FEATURING: Chad Silver
What do the words "Creative Community" bring to mind for you? How do you feel is the best way to utilize members in a Creative Community?
I work for myself so I can work alone. I'm suspicious of people and collaborating.
How did you discover your creativity?
Creativity is simply problem solving. The hard part is creating a problem for yourself to solve.
What was your first “Big Break” in your profession?
No ones really given me anything. I posses a lot of initiative and create my own opportunities. When I was in high school up in northern Canada, I went on student welfare & got my own place. I started my first business in that basement apartment.
What's in your backpack/handbag/tote right now?
A hammer, screw driver, Mac book air, note book, balloons & A La Croix (pamplemousse)
Top 3 Tips you would give someone starting out in your creative profession:
1) Be young and cocky.
2) Don't talk about your ideas - do them.
3) Write drunk, edit sober.
What are some of your favorite places/books/blogs/websites for inspiration?
I waste way too much time looking at home and design blogs. I'm a big fan of stealing designs, changing them a little and making them my own. If I see something I like I try to make it rather than buy it. It ends up costing more and coming out slightly better.
What would be your last supper?
Spatchcocked chicken with grade B maple syrup and rosemary.
What would be your Networking Do's & Dont's?
DO: Buy "Likes" for your page on Facebook.
DON'T: Buy people drinks.
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