What is the ARTLABguide?

Aside from being the official blog to my creative studio, ARTLABkma–the ARTLABguide is a place to document the business of design, creativity, entrepreneurship, and everything in between.   If I were to describe my creative and business practice it would be this:   The business of design is to make the world a better place. […]

Just Keep Going

I have a confession to make: 10 years ago I gave up on Graphic Design too soon. So this post is for young designers or anyone just starting out. If you’ve been thinking to start something of your own or really want to pursue your passion, whether in a business or through freelance, even if […]

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Happy 2019–Hope you all had a happy holidays and a great first week into the new year! I took some time during and after the holidays to not only rest and relax as well as catch up with family and friends, home life, but also take some time to plan and reflect over the last […]

10 Amazing Podcasts to Help You Jump-start your Creative Career

It’s been almost 7 years since Tom and Donna of Parks and Rec gave us the greatest holiday of all time: Treat Yo Self. While I am definitely an advocate and celebrate this holiday, I updated my “Treat Yo Self” version for 2018: “Invest In Yo Self.” Deciding that 2018 would be the year of investing […]

(Re)Start Before You’re Ready or Risk Not Starting At All. Ever.

Yes, you read that right, and you may be wondering why I tweaked the sage advice of starting before you’re ready, as many people and entrepreneurs have advised while sharing their success story. More often than not, their story is shared after the fact, and sometimes many years after reaching success. So this is my attempt to […]

“Consider Everything An Experiment”: The Namesake for my Creative Studio

Over 5 years ago, when I was dubbing my art studio space “the lab”, I came across a Brain Pickings article on Sister Corita Kent’s “Art Department Rules”. These set of rules inspired my art practice and art making since, and especially Rule 4: “Consider Everything An Experiment”. Whenever I’m stuck, or trying to work through something, […]

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