We’ve got goodies for you! Original resources for getting your business off the ground, starting your freelancing career, and finding that creative dream job.
We’ve also thrown in inspirational interviews with creative colleagues and tastemakers across Washington State, as well as relevant events and opportunities—all curated with care to appeal to savvy, Whipsmart, and creative-minded folks just like YOU!
Days are getting shorter and the light is getting longer as we enjoy the last days of summer sunshine. Another epic summer in the books! Inspired by the magic that summer provides, we asked 3 of our creative friends across the state to share a poem, a song and an illustration to remind us that another season of warm weather and summer sunsets isn’t all that far away.
This month Whipsmart spoke with new Creative Economy Sector Lead, Shannon Halberstadt about the State's priorities around creativity. We also invited a few statewide organizations to share why they think it's important to support Washington State's creative economy.
This month Whispmart mixes it up and launches our first How To Video featuring Film Festival Strategist Kathleen McInnis. We also get a personal perspective on pitching from Richard Compson Sater and get hear the "do's and don'ts" from Elizabeth Scallon.
"If you are Networking!, then you are doing it wrong." Warren Etherege producer, playwright, and self-professed Storyfinder, shares his tips to successfully (and authentically) network along side other Washington Creatives
Before you sign on the dotted line, get cozy with some of these legal terms and clauses you’ll be seeing in a typical contract for freelance independent contractors.
Multidisciplinary designer, Pari Gabriel takes you step-by-step through the five Ws of web design to help you bring your work to life and build your brand in a new way.
Joleen Winther Hughes uses her uses her expertise, experiences with the entertainment industry, and life as a serial entrepreneur to answer questions about IP
Rachel Carlson of World Famous shares how, as a creative, being who you are is the best asset you can bring to the job.
Three siblings on why they started their creative business, and a deep-dive into how to write a business plan.
Featuring crowdfunding for filmmakers and a Kickstarter guide from people who've done it—and well.
Walla Walla painter and sculptor Squire Broel says stay true to your creative vision, and success will follow.
Crowdfunding is a great way for creatives to independently fund their projects. But it's a lot of work! Let us help.
An item made by hand creates a moment or task that is much more enjoyable.