Do You Map Your Client Universe? How ‘Customer Relationship Management’ Can Fix a Lost Creative Career

For an independent creative, bringing in regular work is important. Obviously. Not only do consistent projects equal consistent income, but life is a lot calmer and more rewarding when your time is filled with projects and not panic. Business literature will advise any freelancer, regardless of industry, that time should be set-aside each week for…

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RLC Talks to Illustrator Rod Hunt on Self Promotion (and more!)

Rod Hunt is a London based illustrator and artist who has built a reputation for retro-tinged illustrations and detailed character filled landscapes. With UK and international clients spanning publishing, design, advertising & new media, he’s illustrated everything from book covers to advertising campaigns, installations and iPhone apps. He’s also the illustrator behind the bestselling Where’s Stig? books…

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How to Quickly DeClutter Your Computer Desktop

A clear desktop is not only great for reducing distraction, and improving your focus and productivity, it’s great for your computer as well. Icons all over a computer desktop are distracting. Instead, clear everything and be left with clarity, calm and focus. Here’s how to do it: 1. Install a launcher program Mac users should try…

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Ten Essential Business Tips for Creatives

To be happy and fulfilled, creatives need to spend the majority of their time creating. To be successful in business, creatives need to spend some time (not a lot!) taking care of basic business concerns. Here’s a list of essential business tips to keep you focused on what’s most important. 1. Make Good Offers and Promises…

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