Last week, I had the privilege of both helping out two creative teams that I admire – CURVY and The Loop. I had volunteered to help CURVY with their Melbourne book event, and got an internship with The Loop for Semi Permanent Melbourne. Through these two events, I met some wonderful industry people and amazing artists, and even got to attend the conference and hear great talks.
The Loop hosted several Portfolio Masterclasses, where you get to bring in your portfolio and get it critiqued by a mentor from a creative field, for example, illustration, advertising or publishing. Since I was helping out at the Loop booth, I got to sit through all of them. What really struck me was how kind and helpful the mentors were. Each of them really took the time to give in-depth feedback, most of them even running overtime to ensure that every attendee got what they needed.
I really enjoyed hearing what they had to say. I reckon anyone who has had success in a field they love understand that everyone has to start somewhere. Through continuous development and a strong desire to get better, there is no limit to what one can accomplish. No point in giving up too early, ignore the self-doubt and just keep going.
I do love meeting smart, kind and cheerful people in the creative field! Thanks again to everyone I met last week… you are great!