craft & maker

4 Ways for Makers to Find Their People

Three years ago I quit my day job as a magazine editor to go freelance, and I don’t miss the meetings, commute or office politics one bit. But I do miss the companionship — my only coworker is a tiny tabby who, let’s be honest,…

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Why Local Design Communities Matter (Announcement)

It’s easier than ever to become a successful freelancer without making it rain business cards at every possible opportunity. This new-found freedom from tireless, in-person self-promotion has lead many designers to enjoy the comforts of home with little motivation to maintain an active presence in their local community. Whatever…

art & design, creativity

Career Advice: How to Hustle

This is the keynote that I gave at the Hustle Summit to a group of recent grads and young professionals. It’s advice I still turn to daily. People you meet in your field become your colleagues, your employers, your employees. Don’t be afraid to network.  The first…