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The Ethics of Design Skills Tests

The Ethics of Design Skills Tests

Deborah Budd
6/5/2019

Design skills tests can be a useful way to identify the best from among two or three possible design candidates. That said, pay attention to ...

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NYC Freelancer Regulations

NYC Freelancer Regulations: A Sign of the Future

Second Wind
5/30/2019

There are an estimated 55 million freelancers in the United States today—around 35 percent of the total workforce. That is one heckuva lot of ...

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California Freelance

California Updates Freelancer Regulations, NY Offers Support

Second Wind
2/7/2019

The gig economy has caused an immense shift in employment practices, with growing numbers of Americans working part-time or as freelancers as companies continue to ...

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Copyright Battlefield

Ownership Meets Change of Scope on the Copyright Battlefield

Deborah Budd
11/27/2018

You’ve designed a project for an occasional client, with a nicely spelled out agreement regarding project scope and an approved estimate for the work ...

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Trademark Color

When Color Is The Brand: Trademarking a Color

Deborah Budd
7/5/2018

We live in a colorful world. Every day we are surrounded by color—in how we decorate our homes, the colors of our vehicles, the ...

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Brandless: Branding Bad… Trademarks Good?

Deborah Budd
6/25/2018

The growing market for healthy, eco-friendly, organic and natural products (as ill-defined as all of those terms are) leads to some curious examples of new ...

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Changing Business Strategies at Stock Image Sites

Deborah Budd
6/21/2018

In a Second Wind Forums post, a member asked if anyone else had been notified by stock imagery house Shutterstock about increased fees for image ...

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