PK 122: Are you cut out for a Creative Career? Interview with Concept Artist, Ned Rogers

Are you cut out for a creative career? In this interview, concept artist and tutor, Ned Rogers, reveals the key questions you need to ask yourself before choosing a career as an artist

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“If you have that self-drive, and you have a little bit of talent sprinkled on top, then you’re going to do totally fine.”

~ Ned Rogers

Are you cut out for a creative career?

Lots of people dream of becoming artists, but there are some important questions to ask yourself before making this career choice.

In this in-depth interview, concept artist and tutor, Ned Rogers, shares his experiences of working as a freelance artist in the entertainment industry and helping students at CDW Studios progress in their art careers.

So, if you’ve been wondering if a creative career is the right one for you, then you’ll find the answers to all your questions in this week’s podcast interview…

Are You Cut Out For a Creative Career? Why Ned Rogers Became an Artist

Like most artists, Ned Rogers grew up in his native Australia drawing constantly and working hard to improve his skills.

But, having technical ability is only one piece of the puzzle. To determine whether you really are cut out for a career as an artist, you’re going to have to establish exactly what motivates you to make art.

And, for Ned, making this decision was based upon asking himself one very important (but very simple) question…

Are you a consumer…or a creator?

In a nutshell, that’s the most important distinction between those who make art…and those who don’t.

But this is only the start of your journey as an artist, because there are so many other things to consider before you take this route.

Luckily, thanks to Ned’s own experiences going through art school and working in studios before going freelance a few years ago, he’s in a great position to help you.

And, in this revealing interview, you’ll learn:

  • How to decide if becoming an artist is the right choice for you
  • Why technical ability isn’t always the most important thing
  • What it’s really like to work as a concept artist
  • How to start a project…and actually see it through to the end

So, are you cut out for a creative career? We hope listening to this interview helps you decide!

And, if you’re already an artist, what helped you make this important decision? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below 🙂

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