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  • How to Make Your Business More Attractive

    Many business owners we talk to already understand that good branding and design is essential to their business, but a surprisingly high number of them don't really know why and the immense benefits it can add to their business.Proper branding is when your team creates designs that represent the values of your business and has commercial appeal to your potential customers.Having a really neat and responsive website or app now is even more important now that technologies like Twitter and Read more...

  • Get Verified on 54artistry.com

    As a verified member of 54artistry, you will be able to access many current and upcoming benefits on 54artistry.com such as personal service requests, name & skill search, job applications, social media promotions and more cool features to come.To get verified, please;Login to your account on 54artistry.com and activate your "Hire Me" button and update your location (State&City)Upload a profile picture (personal picture or brand logo)Upload at least two projects that contain pictures of your Read more...

  • Nine Factors to Consider When Determining Your Price

    Part guesswork, part experience, part number crunching - however you look at it, determining your price is a difficult task. Here are nine factors to take into consideration when pricing your services:1. Your CostsIf your rate doesn't include enough just to break-even, you're heading for trouble. The best thing to do is sum up all your costs and divide by the number of hours you think you can bill a year. Whatever you do, DON'T think you can bill every hour. You must account for Read more...

  • Your Social Life as an Artist

    Meeting people and building relationships is the most important thing you can do for your art career. This means you have to get out of the studio and socialize.You must, gasp, be social in the real world as well as online. This goes against the natural tendency of so many artists who would prefer to be alone with their art supplies. But it’s absolutely necessary when you want to attain a high level of success.Art by Bubble GeeIf you desire more sales and more recognition for your art, you Read more...

  • How to Fight Self Doubt When Writing

    All writers experience moments of self-doubt when writing. Even the most eloquent and successful writers have moments when they feel that they’ve earned the title Worst Writer in the World.It’s perfectly natural to feel that way sometimes, however, those feelings do have to be put in check so you can overcome them and move on. Here are some ways to work through self-doubt and keep writing.Relate to other writersWriting is such a solitary endeavor that sometimes it can cripple writers with Read more...

  • 20 Creative Writing Careers You Can Choose From

    If creative writing is your passion, then you’d probably enjoy a career in which you could spend all day (or at least most of the day) pursuing that passion.But creative writing is an artistic pursuit, and we all know that a career in the arts isn’t easy to come by.It takes hard work, drive, dedication, a whole lot of spirit, and often, a willingness to take big financial risks — as in not having much money while you’re waiting for your big break.When we think of people who make a Read more...

  • 4 Steps Anyone Can Take to Up Their Social Media Game

    Regardless of goal, industry, or level of expertise, social media will always be on the most effective and also cost-effective ways to promote your brands to those who love what you do. There is no one way to be good at social media. The strategies, tactics, and platforms that’re going to make a job seeker in the food industry well versed in social media won’t necessarily be the same strategies, tactics, and platforms that make a marketing manager in the financial industry excel and stand Read more...

  • Learn How Prince Meyson Retouched This Image

    Watch the short tutorial below video to learn how our awesome beauty and lifestyle photographer, Prince Meyson retouched the lovely picture above and more outdoor photography tips.If you are viewing on mobile, we suggest that you put on your phone on landscape view for a better viewing experience.Want to share your creative works, tips, projects and more with thousands of people? Upload your recent creative works on 54artistry.com.

  • 3 Homemade Organic Recipes for Makeup artists. Make up for Organic Lovers

    Everyone is talking about going green and 54artistry agrees that it is essential.This article is specifically for those who are very concerned about the volume of chemicals our bodies are exposed to from all the makeup products we apply daily and for those ambitious few that have dreams of starting their makeup lines someday, where better to start than home!. Not to worry, there is an endless list of healthy, inexpensive items available in your environments that you can whip-up to produce Read more...

  • 8 Tutorials to Make You a Better Illustrator

    If you want to learn how to become a better illustrator, you will have to learn more than just how to use Photoshop and Illustrator's basic tools. Knowing how to draw is important but you will also have to practice. In this article, we have put together a list of 8 tutorials that will help you become a better illustrator and links to where you can get more. These tutorials will show you how to practice using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Let's take a look!Quick Tip: How to Draw Read more...

  • Closet Confidential: 5 easy tips to an organized closet

    When you think of the “80-20 rule”, your closet is the last thing that comes to mind! But it is true, the 80-20 rule does apply. Many of us subconsciously wear only 20% of clothes we own, and ignore or forget about the remaining 80%.This is largely because we “fall back” on our tried and true closet pieces that we wear over and over again, and often times, in the exact combination. One of the easiest ways to change this and effortlessly put outfits together is an organized closet and a Read more...

  • How to Write More Exciting Content for Your Industry

    Let’s face it. Some industries are more boring than others. Sexy industries, like technological development, are naturally more thrilling to write about and publicize than more traditional industries like manufacturing or banking. Few people can work up enthusiasm while reading about bolt manufacturing the same way they can about new drone-based delivery apps.At least, this is the perception. The truth is that every industry in the world has the potential to be exciting—some potentials are Read more...

  • A Guide to Web Typography. The Basics

    Typography for the Web has come a long way since Tim Berners-Lee flipped the switch in 1991. Back in the days of IE 1.0, good web typography was something of an oxymoron. Today things are different. Not only do we have browsers that support images (gasp!), but we have the opportunity to make our web pages come to life through great typography.First, it’s worth noting that Typography is not just about choosing a font, or even distinguishing one typeface from another. In recent experiments, Read more...

  • 6 Very Common Figure Drawing Mistakes, And How to Avoid Them

    We came across several (actually, six ) common figure-drawing mistakes that we would love to share. Like any other art process, figure drawing is a fluid activity and impossible to pin down with exact rules—but if your goal is to create a more convincing life drawing, then these next few ideas will certainly help.Here are the six common figure-drawing mistakes, along with their solutions:Mistake #1 – Drawing without a goal in sightMore often than not, people immediately begin sketching Read more...

  • 4 Good Photography Habits to Start Today

    1. Shoot every dayThose 365 projects are magical. They encourage participators to take at least one shot every single day. Shooting every day is a really great habit for all photographers. Here are some of the benefits of this habit:You will excel in your capabilitiesYou will start to see the world photographically and frame scenes with your mind’s eyeYou will be recording your life. This doesn’t always seem important at the time, but later on, you’ll look at those shots and be like Read more...

  • Byrdie Tested Their Makeup Brushes for Bacteria and the Results Were Shocking

    Post Via [Byrdie]Yes, we're told time and again that our makeup brushes and sponges are hotbeds for gunk and bacteria. Yes, we know it's best to toss them after a certain amount of time, no matter how diligently we clean them. But here's the thing about microscopic particles—it's really easy to adopt an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. There are (literally) bigger things to worry about, right?But in reality, ignoring the problem can wreak havoc on our client's skin—or worse, our Read more...

  • A New And Free Service Looks To Tackle Copyright Infringement For Creatives

    No doubt Copyright issues plague the creative industry and many folks are desperately seeking a solution. A new and totally free service, Blockai, might just be the closest thing we have right now. Blockai is looking to completely change and re-vamp the way creatives can register and protect their works online. They have decided to do so via blockchain, a public ledger that is used to verify bitcoin transactions. Each transaction is time stamped and given a unique file code that is nearly Read more...

  • Showcase Your Works at The Lagos Wardrobe Exhibition

    The Lagos Wardrobe & Exhibition is coming soon!!One of the Biggest Fashion show in Lagos is around the corner #TLWE2016!! We are calling for Designers, Makeup Artists, Models & Stylists to showcase their works to thousands of people.To Register, Upload your portfolio on www.54artistry.com and send a link of your profile to tlwexhibition@gmail.com to receive more details. 

  • 10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hustle Harder [Infographic]

    It’s hard to stay motivated.So how do you keep yourself going?One strategy you can use is starting your day with your hardest tasks. This means you’re working on these projects when you have the most energy, making them easier to complete. It also helps you start your day with a sense of accomplishment, and clears the rest of your day with more enjoyable or easier tasks.Check out the infographic below from Bellvue Students and HubSpot with nine more strategies for keeping yourself Read more...

  • 9 Ways to Market a Makeup Artistry Business

    As a freelance makeup artist, you're the core of your business. Therefore, it is up to you, and only you, to ensure that each aspect of your business is functioning as it should. This includes bookkeeping, invoicing, collecting testimonials, working on clients and marketing your makeup business. One of the most tedious tasks that most makeup artists dread is marketing their businesses. You market your business by using various methods of promotion to spread the word about your business in a Read more...