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Negotiating Salary with Finesse: Tips from Lawyer Katie Lane

Negotiating your salary as a graphic designer can be cause for intense anxiety. Have you ever experienced this scenario? You’ve spent hours preparing for this important conversation with your employer and you think you’re ready. Then that ball of anxiety takes over as soon as the negotiation process begins and you end up stumbling uncertainly...

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On Their Own Terms: The Graphic Designer Job Description

I have been fascinated with how designers self-identify and describe what they do both to clients and to the design community. There is something brave about stating “I am…” and brazenly filling in the rest, planting a flag, carving out a specific niche in our visual field with a new noun or adjective. So...

Transitions: Moving Up and Making Time

My current title is senior designer—which means, in my case, that my job includes a mix of contact with clients, management of younger designers, and chunks of time when I listen to music and focus on perfecting my formal craft while the hours fly by. Over the next couple of years, I plan to...

What People Don’t get About My Job

The Atlantic has been running a great series of first-person interviews called “What People Don’t get About My Job.” I love it because it shows that people really do think about their work, and actually try to do a good job from day to day. There’s a lot of intelligence behind the desk we...