Self promotion on a budget

In the age of super-fast communication it has become increasingly easy for designers to ply their wares through an endless number of digital avenues. It's not enough to simply have an online portfolio; designers are now expected to be masters of marketing - not only emailing potential clients but also tweeting, posting on Facebook, using LinkedIn and any number of 'oh-so-now' social media tools in an effort to get their work noticed.

As effective as these methods can be if used correctly, often the recipient can be left feeling cold or, worse, irritated. Savvy designers have realised that often the best way to really grab an art director or potential employer's attention is with a beautiful, well-targeted piece of print work that they can actually hold in their hands.

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