Understanding the fundamental concepts of selling products can set you apart from other designers. Whilst most designers focus solely on the form of their designs, the best designers find a balance between form and function (aka selling). Whether you’re designing flyers for a local event or updating a beer menu design, your job is to […]
In recent years print templates have exploded in popularity. They’re now so popular that many freelance designers now make templates a cornerstone of their entire business model. In this post I want to look at the top reasons why BrandPacks’ templates are a practical choice for today’s graphic designers, regardless of skill level. Watch the […]
Printing Processes & Techniques Part 2 This article is the second in a series on printing processes and terminology. be sure you don’t miss our first post: The Different Types of Printing Methods & What They Mean In the last blog, we discussed the most common methods of printing, such as offset printing and digital printing, […]
How to know when you should let a client go When you started your freelancing business, you may have been keen to build your reputation in the marketplace and earn a buck as quickly as possible. As a result, you probably accepted any work that came your way.
What should you consider before quoting a fixed-price job? For freelancing to be sustainable as a long-term career path, it needs to be worth your while. After all, it is arguably far more straight-forward to join a creative agency and know exactly where your next paycheque is coming from. Freelancing comes with several unparalleled luxuries, such as […]
Congratulations! You’ve won yourself a top job with a distinguished client whose name will significantly improve your portfolio. Whatever it is you do, whether you’re a designer, writer, developer or a jack of all trades, there’s one company out there that you know you’d love to work with. Now the question isn’t ‘how do I […]
10 Logo Design Questions Freelance Designers Should Ask New Clients A logo is an essential part of a company’s brand. It represents their business across many mediums and will have a direct impact on their overall success. Therefore, it’s imperative that when designing a new logo, it not only works well for them, but sells their […]
A Review of Different Printing Methods Which printing method is ideal for your project? With so many different printing techniques and technologies at your disposal, it can be difficult to decide on which process to use. Is traditional offset printing the right option for you? Will digital printing do the trick? What is flexography? Read […]
How much does a graphic designer make? If you’ve considered a career as a graphic designer, or been curious how your income compares to others, you’ve probably wondered how much graphic designers make.
17 Quotes of Stupid Things Clients Say to Designers Each of these “dumb things clients say” quotes has been posted to our Instagram account over the last week. Come and follow us on Instagram for more design inspiration! If men are from Mars and women from Venus, then clients must be from Earth and designers […]
It has been a little over 2 months since BrandPacks went live. Since we launched there hasn’t been much activity, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working hard behind the scenes. In the last two months we’ve spoken to dozens of our email subscribers to learn more about the templates they want from us. […]