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Famous Logos and Their Cost!

Posted: August 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

This is just insane how much some of these logos cost. I just cannot justify in my mind why in the world a logo would cost so much. On the other hand I also see the cheap price paid for some logos too that blow my mind. I just need one client like BP to hire me to do a logo and I am set for retirement. 🙂

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Are Freelancers a Commodity or a Profession?

Posted: June 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Here is a great article on Freelance Switch you all should read. I have experienced this first hand and these job boards they discuss just show how bad our industry is getting and how the clients are dictating price and design.

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New Art Space Website

Posted: June 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Well I finally launched a new website for my design business Art Space last week. It only took me 6 years to get around to it. I have to say that the old site did well for a long time and brought in some great clients and projects so I guess that is why I waited so long to redesign it. It really did need an overhaul, but I just did not want to tackle a redesign. Designing for myself is always such a task, it takes me 2 to 3 times longer to design for myself than for a client and the work comes out the same quality. I guess I have become my worst client, but that is part of being a perfectionist, or that could just be my OCD kicking in. Either way, it was a pain to do, but I am very please with the results. Check it out when ya’ll can, any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Form a Corporation

Posted: April 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business, Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Over the past weekend I have decided to move forward with forming an LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) for my design business Art Space. Currently I have a sole proprietorship and I got to thinking of the liability I now have with my business these days, especially now that I host several client websites, shopping carts and emails, plus my business is growing with larger clients. With an LLC established, this protects my personal assets such as my home and personal finances and keeps that out of the business.

With a corporation in place, you take the risk out of personal liability if your business were to get sued or go under. I highly recommend talking with an attorney and do this for your business.

For those that only do basic freelance, it would be a good idea to at least take out liability insurance. You can contact your local insurance agent and they can provide fairly low cost solutions for liability insurance. This could also be attached to your homeowners insurance too.

Go to the IRS website to learn more about an LLC.

Mac Flashback Trojan

Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs, Software | No Comments »

Mac seems to have a new Trojan virus out. I recommend you all take a look at this article and check your files.

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I also recommend downloading LittleSnitch. This software is great for protecting your privacy and private data from being sent out. I use this on my Mac and you would not believe how many websites and software you have connects to your computer every hour.

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How ACTA would affect you: FAQ

Posted: January 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Keep informed on what the United States Government is doing on copyright, trademarks and patents infringement. I am all for protecting our work and keeping bad folks from stealing our content, logo design, web code etc…, but this gives the government and big business too much control. Heck, with the ACTA law, you could have your cell phone searched or even your laptop searched while at the airport for what they consider copyright infringement content. To me, that means unlawful search, and how will they determine what is stolen or infringed on?

Summary: With SOPA and PIPA shelved, ACTA was somewhat ignored. Don’t know what ACTA is? Don’t worry: you weren’t meant to.
Here’s what you need to know.

Sign the petition to stop ACTA (help make the government think first before they act.)

Don’t Let Congress Censor the Internet!

Posted: January 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Stop SOPA and PIPA, don’t let congress turn this country into communist China, say no to censorship! Send a letter to your state representative today before it is too late. The January 24th Senate vote is our best chance to stop SOPA.

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Where Do Your Members of Congress Stand on SOPA and PIPA?

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Posted: October 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs 2011

Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

Thanks for opening the frontier for graphic design, Web design and video and sound production! Your genius shall be missed.

Check Out The Art Marketing Association!

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

The Art Marketing Association is an international organization dedicated to helping artists sell more art by providing the marketing tools you need.

Doug Farrick who created the Art Marketing Association has helped with designer interviews and content. His new site is worth checking out!

Take a tet drive of their site for $1 for 30 days or Checkout 7 free videos.