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Guest Blogpost by Diane Domeyer
Executive Director, The Creative Group 

Marketing is not just for ad agencies and corporations. How effectively are you promoting yourself and your work? Just like businesses benefit from branding, so too can individuals. A consistent and compelling brand attracts clients; impresses supervisors and hiring managers; and leads to more assignments, responsibilities and job offers. But you have to pull everything together and package it well.

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Guest Blog Post by The Creative Group

As part of this year’s Creative Team of the Future, we asked more than 750 designers to name the one person, living or dead, who most inspires them creatively. Following are five of the most interesting answers (in no particular order) along with thoughts from survey respondents on why these people are so inspiring.

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Photo by Kari Orvik/Photobooth SF

1. JESSICA HISCHE
“I love her work, and her professional story inspires me. She’s done a lot of esteemed work, but she also seems accessible. That makes me feel like I have the power to push my own career in whatever direction I choose.”

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Guest Blog Post by
Diane Domeyer, Executive Director, The Creative Group

The start of another year is a great time to reflect and reevaluate. As you make resolutions about personal improvements, don’t forget about your career. If your compensation has been flat for a while, 2015 could be the year for a salary negotiation and raise. But you can’t just march into your boss’s office and ask for more money – not without some prep work first. Here are some tips.

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Guest Post by The Creative Group

What will you earn in 2015?

Here’s something to smile about: According to The Creative Group’s newly released 2015 Salary Guide, average starting salaries for creative professionals are projected to rise 3.5 percent in the coming year. Following are in-demand positions that are expected to see even bigger gains in 2015:

1. Creative Director (8+ years) – 3.9% increase
2. Web Designer (1 to 5 years) – 4.4% increase
3. Project Manager – 4.9% increase
4. User Experience (UX) Director – 6.8% increase
5. Mobile Designer – 6.8% increase

To download a free copy of the 2015 Salary Guide or calculate local salary ranges using our online salary calculator, visit The Creative Group Salary Center.

The Creative Group specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design and marketing professionals with a variety of firms. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com
Connect with The Creative Group at facebook.com/thecreativegroup or twitter.com/creativegroup

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