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How To Get Yourself Noticed & Find Work (and more!)

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In this week’s question time I talk about how you can get yourself noticed in the design industry in order to find work, which websites are the most beneficial to display your work on, what time I wake up in the morning and how you can get feedback on your personal projects.

This week’s questions

  • What advice do you have for getting noticed and find work?
  • Which do you see as more beneficial in the way of getting your art out there, sites such as Behance or others like DeviantART?
  • What time do u wake up?
  • I know you get client feedback, but what about the work that isn’t done for a client. Where can you go to get feedback?

Interesting links

Create a Vibrant Space-themed Poster in Photoshop

CSS Typography: The Basics

Making a Superhero Movie Teaser Poster

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20 Comments

  1. thanks so much for the video along with that awesome pdf on how to get noticed and start a business! real great material!!!

    • Thanks Jorden, I wondered if anyone had found that useful, it’s one of the most common questions I get asked so thought I’d offer a guide to cover the basics.

  2. James says:

    That intro was so cheese Chris! But I kinda liked it :)

  3. Rob Cubbon says:

    Another good vid Chris although I thought I needed a new pair of glasses at the beginning. Just shows you how everybody is keen to find new ways to find work these days.

  4. Thanks for answering my feedback question and all the other questions! Networking is definitely a skill I’m trying to improve. I just love all the work that you do/share on this blog. I’ve included your blog on a list of resources I’ve created: http://pindsha21.wordpress.com/sizzlin-resources/

    Thanks again!

  5. robert says:

    Great post Chris, Like your video effect skills :)
    Just one question about the design community..
    # Do you think it is a “friendly” or a bit “close” community, hard to get notice and build a social network?…
    All the best

  6. BDT466 says:

    w00t! my question got into the video *does a happy dance*. I really have to admit, I am totally fanboy-ing right now :P. I can’t actually watch the video because of my ISP(>_<) but I will be doing so asap :D

    this is such a great part of your website. Being able to ask someone of your talent and experience questions is just priceless. Let alone the fact it breaks down the barriers between the artist(you) and their fanbase(us XD).

    Thank you for that :-)

  7. Gustavo says:

    I am so hooked to your blog! So much info especially to someone with zero nada experience lime me…Keep them coming!!!

  8. I find both sites great if you primarily market to other creatives types. I think if you want attract real clients you have to use all options available to you with a keen sense of which techniques will get you the most bang for your buck.

  9. Sara LIM says:

    Very beneficial…Thanks for the advice, Chris :)

  10. Daniel says:

    Really useful advice, Thanks a lot for sharing Chris.

  11. Thanks for the video, good stuff.

  12. william says:

    Thanks for sharing this video. Its really beneficial for us.

  13. Wayne says:

    Lol. I have the same type of glasses. I cant stand wearing them. This is also my first pair. I just cant get used to having something on my face, and the frame is very distracting.

  14. Thats very motivating stuff. Even though I know I’m reading and watching this to motivate myself — I love it, it does the job.

  15. Daveido says:

    Hi Chris! I’ve been following your blog for some time now, and I really-really love it! It was one of the first blogs I put into my RSS feed :)
    I really like these 10 minute little video podcasts you make :) Useful tips and enjoyable little personal insights ;)

  16. Great video, even better blog!

  17. IOM Design says:

    Great video once again Chris! Really enjoying taking a look around your blog lately :o)

  18. SeanB says:

    can anyone tell me the website address for “forest”? it was one of the places to go to get critiques for work not done for clients?

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