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Why we gave up web design after 10 successful years

Posted: June 8th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

A decade ago I started a web design company. We grew and grew, and after ten years of hard work, I’ve finally been able to get rid of it.

Don’t get me wrong – we were successful, had fun and did good work. At our peak we had over 200 clients and 15 fulltime staff, making us the largest such company in our city. We’ve worked on great projects for some big name clients and we even made some money too.

Little by little however, the years ate away at my soul. This year we finally left it all behind and moved onto our own products, and I’ve never been happier.

So this is why.

Web design isn’t all bad

Web design is not without its benefits. Client work is endlessly varied, and you’re always learning new things.

It’s a ludicrously easy industry to enter too – all you need is a computer, Internet access and time. There’s plenty of demand for cheap work to get you started, and fair rates for good work if you can do it.

I started Silktide fresh out of University with no computer and £14,000 (about $22,000) of debt. And though it was hard from the start, we were able to double in size every year, and all our work led to better work. Our efforts were continually rewarded as we grew.

Unfortunately, not forever.

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CreativePublic’s YouTube Channel

Posted: April 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Hey Folks,

I wanted to send out an update about CreativePublic’s YouTube Channel. I am planning on adding new content over the next month with new videos. From this point forward, all video related content will be published on my YouTube channel. 

The purpose of reviving this channel is to help bring education on design business to a wider audience and being able to start a conversation with my site members. This will be a great platform for all of us to engage about design business, including how to price your projects to selling your design services and more.

Subscribe to the CreativePublic YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/creativepublic

Thanks for your support. I look forward to starting a conversation and providing great training content.

Jason Vaughn

CreativePublic.com


Engineering the Perfect Pop Book

Posted: October 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Design, Really Cool Stuff | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


How to Create Amazing Infographics

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Design | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Infographics are a highly popular and effective content marketing tool. While plenty of brands are sharing generic blog content to gain visibility, infographics combine eye-catching graphics with understandable text, to help educate and engage consumers. Thanks to the current surge of internet content and these past few years of technological advancement, average humans now have an attention span shorter than that of a goldfish. This is making visual content even more essential for capturing people’s attention.

It should not come as a shock that high-quality infographics are shared more than any other type of content. So if your goal is to provide quality and value to your audience, rather than generic clickbait, creating infographics might be the way to go.

To successfully market using infographics, you must first come up with a good topic. You can then begin your research, finding the right facts and statistics. Once you’ve gathered a variety of compelling facts and stats, you’re ready to craft them into a powerful narrative. Your text is there to support the visual elements without distracting from them. Once you’ve created a compelling narrative, you can then move onto your design style. It’s important for the design to be clear while still getting the data across.

If you want to get started creating your own amazing infographics, check out the information below and get working!

 

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Visit Copypress to learn more about infographics.