Susan Kirkland: Designer and Creative Services Entrepreneur

Susan Kirkland is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design and author of a book on developing a business as a creative services entrepreneur.

She is a seasoned professional designer with experience in both ad agencies and corporate in-house departments.

In the interview, she talks about a number of topics and experiences as an artist, writer and graphic designer, including sexism in art school and the commercial art field; how politics affects her work and interactions; how her art sometimes springs from traumatic circumstances; attitudes of others toward talented women; and what makes the field – and being a freelancer – exciting and challenging for her.

Her book is Start & Run A Creative Services Business.

Her site: sdkirkland.com

Her blog: blogs.graphicdesignforum.com/skirkland/

Susan refers to this interview with Paul Pearsall, and a post on solitude and creative work – there are many on my sites, including: Solitude and creative expression.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 20/07/2008

   

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