You simply can’t trust that a piece you create will always show up on your portfolio or instagram feed, where it can be closely linked with your contact details. If you’re lucky, and your piece is popular, it’ll wind up on pinterest, tumblr, twitter, etc, and rest assured, you can’t trust anyone, not even billionaire philanthropists, to assign proper credit.
As many of you know, I run the Prompt Party account over on instagram. It’s a year old as of last month! It started out as weekly prompts, but a week isn’t always enough time to do portfolio-ready work, especially if you’re busy. It was always my intention to create something that you can jump in and out of from week to week, but after running a poll in my instagram stories, it seems that what’s best for people is fewer, more thoughtful assignments.
If you’re reading this, you probably know that I was one of the winners of the Lilla Rogers Studio 2018 Global Talent Search. My life has been an absolute whirlwind since then, but I thought I’d share my thoughts on the competition—what it was like to compete, and what it takes to win—while it’s still reasonably fresh in my mind.