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our top 5 picks for 2012

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The Design Team have had a good look at what’s hot right now and what’s going to be hot for 2012. We've also thrown in a few good tips for everyone out there to make your year a little bit smoother and a little bit more awesome.

Top 5 Melbourne Restaurants – In no particular order
(Selection from The Age Good Food Guide.)
Vue De Monde, Melbourne -
Cutler & Co, Fitzroy -
Ezard, Melbourne -
Jacques Reymond, Prahran -
MoVida, Melbourne -

Marque Surry Hills -
Quay The Rocks -
est. Sydney City -
Tetsuya’s Sydney City -
Rockpool The Rocks -

Top Brisbane Restaurants for 2012 - Gourmet Traveller
Ortiga, Fortitude Valley -
Aria Brisbane -
Urbane, Brisbane -
The Buffalo Club, Fortitude Valley -
Sake, Brisbane -
Tartufo, Fortitude Valley -

Top 5 Tips when briefing Artisan on a Job
1. Make sure the job has authorisation sign off internally

2. If it is a temp job, we need a start date prior to us searching for the ideal candidate.

3. For any role we are filling, we require a detailed job specification outlining duties the candidate will be involved in

4. Have a top 5 wish list of skill sets you would like the candidate to have

5. Be clear in regards to the actual product the candidate will be designing and/or producing

Top 5 interview tips for candidates
1. Be yourself. Someone can read your work history on your CV, what they want to know is what you are like as a person. Let them see who you are.

2. Arrive early, but be prepared to wait if need be.

3. Make sure you’ve done your research on the company, who you are meeting with and what’s current in the industry news

4. Know your strengths. You should be able to talk easily about what makes you stand out from any other contenders.

5. When you’re leaving, address people with their name and shake hands if there are less than 5 people. Make sure you know when you’re expecting to hear back.

Top 5 Design Websites” - amusing tales of a freelance graphic designer told in comic form by N.C. Winters. There are laughs there for everyone. - a newsletter option and an iPhone app means that you can have the inspiration sent directly to you. Articles and stories on all kinds of design topics, from architecture to websites. - All kinds of inspiration, design and art based. Links to illustrators, zines, events and other cool stuff great site for those who have a predilection towards serifs, leading and kerning. A very handy typographical resource. – online software training site with tutorials on all kinds of software from Adobe Photoshop to MS Word.

Top 5 Summer Fashion Tips for Creatives
1. Asymmetrical Hemlines. Skirts, Dresses and mullet or not to mullet?

2. Coloured Pants. For men and women, go bright and tight.

3. Mixed Prints. Gone are the days when your handbag matched your shoes, jewellery and lipstick. Mixing fabrics up is now acceptable.

4. The Maxi Skirt. Paired with a simple singlet this effortless look can take you from day to evening. Pleats and splits - oh my!

5. Statement Shoes. Wedges are a big one. Wear your shoes loud and proud.

Top 5 Adobe CS5.5 Tips
1. Code hinting for HTML5 and CSS3 - Enjoy rich code hinting and completion for HTML5 and CSS3 in Dreamweaver CS5.5.

2. Folio Producer tools in InDesign - Create engaging digital magazines, newspapers, and retail catalogues that incorporate eye-catching elements such as 360° object rotation and image panoramas for a wide variety of tablet devices. Upload to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite3 for further production and distribution.

3. Enhanced eBook authoring in InDesign Create more engaging eBooks, with less need for developers. Use a smoother EPUB workflow as you include refined typography and images that resize automatically to fit virtually any screen. You can now even add video and audio for eBook reader applications that support HTML5 video and audio tags.

4. More efficient delivery of accessible documents Use enhanced features in InDesign CS5.5 and Acrobat X Pro that help you to deliver publications that meet Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards. Apply accessibility features more easily in InDesign CS5.5, and then check, adjust, and validate accessible PDF documents in Acrobat X Pro.

5. Interaction design without writing code Create resizable applications and components and craft more precise and expressive transitions and effects with Adobe Flash Catalyst® CS5.5.

Top 5 New music to keep an eye out for
1. Lana Del Ray. This US singer/song writer has been one of the biggest viral sensations of late 2011. There has been a whole lot of hype, so you will either love or hate her...We just so happen to love her!

2. Howler. Tipped to be the 'new strokes' they have just dropped their much anticipated debut album 'American Give Up' and its sure to keep them shooting up the charts.

3. Alabama Shakes. Lead singer Brittany Howard is one of the most exciting new front women around. Their rock 'n' soul is getting our toes a tappin'.

4. Azealia Banks. This 20yr old Harlem rapper's new music video '212' has had over 2.5 million YouTube hits and growing. She is really starting to make a name for herself in the industry, check out her new track 'Liquorice'.

5. Friends. Uber cool Brooklyn indie pop quintette have been generating a lot of buzz on the music blogs. With songs like “I’m his girl”, we know why.

Top 5 reasons Artisan is Awesome
1. The Annual Artisan Summer Party is just around the corner.

2. This year we’ve had two new people start with the Artisan team, say hi to Danni in Melbourne and Jackie in Brisbane next time you call.

3. We work with awesome clients across Australia

4. We are Australia’s largest supplier of creatives

5. We are proudly Australian owned and operated.

Top 5 things Artisan can do for you today
1. Organise a face to face interview with one of our Consultants to assist you with finding your dream job

2. Organise a face to face meeting with one of our Consultants to discuss your current and future studio needs

3. Discuss Industry salary expectations

4. Offer general industry information and news

5. Assist with your temporary, contract and permanent needs…Today!