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En Garde! Artisan Founder Jamie Douraghy on Fencing and Entrepreneurship

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 19, 2013

En Garde! Artisan Founder Jamie Douraghy on Fencing and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs POV: The inspiration for entrepreneurship can come from a variety of places. For Jamie Douraghy, a Los Angeles entrepreneur and champion fencer, the sport of fencing has given him the tools he needs to excel in business. Here are three ways fencing has helped Jamie become a better entrepreneur. Read more

Gift Ideas for the Creatives on Your List

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gift Ideas for the Creatives on Your List

Santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice--we at Artisan have been finding some great gift ideas for the creatives in our lives all over. Wonderful design and clever ideas come together to make some really cool gifts this year: Read more

Reflections: Perfection

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reflections: Perfection

Are you a perfectionist? There are certainly areas of my life where I would like to be perfect, but I’m comfortable knowing that I cannot achieve it in everything all the time. The quest for perfection can be motivating or it can stop us from ever feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Not everything requires perfection all the time and taking a moment to establish whether what you are working on needs that level of attention or whether the cost of trying is just too high can make the difference between a good day and a miserable one. Read more

Staying Productive During the Holidays

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Staying Productive During the Holidays

If you’re like everyone I know, this is your busiest time of the year. Not only are we all doing our year-end assessments and strategy sessions for 2014, we are spending time outside of work preparing for celebrations, houseguests and gift-giving.

You might feel like you have something filling up every waking moment already, but unless you are functioning at a high level all the time, there is still room for you to get more done quicker and maybe even reduce your stress. After all, there’s almost nothing as relaxing as checking that last item off your to-do list. Read more

Gifting to Your Network: LinkedIn Recommendations

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 05, 2013

Gifting to Your Network: LinkedIn Recommendations

Wondering what to get your favorite colleague for a holiday gift? How about an amazing LinkedIn Recommendation!

Hard to request and rather intimidating to write, a polished LinkedIn recommendation on your LinkedIn Profile can be a lot more valuable than bath oil beads to a rock star member of your network. Here are some tips on writing something your friend will appreciate for years to come: Read more

5 Tips for a Great Office Holiday Party

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

5 Tips for a Great Office Holiday Party

The holidays have arrived and office parties are looming on our calendars. Artisan’s annual holiday luncheon is today, as a matter of fact. As much as we want everyone to have a great time at these festive events, we all know someone who has embarrassed themselves by making some unfortunate choices. Instead of sending a wish list to Santa this year, we would like to send you our list of ways to make your holiday office party what it should be--fun and successful. Read more

From Our Table to Yours...

Artisan Creative - Thursday, November 28, 2013

From Our Table to Yours...


Happy Thanksgiving! Read more

Imagine: 50 Years of Giving

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Imagine: 50 Years of Giving

Our Founder Jamie Douraghy gave this short interview for Entrepreneurs Organization about entrepreneurship and giving back and we wanted to share it with you this Thanksgiving week.  Read more