11 Things That Stop You Being a Top 1% Creative

If you dislike the idea of ‘cheating’ your way to the top, look away now. Building a rewarding career from your artistic skill takes a special combination of dedication, experience, hard work and talent. Even more so if you want to be considered among the very best. But as an apprentice gains from the wisdom…

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How to Survive the Biggest Creative Job Decline of All Time

Are designers, illustrators and visual artists turning into commodities? I was recently asked by a reader to discuss the health of the graphic design and creative industries in general. His concerns centre around what appear to be the ‘commoditisation’ of these industries and the people working in them, with the following example: On an online…

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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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