Make Creativity Your Career: Six Exercises to Create a Successful Side Project skillshare originals badge

Andy J. Pizza, Illustrator, Designer & Podcaster

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11 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:40
    • 2. Your Big Break

      4:54
    • 3. Step One: Who Am I?

      6:37
    • 4. Step Two: Set Your Goals

      5:56
    • 5. Step Three: Mirror Your Goals

      6:59
    • 6. Step Four: Start Your Side Project

      6:50
    • 7. Step Five: Promote Your Side Project

      6:42
    • 8. Step Six: Press On or Pivot

      6:02
    • 9. Game Over!

      0:34
    • 10. Bonus: Andy's Story

      3:30
    • 11. Explore More Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

Unlock the unique creative career you’ve always imagined! Join creative star Andy J. Pizza as he leads you on a “creative side quest” to articulate your creative goals and craft a simple strategy for achieving them.

Andy J. Pizza always knew he didn’t want a “regular” job, but wasn’t sure what he should do instead. Through trial and error, Andy built a creative career he loves, doing a mix of illustration, writing and podcasting projects that are true to his unique strengths and keep him challenged every day. 

The key to his success? Creative side projects — the magical key to exploring your creativity on your own terms, getting noticed and crafting a creative career you love.

Now, Andy shares how you can do the same. In six straightforward steps, you will:

  • Define what a creative career means to you
  • Set goals to get you where you want to go
  • Establish small steps to get you started
  • Gain marketing and promotion strategies that work
  • Analyze your progress to ensure you’re on the right path

Plus, download Andy’s exclusive workbook so you can follow along throughout the class!

Whether you’re an illustrator, designer, filmmaker, photographer, or writer, all creatives are welcome in this fun and accessible class. When you’re done, you’ll have the tools and frameworks you need to break the mold, take a step in the right direction, and craft a sustainable creative career that’s unique and fulfilling for you!