The most important thing that someone working in a creative business needs to remember is that it’s still a business. From negotiating a better rate to tracking payments, here are some timeless money tips for creatives.⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ To read the full article, click the link in our profile. #99uspeedread ⠀⠀
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Even the most prolific among us need to keep the juices flowing. Whether you’re feeling bored, bleary-eyed, or burned out, this guide is designed to get you pumped and motivated—link in profile. #99uguides
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“Make sure that you don’t fall out of love with designing something just because you are not designing it in ways that enrich you. Working enough to be able to say 'I don’t love this project' is a nice problem to have. Lots of people out there are thrilled to get the gigs they do get. But falling out of love with design can happen to anyone.” - Alex Schleifer⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ Alex Schleifer (@alexoid), VP of design @airbnb, along with six other design leaders rethink meaningful creative and career decisions, with the benefit of hindsight.⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ To read, click the ...
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Artist and illustrator @lisacongdon outlines how she transitioned from a job in non-profit education to a freelance art career, working for brands such as @airbnb, @facebook, and @harvard. ⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ To read more, click the link in our profile. #superchargeyourworksunday⠀⠀
A look at the Eight and a Half design studio, Westport, CT.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "My studio is thirty steps away from my house in a small building that was once a mechanic shop. There are windows all around me, and the glass is old and bubbly, so the light subtly changes when I move. My books surround me. My children visit and eat the candy. My husband’s animation studio is in another building right next door. And it’s easy to slip out of my house and come here at all hours when inspiration (or fear of failure) strikes.” - Bonnie Siegler ...
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“When you find your gift, you have to own it. Art is pure and honest. Every time I put my mark on something, it’s going to stop you in your tracks, and you’re going to feel something. If it doesn’t, I’m not doing my job. People want a formula, but I say, ‘Just do you.’” - Laolu Senbanjo⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ Who: Laolu Senbanjo is a lawyer-turned-artist from Nigeria. After practicing human rights law for five years, he decided to pursue art as a full-time career where he counts @beyonce and @nike as clients. Here, he discusses how he overcame parental objection ...
It’s important to give yourself the chance to recoup your energy levels throughout the workday. In fact, the more demanding your day and the less time you feel you have for breaks, the more crucial it is that you take regular pauses to prevent exhaustion. However, not any break will do. We’ve broken down a three step process to taking a truly restful break. ⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ To read the full article, click the link in our profile. #99uspeedread | @giacomobagnara_
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“What makes a team a healthy one is connectedness and a sense of belongingness among its members. Community-building rituals can help a manager create a whole that is bigger than the sum of its parts.” ⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ Getting people to perform at their best is hard, especially in creative environments where change is constant. That’s why we’ve gathered some regular exercises that can keep your team moving together as one.⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ To read, click the link in our profile. #tuesdaycareertips | Illustration by @giacomobagnara_
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Sarah Waiswa (@lafrohemien) is a self-taught Ugandan photographer who left her job in HR to pursue a full-time photography career. Here, she shares the inspiration behind her personal project, “Stranger in a Familiar Land,” the moment she realized it was time to become a full-time artist, and the importance of sharing your work. ⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ To read more, click the link in our profile. #superchargeyourworksunday⠀⠀
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2019 #99uconf. The past few days were packed with inspiration from groundbreakers in augmented intelligence, virtual reality, interactive art, sonic design, poetic computation, and more. We'll see you in 2020.
"If you can be brave enough to imagine past your understanding, you can change everything. Not just the world, but the people who live in it."—@smashfizzle⠀⠀ –⠀⠀ That wraps up Day 2 of #99uconf. Attendees, we’ll see you at tonight's Closing Party. Couldn’t join us this week? We’ll have recaps of the highlights and takeaways next week on 99U.adobe.com
"So what is the future of design, and our role in it?"—@brianthomascollins of @thisiscollins⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ Day 2 breakout sessions just wrapped up, stay tuned for the final main stage talks starting at 2:15pm. Follow along on our Instagram Story and tag us @99U and #99uconf to share your takeaways.
“Design a diversity of ways for people to participate with a sense of belonging.”—@katholmes_ of @google and @mismatchbook — That wraps up Day 1 of #99uconf. Thanks to our speakers and attendees for an inspiring day full of creative ideas and connections, that touched on design’s role in inclusion, tactile design of the future, collaboration for a better tomorrow. See you bright and early tomorrow morning for more insights!
"The confidence to leap into the unknown is a form of mastery."—Tim Brown, CEO of @IDEO ⠀⠀ —⠀⠀ We just wrapped up Day 1 #99uconf Main Stage talks with Dr. Vivienne Ming, @zach.lieberman, @kyle.t.webster, Tim Brown, @katholmes_, and @joelbeckerman. Attendees are headed to afternoon master classes and workshops.
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What’s your vision of the future? We asked 3,600 creatives to share the skills, technologies, and values they think will be essential. Check out the results in our brand-new Creative Future Report—link in profile.