The starts and finishes of a project seem to get all the headlines and press, but they don’t adequately reflect the extreme swings that occur during the middle section of a journey. In his new book, The Messy Middle, 99U Founder Scott Belsky shares lessons in entrepreneurship around the crucial, but overlooked part of a creative endeavor.
We all encounter defining challenges in our careers. It’s unavoidable. But it’s how we handle them that matters most. From career quandaries to financial lows, these creatives explain how they overcame career-defining dilemmas.
Bangkok transplant and Design Army cofounder, Pum Lefebure, has taken up the mantle of Washington design godmother, bolstering the artistic community into a city-defining hub, and (literally) knocking down barriers wherever she goes.
The Eight and a Half studio founder tackles the graphics of American resistance from Benjamin Franklin to the Vietnam War and draws a few lessons on how America’s darkest moments spark some of its greatest design.
Being a stock photographer should theoretically work like a toll road. Build a highway once, put a gate in front of it, and then collect a toll for every use. But what do you do when the landscape shifts, when other roads are built around, or intersect with, your toll road? Rocked by new platforms and changing norms, stock photographers have had to adapt their businesses in the age of digital, crowdsourcing, and unlimited replication.
Every designer has a side project, but there’s a huge, yawning chasm between the vast empire of Swiss Miss and that Etsy shop you abandoned back in 2012. Meet a few designers turning their hobbies into full-blown businesses.