Keys to Keeping a Steady Flow of Work

Consistent work means consistent cash flow. But any freelancer or small business owner will tell you it’s an ongoing challenge to keep the pipeline full. A few weeks ago when I asked people...

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3 Keys To Growing As An Artist

Earlier this week I emailed our Timbuktoons CloudTeam Members, previous interns, and other artists who have worked at Timbuktoons at one time or another. They are creatives of all different stripes including:...

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Are You Part of the S5 Audience? A Must Read for Any Creative!

My goal as a Creative Career Coach is to help creatives find their calling and plan their education and careers based on their core marketable strengths, while living a fulfilling...

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Artist Critiques

Animation studios have “dailies” where they review each other’s scenes and provide feedback and constructive criticism. Also known as the “sweat box” in the animation industry (dating back to the days of Walt Disney...

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5 Character Branding Tips for Your Children’s Ministry

We’ve all seen the power and appeal of an iconic character, and we all know the importance of effective branding for the world of specialty coffee and niche computers, but...

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How To Stay Motivated As An Artist

As artists we are our own worst critics. We see other artists in the same field who are more talented than us and we wonder if we have what it...

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How To Release Your Inner Creative B.E.A.S.T.

A group of British authors called “The Inklings” met together in the 1930’ and 40’s. They connected over the years to challenge and support each other. This group included famous authors C....

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Todd’s Top Ten Taglines

In my gym, I have a vintage Rocky poster that my wife gave to me. And by gym, I mean “part of my garage.” It’s not a “man-cave.” More like...

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5 Keys To Finding Your Creative Calling

If you’re like me, you made your college and/or career decisions based on a talent or interest you had at age 16 or 17. If you’re like me, you would...

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10 Ways To Lead Like a Super Bowl Coach

If you have kids that play sports and have been around for a few seasons, you’ve probably come across some good coaches and some bad ones. We’ve all heard horror...

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