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The Artisan blog explores creativity, staffing & recruitment, resume & interview tips for job seekers, freelancing & entrepreneurship. Artisan Creative is a premier source for creative & marketing talent, specializing in temp staffing, direct hire & turnkey project solutions.

Artist or Artisan

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Artist or Artisan

Are you an artist or an artisan? Many people are very emotional about how their work is referred to and there are aspects of both for the talent we place at Artisan Creative. As a craftsperson as well as a creative myself, I have thought about it from both points of view. Read more

Freelancing in 2014

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Freelancing in 2014

Whether you are already enjoying the benefits of freelancing or still thinking about taking the plunge, 2014 is a terrific year to break free of office life and go it on your own. Read more

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

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Exchange Your Goals for Some That Fit

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 26, 2013

Exchange Your Goals for Some That Fit

It’s Boxing Day (or the day after Christmas, if you prefer) and traditionally the day for us to take gifts back and exchange them for things that are a better fit.

It’s also the time of year when we look back at what we accomplished--or didn’t--and what we would like to accomplish in the year to come. Did you achieve last year’s goals or would you like to have chosen something different? Now’s your chance! Read more

Merry Christmas!

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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En Garde! Artisan Founder Jamie Douraghy on Fencing and Entrepreneurship

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 19, 2013

En Garde! Artisan Founder Jamie Douraghy on Fencing and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs POV: The inspiration for entrepreneurship can come from a variety of places. For Jamie Douraghy, a Los Angeles entrepreneur and champion fencer, the sport of fencing has given him the tools he needs to excel in business. Here are three ways fencing has helped Jamie become a better entrepreneur. Read more

Gift Ideas for the Creatives on Your List

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gift Ideas for the Creatives on Your List

Santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice--we at Artisan have been finding some great gift ideas for the creatives in our lives all over. Wonderful design and clever ideas come together to make some really cool gifts this year: Read more

Reflections: Perfection

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reflections: Perfection

Are you a perfectionist? There are certainly areas of my life where I would like to be perfect, but I’m comfortable knowing that I cannot achieve it in everything all the time. The quest for perfection can be motivating or it can stop us from ever feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Not everything requires perfection all the time and taking a moment to establish whether what you are working on needs that level of attention or whether the cost of trying is just too high can make the difference between a good day and a miserable one. Read more


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