Online Workshop: The Business of Wedding Photography

Are you a professional wedding photographer looking to take your business to the next level? Running a wedding photography business is stressful work – you are on the hook for capturing one of your client’s single most important (and expensive!) days. But if you do it right, wedding photography is also deeply rewarding and a… Read More

25 Ceramic Artists We Love

There are millions of incredible ceramic artists on Instagram. We spent some time searching for a group of ceramic artists who have honed their craft, developed a unique style and built a successful ceramics career. Learn how to build a business around your love of ceramics! Our three-day live online workshop, Making & Selling Ceramics… Read More

Maker Mentors | Weekly Bulletin #104

RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES Our FREE webinar on Starting a Jewelry Business starts TODAY at noon! Our next FREE webinar with Debbie Millman is happening next Wednesday. CLASS STARTS TODAY! Instagram for Marketing starts today at 2pm CST. Starting Your Career as an Artist starts tonight at 7pm CST. BOOK A COACHING SESSION We just launched… Read More

Starting Your Career as an Artist with Jennifer Ou

This post is part of a series in which we interview successful creatives about how they built their business. Today we are interviewing professional artists, Jennifer Ou. Jennifer Ou is a landscape painting artist whose work is based on her careful observation of the natural world. Based in Norfolk, Virginia, Ou started painting at a… Read More

Creating a Career Around Your Art with CreativeIngrid

This post is part of a series in which we interview successful creatives about how they built their business. Today we are interviewing professional artists, Creative Ingrid. Creative Ingrid is a London-based illustrator and watercolor artist who studied Information Design in Mexico and received her Masters in Publishing in Barcelona. An avid yoga practitioner and… Read More

How to Pitch Art Directors

The key to finding freelance work as an independent creative is learning how to effectively work with Art Directors. An art director is the person in charge of hiring artist and designers who produce images for television, film, live performances, advertisements, or video games. They determine the overall style or tone desired for each project… Read More

Weekly Bulletin #103

EACH WEEK WE SHARE A COLLECTION OF ARTICLES, RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNERS. SUBSCRIBE HERE TO GET OUR POSTS DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. SHARE YOUR STORY! We are launching a new series on the Maker Mentors blog where we will feature success stories from creatives in our community. Have you achieved a big… Read More

How to Start a WordPress Website

WordPress is one of the best platforms for building a website. It is completely customisable, easy to use and incredible affordable. WordPress makes it possible for anyone to build their own website from scratch. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a web developer to set up your WordPress website. You can do… Read More

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