Artisan Blog

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.

For Creativity: Sound or Silence

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

For Creativity: Sound or Silence

A constant flow of creative energy is a goal devoutly to be wished. We don’t always manage to be as creative--or as productive--as we would like, but a small change to our working environment might make a big difference. Read more

5 Tips for Your First Day

Artisan Creative - Thursday, September 05, 2013

5 Tips for Your First Day

Students of all ages have gone back to school in the last couple of weeks, their backpacks full of new pencils, blank paper, and uncracked textbooks and their stomachs full of butterflies.

Sound familiar? Read more

Announcing The Artisan Creative Weekly

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Announcing The Artisan Creative Weekly

We are publishing a newsletter!  Read more

Labor Day or Thinking Day

Artisan Creative - Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day or Thinking Day

As so many of the people around me are starting a new school year, the importance of having a clean start, with clear goals and benchmarks comes to mind. I, like the students around me, love an empty notebook, new pens and a three-day weekend to take a breath before making a proper beginning. Read more

Leadership: They Will Do What You Do

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Leadership: They Will Do What You Do



Any parent knows: children learn from what we do much more than from what we say. The same can certainly be said for members of a team under your leadership. You can tell them how you would like them to collaborate, what you want from them in terms of respect for others, or the best way to manage their time, but if you are not modeling the behavior, all that will fall on deaf ears.  Read more

Think Like an Entrepreneur

Artisan Creative - Thursday, August 22, 2013

Think Like an Entrepreneur



Some of us are working for ourselves and some for others, but we are all using our skills to gain independence in our personal lives and striving for the freedom to do what we love, even if it is in support of someone else’s company. Read more

Freelancers on a Job Hunt

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Freelancers on a Job Hunt

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At Artisan Creative, we often place people in contract and temp-to-hire positions, giving our talent a chance to test the waters, while giving our clients time to try out talent and find the perfect cultural fit. Freelance roles tend to be more short-term and a long list of them on a resume may make a job seeker who is also a freelancer feel like he or she looks like a job hopper, but those freelance gigs can help if you frame them well: Read more

Reflections: Being Inspiring

Artisan Creative - Thursday, August 15, 2013

Reflections: Being Inspiring


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As creatives, we know that inspiration sometimes strikes when we need it and sometimes it stays away. There are days when we can’t write down our ideas as fast as they come to us and days when we sit staring at the screen, the sketchbook, the canvas, wondering if we will ever have another original thought.

Whether it is getting out into nature, listening to music, exercising or practicing a hobby for a while, most of us have techniques we use to refresh our well of creativity. But today’s topic is being inspiring, not being inspired. So let’s turn it around a bit. When a co-worker or a collaborator is in need of some inspiration, try some of these techniques to help them out of a rut: Read more