From ‘Fine Art’ To ‘Creative Entrepreneurship’

There’s not too much money in fine art these days, but with a little business sense you can turn that MFA into a solid career.

Thursday Bram profiles ten such people in this article.

While a couple of these folks’ stories are not very applicable to media folks, Brad Guigar turned a webcomic into 15 books, and Benjamin John Coleman turned his hobby of folding origami flowers into a how-to book.

“I wrote the book and was amazed to discover that two publishers were interested in it,” he said. “Tuttle released my first book “Origami Bonsai” in April of 2010. In January of 2011 I was notified that it was being reprinted, so I guess it’s a hit. Since leaving the propane truck company I’ve filed for two patents, obtained one trademark, written four books, and created the first mass produced origami flower in the world.”