|New artwork from Rocket Garage|
Just the other day, I saw a casting for a print ad that was specifically looking for a model who also had a another profession. Clients often want someone who is well-rounded and has a life outside of the industry. They want personality. Someone who has life experiences is far more interesting than a cute girl without any aspirations.
Every successful person is a hyphenate whether it's actor-director-philanthopist or singer-songwriter-fashion designer. It's an important part of making yourself marketable. You don't want to sound like an overachiever, but you don't want to be boring.
My hyphenate fluctuates somewhere between model-blogger-image creator and writer-blogger-brand consultant. Either way, I still do the exact same thing as always. I'm always creating words, images, and sounds. It's innate.
|Taking care of business|
I'm trying to do a better job of letting people know what I'm capable of. That's why I finally ordered some business cards. I don't want to be like those characters from American Psycho that pull out their fancy business cards to compare the card stock and the typeface. But I understand that such tools are necessary to get the word out there.
I want people to know that I am more than just a freckled face. I am a woman with knowledge, dreams, and spunk. I like that the agencies that represent me actually get me. I can be whoever you want me to be, but in the end, I'm really just... quirky, complex, beautiful... Me.
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