Being part of a creative community is essential. It’s like having colleagues. Communities help with sharing common goals, accountability and getting help from others. Online and offline communities provide a nurturing space for like-minded individuals to find inspiration, collaborate, and thrive together.
If you’re an illustrator, surface designer, writer, painter, etc, there are plenty of options to connect with other creatives, share your work and gain insights from others in the field. Cody Moore and I made a list of our favourite communities that we enjoy being part of and recommend others to check out. The majority of these are free and offer a variety of resources and ways to connect. Read more about creative communities on Cody’s blog:
10 Online Communities for Illustrators, Creatives, and Surface Pattern Designers
We wanted to give a bit of extra attention to these communities in a chat. We discuss why we love these communities in particular.
02:44 Illustrator Associations
06:07 Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration
08:10 Art Brand Alliance
13:49 Ladies, Wine, and Design
17:55 Jennifer Nelson’s Advice for Artists
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