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Where do you look for jobs? My small studio is hiring our first subcontractor, and we’re trying to do a more targeted search without drudging through random mismatch submissions from say, indeed. Any … more

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Consulting x Design: For those who straddle these two worlds (Deloitte, Accenture, McKinsey, EY, PublicisSapient, Slalom etc), I’m curious to hear how your experience is going in your world. Coming fr… more

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Who can best explain, in the fewest words what “UX design” is?

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Any designers who have to create Custom covers and dividers for PPT decks, do you use Photoshop or Illustrator or (InDesign fill in the gaps)?

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Top brand design agencies pushing provocative design right now: GO

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i am curious what kind of design you do at your daily job from fish in this bowl

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Why is it that designers are always expected to be creating content, honing a new skill, or working on some side project outside of work? You don’t see accountants coming home from work and thinking t… more

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Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Edition vs. Regular - worth the extra? Pros? Cons? Any insight is much appreciated!

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Got an offer at Deloitte. It came in a little low and there’s no room for negotiation unfortunately. I was told promotions happen often. Is this the case? If so, what percentage are typical promotion… more

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Thinking about applying to grad school in Europe for graphic design / branding / visual identity stuff. 1. Anyone know of good schools/programs? 2. How do tuition loans work with international schools… more

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Thoughts in affinity vs. photoshop?

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Advice regarding monitors - 27 inch 4K or 32 inch 2K? And why?

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Does anyone know of promotions with adobe subscriptions? Mine is set to renew in Nov and there were promotional deals in the past two years around my renewal timeline. This year they don’t seem to off… more

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My roommate (late 20s female) is moving to a different country, and I would like to give something like a going away present ~ 50$. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Poll: who finds their outwardly seeming fun/cool/interesting design job to be terribly boring in practice?

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Are you an iOS app designer who can create beautiful mockups and get your hands dirty with a little bit of digital product design? We're putting the finishing touches on an independent micro-budg… more

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I miss depth. We are moving to Figma, it’s great, but watching some sessions at Adobe Max I was feeling nostalgic for deeper work like one might do with Illustrator. The tools are for different purpos… more

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Digital is a fast changing industry. Where do you find the latest spec updates and news for digital?

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What’s a Photoshop habit/technique you know is frowned upon but you continue to do out of convenience? Mine is destructive editing by changing adjustments directly instead of using a new adjustment la… more

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Would any art directors be willing to give feedback on my book? I can DM you. I’d be very grateful.

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How do you all snap yourself out of your lack of productivity and investment with your job? I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.

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How do you all handle working at a place that doesn’t really listen to your ideas early but then eventually move towards that same concept later? I’m trying to not give up because I’ve invested so muc… more

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Got into a third round interview and they chose a different candidate. Having a hard time navigating graphic design positions and barely getting interviews right now (NYC). Anyone have any insight how… more

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Hi all! I'd like to suggest to one of my creatives an online course in UX design. What are the best out there? Consider that he has been already into designing websites and apps for few years and … more

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Am thinking of paying to go to a coworking space for the remainder of our semi-permanent WFH; working from my tiny apartment has been awful for my mental health and work/life balance. Has anyone had a… more

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Anyone here ever worked with a career coach? I’m considering looking for one, esp one who is familiar with design/creative. Just unsure of where to find a good one, and if career coaching is even dece… more

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What’s the average salary for product designers with 1-2 years of experience in San Francisco? Thinking of relocating there but would like to know some numbers in advanced so that my company doesn’t l… more

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Super curious: my previous agency was a big Indesign user for everything. And I definitely find indesign the easiest for laying out anything yet I know so many other people use Illustrator. Why?

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Photoshop blunder: someone didn’t use the shadow on the collar to get the gray-point

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Current and ex-Designers of Havas, anything to note (good or bad) for someone inquiring a position there?

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I’m a designer, just over 3 yrs experience working after undergrad, 1.5 yrs w/ my current firm, and over 10 yrs w/ Adobe programs. I find that in my job, senior designers will often give me direction … more

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You guys think Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) sucks? I really think it’s dinosaur corporate software and I hate building sites in it.

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Anybody else struggle with social anxiety? I dread client meetings and I’m having a hard time presenting with confidence. I end up overthinking and not saying anything at all. Any advice on quieting t… more

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Utah UX Designers - what are you making salary wise and what are your years of experience? Very curious about moving there.

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I've worked as a visual designer for over five years now and I'd like to get back to interacting in person with creative humans again. I've been thinking about getting my masters degree in… more

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When you get stuck on a design or when you are starting a big project, what are your creative processes? Do you look at colors? inspiration? Pen and paper? Illustrate something? Want to work with my d… more

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What are your favorite editorial websites for graphic design and branding? Looking to get inspired.

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