Earlier this week we hosted How to Make It: How to Make Money While Doing What You Love, a panel of design professionals who shared their experiences to local Brooklyn artists. They were each asked to share what advice they were given in their lives that they hold onto while making decisions in their creative business.
We love reading voter feedback in our community voting app and we want to thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for new designs and talented designers with the chance to win! Share your favorite potential products on Twitter and you could win a $20 UncommonGoods gift certificate to help buy your favorite new design (or one of the existing uncommon products you've been pining for).
It might be cold outside but we have summertime on the brain at UncommonGoods! We are dreaming of backyard cookouts, sandy beach blankets, frisbee in the park, driving with the windows down and picnics with friends. We can almost smell the barbecue sauce.
Ever wonder how to quit your day job? RSVP now! Our first design event is coming up on March 6, at the Rabbithole Studio in DUMBO! Get business advice from our great guest speakers: Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss, Tattly), Jeff Davis (Vinylux), Nickey Skarstad (Etsy), and Anna Rabinowicz (RabLabs). Each has a unique perspective on how to find financial success as artists and designers.
There's only a few more weeks before our 2012 design challenges begin. Before we announce the next big call for entries, we're taking a moment to share a few of the success stories from our 2011 challenges...