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The Blank Slate: How Do You Use Social Media?

The Blank Slate: How Do You Use Social Media?

As a designer today, there are sooo many different ways to get your work out to the masses. Within minutes you can post a new portfolio piece and have hundreds or maybe even thousands of people view and comment on it. But this also means that we’re all on an equal playing field. Large firms are competing for views with mid-level and even novice designers.

I’ve seen some really great ways in which designers are utilizing sites like Twitter and Facebook to display their work. These profiles have to be incredibly unique in order to grab peoples attention and hold it long enough to stick around and view what is being offered. So this week I’d love to know…

As a Designer, Are You Utilizing Social Media?

How do you grab and hold onto your audience’s attention via social media? Has it worked for you? Have you found clients via Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter? Share your experiences with the community using the comment form below.

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Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown is a graphic designer who loves working with various media. He combines traditional art styles with a little experimentation and digital flare. Nathan's works have contained everything from ink and paint to leaves and a box of dirt. Everything is fare game when it comes to his approach to art. Nathan lives in Austin, Texas where he has been working as a designer for 10 years.

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  1. Gerry Button

    I create and maintain the home pages for local Wrestling organizations, and I have done so for years. When it comes to Social Media? I do dive to deep into those waters. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and of course, You Tube. I see some websites with links to their profile on DOZENS of Networking sites, a bulk of which are all very similar. To me it’s just over kill.

    Facebook for to share events and updates, Twitter to quick blurbs of news and interesting facts, Flickr for sharing high resolution photos without bogging down the server, and You Tube for sharing video promos, event recaps, and etc.

    To me it’s a big hassle. I don’t like the idea of maintaining profiles on ten to twenty different Social Media networks. Maintaining the website, the main Social Media profiles that I mentioned, the e-mails, and creating and editing promotional material for past and future shows is enough thanks!

    • Gerry Button

      Meant to say, “Do Not Dive To Deep”. Sorry about that.

  2. Good advice Gerry… I agree that keeping it simple when it comes to social networking is key. There are so many sites that ARE very similar. It’s a good idea to stick with the main 4 that you mentioned. Thanks for sharing!

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