- Have you started to get ready for next year?
- Join the Tuts+ Community on Google+
- 5 Traits of a Successful Designer
- Video: Self-promotion in the Design Industry
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 04:47 PM PST
I can’t believe it’s almost December. This year is winding down, and before we know it we’ll be in 2012. I’ve hardly started thinking about next year yet.
But it’s time to start! As the year comes to an end I become increasingly aware of the looming new year, and especially during January, I start to look at the big picture, map out my plans, and start on an organizational system that will get me through the next twelve months successfully.
Kirsten Fischer recently posted about this on FreelanceSwitch in her article Getting Ready for Next Year – Now. She includes a useful list of four specific, “doable” tips to get you started:
Check out the entire post for more details.
What about you? What will you do over the next month or two to prepare for the new year? What would you add to Kristen’s list?
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 04:00 AM PST
We're excited to let you know that now, in addition to Twitter and Facebook, you can get involved with the Tuts+ community over at Google+! We'll be using Google+ to let you know about our latest tutorials, competitions, and Tuts+ news.
Through Google+, we'll be publishing links to our new tutorials and articles, industry news, graphics and examples from our community, and lots more! It's going to be an extension of the Tuts+ sites and community, in the same way we treat Twitter and Facebook.
Add Us to Your Circle
You can check out our page for the Tuts+ network in general, or add one of the individual sites to your circles to stay up-to-date with the latest news and tutorials:
Don't have a Google+ account? You can head over and create one here, or find out a little more about how it works.
Posted: 27 Nov 2011 10:27 PM PST
LoungeKat has written a brilliant post on Webdesigntuts+ called 5 Traits of a Successful Icon Designer. Though the post is especially aimed at icon designers and web designers, its points are applicable to us all.
Kate sums up what it takes to be successful in design in the intro to the article:
She then goes on to outline how to achieve that balance:
To soak in all of Kate’s insights, head over to Webdesigntuts+ and read the article in full. It’s worth it! As Aleksy said in the comments:
And you’ll find even more of Kate’s knowledge and experience in her book Rockstar Icon Design, published by Rockable Press. Kate explains:
Interested? Learn more about her book here.
Posted: 27 Nov 2011 05:39 PM PST
FreelanceSwitch are sharing an interesting video in their post Video, Insight Design Conference-Quite Strong Talk.
Did you find the video helpful? Let us know in the comments.
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