When Art Is Your Passion But Also Your Business
As graphic designers, we often enter this creative field as a result of our hobbies and off-the-wall way of thinking, as opposed to the more Left Brain career fields like accounting or medicine. However, combining artistic sensibilities with the very real-world need for a paycheck can be jolting and unsettling. After all, there can be (and often is) a big difference between what sells and what looks good on the living room wall. The phrase Artist for Hire never really caught on, and with good reason. When you need to squeeze out those creative juices for a deadline, inspiration can be in short supply. Here are seven tips to keep your inspiration fresh.
1. Revisit your childhood & the things you used to enjoy doing.
Nothing gets creative juices flowing like revisiting your childhood. Did you ever save any of your old coloring books, drawings, favorite books, comic books, or movies? What were your hobbies when you we