After an unexpected week hiatus, I’m back with another Creative People Are Weird.
Typically, I try to have a fairly clear opinion in these videos, setting up to volley with you, dear viewer, and incite lively discussion.
This week’s a little different.
I’ve been thinking (and reading) a lot about location.
Are creatives who chose to live in rural areas or smaller cities at a disadvantage over their more cosmopolitain colleagues?
Has technology compensated for all of the challenges of not working in proximity to our clients?
There are days when I think it doesn’t matter where you work and then there are times like this week: I’m doing some experimenting and need some art supplies. We have no art supply store in my town and the options within an hour drive aren’t ultra-compelling, either.
Online ordering works well when you know what you want, but not so much when you need to seefeeltouch before purchasing.
I don’t know that any of this outweighs the advantages I experience living where I do, but it certainly presents a healthy balance.
What about you?
Do you think all creatives should move to the city? Are we better served being larger fish in smaller ponds?
In what industries does location play a more important role?
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