Productivity

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May 4, 2017

Our lives are busier than ever before. We use a ton of apps to communicate with each other and are …

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March 29, 2017

Whether you’re a freelancer or work in an agency, tracking your time may be a necessary evil. Equally, if you …

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November 28, 2016

As a designer, you often have clients needing designs urgently – whether for a last minute event, team function or …

streamtime + zapier

November 21, 2016

No two people are the same, so it stands to reason that no two peoples’ workflows are the same – …

tips for successful project management

July 18, 2016

We’ve been developing project management software for the last 14 years. In that time, we’ve seen companies change, quantum leaps …

Automation

July 5, 2016

Life hacks. We’re all looking for them. Ways to make our lives easier, quicker, smarter and more productive, but with …

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May 16, 2016

In the fifth and final part of our five part blog series on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger …

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May 12, 2016

In the fourth of our five part blog series on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom looks at how …

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May 11, 2016

In the third of our five part blog series on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom looks at …

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May 10, 2016

In the second of our five part blog series on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom explores …

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May 9, 2016

In the first of our five part blog series on productivity, to-do lists and Streamtime, guest blogger Mat Groom takes …

Scales

June 8, 2015

We’ve already shared our tips on pricing and how important that is to your profit. In the second part of our profitability series …

Client expectations

May 21, 2015

One of the many highlights of the recent Jacky Winter Gives You The Business seminar in Sydney was a session with Bianca Bramham on Managing …

to-do-list

May 20, 2015

Every year our friends at The Wow Company run a survey so creative businesses in the UK can benchmark themselves against …

London Design Festival

September 26, 2014

The London Design Festival held last week had lots of interesting talks and exhibitions going on all around the city. One …

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July 19, 2013

Pleasure and Pain. Love the Pain. Get the Pleasure. Let’s start with some honesty. Not all creative people are good …

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April 13, 2012

Implementing a workflow tool can provide many benefits including increased productivity, better decision making, improved justification of your decisions and …

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September 26, 2011

I was recently talking to a fellow studio owner about changes in our industry. I said that we were finding …

timesheets

July 28, 2011

A normal-sized silicon chip (less than 8mm wide) stores more information than the ENIAC computer – which occupied a city …

clientdesign

July 21, 2011

  Mind the gap We always try to understand our clients’ expectations. We suss out how much they know about …

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July 20, 2011

When you look at the design business scene in Australia there are quite a few studios merging or being bought …

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July 7, 2011

Decisiveness = success Why is it that one individual or company has more or less success than others in the …

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July 6, 2011

A bit on the side We recently changed our mind about employees freelancing – we now believe that freelancing can …

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June 5, 2011

We believe that design studios don’t go broke because they are bad designers, it’s because they are bad business managers …

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June 4, 2011

The first impression is the most important. According to research by Princeton University, it takes us only one tenth of …

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June 2, 2011

One of the hardest things about working with a new graduate is that they are very hard to de-brief. They …

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June 1, 2011

What works and how to get coverage Most newspapers, publications and radio stations get swamped with media releases from small …

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May 31, 2011

Freelancers are paid a higher hourly rate than full-time designers. This is because they don’t get sick pay, holiday pay …

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May 30, 2011

Design studios are small businesses, and some errors of judgement can be common to all small businesses. Scan down this …

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May 28, 2011

Many ’employed’ designers dream of one day starting their own studio. It can be a little isolating when the dream …

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May 27, 2011

You can’t improve what you can’t measure. I first heard about the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) in a business roundtable. A …

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May 26, 2011

Are you a business person at all?  Designers don’t usually go broke from being bad designers, they fail through being bad …

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May 25, 2011

And when/if you do one, how do you use it? Who are you? What do you believe in, and Where …

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May 24, 2011

About 10 years ago I was part of a CEO roundtable group where I was first asked this question. I …

May 3, 2008

According to a recent Design Council survey, free pitching is a way of life for most designers. Almost half of …