Trial and error isn't about executing a perfect result — it's about learning from the wrong ones.
Why you should listen to your instincts — and how to make the most of those gut reactions.
Going as big as you can isn't always the best route for creative projects — why you should learn the value of keeping things small.
Photographer Thomas Dagg on his famous 'Star Wars' series, and why personal projects are a must.
Why the best way to develop a good idea is to let it grow outside your own head — and how to make it happen.
Meaningfully engage with what people actually need — learn how to fix before you innovate.
The best way to inspire great work from your peers is to go beyond simple cheerleading — be a valued critic.
Photographer Caroline Tomkins on her ongoing 'Hey Baby' project tackling street harassment and the reclaiming of public space.
It's easy to overlook the fact that each hour, day, and week of your professional life adds up to a much larger picture — shape your work-life the way you want.
Fashion photographer Alexandra Sophie on working in creative duos and getting her 'foot in the door' moment.
Creative breakthroughs can seem almost impossible at times — but that might actually be a good thing.
The true beginning of each project should begin with no assumptions — scale back your starting point if you find yourself creatively stuck.
Photographer Ken Hermann discusses his most notable photo series and how he got his start in the industry.
The best way to ensure a project's success is to become invested in it — both personally and professionally.
Designer Adam J. Kurtz on creative careers and passion projects, and how to juggle both.
Photographer Harry Griffin on creative partnerships and unusual still lifes.
Real productivity is not about completing every task, but being consistent in your daily creative efforts.
Portrait photographer Christopher Schoonover on storytelling, Instagram, and using discomfort to drive innovation.
While the allure of unlimited possibilities can be exciting, maintaining a core focus is key to a project's success.
Both your physical and your mental space play key roles in realizing your professional goals. Shape them to your advantage.
Neil Ta, a photographer based out of Toronto, talks rooftopping, peer-editing work, and the difference between living and loving what you do.
In order to move forward professionally, it can be helpful to look back at on your process up to that point.
French photographer Clement Pascal on how traveling helped to define his style.
Illustrator Kim Wells on developing her personal style, and deconstructing the familiar through art.
Instill a fresh perspective in yourself as well as others — why taking the time to teach benefits all those involved.
Your biggest professional challenge is to figure out how to stay motivated even when your vision doesn't fit the project at hand.
Alana Dee Haynes on personal projects, creating out of necessity, and the importance of exploring overlap in art.
ECR contributor Sean Minogue outlines the importance of treating your inner critic as a tool instead of a roadblock.
Girls/Boys On Film founder Igor Termenon on analog film, getting his start in the industry, and the creative process as a whole.
Empower your creative team by letting each person know exactly what their role is and how it contributes to the overall goal.