Tug-of-war: Corporate versus art lifestyle

As you know, The Creative Folks (TCF) is dedicated to Atlanta and looking at all it does to inspire us. We met up with Yang Cuevo from Chicago over her amazing paper arts, especially her Georgia piece. Cuevo lived in the Philippines for most of her life and moved to Chicago with her husband, who […]

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Student by day, writer by night

With a lot of creative professions, you’ll find that people tend to have a day job that could be completely unrelated to their true passion, and they create on the side. This is completely normal and common. Everyone has to start somewhere and the only way you’ll even get started is if you work on […]

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Convincing my parents that I could be successful my way

This might be some type of culture shock, but, hey, you’re here to learn! I’m a Vietnamese-American creative opportunist. I say this because, look, my parents are not big fans of entrepreneurship. Just a disclaimer, my dad passed away October 2016, but, to this day, I still refer to his presence as if he’s still […]

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Want to run a lot businesses? Here’s some tips

Some of the biggest influences of my life live in the world of YouTube. I’ve heard how some Youtubers, who I’ve been following for 5+ years, gain the financial success they have now. Some suggested having more than one line of income. Even though making money is always #goals, we shouldn’t go into any business […]

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Guest Post: A Digital Marketing Guide for Artists

About our guest writer: Jenny is a digital marketer based in Montreal, Canada. She’s the owner of Foster Digital, a marketing consulting agency dedicated to helping brands own their social media marketing, paid advertising, content marketing, and brand strategy across all platforms. Connect with her at fosterdigitalmarketing.com.   Just as brands are taking full advantage […]

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Can’t We Just All Just Be Professional?!

Artists are stereotypically free spirits.  And free-spiritedness is in total opposition with professionalism.  Free spirits have their own clocks, their own special way of doing things, their own distinct appearance.  Free spirits are what drives the beauty of the creative arena. But too much of a good thing is unbalanced.  I love art as a […]

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