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Why Niche Down?

Let’s talk about niching down. We know as a designer you may be struggling with niching down. This could be for a number of reasons. Let’s dive in.

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Why The Design Industry Needs a Code of Ethics

At The Brief Collective we believe the design industry should have a code of ethics. Ethics are simply moral principles that govern a persons behaviour or conducting activity. Being a designer isn’t just about the design itself, its about identifying problems and giving effective solutions to your client or yourself. We’ve all heard of the […]

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A Designer’s Survival Kit – Red Flags To Look Out For

Let’s talk about some key red flags that brand designers should keep an eye out for when looking to work with potential clients.

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It’s time to start being loyal to yourself

Being loyal to yourself is so important as an individual but also just as important as a professional in the design industry. It means embracing your authentic creative identity including your unique style, perspective, and values that define your work as well as taking care of yourself. This authenticity empowers you to create work that […]

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Boundaries or Burnout – You Decide!

Setting professional boundaries is essential for your well-being, a productive work process and building successful relationships with clients all while setting clear expectations for the design industry as a whole.

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Setting Rates as a Brand Identity Designer: A Guide for Freelancers Starting Out

Picture this: you, confidently determining your worth and charging what you deserve. No more guessing or relying on the low rates set by your competitors. It’s time to turn things around and build a thriving design business that rewards your skills, experience, and dedication.

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Three Ways To Get Graphic Design Clients

Graphic designers sometimes struggle with figuring out ways to find clients. It is essential to know how to attract clients to have your graphic design business thrive and gain a good reputation. These three ways are really helpful ways to attract clients, gain exposure and draw attention to you and your design projects and life.

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Why Graphic Designers Need Feedback and Critiques

Feedback is extremely important in honing your graphic design skills. Critique is a necessary part of the design process that may take place at many different stages in the process. It can help you grow as a graphic designer, will aid in developing a better solution, and ultimately may help to get designers out of creative ruts they might be having.

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