All posts tagged: creative

The Freezer

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Motivation / Personal Development / Productivity

The freezer. It’s a stretch of time. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a point on a path. Most are familiar with it; many are moving out of it, and a few have long since left. You’re in the freezer when you: Are reacting, rather than creating. Don’t believe you can make money doing work you love. Don’t move. Do work that bores you. Consume more than you produce Don’t have enough money to relax into […]

Why Motivated Creatives Think Like Andy Warhol

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Creativity / Inspiration / Productivity

“The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.” — Tony Gwynn A sustainable business is a growing business, not a static one. This might seem like a simple concept, but it is an idea that most business owners do not consider. To stand out, to continue to earn well, to stay motivated, and be noticed, you must focus on growth. Read More

Over 65 Ways to Make Money From Your Creative Skills

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Business / Money / Resources

I’ve spent most of my life devising wacky and occasionally reasonable schemes for making money. As an artist with an interest in business, I’ve often found myself wedged between the two seemingly alien worlds. Earning money from creative expression has always been a contentious issue because many think that money impinges on the integrity of the creative work. Read More

How an Emphasis on ‘Deep Empathy’ Helped a Musician Build a Successful Creative Agency

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Behind Scenes / Business / Creatives / Interviews

Satellite Office is an artist management and creative services agency founded by Erik Attkisson, now coming up to 10 years in the business. Since their launch in 2006, they have continued to succeed and evolve, adding photography to their lineup last year and Erik starting a secondary label with Ben Arditti called &Reach. Read More

An Interview with ‘Intern’ Magazine Creator Alec Dudson

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Brand You / Interviews

While intern has established itself as an invaluable platform for young creative talent both with its content and ethical perspective, it's an ongoing discussion which resides in its foundations. When Alec Dudson launched the publication, he did so with the intent to open up a dialogue. It's a subject with which he has first-hand experience and believes to be an essential topic for the industry to be talking about. We had a chat with Alec and […]

Over-delivery is the only way to do business as a stand out creative

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Brand You / Promotion / Radical Strategic Visibility

Anyone can do what is expected of them as a professional creative. Sounds like a good thing, yes? The problem with doing what people expect you will do might be safe, but it will not help you stand out in the crowd. Indispensable creatives don’t do what people expect they will do. You need to be just as interested in being remembered positively as being found, and that requires that you deliver more. Read More

Why ‘doing your best’ may not be the best career path

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Adding Value / Brand You / Productivity

I recently read in the enlightening book by Gary Keller, 'The One Thing', that there are two ways people approach developing a skill in something. The first is an ‘entrepreneurial’ approach, in which you do something to the best of your ability. An example of this would be an illustrator who takes up illustration part-time to have a go at making an income doing something they’ve always loved to do, and they try their best […]