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The Artisan blog explores creativity, staffing & recruitment, resume & interview tips for job seekers, freelancing & entrepreneurship. Artisan Creative is a premier source for creative & marketing talent, specializing in temp staffing, direct hire & turnkey project solutions.

Laura's Report from Website Weekend

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Laura's Report from Website Weekend

Tucked away in the center of China Town you will find Kleverdog Coworking, a shared office space for LA’s creative industry. This weekend it was home to Website Weekend LA, who were hosting their very first event – a hackathon dedicated to creating websites for non-profit organizations around LA. Always one to give back to the community, Artisan Creative sponsored the weekend and went to see the volunteers in action. Read more

Networking After Networking Events

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Networking After Networking Events

Going to networking events--or industry events where networking is appropriate--can make all of us nervous at times. We feel like we need to have the perfect elevator pitch, the perfect outfit. We need to be outgoing but not overwhelming, interesting but not self-involved. Passionate but not too intense.

If you have managed to put all of that together and meet some people, the next steps may not be clear. Here are our tips for making that ten minute conversation the beginning of a real relationship: Read more

Just Busy Enough

Artisan Creative - Thursday, September 26, 2013

Just Busy Enough

“How is everything?” friends and colleagues ask. If your answer is--like mine is often--”I’m super busy!” we hope it is for the right reasons. Perhaps we should be aiming for “Just busy enough, thanks!” Read more

Don't Let the Fall Catch You Crying

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Don't Let the Fall Catch You Crying

The Autumnal Equinox has come and gone. Our eggs have fallen over once again and--hard to believe after the recent weather in Los Angeles--it’s actually chilly, at least in the mornings.

Fall is here and with it can come a burst of energy reminiscent of the start of a new school year or a bout of anticipatory seasonal depression. Are you sad when summer comes to an end? Let’s take a look at why you might be feeling a bit low now that autumn has arrived and what you might be able to do about it: Read more

5 Tips for Choosing Freelance Clients

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

5 Tips for Choosing Freelance Clients

As a freelancer, it is tempting to say “Yes!” to every opportunity that comes along, whether it's a graphic design job or a long-term marketing contract. After all, there are dry spells in every career. You don’t want to take the chance of having created one yourself. There are, however, times, when you should resist temptation and wait for the next project to come along. How can you tell what time it is? Read more

Announcing The Artisan Creative Weekly

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Announcing The Artisan Creative Weekly

We are publishing a newsletter!  Read more

Labor Day or Thinking Day

Artisan Creative - Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day or Thinking Day

As so many of the people around me are starting a new school year, the importance of having a clean start, with clear goals and benchmarks comes to mind. I, like the students around me, love an empty notebook, new pens and a three-day weekend to take a breath before making a proper beginning. Read more

Where Are You Going?

Artisan Creative - Thursday, July 25, 2013

Where Are You Going?



When you land a new role, you want to tell everyone what it is and where. After all, it is exciting! It could be your dream job and, these days, if you are on a job search, you might have been looking for quite a while.

Although you will give proper notice at your current job, however, you probably should keep the details about your new job opportunity limited to to yourself and your family until your first day. Read more


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