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Presenter: Vikram Rajan January 22, 2020 2 PM ET, 1 PM CT, 12 PM MT, 11 AM PT <b>What attendees can expect to learn:</b> - How did it change from 2019? - Who will be hurt? - How can

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 16th. 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 ent

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 You’ll learn about the symbolism behind the ancestral Maya script, how the Lego-like Maya alphabet of modern times syste

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, workin

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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. <strong>Guild me

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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 Par

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 strategi

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

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 wa

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 bus

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 th

Webinar speakers Mark Monlux and Ian Castruita

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 freelancin

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 dis

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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 tw

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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 cop

Presented By: Ryan McKay, RECREATE Media. Originally aired in April, 20017. Ryan McKay of RECREATE Media gives the complete rundown on how to publish your work online, brand your identity across

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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

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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 ava

Presented By: Justin Perricone & Ed Shems. Originally aired in February, 2017. Ed Shems and Justin Perricone will be your guides as you navigate the rewards and potential pitfalls of a freel

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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 graph

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. Attend

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 ei

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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 un

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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 i

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, t

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 yo

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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

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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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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 requirement

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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.

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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

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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 thr

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 h

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 for has

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

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 discu

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 color management practitioner. Learn about digital color workflow and h

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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

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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 rel

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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 feat

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. <st

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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 which assist children in

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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 Rebourish, an online tool advocating

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

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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.