Graphic Design: Designers discuss How to calculate charges? Hourly or Flat Rate?

As a graphic designer or creative specialist, whether employed, or freelance, how do you charge for your services? There have been many articles, probably hundreds, and many books written about running a creative business. It all really boils down to how much it costs you to do business, how much you want to make, and how well your market supports your talent and price level. That's simple enough. Yet the question on the lips of many creatives is not necessarily how much to charge, but how to charge it. October 19, 2016

Automaticard is a Must-Have Solution for Automatic Credit Card Billing

In these days of online transactions, there is a real need for this. Automaticard provides users with a simple and easy way to manage all of the automatic charges made on their credit cards, as well as quickly find account/contact numbers if their credit cards are lost or stolen. July 29, 2016

Washington Technology Announces Industry Days Lineup at ACQUIRE Show

The Industry Days lineup at the ACQUIRE show features an all-star line-up of information and opportunity! This is a two-day educational event and tradeshow for government and military professionals looking to deliver on their agencies’ missions. May 20, 2016

Author Joshua Cooper Ramo to Deliver Keynote at ACQUIRE 2016

Joshua Cooper Ramo, author of the international bestseller The Age of the Unthinkable and the new book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks, will deliver the keynote address at the ACQUIRE Conference & Expo in June April 21, 2016

DT&G Gizmos: When you need to distribute data, you need a USB Duplicator

From time to time we get a piece of hardware that we cannot resist mentioning. I've copied many, many CDs over the years to send some files somewhere else, to multiple people. What a drag -- specially when multiple CDs were required. If you need to distribute files on thumb drives, you should see this . . . April 20, 2016

This is one of the last sites where you will not be stalked ... it's time to protect yourself from cookies

The web has become a very dangerous place to play. If you're not monitoring and managing your cookies, then you're at risk. Tracking and stalking has become so widespread the Design Center and DT&G is probably one of the only sites left that do not stalk our readers. Where you surf is your business, and your private information is not for sale. Maybe it's time to protect yourself. February 18, 2016

Help for creatives : Simple Time Tracking for Freelancers who aren't good at billing

Here's another chance for artists, graphic designers, and creatives of all kinds to get their act cleaned up and profitable. Time tracking and estimating is the most difficult task that faces creatives. You need all the help you can get. Here's another opportunity November 24, 2015

Marketing Update : List marketing, content, analytics, the new news media and more and more

Last time we went on about marketing sources and action but today we're zeroing in on content marketing and then working with analytics and looking at the real target of the marketing. Hang in there, it looks like it's going to be a busy summer!

  • Pitfalls and Profits of Using Rented Lists: The Devil is in the Details
  • Measuring The True Value Of Audience Engagement Across Digital Media
  • 3 Tips to Maximize the Synergy of Social Media and Content Marketing
  • How analytics provide a dose of logic to your marketing decisions
  • How to Approach Digital Marketing in 2015
  • How Millennials Consume the News
June 24, 2015

iPad Etiquette: using iPads in your presentations

Got an iPad? Are you using it for client presentations? You should be. New technology is exciting, but with it comes the awkward business of figuring out just what's "appropriate" - especially with a very personal device like a tablet. So, we're really glad that Kim Feld sent this article to share with DTG readers! May 31, 2015

One thing most designers and creative professionals lack that will kill profits

Most graphic design projects are singular and session based. However, once you evolve into projects that require many sub-contractors, or venders to praticipat, and multiple creative resources, you can quickly get behind the 8-ball and lose a pile of money. The one thing that will keep your profits in tact is careful planning and billing. We used to do this on a chalkboard -- but now you can do it digitally . . . . May 29, 2015