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How to Turn a Creative Spark Into Something Real

The hunt and capture of inspiration requires patience, craftiness, and sometimes brute force. We asked three creatives about the traps to set for when inspiration comes your way and how to hold on for dear life once you've got it.

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Ashley C. Ford: Imagination Is a Creative Superpower

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Do Creatives Still Need Personal Websites?

Several creatives weigh in on the debate over relying on social media to spread your work or investing in a personal…

Why You Need a Personal Website and How to Build One

It's good for you, your data, and your career to build and maintain a personal website. It's also essential to creating…

How to Write a Better Bio

It's less comprehensive than an About Me page, but more than a resume objective. Here’s our guide to writing the tricky but crucial bio statement all freelance creatives need.

The Creative Future Report
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Why You Need a Personal Website and How to Build One

It's good for you, your data, and your career to build and maintain a personal website. It's also essential to creating…

Understanding Boredom

It’s not a pleasant state of being, but under the right lens it can spur creative growth and reengagement.

The Art of the Bounceback

Picking up the pieces after a major career blow can be fraught with obstacles and self-doubt. We spoke to a handful…

How to Build a Team That Can Handle Any Creative Project

The CEO of an award-winning design firm shares his blueprint for successful teamwork.

When the Personal Shapes the Professional

The Cottage Design Industry Popping Up Around 2020

As upstart campaigns like that of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez become a new normal in American politics, a cottage industry of design agencies, more used to digital campaigns than political ones, is growing up around these candidates and rethinking what it looks like to run for office in 2020.

Working From Home: A Beginner’s Guide

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