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.
Ruin-photographer Rob Dobi on finding passion outside of your field, and wearing multiple creative hats.
ECR spoke with fashion photographer and founder of Zeum magazine, Danielle Suzanne.
There's no wrong way to work — just what works for you. Learn how to set up your ideal work environment.
Interior/portrait photographer Mariell Amélie discusses the impact that her surroundings have on her work.
Illustrator Rafael Mayani on his inspiration, personal projects, and defining one's style.
It's not a race to the finish line — good problem solving comes from taking the time to understand the problem better.
While it goes against all natural inclinations, resting can actually do more for your productivity than pushing yourself to the limits will.
Interview with iO Tillett Wright: photographer, activist, TED speaker, and true New Yorker.
Photographer/blogger Nadia Sarwar on good design, blogging, and the voyeurism of fashion photography.
For better brainstorming, start by getting rid of pre-conceived project limitations.
Digital artist Kemi Mai on determining her own style within a relatively new field.