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Dear MANMAN, People are always talking about how the best way to get more clients and more projects is to network. But what does that mean exactly? How do I network when I'm sitting in my home office all day?...

Nothing is organized and pristine in Benz Amataya Kuipers' studio loft in Chicago. On the floors, against every wall, in every corner, there are paint bottles with dried paint and half-screwed-on lids, paint brushes so worn that there are no bristles left...

I met Adam Vicarel last year at a week-long design session in Denver. From the onset, I could tell that I needed to get to know him. Besides his sick hand-lettering skills, he’s also extremely intelligent, makes time to travel the world, takes months off...

Roommates and illustrators, Alyssa Gonzalez and Julia Morris, in Kansas City, are recent art-school grads just starting out on their careers (they work at Hallmark and freelance on the side). Meeting up with them was so energizing—they have the cutest space...

As an art teacher and now full-time collage artist, Beth Holladay has dabbled in many ways of making and teaching art throughout her life. I met up with her on a recent trip to Baltimore to learn more about her journey to the #freelance-life....

I don't tell many people this, but I didn't always like graphic design. In fact, for a long time, I avoided it like the plague. When I was younger, I filled sketchbook after sketchbook (and every piece of paper I could find) with fashion illustrations...

Someday, maybe even now, I hope that you are super successful and living your wildest dreams. That's really what this blog is all about anyway—helping YOU live the life you've always wanted. ...

"Stealing" can be a dirty word in the art world, but it's really something that all artists do every day. We just don't usually think about it as stealing. In the book Steal Like an Artist, the author Austin Kleon takes a different view...