Category Archives: Self Promotion

Tips for Young Creatives: Know Thy Self

Continuing with the Doug Bartow “29 Tips for Young Designers” article in How’s January 2011 issue is tip 5: be yourself. I’ve tweaked it a tad bit to “know thy self” and am not in full agreement with Bartow on … Continue reading

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Tips for Young Creatives: Be Careful of the Bridges You Burn

A couple days ago I mentioned the article by Doug Bartow in the January 2011 issue of How magazine on tips for young designers. While the article may have been geared toward those in the graphic design field I believe … Continue reading

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Richard Brown Show Interview

I was on The Richard Brown TV Show this past week. We discussed my design process, issues I’ve encountered in today’s work force and how I’ve seen the economy change how we create art or do our creative work. Check … Continue reading

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What is Social Media Really About?

Everybody regardless of their creative area of expertise should be engaged in social media. If you’re a designer, a copywriter, creative agency or advertiser, you can’t afford not to have a social media presence. Wisely, many are finally warming to … Continue reading

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Why “One Size Fits All” Design and Marketing Fails

Like many creative types, I have to rely on freelancing to supplement or at times support me financially. That means I have to market myself. I’ve become more comfortable with marketing and promoting myself over the years. Each year I … Continue reading

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Why are creative professionals afraid of money?

Are you afraid of money? It probably sounds like a really silly question. Afraid of money? Heck no! We love money, we love spending money, we love having money. Still, I find that many creative professionals – graphic designers, artists, … Continue reading

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Creating Lasting Design

I’m really not a fan of Photoshop. That statement probably sounds like blasphemy coming from someone who calls himself a graphic designer, but it’s the truth. People really go crazy over this program. It can do anything and everything – … Continue reading

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