Stop Downplaying Your Hard Work

When you read an interview with someone who’s successfully living off their creative endeavors, they often highlight how hard they worked to get where they are. They talk about their…

Why Are Small Business Owners So Happy?

Despite the long hours, the financial stresses, and the general difficulty of running your own company, small business owners consistently report higher ratings of happiness, job satisfaction, and economic optimism…

Are Deadlines Good For Creativity? Of Course They Are

One Project a Day Challenge was a blog by Valeri Potchekailov. It ended about a year ago, with the Belgian graphic designer having completed, that’s right, one project every day…

The 80% Rule: When To Show Your Work

The two biggest mistakes artists make are on the opposite ends of the spectrum: Showing your work too early or never showing it at all. The problem with the former…

Will 2015 Be The Year Of The Freelancer?

Though the Bureau of Labor Statistics still doesn't really count freelancers in their monthly statistics, plenty of other brands and companies spent a lot of time and effort in 2014…

4 Lessons Creatives Can Learn From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's fifth studio album, 1989, has been out just a few days and is already on track to break several records, in addition to debuting at Number 1 on the…