Benefits of Artistic Collaborations: Etsy and otherswise
|Ashley G Series|
Did you ever notice all the things that come in two's? Two shoelaces, two eggs, two shoes to go with the two shoelaces, two of a kind, two weeks notice, two tires on a bike, two for the price of one, a pair of knitting needles, a pair of chopsticks. Two heads are better than one they say, and I'm here to tell you that sometimes I agree.
|trashn2tees/heartland dreams collab|
I've had the opportunity to collaborate with a few talented artists who create in a variety of different medias. I really enjoy the challenge and fellowship of collaborations and wanted to share the all of the great benefits to boot.
- more exposure and cross promotion: whether your collaborating with someone who has the same target market or not- by working together and cross promoting your getting your product and brand out there to new faces (and potential customers)
- building relationships: I've been fortunate enough to build some strong personal friendships as a result of some of different collective efforts, these are people whom I go to for support and suggestions.
- challenge yourself: exchanging ideas, concepts, designs with someone else can help get you out of "design block" inspire your current project but I also think that you can learn a lot about your self and continue to grow as an artist.
- networking: this kind of goes hand and hand with exposure and relationships- but you'll find that other people who admire your work may approach you about collaborating on a future project
- learn something: I'm a lover of all things handmade, and I am extremely curious and interested in the processes of others designs- collabs are a great way for you to learn the ins and outs of other arts.
|Polarity/yaelfran Collab on Etsy|
“I enjoy being given a certain amount of freedom in order to interpret or to come up with stuff, but I do enjoy collaboration. I seek and thrive on projects where I am going to learn from the people I'm working with.” -Will Kemp