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Creative Truth by Brad Weaver

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As you grow, you may do less and less of the creative work you set out do. If you’re a designer, you may design less as you get more clients and larger invoices. The majority of your days will be meetings, messages, planning, and operations. There may come a time when you have to decide who you are: creative or business owner. That line in the sand is what divides freelancers from business owners in the minds of many.

Freelancers are business owners in every sense of the word and deserve the same respect as the principal at a 100-person agency. There is no right path, but for many creatives there will come a time when you must choose. You can only do so much work in the time you ...

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