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  • Why People Don’t Like to Pay for a Creative Job and What You Can Do About It!

    Everybody wants the perfect photograph, the most exotic designs, the best outfits, but few people like to pay for these services. We all want free jobs; your friends, your family, those you’ve just met and even big clients. The truth is many non-creatives just don’t see what the big deal is about your creative work, and they’ll often go for the cheapest, rather than the best. So except you help them see how much you are worth, you may always have a problem calling your price. Here, Read more...

  • 8 TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO

    As an architect, a designer, a photographer, a model, an illustrator, basically someone involved in a creative hustle (Yes there are many of us that are hustlers), the need to have a portfolio cannot be overemphasized.  Creative work is unique and people need to see what you are able to do or what you have done. So, having a great portfolio can help you land clients and build your network and brand. However, it can be quite challenging creating a portfolio.Also, in today’s digital world, Read more...

  • Top Five Project Entries For This Week

    Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be putting out the top five most creative and interesting projects published on 54artistry.com and upload on our Instagram page. These projects will be carefully selected by our awesome 54artistry team!You can send in your suggestions throughout the week and why you think that project should be listed among ‘top five’ (except the project owner of course).The selected projects would have their links included as such you can also follow the Read more...

  • 23 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Creativity

    Recently, we asked a couple of people what their tips for staying creative were. Sometimes creativity flows from the heavens, but other times, as we all know, it’s like drawing water from a stone. The following are a compilation of tips we received;1. Surround yourself with creative people; Hang out with writers, musicians, poets and artists. Often, just being in a creative environment will inspire you and refresh your creative mind.2. Start somewhere; If you create a load of crap for a few Read more...

  • Diary 55: Green White Dreams

    Diary 55: A Compilation of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria We are extremely proud to present to you our DIARY 55: GREEN WHITE DREAMS! Diary 55 is a compilation of 55 creative Nigerian works done by passionate, patriotic and extremely talented Nigerians portraying a variety of different Nigerian elements, using different mediums and making expressions through different artistic and creative means to tell their beautiful Nigerian stories.   www.54artistry.com/eftinzz.francisca\Thanks to Read more...

  • Diary 55, a compilation a of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria at 55

    54artistry presents Diary 55; a compilation a of 55 Creative Works Celebrating Nigeria at 55 This is open to Artists, Photographers, Writers, Models, MUA, Fashion Designers, Stylists, Caterers and many more.  To participate; Upload your creative work (pictures only) on your Instagram and/or Twitter page(s) celebrating Nigeria at 55 and use #Diary55 and #54artistry.If you wish, you can also upload your work on 54artistry.com and use GWD as your project title. On the 1st of October, we will Read more...

  • 8 Practical Ways to Boost Your Creativity

    Many of us don’t even realise how creative we are sometimes until someone else points out what we have done. Some people might blame this on our stereotypical educational or schooling system.Who are Creative People?When creativity is mentioned, majority of people think of Artists, Musicians, Writers etc. The truth is, we all can be creative even as some of us go about our daily 8-5 jobs (Yes, 8-5 not 9-5 that’s a rip off especially for people in Lagos if you know what I mean).Why Should You Read more...

  • Team Fest Africa Astute Professionals Brunch with Alibaba and Others

    The Brunch With Astute Professionals held on Friday July 19, 2015 at the Morning Side Suites at 200c Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. The brunch kicked off with an introduction by Joseph Adamu, principal of Olsen-Decker Limited, creators of Team Fest Africa. Mr Adamu spoke about the idea, the event and the purpose behind TeamFest Africa which is to provide an avenue to help business owners; established and start-ups, grow their businesses. In contrast, business owners of whatever Read more...

  • HOW TO GET INSPIRED AND OVERCOME CREATIVE BLOCKS

    Many times we get stuck and feel a certain lack of motivation or inner energy (inspiration) to do creative work or simply to get anything done at all (this probably happens with everybody), but mostly with creative people. Where do you get your inspiration from? Even after we might have gotten over this feeling for a while, they always seem to come back. So the key is knowing what to do every time we feel like that. Some of tips or points here might sound cheesy or simply like common sense, and Read more...

  • We Are Ugly, But We Are Here - A Must Read

    There is a Haitian saying which might upset the aesthetic images of most women. Nou lèd, Nou la, it says. We are ugly, but we are here. We like the modesty that is somewhat common in Haitian culture, this saying makes a deeper claim for poor Haitian women than maintaining beauty, be it skin deep or otherwise. For most of us, what is worth celebrating is the fact that we are here, that we against all the odds exist. To the women who might greet each other with this saying when they meet along Read more...

  • 3 Dirty Little Habits That Will Kill Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

    If you look around and see other entrepreneurs who are succeeding where you are not, you may want to look deeper. Sometimes our lives simply don’t progress at the same rate as others. However, if you’re noticing a trend that your ship never seems to be coming in, you may be guilty of unconsciously engaging in one, or even all, of these three dirty little habits that will hold you back from greatness. 1. Excuses This quote by Benjamin Franklin says it all; “He that is good for making Read more...

  • Networking Basics for any Entrepreneur to know!

    Networking basics are important for any entrepreneur to know and if you’ve ever felt like networking is your thing. Rather than thinking of networking as an “event”, consider it an ongoing, lifelong process of building new relationships with people you actually like and want to be connected to. Even better? No Here are some ideas for networking the RIGHT way: 1. Focus on giving vs. getting 2. Be present 3. Listen more than you talk 4. Think long term vs. short term 5. Don’t over Read more...