Or how to be a creative professional
Or how to be a freelance anything.
There isn’t much out there which says “Start here, then do this, then do that, and so on until you ge there.”
If you want to do something that has never been done before, it helps to find a totally new way to do it.
I’ve read a lot of books and guides that have helped a lot of people, but I never found something that worked for me: a regular checkin, a little nudge, a digital compatriot to my creative aspirations.
Instead of looking for it, I decided to make it, for you, for free.
A totally free collection of emails I send out periodically to help you:
get in the right mindset to create
get the occassional nudge (or swift kick) in the right direction
find resources to help you get out of a slump
find an opening to the creative conversations you need to be having
make the thing you’re meant to make.
Here’s what readers have been saying about Creative Directions
There is always an element of humor that makes me smile, laugh, or even shoot coffee out my nose
It sparks creativity, or at least the desire to be creative.
I find [David’s] voice refreshing on how to keep myself motivated and creative in the library world. Many of the lessons are applicable and relevant to what I do in an interesting way.
a) it feels personal like he's talking directly to me, b) they are the perfect length to stimulate my mind in the morning, and c) there is always a bite of wisdom in there I can chew on for the rest of the day and apply to whatever I have going on, which keeps my own process fresh.
[David] makes some great points and somehow continues to give a fresh take on all the noise in the world as well as the creative process. Plus it's in bite-size chunks that are easy to process, yet demand furthering pondering.
My name is David, I am a Freelance Creative Director based out of Asheville, North Carolina.
For over a decade I have worked with clients from all over the world to help refine their messaging, create killer content, and written a few things along the way.
I believe every one of us has a creative bone hidden somewhere in their body, my goal is to help bring it out so you can bring new light and energy to everything you do. Whether you’re painting a masterpiece or writing sick (not sickly, but totally ill) emails to your boss - I want to help you get moving in a creative direction.