How to give great design feedback

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Giving feedback ain’t easy. Who hasn’t inadvertently upset someone whilst giving feedback? It’s especially hard when you’re working with someone remote, who you do not know well. Differences of culture, language and job function can all easily lead to confusion and upset. However, you need your projects to be successful. You need to convey what […]

Your guide to professional-looking Zoom backgrounds

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While Zoom initially launched in 2013, it wasn’t until the 2020 pandemic that everyone knew its name.  By the end of February, the video conferencing software company brought in more active users than they did in the whole of 2019 and their shares rose by 40% due to a monthly 21% increase in active users […]

How to host efficient meetings

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Imagine if the business sector in your country got a free boost of $37 billion for a year. With an extra $37 billion, there’s no telling what the corporate world could pull off–from nobly reducing poverty to whimsically buying the White House, twice! Instead, that’s approximately the amount US businesses are losing every year to […]

SketchDeck launches pitch deck grants to help socially beneficial projects

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Prompted by the recent protests against racism and police brutality, we’ve been reflecting on how we can best use our company’s talents and resources to help make the world a bit better. The last few years have highlighted social inequality, with people of color, immigrants, LBGTQ+, females, and essentially all minorities in America having rights […]

The art of getting things done

Don’t you wish that there were a few more hours in a day, so that you were able to get more things done? Us too. Unfortunately, none of us can control time–none of us except for Hermione Granger. What we can control, however, is how we manage the time we have.  If you want to […]

Ways to make remote fun and keep your spirits high

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Here at SketchDeck, we’ve been remote working for the last seven years. We’ve experienced the pains of isolation and the joys of sharing things with people on the other side of the world. We’ve replied to client emails in our slippers and been able to squeeze in childcare runs between meetings. In short, we know […]

Refer a friend, get $250 amazon gift card

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We’ve just launched our Referral Program. We’re so thankful for you, our customers, and we’re excited to be able to give back!  Now, when you refer a friend from another company you’ll get a $250 Amazon gift card when they place and pay for their first project.  How it works.  To refer someone, head to […]

What we’ve learned from 7 years of running a worldwide remote design team

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Moving your entire company from working in an office to working remotely around the world could be a foolhardy endeavour. Or it could be just the bold move to help you grow and thrive. At SketchDeck we made that exact transition: we’ll tell you how it went, and what we learned. Back in the halcyon […]

This is our culture: a podcast conversation with SketchDeck CEO Chris Finneral

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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb Company culture goes deeper than catered meals or ping pong tables. So, how do we go about creating open, collaborative organizations? In this candid podcast interview with Chris Finneral, CEO and co-founder of SketchDeck, host Steve […]

Principles for building a distributed team

SketchDeck was built on the idea that great graphic designers live around the world, frequently not in the same place as the clients who need them. Over the last 4 years, our community has grown and created amazing work for leading brands – all remotely. At the start of 2018, we started an experiment to […]