You’ve set up your website, created the perfect portfolio, and opened your social media accounts—now what? If you sit back and wait for potential fans and customers to fall in your lap, you might be disappointed. Because the truth is, no matter how beautiful and on-brand your website and social media accounts are, it doesn’t matter if they don’t get traffic.
For creatives, there’s nothing more important than your portfolio.
American architecture was forever changed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
If you think you don’t need a business plan because you work in a creative field, think again. Business plans aren’t only for multimillion dollar corporations or startups seeking investors. They also offer great ways to have a handle on your business, whether you are selling goods online, starting your photography studio, or working as a fine artist. At its core, a business plan is a roadmap to guide you through your career.
Design expert Jaime Derringer is a busy woman. When she’s not running the noted website Design Milk–which provides daily modern design and architecture inspiration—Derringer is giving talks on design trends, podcasting, consulting, and running several other online publications. From Adorn Milk—an online shop dedicated to architectural jewelry—to Dog Milk—which highlights modern pet design—Derringer is always thinking of ways to bring more design to the world.
Who doesn’t wish they were more organized?
Work in a creative field and looking to make a career change?
They often say that wisdom comes with age, and this can be especially true when it comes to your career. Any creative field is difficult, and venturing down the path to become any type of artist takes courage. But over time, the knowledge and expertise gained can make you look back on decisions you made when just starting out with fresh eyes.
Networking—it’s a word that strikes fear into many professionals.