Are You a Poly-Hyphenate too?

To the uninitiated, the term “poly-hyphenate” could sound like an alternative lifestyle or a James Bond villainess. For many, it’s how we describe our careers. I’m a “this-that-and-the-other,” is not uncommon to hear when people discuss their lines of work. Many creative people pastiche a living from a potpourri of jobs and positions. Consider Hollywood, […]

All Creative People Are Liars: 3 Ways to Use this Superpower

Admittedly, the headline is bit of a fib. But hear me out: Several years ago, marketing guru Seth Godin made waves with his seminal tome All Marketers are Liars, which quickly became required reading at many a creative agency. The title, designed to provoke, raised both eyebrows (and sales) as it explored how successful marketers […]

Creative Jobs ? Do You Really Want One?

At some point, being a ?starving artist? became a romantic notion, associated with expat Americans sipping sanserre in their Parisian garrets. Though there?s presently not a famine striking the art world, the fact is most aspiring artists, writers, actors, etc., are broke. The storied financial foibles of would-be creatives accounts for the popular search query […]

All Creative People Are Liars: 3 Ways to Use this Superpower

Several years ago, marketing guru Seth Godin made waves with his seminal tome All Marketers are Liars, which quickly became required reading at many a creative agency. The title, designed to provoke, raised both eyebrows (and sales) as it explored how successful marketers tell us a story ?we want to believe, whether it’s factual or […]