Shannyn, an Australian photographer based out of Vancouver, discusses the impact of travel on her shooting style and life views.
David Talley shares how he went from a 365 day photo challenge - to being named one of the Top 10 Young and Talented photographers.
Some of the most common misconceptions about freelancing are often also the beliefs that propel professionals to leave their "traditional" jobs.
Whether you're waiting for your big break, or looking to capitalize on secondary interests, side projects are a great way to generate extra revenue.
With work exhibiting a keen affinity for French Classicism, Yan Bleney reveals an elusive personality while exposing his inner romantic.
ECR contributor Sean Minogue aims to end the "internship mentality" by outlining the risks associated with abandoning full-time positions for creatives.
Flavien Prioreau is a Parisian photographer with a classic style and an impressive client roster, including Samsung and fashion magazine "Le Bonbon".
Australian photographer/filmmaker Kara Baird speaks about the challenges of being both a producer and creative at once.
Multimedia artist Wenzel Templeton shares insight into everything from his name to the impending zombie apocalypse in this interview.
UK-based Anthony Peters is the graphic designer and illustrator behind Imeus Design, and has worked with GQ, Warner Bros., and more.
Jessica Bogart is a strategic designer who thinks outside the box - like with her re-imagined "Hansel and Gretel" children's iPad app.
In this ECR interview, Nick Aitken explains how working as a stylist for 16 years has led him to pursue photography instead.
Adam Garelick is a multidisciplinary photographer who shares his experiences of living and shooting in the Big Apple.
Photographer Mike Raven talks about the UK fashion industry and his love for studio shoots - and reveals his dream celebrity photo-op.
ECR contributor Sean Minogue uses The Atlantic article "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" to investigate contemporary discourse on achieving work-life balance.
ECR contributor Erika Jarvis investigates the phenomenon of extensive copying with the fashion industry - and how it helps to foster designers' careers.
Nirrimi Firebrace is an immensely talented young fashion photographer with a busy schedule of travelling, shooting, and being a mother.
ECR contributor Sean Minogue points out that - like in Jonestown - always following the leader can a creative down a grisly path.
ECR contributor Erika Jarvis provides insightful tips to avoid the personal decay that can stem from freelancers working in isolation.
Irish illustrator Chris Judge shares his thoughts on everything from children's content on iPads to finding work/life balance.
A look into how project management and organizational tools help to provide structure outside of conventional office settings.
Nicole S. Young is a photographer and accredited Photoshop professional whose blog is a source of inspiration for many.
While working for free provides a "competitive edge", putting a price on your work helps to maintain professionalism - and your quality of life.
Philadelphia photographer Colin Lenton shares his thoughts on finding work/life balance, and creating your best work.
Duo Klaasz and Floor from the Amsterdam-come-New Zealand graphic design studio This Is Them share their design experience and expertise.
ECR sat down with Toronto fashion designer Nordem Hirst to talk about education, entrepreneurship, and social media in the fashion industry.
ECR contributor Matthew Terry explores the best practices for finding, hiring, and managing your summer interns to ensure you both get the most out of the experience.
ECR contributor Mike Drach guides photographers through the ever-expanding number of social networks and offers tips on how to best utilize them.
Edward Linsmier is a multidisciplinary photographer whose work has been featured in esteemed publications like The New York Times and Stern Magazine.
Toronto based photographer Sara Collaton talks about her favourite gear, and her opinions on camera apps for mobile devices.
ECR contributor Matthew Terry lends his wisdom about wedding photography: from drafting contracts to recovering from a fall into a fountain.
Caitlin Cronenberg on her latest project The Endings, a book of still photos documenting the end of romantic relationships.
Why the introduction of tablets like the iPad have re-imagined the traditional "big black bag" of the visual artist.
JD Howell on finding beauty in the mundane, his novel use of an iPad and HD projector, and keeping cool when shoots dissolve.
ECR contributor Matthew Terry provides insight on both giving and taking criticism, as well as detailing the importance of critique.
ECR contributor Stefan Pintaric investigates the limitations attached to becoming a master of one, instead of a tinkerer in many.
Terry Ratzlaff is a photographer whose ethos dictates he be a part of the moment to best capture it.
Parisian fashion photographer Pierre Dal Corse shares his thoughts on post-production and his desire to portray models as powerful figures.
Born in the U.S.S.R. and having moved to the U.S. in 2006 at the age of 15, Cristina Viscu is a fashion photographer with a distinctive style.
No longer limited to cold calls, word-of-mouth, and expensive paid advertising, freelancers now have an extensive suite of tools available.
How significant decisions we make today reflect our values and interests, incrementally shaping a larger picture of our "designed life".
While the realities of the 21st century mean you may not have a physical location for your business, you should certainly have an online property.
Benjamin Kwan is a Vancouver-based photographer specializing in fashion, editorial and commercial photography.
Photographer Greta Rybus shares her thoughts on photography as a mode of dialogue, and provides inspiration for others in the field.
Successful design and writing move people to action or to understanding. In process, both design and writing are crafts of refinement.
Whenever your work day is deemed over, relief comes from disconnecting from your workplace, your clients, and your projects.
In order to be successful, never stop learning. Here are a few simple ways to integrate lifelong learning into your routine.
Permission drives many of our professional decisions - but it is not usually embraced by those at the top, or those leading in innovation.
By following these simple networking tips, you'll be able to unlock the opportunities and experiences that only other people can offer you.
To be able to create on-demand can be a gruelling process day in and day out, and over time, can affect our ability to do so.
Your deadline is looming. You need to deliver a tangible solution — something worthy of your considerable talents. But you find yourself devoid of ideas. Your mind is a total blank, and you’re losing motivation. It’s every creative professional’s nightmare. Relax. Take a deep breath. You can get through these creative roadblocks by using some tried and true methods.
An apprentice historically received the skills they needed to prosper in their careers through a close working relationship with a Master.
While you can’t pull a Superman and slow the Earth’s rotation, you can learn to use your time more effectively.
Go pick up a paintbrush – or a pencil or a camera. Here's how, and why, to step out of a routine and into something new.
“Then beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity...” —Plato
You’re creative. You’re talented. But if people can’t see your work, they won’t come knocking at your door.