Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills by Alex Mathers was published in May 2017.
A Handbook for Success as a Creative Pro:
“Alex has mastered the methods for effective self-promotion in the creative world.”
~ Scott Belsky, Founder Behance, 99u
Using our creative skills to make money and make an
impact – while staying sane – can be hard as heck…
…If you don’t know what you’re doing.
A lot has been done to help creatives and artists find
success, but much of it doesn’t apply to people with
‘arty’ skills. It can be hard to understand, and some of it
is downright unhelpful.
With over a decade working for himself as an illustrator,
writer and coach, Alex Mathers is intimately familiar
with how we can hold ourselves back.
The common thread he’s discovered in his approach to
success is the need to feel alive.
Every idea in this book addresses this very human need,
distilled into a handy A-Z guide.
Though none of us is perfect, the way we think
consistently will move us in the right direction.
Whether you’re an artist, a designer or a writer, working
for yourself or with a team, the right mindset is the
difference between giving up and thriving.
These 26 concepts will help you join the dots, seeing with
greater clarity what it takes to be a successful creative.
Success is in your hands.
About the author: Alex Mathers is a British writer and illustrator, born in Copenhagen in 1984, currently living and working in Bangkok, Thailand.
He is the editor at Red Lemon Club, a site providing various resources for creative professionals, and works as an illustrator for clients that include Google, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Popular Mechanics. He is the author of three other guides for freelancers and creative people.
These and various articles and resources can be found at www.RedLemonClub.com.
His fiction and illustrations can be found at www.alexmathers.net.
My thoughts: Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills by Alex Mathers is an easy, fast-paced read that is full of valuable and useful information that Alex shares through his own personal experiences. Written much like a study guide you will find a quote followed by a personal story and a place to write down your own notes to reflect. An interesting read that is sure to help improve your creative skills. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**