- Your Say: How tidy is your desk?
- GraphicRiver Textures Featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine
- What Does it Take to Start a Design Business
- Unofficial GraphicRiver Contest: Win Awesome Prizes!
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 04:00 PM PST
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 08:20 AM PST
Congratulations to GraphicRiver author retinalsin (real name Serhat Özalp) whose work has been featured in the latest issue of Advanced Photoshop magazine! Serhat’s file 18 Paint Textures is being given away on the cover CD of issue 92 of the popular Photoshop magazine. Well done, Serhat!
Well done, Serhat, always exciting to see/hear GraphicRiver being mentioned in print!
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 11:34 PM PST
Many of us dream of working full time on our own design business, either as freelancers or marketplace authors or a combination of both. Success stories like Kriesi selling a million dollars worth or Peerapong earning almost $50K in a month pour fuel on the flames of that dream. But what does it actually take to start your own design business?
David Horn recently answered that question on FreelanceSwitch with a helpful article called 9 Steps to Starting Your Freelance Web Design Business. He takes the mystery – and glamor – out of the process with nine practical and essential things you have to get done in order to succeed. So instead of just spending your lunchtimes at your day job dreaming of having your own business, now you can get started doing tangible things that will actually help you realize your goal.
I don’t want to steal David’s thunder – you really should head over to FreelanceSwitch and read the whole article, which includes valuable lists of resources. But I do want to whet your appetite so you’ll consider making the trip. So here’s a quick summary of the nine things you need to do to get started:
Is your dream to work for yourself? As an author or freelancer or both? Which steps of David’s article did you find most helpful? Let us know in the comments.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 07:01 PM PST
Important Note: This is an unofficial contest and is not run by Envato.
Your super awesome Graphicriver Community Mods & Friends have decided to throw a little competition! This is an Unofficial competition that is not being run by Envato – it’s being run by the Mods: quickandeasy, Dzinc, PatrikL, HarveyDesign, silenceplease.
What’s up for grabs?
So, the brief:
Magazine Ad Templates are selling really well, so to spur on the growth of this item type, we want you to design and upload as many Magazine Ad Templates Items as you can.
Obviously your item should meet the Print Template Upload Requirements.
You item should be submitted to the Magazine Category.
Only one item will be eligible to win.
What will items be judged on?
We, the GraphicRiver Mods, will judge the items on their usability, flexibility, preview presentation and general design quality.
The more usable and practical your item is, the more people can use it and therefore the more usable & flexible your item is.
Preview presentation is essential for salability. The better your item is mocked up and presented to reflect it’s quality, the higher the chance of purchase.
When/How can I submit? When’s the deadline?
Submissions start February 7th and the deadline for entry is February 24th. Your item MUST be uploaded, reviewed and on sale in your portfolio by the deadline date to be eligible for entry.
To submit your entry, simply post your preview image in this thread after it is accepted. Eligible submissions can only be accepted after February 7th.
The Winner will be announced on the Forums March 7th and then published on Envato Notes.
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