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I recently came across the word multipotentialite

So THAT’S what I am - It all makes sense now!

Have you ever heard of it? It’s a simply amazing term that a gal named Emily came up with and built a business around because she herself is one. Puttylike helps others understand who they are whilst creating a community for other like minded creatives/multipotentialites. 

Sigh of relief…it finally makes so much sense as to why I don’t have that ONE true calling or passion. Makes even more sense when I realize the potential for multiple streams of revenue and the need for keeping my creativity fresh and ideas explored. I always thought I had to choose between being a designer, a visual merchandiser, an artist, etc. etc., BUT, no...I can do all of it. How freeing the thought of that is. 

So this revelation has brought me to now. I sat on my porch a few weeks ago, and all these thoughts flooded in, so clearly, about how I could change my company to better benefit the ever changing, modern business world. There are so many genres of small businesses and entrepreneurship that it can get overwhelming and confusing. Since I am a newly discovered multipotentialite, I want to help. Why or how you ask? My career path(s) has led me through each of these fields at one point or another and I want to extend that knowledge and guidance to you and your design needs.

So many of you are paving your own way these days. Reaching for new heights. Finding your passion or passions and creating multiple streams of revenue in the process. Now there is more time for family, friends, enjoying life and finally, loving what you do. I’m excited to learn more about what you all are creating and can't wait to help out.

I truly appreciate you stopping by and for considering me for your next design project! 

- Cheers, Love, Designer B.

5 Unique Job Search Sites for Artists & Designers

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It's tough out there to say the least, but I wanted to share some cool sites with you guys that can maybe help in finding either a full time job or contract work. Who couldn't use a little extra cash especially if you're a designer (all types), artisan, craftsman, or any other type of creative. Please read on and share. Let's get some people connected with great art and you some extra cash.

Just this morning, I logged into my Custommade.com account to see what leather making jobs were available. Right now, there are listings of folks needing custom made engagement and wedding rings, so jewelry designers out there... check it out! Someone may fall in love with your style of design. This site also connects customers with ALL types of crafters, artisans and designers out there and there are plenty of one of a kind gifts to be found. 

The majority of the sites below do want you to create an online profile (which is time suck and a pain to do for each site), but it could land you a sweet gig and pay off in the long run. Here is a list of other sites you should definitely check out:

Jobbatical // Ever wanted to work in a different country? Now could be your chance. New jobs are posted all the time. 

DESIGNLOVEFEST // I've followed Bri Emery's blog for a very long time. She always has the best style and design posts and is now posting design jobs. Most of them are on the west coast, but if that is where you aspire to be, then check it out. 

The Creative Coast // The Creative Coast is a organization based in Savannah, GA. If you're local to the low country area or are looking to move here, then check out their ever changing job board.

Behance // Behance is an "online platform to showcase & discover creative work" and is also a part of the Adobe family. They have a pretty sweet job list if you're looking for a career or even freelance work. 

Coroflot // This site has always been a favorite of mine for job searching. Not only can you find design jobs, but there are also retail creative positions such as visual merchandising, photo-styling and the like.

This is just a small round-up of creative job sites. Creative HotlistKropAIGA (the professional association for design) are among some other great sites to peruse through in addition to the usual Indeed and LinkedIn sites. If you grow weary of the search and need a break, sign up with Hired, where companies can find you.

Good Luck!!