Design & Multi-Media Career Tips From Nicki Hart: YouTube Star, Extraordinary Teacher, Creative Director

I came across Nicki Hart’s YouTube channel after I had watched tens of different instructional videos and was getting desperate. My InDesign project was stuck and none of the videos I had watched so far had clear and complete instructions. What really distinguished Nicki’s video was that she anticipated the… Continue reading

Painting Glorious Rose Flowers in Watercolor – in 7 Stages – by Lela Stankovic

The four wonderful seasons in Canada offer an abundance of inspiration for an artist. The deep – yet bright – fall colors, the radiant beauty of the Iris flowers in spring, and the many more enchanting faces of nature – Canada is truly an artist’s paradise. “Rose” Watercolor by Lela… Continue reading

How To Start Your Career or Business as an Interior Designer: Real World Advice from Iván Meade

I remember that when my grandmother left her house to come live with us, she left her heart in her old house. The house which she had built and fashioned with her own hands, the furniture she had bought, sweet and sour memories associated with her old house – she… Continue reading

Creative Entrepreneurs, Ariane and Alexia Share How To Make a Living Doing What You Love

When Alexia and Ariane chose Austin, Texas as their hometown, they brought with them the rich cultural heritage of France where they had grown up. On the other hand, in Texas, while we are inspired by the impeccable French taste in fashion and revere the Old Masters of Art –… Continue reading

Laurel Hoffmann Explains Why Sewing Can Be A Top Career Choice For a Solopreneur

Alex organized his first fashion show with the help of his supportive family and a few friends. While the show was still three months away, he made a discovery which surprised him. While preparing for the fashion show, Alex realized that not knowing sewing is a big handicap for a… Continue reading