A message for Creatives during the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 24, 2020
2 min read

This is a tough message to write. It’s tough because right now, I’m sat at home on lockdown with no real financial support from the government. It’s tough because several clients have cancelled or postponed upcoming projects amid fears of money issues. It’s tough because I’m not sure what to do.

But that’s nowhere I haven’t been before. And there is some slim comfort in that.

None of us work in this sector because it’s a sure thing, because it’s an easy way to make money hand over fist. We work in this sector despite it being a pain to find work, despite it being a pain to manage clients and eek out any semblance of a reliable income. We have kicked and dragged and clawed our way into this life of doing what we love for a living.

Make no mistake, I’m not belittling the situation we find ourselves in right now by any means – BUT – it is important that we remember where we started out, who we are and what it is we do.

Our jobs are to tackle problems nobody can think of a way to solve, to pull something incredible out of nothing at all, to change the narrative.

That’s what we need to do right now.

So this week I’ll be posting as much as I can offering any advice and ideas that come to mind that might help get you through these trying times. Likewise, if you have any advice or help that you think the community can benefit from – please let me know and I’ll share it here.

We have the advantage that we can keep working through this. Many can’t. Let’s not waste that.

 

is owner of Hunting Town Design, a small design house based in Manchester UK specialising in Graphic Design and Illustration. Alex is also the founder and editor of The Design Range. Find out more about Alex on his website or follow him on twitter.
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