Is there a loved graphic designer in your life? Unfortunately a common feeling plaguing designers (especially those independent contractors) is under appreciation. Why don't you acknowledge how these visual artist affect your company in a positive way? This can be done by acknowledging an increase in sales or website traffic, exclaiming how beautiful the newly released print ad came out, or just a simple card—one that is aesthetically pleasing of course. A good place to look is at Joanna Behar's behance portfolio. A project titled My Geeky Valentine encourages you to buy valentines for your favorite graphic designer. You will be sure to see a grin, or at least a chuckle, with cute cards with slogans like “You're just my type.”
Remember that a little acknowledgment can go a long way. Creating a pleasant work environment can encourage higher productivity and quality of work--and everyone wants a high quality web design or print ad right?