Let’s talk about money!

Often as creatives we would rather hide under the duvet than talk about money. We have a love, hate relationship which isn’t always healthy. As we head towards the end of January I want you to take this time to really think about your finances. I’m not talking about the tax return, or how much Read the full article…

Going Pro

Going pro is all a matter of belief and confidence in the work that you are producing. Obviously if it was that easy, everyone would be doing it! So I’ve recorded a podcast to talk you through real things that you can do to turn pro. Often it is about how you present yourself and Read the full article…

Planning for success

We plan for a journey or what we want to do on our holidays, but we rarely plan for success. When we see our competitors or people we admire having success we forget about all of the private sacrifices it took to get there. Or the years of slog and failure before they had a Read the full article…

Becoming a furniture designer

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Farmer, designer and maker of Luno furniture with her husband, Dan Knowles, in Los Angeles. I’m pretty obsessed with their work. Not only have they added beautiful speakers to the furniture, but there is room for a Whiskey bar inside as well. Ticking all of my boxes! You Read the full article…

Get a grip on copyright

  Getting a grip on copyright can be one of the greatest tools in your creative kit. I have met so many creatives who don’t understand copyright law, and this so often puts them at a disadvantage with their clients. I have studied copyright law, but it does change quite often, so it is important Read the full article…

How to get paid on time

If you are reading this article & enjoying the podcast, this is what I share with my mailing list every Wednesday. To join the gang you can sign up at the bottom of this page. Getting paid on time when you are a freelancer or just starting out on your creative career, can be the Read the full article…

Dealing with difficult clients.

It doesn’t have to be painful. There will have been some point during your career when you have had to deal with difficult clients. You may have started off well with a good relationship, but as the work commitments piled on the relationship broke down. Usually there is a basic cause to the problem and Read the full article…

Comparing your career will kill it.

You will have days when you are building your creative career and are struck by the Comparison Killer. The comparison killer happens when you are doing just that…comparing yourself to your competition. Of course a bit of healthy competition helps us to keep moving forward and innovating. It only becomes a problem when it makes Read the full article…