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The Future of Freelancing (Canada)

Plan to hire freelance creative talent, or considering a consulting career? See our tips and survey results on the future of freelancing in Canada.

The Future of Freelancing

Planning to hire freelance creative talent, or considering a consulting career? See our tips and survey results on the future of freelancing.

Freelancing Tip: How to Spot Client Red Flags

I've done it, and I'm sure you have, too: Taken a freelance project or started a client relationship that you just knew was a bad fit. Perhaps the job was beyond your capabilities. The budget wasn't adequate to cover the value of your work. The client was demanding or indecisive. Still, in spite of the warning voice in your head and the queasy feeling in your stomach, you plunged ahead.

Emotional Font Mapping: Fonts for Every Feeling

Inspired by a friend who recently had her aura read (it was some shade of blue), I wondered what font one's aura – or mood (I'm not sure I've got the time or cosmic energy to define "aura" in the context of typeface) – would be. But being the multi-faceted humans we are, our moods shift about as frequently as I imagine an aura reader's aura-reading explanations do. In other words, quite often.

Shake Up: How One Top Creative Team Reorganized

There's a lot of shifting and changing happening on creative teams these days, according to research conducted for this year's Creative Team of the Future project. We polled nearly 600 AIGA members and about four in 10 in-house and agency professionals told us their teams had reorganized in the past year. Further, more than one-quarter of in-house respondents (26 percent) and agency respondents (28 percent) said they expect their teams will undergo a reorganization within the next 12 months.