Tag Archives: creative agency

Six Business Mistakes We Made as an Agency

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Fourteen years ago, in the late summer of 2000,  we started our Web design and development agency, Pelago. We had new and shiny computers, a decent portfolio of work cobbled together, and a handful of clients. The creative work was fun, and we were good at it. The development work was challenging, and we were […]

Six Things You Should Know Before Starting Your Own Agency

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Two years after graduating from college I decided to start a design agency with my best friend. We bought two computers, sublet some office space, and began looking for work. And then, all of my idealism went out the window as I realized starting a design agency, and keeping it running, is really difficult. The […]

Tracking Design Deliverables with Task Tracking Software

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Creative agencies providing graphic design and web design services traditionally work  through a series of deliverables during a design project. Some of these deliverables are for internal review only, and some are presented to the client. Keeping track of all these deliverables can be tricky. Who’s working on what sketches? When is the final comp […]

Using Online Time Tracking Software to Calculate Profitability

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Throughout the world, creative agencies are the bulwarks of creative services — providing clients with traditional graphic design, cutting-edge Web design, advanced Web development, and innovative marketing, to name a few. As diverse as our creative offerings may be, creative agencies are quite similar in how we handle our contracts and billings. Regardless of how […]