and one-on-one workshops covering an extensive range of topics spanning design, [...]

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Things We’ve Learnt Starting A Creative Agency

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Date: July 6, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Things We’ve Learnt Starting A Creative Agency Share:

I constantly see blog posts like ‘10 ways to be an entrepreneur’, ‘10 ways to be more productive’ or ‘10 ways to be a happier person’. They fucking frustrate me. Inevitably these gems of advice are a nice idea, but do not convert to reality. They often include the type of one-liners you would expect to see regrammed on your sister’s [...]

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Freelance State of Mind

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Date: June 9, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Freelance State of Mind Share:

Freelance State of Mind: Fighting back against “corporate bullies” Freelance illustrator Ben Tallon wants designers to stand up for themselves when being asked to work for free, particularly when companies which should know better are involved. By Ben Tallon May 31, 2016 7:43 pm I’ve not yet thought to ask my girlfriend why Channel [...]

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6 Common Mistakes Recent Graduates Make

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Date: April 26, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on 6 Common Mistakes Recent Graduates Make Share:

Looking for your first job after graduation can be a confusing and stressful time, especially if you tend to waffle between feeling insecure and totally employable. This paradox can make recent grads feel pretty desperate. That is, until they get the call from human resources: “We’d like to offer you the position. The salary is [...]

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10 Exercises To Fuel Creative Thinking

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Date: April 8, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on 10 Exercises To Fuel Creative Thinking Share:

Rarely do brilliant ideas appear out of the blue. In his new book How to Have Great Ideas: A Guide to Creative Thinking (Laurence King, 2016), John Ingledew—a photographer and visiting professor at the London School of Film, Media, and Design at the University of West London—shares 53 strategies to help readers on their next breakthrough. [...]

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12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

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Date: March 15, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on 12 Habits Of The Most Productive People Share:

Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that report due next week. How do they do it? Actually, you can, too, says Paul Rulkens, author of The Power of Preeminence and president of Netherlands-based Agrippa [...]

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The Digital Store 2016 Salary Review

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Date: February 18, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on The Digital Store 2016 Salary Review Share:

 

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This Brand Identity Spins Like A Slot Machine To Create Countless Permutations

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Date: January 26, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on This Brand Identity Spins Like A Slot Machine To Create Countless Permutations Share:

And every combination is a winner. Keeping pace with digital technology’s constant evolution is no easy feat. For brands that need to ensure their visual identity reads consistently on desktop, mobile, social media, and whatever platform comes next, versatility is essential. Graphic artists Craig & Karl tapped into that mindset [...]

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For Designers, Learning To Code Isn’t A Yes-No Question

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Date: January 13, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on For Designers, Learning To Code Isn’t A Yes-No Question Share:

From 2005 to 2014 (or 483 weeks to be exact), the London-based consultancy Berg stood quietly at the vanguard of interactive product design. The studio’s preoccupation with “finding opportunities in networks and physical things” positioned them about a decade ahead of their time, so it’s no surprise that tech brands like Google and Twitter hired [...]

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