Articles by: Justin Perricone

How Superheroes Use Social Media

How Superheroes Use Social Media

Creative Relay co-founder Ed Shems has just posted on his blog a new personal project that’s a fun take on the proliferation of social media options. I asked Ed how this project came about: “It all started in my sketchbook a little while back. I drew a bad guy reading […]

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What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

One of the first decisions a creative professional makes upon starting their business is deciding on a name for the company. It’s also often one made in haste while a bank associate is setting up a business bank account. Since it’s literally the identity of you and your business, it’s important to give it some thought beforehand. For creative businesses, the naming […]

An EIN: A Simple Way to Protect Yourself

An EIN: A Simple Way to Protect Yourself

Even a freelancer who does a small amount of business will at some point have a client who is going to need a W9 form so that they can report their payments to you on their taxes. For many of us, this means filling out a simple federal form with […]

by Comments are Disabled Business, Freelancing, Ready-Set-Freelance, Resources
Prepare for Disaster

Prepare for Disaster

Hard drive failure is fact of life. And I mean that. It’s a fact. No hard drive will last forever. But if you’re like a lot of folks, you just hope that failure is destined to come far after you upgrade and can copy files over to your new machine. […]

by Comments are Disabled Business, Digital Design, Resources
Enter to win a 4-day pass to HOW Design Conference

Enter to win a 4-day pass to HOW Design Conference

Creative Relay has partnered with HOW Design Conference and we have a 4-day pass to give away! This isn’t a national contest. We have a pass that we want to give you. Drawing is on Monday, June 18. Enter today! Get more info or our $100 discount code [superbutton color=”orange” […]

Your Portfolio Needs to be Updated, Doesn’t it?

Your Portfolio Needs to be Updated, Doesn’t it?

Quick question: When was the last time you updated your portfolio? It’s hard to think back that far isn’t it? This is a problem that dogs many creatives. We’re too busy cranking out great work to bother grabbing some of it for others to see. Well, consider this your inspiration […]

Looking Beyond the Service

Looking Beyond the Service

As creatives, the majority of the work we do isn’t tangible. It’s a service. But along with that often come tangible goodies our clients want to get their hands on to further their business: business cards, letterhead, brochures, booklets, promo items and anything else you can slap a logo or […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Away

Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Away

It’s three o’clock on a Tuesday afternoon when you get a call from an unknown number. It’s a cold call! After a quick conversation you plan a time to meet. On Friday you show up to the designated coffee shop dressed sweet and sharp and spend an hour talking to […]

by Comments are Disabled Business, Graphic Design, Resources
Yet Again Why Communication is Key

Yet Again Why Communication is Key

About a week ago I received a frantic email from a client. The order of 10,000 business cards they needed for Monday was printed with a serious typo. It was Thursday. Oh, and I was boarding a flight to leave town for a week. Without my computer or access to […]