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StandCreative™ Series II shines a spotlight on jobs in the creative industries that many people overlook or simply never knew existed. Location managers, set photographers, costume designers, special effects makeup artists, book cover illustrators, graphic designers, producers, and even a tattoo artist share stories about their work – how they got started, their first big break, and offer advice about how to make a career in the arts from these specialized skills.

By Justin Sanders

With its retro-cool ‘80s Cold War backdrop and ongoing parade of character disguises, the now wrapped FX thriller The Americans would have been a fantastic gig for even the most seasoned of costume designers. For Katie Irish, it was her first job as a lead costume designer in television. “It was... Read more

By Kristina Ensminger

Janice Poon is the embodiment of creativity. Her pursuits as a professional creative have taken her to advertising agencies, butcher shops, television shows, and shopping malls. She’s best known for her work as a food stylist on the hit series Hannibal and the first season of American Gods. However, she’s also... Read more

By Justin Sanders

Alfred Hitchcock once said, “To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script, and the script.” But what do you need to write the script and get paid to do it? While there are probably tens of thousands of aspiring screenwriters in Los Angeles alone, only... Read more

By Justin Sanders

Behind every Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek, or Steve Harvey, there stands a Noah Bonnett – an executive producer (EP) waiting in the wings, making sure the game shows of the world run smoothly. Producing any live television show requires a singular combination of logistical wherewithal, managerial talent, quick thinking, and... Read more

By: Kristina Ensminger

Mara Junot gets paid to bring the voices in her head to life. As a little girl, she loved acting and performing, but, more than anything, she loved talking into her dad’s tape recorder. “I found any excuse to talk on this thing and listen to the playback,” she recalled.... Read more