We Are Creative Professionals
Creative is a broad term that describes us. CEOs, HR staffers, and small business owners hire us for our specialized talents that bring ideas to life in a variety of formats. We navigate industries almost seamlessly, whether as snappy copywriters and content curators or innovative webmasters and analytics gurus. But how do we survive as creatives?
Do we specialize or generalize? Is it in our best creative — yet also financial — interest to work for a Fortune 500 company, juggle contract gigs found via agencies, or run our own freelance firm? As a creative professional, it is paramount to be constantly evolving despite not knowing where industries are headed.
This Meet Up will provide a medium to meet new friends, exchange ideas, network, brainstorm, collaborate, and ideation for future business opportunities.
- What is more important: creative freedom or career security? If you have one but not the other, what’s the best route to achieve both? Is this duality even possible?
- If satisfying a client or investor makes creative integrity impossible, what’s the best solution? Do you quantify the creative goals of a project regardless of scope and budget? If so, how?
- How much diversification within your main skill set is necessary to be a valuable employee or freelancer? Is it more beneficial to hyper-specialize or become a jack-of-all-trades?
- What marketplace (Elance, oDesk, Freelancer, etc...) or agency (Creative Circle, The Creative Group, Artisan Creative, etc...) has lead to the most fruitful business? How can we improve on these contacts to better suit our needs and professional goals?
- What's a creative to do in order to find a place in a shifting media environment?
- Ian Joulain Echo Chamber LLC
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