Tell Your Story and Create a Virtuous Cycle

The question: how to get work and, more importantly, how to gain a continuous supply of work with acceptable fees? Better yet, at more than acceptable fees? If you’ve done a few projects that have some similarities, the work makes you happy. But if from time to time you find yourself between projects and without enough to keep you gainfully occupied, you need to create your own personal version of a virtuous cycle. CONTINUE READING


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Opportunity Goes Where Opportunity Is Welcome

If you were to leave a freshly baked, European inspired, chocolate infused, perfectly balanced, magically moist mud cake with a side of strawberries and love, out in the open overnight in your back yard, be prepared to be arrested by the patisserie police.You'll be inviting the very best of the rodent army. The same goes for opportunity. Admittedly, there will always be things out of our control. Mainly mother nature, people (and rodents). However, to a large extent, we really do invite most of which occurs in our life.  CONTINUE READING


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Why networking is more important than your bachelors degree or diploma

I congratulate you for being armed with a shiny, new arsenal of skills that you’re ready to put to use. Yes, completing University or College is indeed a huge achievement (assuming you actually attended) but is only really the beginning. Have you ever asked yourself what it takes to get your dream job as a designer straight out of school? That piece of paper is a fundamental step on the journey and will certainly be an asset you can leverage. However, even more important are the people you know and the experience you gain while you’re already studying. The sooner you start building industry relevant relationships, the better your chances are of being considered when a role is open. CONTINUE READING


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What am I worth? Salaries and negotiation explained

I recently gave a talk to a group of design students on negotiating their first salaries. "How much money should I get?" was very much on their minds. Three of them were in the process of bargaining: CONTINUE READING


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Top 20 must see digital design web resources

Whether you're a digital designer or not, here is a list of 20 must see digital design resource websites you'll appreciate. Check these out right now and store it as ammunition against the battles of Web Design, User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design briefs. If you didn't need it then, you'll surely need it now. A massive thanks to Digital Design guru Lee Nguyen who carefully compiled this powerful list for all to enjoy and share. CONTINUE READING


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About Ram Castillo

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Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of two internationally acclaimed books 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed' and 'How to get a mentor as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.

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