I’m an artist who has held a number of creative positions, from doing character animation, character design, prop design, interface design and background paintings for children’s educational software, to multimedia and web design for various clients while working for other companies as well as working for myself. What I will do next has not been determined, though I do have some ideas and would love to return to my roots doing design and painting, but for a more adult crowd. Sci-fi would be nice. I’ll let you know when I make up my mind.
Anyway, while I was working for myself, I ended up with a nasty case of the ‘obviouses’, and realized I knew nothing about business; I knew nothing about starting, building, running, or marketing one. Even so, I did OK. However, once I decided that I’d better learn, I was amazed at how much is out there, how much I’d taken for granted, and how much we are never taught in school about how to turn our creative gifts into a career that we are happy with.
That’s pretty much the stuff that this blog will focus on, I think. I see stuff every day now. Stuff that I would never have noticed before about how Creatives build businesses. I experiment a lot. Some things work, some done. I’ll share it all here as I go. If you are a Creative, and if you want to see what else lies out there besides the two obvious choices (work for someone else, or hire yourself out freelance), then you should find this blog at least mildly interesting.