Starting Your Career as an Artist

You love creating artwork. You think you are pretty good at it, and you are ready to turn it into a full-time career. Where do you start? Starting your career as an artist can be overwhelming and incredibly lonely. You will spend the first few of years of your career finding your voice as an… Read More

The Business of Invitation Design

This post is part of a series in which we interview successful creatives about how they built their business. Today we are interviewing calligraphy artist, Katherine Ross. Katherine  is the Founder of Script Merchant, which specializes in creating unique personalized invitations for special events. She earned her BA in Anthropology from The University of the… Read More

Weekly Bulletin #102

Each week we curate a collection of articles, resources and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs. This is published every Monday and distributed through our community newsletter. You can sign up here to join the community. RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNERS FREE WEBINAR – The Art of Editorial Illustration with Carrie Gee, Senior Art Director… Read More

Making and Selling Ceramics with Brooke Millecchia

This post is part of a series in which we interview successful makers on how they built their business. Today we are interviewing ceramic artist, Brooke Millecchia. Brooke  earned a B.F.A. in ceramics in 1995, which kicked off her career as a studio potter. She began teaching in 2002, working with intermediate level students to… Read More

Free Webinar: The Art of Editorial Illustration

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your illustrations featured  in magazines? An Editorial Illustrator develops illustrations for magazines, newspapers and digital media outlets. We are hosting a free webinar to give you an inside look at how Art Directors work with Editorial Illustrators, and provide direction on how to best approach potential… Read More

3 Ways to Make Money Hand Lettering

Hand lettering has become a widespread and explosive trend in recent years, and it is inspiring many designers to add hand-lettering to their skill sets. Maybe you’ve spent countless hours honing your hand lettering skills, or you are trying to figure out if this is a craft you need to master. Can you really make… Read More

50 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following

It is no secret that Instagram can be a powerful tool for growing your business. It can be discouraging in the beginning. It takes time to create great content for Instagram, and its discouraging when you don’t get any response from your followers. Building your audience can be intimidating in the beginning, but it doesn’t… Read More

Start a Sign Painting Business

Are you an artist, illustrator or designer who is interested in the art of sign painting? Sign painting has grown in popularity over the past few years, and this is the best time to launch your business. Don’t believe me? Check out what The Atlantic had to say about the revival of America’s hand-painted sign… Read More

Careers in Children’s Book Illustration with Will Terry

This post is part of a series in which we interview successful makers on how they built their business. Today we are interviewing illustrator, Will Terry. Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he… Read More