Not as smart as I would like to be. Who is?
As I prepare to move into our new house I have been thinking hard about how to set up my studio. I have been fiddling with the idea of how to operate a graphic design and music studio out of my home.
Up to this point I have concentrated solely on the music I have been making...Which I have yet to fully engage the marketing of. But in the last few weeks it has occurred to me that I should also consider design as a potential for income.
My day job as a graphic designer for a small business has made me rethink my strengths and weaknesses. I have come to the conclusion that my strengths are (obviously) creativity related and that they are not limited to music.
As I think / post "out loud" here I am finding my way in the creative industry. Trying to find my place. I realize that this is not something that will happen suddenly...Establishing my place. So I am prepared for a year or two more of getting all my things in order, getting it all sorted out to make a realistic arrival into the audio and graphic industries.
The competition is unreal, massive, seemingly unsurmountable! But of course it is not impossible to establish myself, just really, really hard.
I am currently "connected" to a few very good people in the creative community and what is left is for me to have something very solid to offer. I have told myself that in a week or two after the move...After we are settled in our new home and my studio is up and running...That it will be a matter of a few months for me to have a solid design portfolio and audio demo.
I have all the equipment needed to make this happen and all that is missing is the dedicated time needed to pull it off.
By this time next year I hope to have a serious dot com set up with all the needed ingredients for a serious push into the creative industries. For now it is this blog and my thoughts...And I think as long as I keep these things in focus I can achieve my goals.
Thanks for anyone who has bothered to read this and wish me luck. I hope one day to have something substantially more useful to offer here...But for now it is essentially a brain dump.
m e e k