I can see how much I’ve learned along the way and developed as an artist and at the same time, I’ve also become aware that the creative industry in some ways can become a trap if you are not careful... To clarify, when I say trap I mean finding yourself in a position you did not originally sign up for when you decided to become a creative.
The industry is now more or less saturated with artists, essentially making it an increasingly competitive environment. Unless you can find a way to stand out and make your presence known, you will only remain at plateau. I do believe that ‘Trends’ are the underlying culprit in this. It goes without saying that clients will be attracted to the latest trends which tempts us artists to stray away from our personal style to accommodate this demand, before you know it you’re experiencing a creative pitfall – drifting away from being "original" to someone conditioned by the conventionality of the mainstream industry.
A couple of tips below 👇🏾
- Decline a project if doesn’t align with the work you do.
- Dedicating time to work on personal projects.
- Communicating clearly with clients and avoid wasting time with people who are too vague or devalue your craft. I prefer phone calls over emails, anything discussed will be summarised in the email after the call
- Avoid comparing yourself to other artists.
- Regularly share work on social media pages.
That is all for now. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with me.