As the economy struggled across the better part of the last decade and developing nations proved able to take on business services in addition to production tasks, outsourcing and offshoring conversations and activities increased. Business leaders looking to take advantage of the cost savings have asked their business unit heads to identify opportunities to offshore activities within their departments. These asks have not excluded creative departments and multimedia design and development and graphic design have been specifically targeted.
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At a loss for good ideas? The key is knowing where to look. Learn how to spot great ideas each and every day in an exclusive interview with creativity expert and author Sam Harrison.
InSource Opinion Poll: How do you reinvigorate the creativity in your department, to keep design fresh?
Designers in a corporate environment are known to get stale working in templates with limited fonts and color palettes. How do you reinvigorate the creativity in your department, to keep design fresh?
In-house creative services teams with an hourly chargeback model must track their time—often to the quarter-hour increment. The discipline of time tracking can be off-putting for many teams at first, but the advantages of time tracking can’t be ignored, and teams generally support the practice once they understand the potential outcomes.
As you consider your career and all that you want or need to accomplish, you may want to consider using this approach to make your dreams a reality. Even though the majority of us in the creative fields are visual learners and have limited difficulty visualizing creative concepts, at times we can get bogged down when it comes to our future.
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Donna Farrugia, executive director of The Creative Group, responds to career-related questions from InSource members. This week, she addresses the issue of handling counteroffers.
Internal creative organizations often struggle with whether they should be charging clients and if so, at what rate. This doesn’t seem like a complex challenge, until you try to solve it! In this post I’ll touch on good reasons for implementing a chargeback model, costs that should be considered for inclusion, key considerations, and implementation tips.