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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.

Distractions Can Be a Good Thing

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Distractions Can Be a Good Thing

Are you easily distracted? Distractions can work for us--or against us, depending on what we are trying to accomplish and what kind of distractions they are. Here are some pros and cons of distractions and some ways to use them to your advantage: Read more

Creativity Savings Time

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Creativity Savings Time

We will be turning our clocks forward this weekend and although we will have the same amount of light as before, it will land in different places. We started wondering: how does changing the light affect creativityRead more

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

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

Staying Productive During the Holidays

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Staying Productive During the Holidays

If you’re like everyone I know, this is your busiest time of the year. Not only are we all doing our year-end assessments and strategy sessions for 2014, we are spending time outside of work preparing for celebrations, houseguests and gift-giving.

You might feel like you have something filling up every waking moment already, but unless you are functioning at a high level all the time, there is still room for you to get more done quicker and maybe even reduce your stress. After all, there’s almost nothing as relaxing as checking that last item off your to-do list. Read more

Bilbo Baggins, Entrepreneur

Artisan Creative - Thursday, November 07, 2013

Bilbo Baggins, Entrepreneur

We recently came across an article about how starting a business is like The Hunger Games. We hope that is not the experience most people have. That book is pretty brutal.

At Artisan Creative, we think a lot about entrepreneurship and we think starting a business is more like The Hobbit. At least when it works. Further in and further up... Read more

Messy Desk? Congratulations!

Artisan Creative - Thursday, October 24, 2013

Messy Desk? Congratulations!

I have a confession to make. Clutter does not bother me. Which is a good thing, considering I share my workspace with 2 teenagers, 2 dogs, a cat and a spouse. Luckily, dogs take naps, teens go to school and my spouse goes to work elsewhere, but they do leave behind enough clutter to drive anyone else crazy. Read more