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As you begin your journey into the professional world of design, you can never have too much information. Welcome to an information hub curated for you, by you.

Mapping the Road Ahead Can be a Benefit with P2P Insight Gallery

When starting out, either as a student to a first year designer, anticipating what lies ahead is the proactive stance you may appreciate. Find many insights and feedback regarding real-world experiences through the P2P blog entries found in this gallery. Explore and share whatever you find most applicable to your everyday needs.

When starting out as a graphic design professional (or intern for that matter) the client can be an intimidating aspect of your new career. Remind yourself of two truths and your interaction with clients will become less daunting. First, remember the client is in your office because you and your colleagues are professionals with the knowledge that your client lacks. You, indeed, are the expert. Secondly, as long as you keep the client’s interest above all else, even if you need to provide them with a solution that they currently reject, they will appreciate and understand the reasoning behind the push in this direction.

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Bloggers and corporate-types all around the world today are contemplating the same question; which social media should you use today? When people think about ranking social networks, they commonly start with Facebook as #1, however, the number two spot traditionally taken by Twitter has some new competition.

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Although the word “presentation” can refer to many aspects of a creative professional’s everyday life, in this case, we’re focusing on the simple act of speaking to an audience. However large or small that audience, these skills can be applied and, quite often, effectively save you and your presentation from failure.

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Back in 2012, Adobe launched its Creative Cloud subscription service, one of its main benefits to users was automatic updates notifying any and all creatives of their vast new products — gone were the days of massive and expensive new version rollouts. While Adobe has scattered updates throughout the years, their presentation of more significant releases hasn’t been random. These predominant releases often coincide with other events or announcements, providing Adobe a strong stance in the tech business world and, perhaps to help bolster the adoption to their three-year-old Creative Cloud subscription-based product from those Creative Suite 6 hold-outs. Subscriptions grew by 639 thousand in the 2nd quarter which just ended, to more than 4.6 million subscribers – a 38% growth. It would seem that the last of the Creative Suite 6 holdouts are now pretty much converted to CC.

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