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How to hire a good designer?

December 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

 

In the past few years the amount of start ups increased dramatically. More and more people go on freelance websites to find a perfect designer for them to create a logo / video / website. But what does one look for in a designer? A good portfolio? An ability to communicate without a barrier? A good list of previous clients the designer had? No, most people just look to get the cheapest price out there, but then end up with a poor quality design. And that is a huge mistake.

Here’s a few things you as a client should look into before hiring a designer:

  1. Designer’s works. The first and most important thing. What’s the point of hiring a freelancer with ugly designs?
  2.  Language barrier. If the freelancer is from another country there might be a language barrier and you need to make sure you can communicate with him or her freely. I say that because I know a lot of people who ordered something (design, code) from overseas and then had a lot of headaches trying to explain what they want and had to change the outcome a lot of times because the task was misunderstood. Best to have at least 1 phone call or skype call to make sure there’s no language barrier.
  3.  Designer’s rates. If the rates are too low, think twice- is the designer going to deliver a good outcome by working for lower than a minimum wage? Most likely not, and you will be disappointed with the outcome.
  4. Background check. If the designer worked with serious companies you can be sure that he is not going to disappear with your money, because no serious designer wants to risk the reputation for money.

Of course you can ignore all of the suggestions, but do it at your own risk as you might have to pay twice in the end.

12 Dec

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Burn Your Portfolio

December 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

Just finished reading Burn Your Portfolio by Michael Janda, and I have to say, that book is full of useful information. Doesn’t matter if you are looking to start an agency or work as a freelancer, it has lots of good tips with great examples from the authors life. I would recommend this to anyone who is in design business.

LINK TO AMAZON

15 Nov

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Flow-Mow 360 Degree Time Lapse Timer

November 15, 2016 | By | No Comments

I bought this bad boy about a year ago, and it’s been a really good investment. If you are in need of some cool time lapse footage but want it to be much more engaging, you definitely need one! Here are links to Amazon sellers where you can buy them-

http://amzn.to/2eDpdjR – Amazon UK

 

14 Nov

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After Effects Essentials for Beginners / After Effects Course

November 14, 2016 | By | No Comments

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Just the necessary stuff you need to create your first video!

https://www.udemy.com/after-effects-for-beginners-in-40-minutes/ 

 

I created this course to help out beginners create their first animation, and already got happy customers! Here’s a few happy students (and there are more of them now!):

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This After Effects course will show you how to create your first motion graphics video in After Effects. This course is great for people who want to learn the essentials of After Effects without wasting countless hours. This course covers things like the general overview of the software, working with keyframes, creating shapes and characters with pen tool, animating with puppet pin tool, and many more. You will also learn what preset to use and how to render the video properly.

The course does not cover all the aspects of After Effects, just the ones you will need if you are just starting to work with motion graphics. Everything comes with time, and first of all you need to learn the basics. Then you can move one to something more complex.

10 Nov

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My online logo store

November 10, 2016 | By | No Comments

From time to time I like to experiment with branding and I create logos for fun, then upload them to BrandCrowd. I registered there quite a while ago, back then they where called BrandStack. So anyway, if you would like to purchase one (or more), click on the following link-http://www.brandcrowd.com/users/profile/KniazDesign

01 Nov

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My T-shirts on Amazon.com

November 1, 2016 | By | No Comments

Click on the following link to view the whole selection- https://goo.gl/p16sjr

here are some of the T-shirts you can find there:

Proud Mother Owl T-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3SZRL3
Fancy Skull T-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2620YJ
Pen Pineapple Apple Pen T-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2ZCS21
Fit Avocado T-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5EHIJW
I Love Coffee T-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG2ANLD
Naughty Owl Funny T-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3SZYQ4
The Notorious Cartoon McGregor MMA T-shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7RKNCK

19 Oct

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Conor McGregor T-shirt Design buy at Amazon.com

October 19, 2016 | By | No Comments

CLICK HERE TO VIEW / BUY IN AMAZON.COM

A cartoon drawing of Conor McGregor, Irish Mixed Martial Artist, UFC Featherweight Champion

30 Sep

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Low poly 3D car

September 30, 2016 | By | No Comments