from Pradodesign Why Can’t America Have a Single, Interoperable Tolling System? Because Bureaucracy The country’s toll operators were supposed to be running on a single national system more than a year ago. http://ift.tt/2BhKaZF http://ift.tt/1P9I4xH
from Pradodesign Let’s talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Everyone loves drones, including companies with very specific needs. Drones once were the hot new thing and the perfect birthday gift. But drone makers are now realizing that there’s a bigger opportunity with commercial use cases, from farming to inspection. That’s why we’re excited to announce that three founders of three amazing companies in the drone industry will join us… Read More
from Pradodesign FTC evaluating “serious issues” raised by Uber breach The FTC has now put out a statement regarding the Uber data breach which the company concealed for the best part of a year before finally disclosing it, under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, on Tuesday by passing details to Bloomberg. Read More
from Pradodesign Mobile payment and loyalty platform Yoyo Wallet integrates with Starling Bank In another example of Starling Bank jumping on the Open Banking/PSD2 train before legislation in the U.K. and Europe next year will force banks to do so, it is launching its latest API partnership: this time with Yoyo Wallet, the U.K.-based mobile payment and loyalty platform. Read More
from Pradodesign How to get work as a freelance digital designer
Getting started as a creative professional is never easy. Although the market for freelance and independent digital designers is booming at the moment, most newbies still find it hard to get their foot in the door.
Here are some of the ways you can get started and find work in the industry:
1. Join an Academy
Signing up with a reputed design school or academy like JMC Academy is more than just a way to hone your skills as a designer. At design school, you get to meet potential partners and collaborators. Some universities and academies also arrange workshops where you can meet potential clients and big businesses looking for designers.
2. Join a design network
Getting involved in the community is essential for every professional. But it is absolutely crucial for a professional who works alone. Freelance artists can sign up with an organization like AIGA or simply join a network on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Behance, or Dribbble. Networking efforts should eventually pay off by giving you your first client.
3. Showcase your work online
As a freelance digital designer, your career hinges on your digital portfolio. Make sure you spend enough of time perfecting your online portfolio and link up your social media accounts to the site so that you can help it gain traction. You can either create your own from scratch on Squarespace or WordPress, or use an artistic platform like Behance. Have a look at other popular portfolios to gain some inspiration.
4. Start your own projects
There’s no better way to demonstrate skill and passion as an artist than working on your own passion project. If you can invest a day or two every week in a project for yourself, it can serve as an outlet for your creativity and a great portfolio-booster.
5. Conduct workshops
Another great way to get your name out there is to conduct workshops. Teach people what you know and you’ll soon meet collaborators, partners, and clients who are keen to work with you.
Approach a local charity, art gallery, school, or animal shelter to donate some of your work for free. Helping a charity that’s close to your heart will give you more than just personal satisfaction. It will help you meet new people and find new clients.
These are some of the ways you can start building a career as a freelance digital designer.
from Pradodesign Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C Portea Medical, one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returning investors Accel (which led Portea’s Series B two years ago), the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and Qualcomm Ventures. Read More
from Pradodesign Crunch Report | Uber’s data breach and Apple’s self-driving cars Today’s Stories Uber’s big data breach Facebook to single out election trolls Apple’s self-driving car research FCC issues final draft of plan to kill net neutrality Credits Written by: Brian Heater Hosted by: Brian Heater Filmed by: Veanne Cao Edited by: John Murillo Notes: That’s it for this week. And for me. Tito’s back on Monday. A very Happy… Read More
from Pradodesign AWS ramps up in AI with new Rekognition features and consultancy services Ahead of Amazon’s AWS division big Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutions Lab, to pair Amazon machine learning experts with customers looking to build solutions using the AI tech. And it’s releasing news feature within Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s… Read More
from Pradodesign YouTube tightens rules on kid-related content YouTube, that strange stew of the best and worst content on the web, is cracking down on abuse and error relating to kid-focused video. Jokers and questionably ethical creators who targeted kids or used them in their videos will have a harder time getting viewers and getting money. Read More