6 Tips for Hiring Designers

6 Tips for Hiring Designers

We’re well underway with the new year now, and it seems that people are getting back into the swing of things. Now that everyone is back at work, it is the perfect time to get working on those projects that you put off towards the end of last year. If you’ve read our article on planning your design needs for the new year, you should have a good idea of what you’re after, so the question then is, now what? We’re here to answer that question for you.

5 Tips for Being Creatively Productive in 2017

5 Tips for Being Creatively Productive in 2017

Happy New Year! We are excited to be back sharing some words of wisdom with you about how to kick off 2017 in the best ways possible. As a creative, the start of a new year is a great time to get your things in order and make any necessary changes to the way you work in an attempt to improve on last year and achieve all of your goals for the year ahead. There are some quick and effective things that will help you do just that and we’ve got them for you here!

Year In Review: What We've Learnt So Far as Co-Directors of DesignGel

Year In Review: What We've Learnt So Far as Co-Directors of DesignGel

Here at DesignGel, as the year comes to a close, we’re taking the time to review the past 12 months and make plans for the future. Jared and I have been running DesignGel for 6 months now, and we’ve learnt something new every day. We are constantly growing, developing and improving DesignGel as much as possible, and we plan to continue this in the years to come. As we look back on 2016, we wanted to share with you some things that we’ve learnt about running a business and being self-employed designers, as well as our plans for 2017.

Making the Most of the Christmas Break as a Creative

Making the Most of the Christmas Break as a Creative

The Christmas holidays are almost upon us, or perhaps you’re lucky enough to already be embracing some well-deserved time off. However long you manage to get off, it can be a great time to get some things done that have slipped off the radar or out of reach throughout the year. Perhaps there’s something you’ve been avoiding dealing with, maybe you just got too busy to get around to some things, or there might be a fun project that you’ve been waiting all year to get some time for. Whatever it might be, these upcoming holidays are a great opportunity to fit them in. 

Here at DesignGel, we’ll be doing some of these things ourselves, and we’ve got some ideas about how to make the most of the Christmas break! 

3 Steps to Help Your Company Plan its Design Needs for the New Year

3 Steps to Help Your Company Plan its Design Needs for the New Year

We’re quickly getting closer and closer to the end of the year and as the work winds down and we look forward to the new year, it’s a great time to do some reviewing of the past and planning for the future. As a business, it’s a perfect time to look back on the successes and failures of the past 12 months, think about how things might be improved moving forward, and start planning how to achieve those goals. Here at DesignGel, we are doing just that ourselves, and we have a few tips, particularly in relation to design. It can be difficult to know how to evaluate the state of your company’s design, discover what needs to be improved and then make steps towards actioning those improvements, so we’re here to help.

So you’ve finished your creative studies? Now what?

So you’ve finished your creative studies? Now what?

It’s around that time that study is wrapping up and many talented creatives are finishing their degrees! While the chaos and excitement of assignments and submissions winds down, it can also be a time where the fear and sense of dread starts to set in as young artists and designers begin thinking about what on earth they’re going to do next. There are a few options for you to choose from, and whichever path you go down, you can always shift to another if things don’t work out! Here’s some of our suggestions and thoughts on what you can do now that you’re a fully qualified creative! 

Introducing the new DesignGel Directors!

Introducing the new DesignGel Directors!

Over the past 5 years, DesignGel has been handed down through three generations of university students and graduates who have each contributed to how the business has developed. Today we are proud to announce the newest Directors of DesignGel, Hollie Arnett and Jared Thomson! We are here to introduce ourselves and talk a little about our plans for DesignGel, as well as chat to Denny about handing over the business to us!