How to write a great About page

How to write a great About page

I look at a lot of About pages on artist and designer websites, and there’s one big problem that I see over and over again. Many people seem to think that an About page and a bio are the same thing. I’m here to tell you that they’re not the same,...
Success Stories: Problems with meetings

Success Stories: Problems with meetings

In these posts, I want to share the stories of my past students and clients. I’m very proud of their accomplishments, and I think their successes reflect my skills as a teacher and coach. I hope these stories will paint a clearer picture of my goals for Artglish...
Essential interview tips for non-native English speakers

Essential interview tips for non-native English speakers

Most people feel nervous before an interview. It’s totally normal and interviewing in a second language can be even more nerve-racking! But, don’t worry. There are a lot of things you can do to make it easier, as I will explain below. How can I give a good...
American small talk for non-native English speakers

American small talk for non-native English speakers

If you’re like many of my clients, you probably struggle to make small talk with Americans. The acceptable topics of conversation may be different than in your home culture, or maybe small talk isn’t even a part of your home culture! However, in the U.S.,...
Non-native English speakers: Avoid these CV/résumé mistakes

Non-native English speakers: Avoid these CV/résumé mistakes

No one likes to work on their CV or résumé. It’s a stressful task and often has to be done quickly. It requires a lot of attention to detail, and if you want the job, it has to be almost perfect. This makes it an even greater challenge for ESL or non-native...
Three reasons you should hire an English coach

Three reasons you should hire an English coach

Studying English is usually the last thing my clients want to do. Many of them have been taking English classes all their lives, trying to learn correct pronunciation or which prepositions to use. They’ve spent so much time and money on their English learning,...
Friday Live!

Friday Live!

On Fridays, we go live! Today, I’m talking about my new online course, Queen of Critique | King of Conversation, that we discussed on Video Monday.  If you missed that video, watch it here. Tune in to Facebook at 12:00pm Central Time every Friday to watch. We’ll...
Thursdays in Review

Thursdays in Review

On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art or design and study the language used in them. This week’s article is about Russian motion designer Vladimir Tomin, and this is his video called Прогулка (Stroll). Here are the first three paragraphs from...
Wordy Wednesdays

Wordy Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, we look at designer statements or About pages and discuss the vocabulary they use to describe their work. Today we’ll look at the Etsy About page of Alicia Molin, a jewelry designer that specializes in raw stone jewelry. Here is the text from her...
Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Let’s Talk Tuesdays

On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence. This week we’ll hear from Vincent Rikkers, the graphic designer who created the latest album cover for Headhunterz (a Dutch DJ...