Collaborations And It’s Relevance Among Creative Professionals

As Creative Professionals, we have a moral obligation to constantly hone our skills if we want to remain relevant in the Industry. Before we go further, let’s start by defining some key terms in this Editorial.

Who is a Creative?

A Creative is an artist. This individual is someone who sees the world slightly differently from others. Examples of Creatives include but not limited to musicians, painters, stylists, make-up artists, and Photographers.

Who is a Professional?

A Professional can be seen as a member of a profession or any person who earns a living from a specified professional activity or craft.

So simply put, a Creative Professional could be seen as a creative specialist/person who is employed for the extraction of skills in creative endeavours


A Collaboration could be seen as the act of working together with someone or a group of persons to achieve something.

Let’s get down to our clime. As a Creative Professional, there is a burning┬ádesire to create your portfolio. This portfolio gives an insight into your craft and how proficient you are at it. In the recent past, there has been an increased number of collaborations among creatives; especially photographers, makeup artists, stylists and others to create images for the sole purpose of advertising online; especially on social media to help project one’s business.

Collaborations yield exceptional results when there’s a prolific combination of specialties from the departments involved. Like the saying goes, “A team is only as strong as the weakest member“. In summary, it’s expected that everyone is meant to contribute their best to ensure outstanding results are produced. Collaborations bring together Creatives who have fresh ideas and diverse concepts at the planning stage so a great deal of humility and mutual respect is required of all members to ensure the outcome is successful as everyone sure has a valid point to add.

Finally, collaborations involve working together as a team with a common goal/objective. Tasks are shared which every member executes and gets back with results. Working in isolation is only a sure path to disaster. Success also tastes better when shared.

Do you share same view or a different view concerning collaborations, Kindly share your thoughts in the comments section below


Author: Forte

Nigerian Wedding, Beauty, Portraits And Fashion Photographer | Cinematographer | 3D Animator | Motion Graphic Artist | Graphic And Web Designer

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