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Join us for an informal chat with Jessica Hische. Jessica is a lettering artist and New York Times Best-selling children's book author/illustrator based in Oakland, California. She specializes in typo

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Are you a creative professional or entrepreneur who also has ADHD? Whether you have a diagnosis or suspect you have ADHD, you’re probably very aware that you think differently. As a creative profes

Join us for a webinar on mastering LinkedIn for artists. We'll cover profile essentials, effective content consumption, and leveraging data for targeted connections. Learn from our experiences and gai

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Is your graphic design career hard on your body? You love the satisfaction you get from using your talents at work but you don’t love the back pain from sitting at a desk all day or the neck and sho

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Learn about the basics of copyright – what your rights are, and how you can protect your work by leveraging your copyrights. We’ll also cover the implications of generative AI in copyright: how yo

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Unlock financial success in self-employment with Misty Leinberger! Delve into crucial topics: separate bank accounts, essential professionals for your team, tracking key numbers, deductibles, understa

The journey to getting published requires an effective strategy, and a little knowledge about the field could increase your chances of success. Chris will cover important things to do when submitting

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Linda will equip you with the knowledge and tools to craft a powerful Creative Brief Have you ever struggled with design projects that fail to meet your client's expectations? If so join Linda Seco

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Defend Your Unique Artistry from AI Copycats and Let Your Imagination Shine Are you afraid your artistic style is being imitated by AI-art models like MidJourney or DALL-E? Tired of seeing it ha

Michele Berdinis

This webinar will do a deep dive into the two key copyright issues raised by using generative AI: - If you use generative AI, are you infringing on anyone’s copyright? - If you use generative

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While this technology is still emerging, NFTs are already being used for tickets, loans, titles, collectibles, and more. Join Carl while he answers these questions and more.. "Aren't NFTs just a j

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How important is the About page on your website? How about your bio on LinkedIn and other social media? What opportunities are you potentially missing when you leave them stark or generic? Clients,

In case you haven't noticed, today's WordPress is not your Mother's WordPress. Join Bud Kraus, expert WordPress instructor,  in an online presentation as he demonstrates what you can - and can't y

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Artists commonly say enforcing their rights isn’t worth the time. But 65% of artists also report their work has been used without permission! We understand that copyright can be confusing and intim

View this informative and educational webinar where we review the basics of the Graphic Artists Guild Member Health Insurance Coverage Program offered to all members through the partnership with LIG S

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In this talk, Steve throws out all the preconceived notions on what success means to the creative, how to transfer your vision into your business, and how to make it a reality. Learn the basics of set

When branding is done right, it makes a huge difference in how a company connects with its audience, how successful a company can become, and how much it can grow. In this webinar, you'll learn the

If you’ve ever found yourself taking on a client or project despite the red flags, working to the point of burnout because of other peoples’ urgency, unrealistic expectations, and poor managemen

Join attorney Daniel Abraham as he busts some common copyright myths. He’ll also share with us some great anecdotes about how artists have gotten themselves into a copyright pickle, and how you can

Jan Paul Ostendorf

You will be presented with some pricing theories, ideas and options on how to get paid more. More importantly, what has worked in realtime for a one-man consultancy. Jän created a tool to provide you

"From Inspiration to Publication: Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book" with Katia Wish walks us through the journey of children's book publication from the initial idea through to the final boo

"Not 2021’s SEO – a practical guide to a refined approach" with Lynsie Slachetka takes a look at how refining your audience targeting and adjusting your SEO goals to reflect sales cycle needs wil

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How do you effectively design for a taboo topic? Or how sexy is too sexy for commercial art and copy? When dealing with sexual topics for a project, how do you illustrate and design for inclusivity?

Katie Johnson & Ilana Griffo

Finding consistent income as freelancers can be a struggle. Once Katie and Ilana discovered Art Licensing, they were able to even out the ebbs and flows of their business, create a business model buil

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Join Jonathan Sirota and Julie Sigwart as they walk us through the Dapper Labs 2.0 NFT License agreement. This webinar originally aired on September 23, 2021 and is approximately 1 hour and 30 minute

Amy Greenwald

Whats covered in this webinar: What green web design is and why we should strive to be green web designers. Amy will give you actionable steps to reduce your own website’s carbon footprint withou

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NFTs took the Internet by storm this winter, with artists commanding thousands of bitcoin for…. Something? If you’re unsure what an NFT is or how you can enter that potentially lucrative marketpla

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Get to know the basics of Green Graphic Design and run a sustainable, eco-friendly, low-impact design studio through this webinar! We’ll talk about paper stocks, environmental policies, why you shou

Ed Shems and Justin Perricone

Get ready for this fast-paced workshop covering every aspect of the wide world of freelancing! Long-time freelancers Ed Shems and Justin Perricone will guide you through the rewards and potential pitf

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Presented by Kim Glyder, Jill Shimabukuro, and Linda Secondari This webinar originally aired on April 21, 2021 Join the conversation as Art Director, and Guild Board member Linda Secondari (Studio

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Consultations, estimates, proposals, contracts, oh my! If on-boarding your clients is a struggle, this webinar is for you. Jill will share her super straightforward system and break everything down i

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Quite a few illustrators incorporate lettering in their work. There’s a current vogue for certain kinds of brush and hand lettering, but a much broader range of techniques and styles can be explore

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Follow one designer’s world-changing quest to move away from the instability and clunkiness of WordPress to a modern framework using Gatsby JS for building fast, powerful, extremely stable websites.

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Presenter: Carl Seibert This webinar originally aired on December 16, 2020. Approximately 1 hour long. How to utilize the Google licensable image badge to market your illustrations and designs

Presented by Crisy Meschieri and Liz DiFiore Moderated by Erin M. Harris This webinar originally aired on October 14, 2020 Join our professionals: Designer, Crisy Meschieri, and Illustrator, Liz

Presented By: David Grossman, ICoD Board Member, in Discussion with Designer Yanique DaCosta and Illustrator Ed Shems This webinar originally aired on November 18, 2020 Approximately 1 hour lon

Presenter: Maria Brophy This webinar originally aired on September 23, 2020, Approximately 1 hour long. ART LICENSING MADE EASY: Learn the basics of licensing your art, which gives you the a

Presenters: Seth Kaplowitz and Deborah Adler This webinar originally aired on August 19, 2020 Approximately 1 hour plus Q&A. About this webinar How do I stop someone from stealing my i

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Presenter: Tim McNichols, Executive Director of Partnerships, LIG Solutions Originally aired on August 26, 2020 Approximately 1 hour including Q&A. As a member of the Graphic Artists Guil

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Presenter: Bill Gardner of Gardner Design and This webinar originally aired on July 15, 2020 Approximately 1-hour plus Q&A. This ain’t your normal trend forecast. Join bran

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Presenter: Belinda Ivey, KarBel Multimedia This webinar originally aired on June 17, 2020. 1 .5 hours including Q&A's Creating infographics might seem intimidating, but the end result can

Presented by Brad Guigar This webinar originally aired on April 22, 2020 2 hours with Q&A's   Thinking of building a webcomic? Or do you already have one and want to expand your a

Presented by Kelly Campbell, This webinar originally aired on May 20, 2020. 1.5 hours with Q&A's. Are you running the creative firm of your dreams? No? In this webinar, Kelly Campbell helps

Presenters Justin Perricone and Ed Shems. This webinar originally aired on March 18, 2020 There's no end to the topic of how to price your creative work. Hours? Effort? Internet calculators? Jus

Presenter: Mindi Wernick This webinar originally aired on  February 26, 2020 Ugh, who wants to think about this? Planning for retirement can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In t

Presenter: Vikram Rajan This webinar originally aired in January 2020 As creatives, we know how important it is to be cognizant of design trends. Likewise, there are marketing trends that make t

Presented by: Ann Boger of Trupo This webinar originally aired Wednesday, December 4th. Open enrollment is the one time of year creatives can buy health insurance. This primer will help save yo

With panelists Crisy Meschieri and Liz DiFiore Originally aired: Tuesday, November 19th. Join our panelists as they chat about the right (and wrong) ways to run your business, work with clients, a

Presenter: Bud Kraus. Originally aired on October 16, 2019. WordPress is the ideal way to make a web site whether you want to do it all by yourself, have some outside help, or let someone do the

Presenter: Michele Berdinis Originally aired on September 18, 2019. Graphic artists face legal risks that are specific to their business as well as risks that are shared by businesses of all ki

With Sue Jenkins Originally aired on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 You never know when business opportunities might come knocking on your door. How can you be ready to take advantage of those oppor

With Michele Berdinis Originally aired on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 In this webinar, Michele covers key concepts, some of which you may be familiar with, some not. What does the story of a brand me

Guild Webinar presenter Ilise Benum

Presented by Ilise Benun, Marketing-Mentor This webinar originally aired on June 17, 2019. The key to getting better clients with bigger budgets is knowing exactly who those “better clients”

Social Media for Illustrators

Presented by Illustrators Priscilla Alpaugh and Ed Shems. This webinar originally aired April 3, 2019. Learn best practices for using social media for self-promotion and creative community build

Presented by Frida Larios Originally aired on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Maya Alphabet of Modern Times intends to re-codify a small part of the Maya mythic narrative by giving the artistic traditio

Presented by Ed Shems Originally aired on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Networking is essential for creative professionals to foster business growth–it helps you find new clients and connect with

Financial principles you can apply to your creative business. Presented by Linda Anderson Henry, MBA. Originally aired on February 20, 2019. In this webinar, Linda will share how to proactive

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Presented by Yanique DaCosta. Originally aired Wednesday, January 23, 2019. You know social media is must for your business. You consider yourself a social media savvy graphic artist, but you just

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FREE Webinar, Presented by Gregory Hankins. Originally aired December, 2018. A few days after this webinar aired, a judge ruled that the ACA is unconstitutional, since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act r

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Presented by Rebecca Blake. Originally aired November 27, 2018 This FREE copyright webinar is presented by Guild Advocacy Liaison Rebecca Blake. Rebecca covers copyright basics, why artists shou

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Presented by Kevin Callahan. Originally aired October 24, 2018 Ebook design means taking on a set of considerations that print (and web) designers don't have to think about. We’ll look at how

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Presented by L.D. Chukman. Originally aired September 2018. Augment your creative toolbox with tricks that courtroom artist L. D. Chukman uses to quickly and accurately portray a scene, working

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Presented by Kevin Callahan. Originally aired August 2018 eBook basics for print designers: what they are, how to create them, and how to adapt print designs to digital use. Guild members: Lo

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Presented by Ilise Benun. Originally aired July 2018. Proposals and RFPs can be a huge source of stress for creative professionals, especially when you're responsible for new business and doing the

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Presented by Patricia McKiernan. Originally aired June, 2018. At over 350 pages, our Handbook can be daunting! Patricia McKiernan covers how you can use the 15th Edition to minimize or prevent p

Webinar presenter Michael Oberther

Presented by Michael Oberther Originally aired April 18, 2018 Basic bookkeeping is critical, but there is, even more, you can do to grow the successful business you’ve always dreamed of. The P

Guild Webinar presenter Emily Cohen

Presented by Emily Cohen. Originally aired April 2016. Are you comfortable with pricing, but want to evolve your thinking and take it to the next level? Emily Cohen covers insights and strategie

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Presented by Yanique DaCosta. Originally aired in March, 2018. Which social media channels should you hit to get your work out there, and how do you know if your social media strategy is working

Ask a Pro webinar presenters Dawn Mitchell, Priscilla Alpaugh, and Pam Levy

FREE Webinar! Presented by Dawn Mitchell, Priscilla Alpaugh & Pam Levy. Originally aired April 18, 2018. Three pros – two illustrators and a graphic designer – with a total of 50 year

Presenter: Dawn Mitchell, G4G Interactive, Inc. This webinar originally aired on July 19, 2017. Do you have a full-time job and freelance on the side? Have you recently been let go and are looki

Presented by Justin Perricone. Originally aired in February 2018. Is typography a mystery to you? Want to learn more but don’t know where to start? Whether you’re a complete newbie or wan

Presented by Richard P. Jacobson & Haydn Adams. Originally aired December 2017. Don't wait until it's too late! Learn about how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) can effect your busi

Presented by Valerie Bishop. Originally aired November 14, 2017. Is conflict with clients (co-workers and vendors) eating up much of your most productive hours? Are you spending too much time de

FREE Webinar! Presented by Gregory Hankins. Originally aired in October 2017. With the enrollment period for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) shortened, and with the adminis

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Presented By Connie Cwik. Originally aired in September 2017. Design by Committee situations are difficult at best but there are successful strategies and tactics that are proven to work. In thi

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FREE Webinar! Presented By: Mark Monlux & Ian Castruita. Originally aired in September 2017. Mark and Ian sketch out current career paths for cartoonists. Mark Monlux has been freelancing

Presented By: Alan Friedman & Kathy Alpert. Originally aired in August 2017. Observations gleaned and lessons learned over four decades in the Social Expressions Industry. Alan Friedman disc

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Presented By: Rebecca Blake. Originally aired in July 2017. The Pricing Game is back, this time featuring the projects which were a huge hit at HOW Design Live 2016! And we’ll be joined by two

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Presented By Linda Joy Kattwinkel, Esq. and Pieter Folkens. Originally aired May 2017. We are all influenced by each other’s work. But where is the line between being inspired and illegal copy

Presented By: Ryan McKay, RECREATE Media. Originally aired in April 2017. Ryan McKay of RECREATE Media gives the complete rundown on how to publish your work online, brand your identity across t

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FREE Webinar! Presented by Pam Levy. Originally aired in March 2017. Learn strategies to navigate the publishing industry from professional illustrator, Pam Levy. Pam outlines how to choose a

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Presented By: Mitchell Feller. Originally aired in March 2017. While people often discuss intellectual property, many are not sure about the different types of intellectual property that is avai

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Presented By: J'net Smith, All Art Licensing. Originally aired in February 2017. The proliferation of Print on Demand (POD) sites and opportunities can be either a blessing or a curse for graphi

Presented By: Mark Monlux & Daniel Abraham. Originally aired in December, 2016. Learn about Contracts, Copyrights and the basics of Fair Use for comics from Artist, Mark Monlux and Attorney,

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Presented By: Rebecca Blake. Originally aired in November 2016. We’ll present specs for a range of design projects from working designers – the information you gather before bidding. Attende

Presented By: Heather Markel. Originally aired in October 2016. How to stop struggling with sales, and start getting more clients. You love what you do, and you're great at it. But you either a

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Presented By: J’net Smith, All Art Licensing. Originally aired in August 2016. This course is for every artist who wants to grow their revenue stream through licensing. J'net will help you und

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FREE Webinar! Presented By: Rebecca Blake & Ed Shems. Originally aired in August 2016. What’s it like to be a graphic designer or illustrator in the real world? Our experts tell you all

Originally aired in July 2016. FREE Webinar! Presented By: Lisa Shaftel, Nancy Wolff, Thomas Kennedy, and Michael Klipper. This webinar presents why we support a copyright small claims tribun

Presented by Dawn Mitchell. Originally aired in June 2016. In our previous SEO Basics webinar—Intro to Website Optimization—we taught you how to properly optimize your website in order to in

Presented by Katie Lane, Esq. Originally aired in May 2016. If the idea of having to negotiate with a client, co-worker, or boss makes you want to run and hide under the nearest large object, th

Presented By: Geri Mazur. Originally aired in April 2016. Award-winning marketing consultant Geri Mazur gives creative professionals practical information to help market yourself — even if you

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Presented By: Helena Escalante. Originally aired in February 2016. Based on the concepts of the bestselling book Made to Stick, this presentation explains how you can apply to your business the

Presented By: Dawn Mitchell. Originally aired in January 2016. As a graphic designer, you know how to design a website, but how effectively are you driving traffic to that website? Could it be r

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Presented By: Nina Edwards. Originally aired in November 2015. Learn the Basics of Art Licensing including; learning about the top ten markets, how to appeal to the manufacturers, retailers, and

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Now that your design firm is up and running, how do you take it to the next level? This webinar covers developing a marketing plan, leaning how to network, and the best ways to market your business.

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Now that you have your own business set up, how do get the jobs – and fees – coming in?  We’ll go over how to negotiate with clients, estimate on projects, and protect yourself with decent cont

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This webinar covers the planning and strategizing you need to do to realize the vision you have for your design firm, from developing a plan to following through with practical steps you need to take.

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Presented By: Michael D. Steger Originally aired in September 2015. This online presentation will cover the basics of copyright law, including ownership, transfer, licensing and the requirements

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Presented By: Lara Kisielewska. Originally aired in September 2015. Start – Run – Grow Your Design Business is a three-part webinar series. View a single webinar or purchase all three. <h4>Pa

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Presented by Belinda Ivey. Originally aired September 2015. Belinda Ivey guides us through the basics of data visualization – the crux of any infographic. Learn where to find data and how to s

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Presented By: Giuseppe Castellano. Originally aired in July 2015. Giuseppe Castellano covers tips for artists to use when working with Art Directors – from the perspective of an Art Director.

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Presented By: Lara Kisielewska & Marty Katz. Originally aired in June 2015. Learn how designers and marketing strategists can work together to produce great work, keep clients happy, manage

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Presented By Belinda Ivey. Originally aired in May 2015. Belinda Ivey, co-founder of KarBel Multimedia discusses how an infographic comes together from concept to final draft, including the thre

Presented By: Joey Ellis. Originally aired in April 2015. Joey discusses a bit of his professional background as a graphic designer, and how those skills, along with his illustration work has he

Presented by Erik Fadiman. Originally aired May 2015. As more people access the web from their smartphones and tablets, the range of screen sizes and platforms designers need to deliver has incr

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Presented By: Dana Leavey-Detrick. Originally aired in March 2015. In this presentation, Dana Leavy-Detrick guides you through the process of building a compelling and consistent brand for your

Presented By: Rebecca Blake. Originally aired in June 2014. See the projects of four experienced illustrators, showing a range of project types. There is a follow up with our illustrators discus

Presented By: Michael Janda. Originally aired March 2014. The 20 parts of a creative proposal, what you should include in each, and when you should include them in your proposal to a client.

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Presented By Bud Kraus. Originally aired in February 2014. What to consider when licensing a theme and the pitfalls many designers overlook when creating a responsive WordPress site. <strong>

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Presented By: Martha DiMeo. Originally aired in October of 2013. As a graphic arts professional, it is essential to become a color management practitioner. Learn about digital color workflow and

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Presented By: Tom Fishburne, Marketoon Studios. Originally aired in March 2013. Cartoons and case studies parodying innovation pitfalls and showing how to foster creativity and avoid mediocrity.

Presented By: Linda Joy Kattwinkel. Originally aired in February 2013. Attorney Linda Joy Kattwinkel joined us to answer some of the most common yet complex questions that surface for creatives.

Presented By: Justin Ahrens. Originally aired in January 2013. Through Life Kerning, Justin Ahrens challenges creative pros to rediscover why they pursued their careers, and to bring themselves

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Presented By: Marcia Hoeck. Originally aired in October, 2012. Getting great referrals is part of the most important thing you can work on as a business owner — which is attracting ideal clien

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Presented By: Marcia Hoeck. Originally aired in October 2012. Strategies for you to step up and take a leadership role in client communications, and start client relationships out on the right f

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Presented By: Daniel Schutzsmith, Mark & Phil. Originally aired in September 2012. Whether it’s a cold-call, networking, or word of mouth, the “pitch” is crucial in establishing a rela

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Presented By: Von Glitschka, Illustrative Designer. Originally aired in September 2012. Turn short-term clients into long-term partners. Build a revenue foundation for your creative business.

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Presented By: Rebecca Blake. Originally aired in September 2012. Learn how what other designers and illustrators are charging, and how you can defend your pricing decisions in this webinar featu

Presented By: Laura Shore, Mohawk Fine Papers. Originally aired in September 2012. Learn how to run a greener design practice through the use of recycled paper in your printing projects. <str

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Presented by Presenter: Doug Powell, National President, AIGA. Originally aired in September 2012. Doug Powell describes how he used intelligent design to develop tools that assist children in m

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Presented by Yvette Perullo, Re-nourish, with Gage Mitchell, Modern Species. Originally aired in September 2012. Yvette Perullo and Gage Mitchell introduce Re-nourish, an online tool advocating

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Presented by Lara Kisielewska, Founder, Optimum Design & Consulting. Originally aired in August 2012. Everything you need to know to start your own design firm, from developing a business pl

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Presented By: Lara Kisielewska, Founder, Optimum Design & Consulting. Originally aired in August 2012. Keeping your design business humming: Client relations, essential paperwork, marketing

Greg Victoroff

Presented By Greg Victoroff, Esq. Originally aired in 2012. Whether full-time employees or independent designers, graphic artists encounter a wide variety of written, oral and implied contracts.