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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.

Mark Leibowitz

By: Lucy Sosa

Photographer Mark Leibowitz has a degree in Economics and Spanish from Stanford University but spent more time taking pictures than pondering trickle-down theory. After working as an international consultant in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires, Mark quit his job at the age of 24 when he realized photographing... Read more

By: Gregg LaGambina

A novelist writes novels, of course, but when you’re Nina Sadowsky, that’s just one small part of being a writer. Sadowsky didn’t even start writing her first novel until she was in her 40s, and much of her success can be attributed to her ability to flout convention and remain... Read more

Donna Maloney

By: Gregg LaGambina

Eleventh in the series. Donna Maloney’s story cannot be told without talking about her friend and mentor, Ann Roth. The working relationship between Maloney and Roth should make the most cynical among us believe in something like fate, purpose, or the idea that sometimes you cross paths with just the... Read more

Christine Hilberg

By: Lucy Sosa

Eighth in the series. It’s not a secret that magazines, brands, and advertisers retouch their images. Ever since Adobe Photoshop was released in 1987, the ability to alter images by cropping them or changing their color has revolutionized photography. It’s also not a secret that overly “Photoshopped” images have landed many... Read more

Patrick Clair

By: Gregg LaGambina

Sixth in the series. Director Patrick Clair uses the word “lucky” a lot. This might just be a reflection of his current mood. This past year, Clair won his second Creative Arts Emmy for “Outstanding Main Title Design” for Amazon Studios’ The Man in the High Castle. In 2014, he earned... Read more