One of the things I’m proudest of here at Design*Sponge is how much free information we’ve shared with our community and how much our community has shared back with all of us. Over the last 15 years we’ve published close to 700 posts and podcasts dedicated to sharing information, motivation, and advice with creative entrepreneurs. And today we’re revisiting the #15th most popular post from our business archives: my 10 biggest lessons learned from 100 episodes of my first creative business podcast, After the Jump.
These lessons are what inspired me to start working on our book, In the Company of Women, and ultimately led to the creation of our print magazine and new podcast, Good Company, too. I have learned so much from our community and I’m excited to revisit these lessons here today. xo, Grace
- Who Contributed This Piece: Me! (Grace)
- DS debut: December 2014
- Lesson 5: No job is perfect. So be sure that you’re passionate about what you do, because EVERY job has days when it feels like a slog. (Inspired by this show on the future of print magazines)Lesson 6: Human interaction is at the core of everything we do as artists, writers and makers. We may feel disconnected at points, but by sharing our voices with other people, we are able to truly connect with other people. (Inspired by this show with Ivan Cash)
Lesson 7: Art & design can change the world. (Inspired by this show with Dawn Hancock and Sharlene King)Lesson 8: Understanding what goes into the things that surround you at home is important. (Inspired by this show with Kathryn Fortunato and Claire Mazur of Of a Kind)
Lesson 9: It’s our responsibility to show and celebrate the diversity of our community and be more inclusive in our coverage. (Inspired by this show with Tina Shoulders)