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Nuts and Bolts: New Year, New Focus

January 6, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – New Year, New Focus


Along with the turn of the new year don’t forget to look back on your 2016 body of artistic work and pat yourself on the back.  Go ahead, beam with pride!  At GCU we are beaming with pride too!  With about 50,000 new designs submitted in 2016 there is much to be proud and thankful for.  We thank you!


As you reflect, consider identifying a few things creatively to focus on for 2017.  Here are some ideas that may work their way into your new year resolutions as an artist:


– infuse a new style/trend into your work (pinterest is great eye candy inspiration)
– venturing into new categories or occasions that you’ve avoided
– trying a new color palette each quarter or Pantone’s Pantone’s 2017 color of the year
– working on improving your Artist Notes in old cards to achieve Uniqueness rating
– enter every month’s GCU Design Challenge (you’ve got nothing to lose!)
– start an instagram social media presence under your artist name
– try a Stock Card Creations (BigStock) submission


Whatever it is, find one area of change or improvement that you can embrace and integrate into your work at GCU all year long.


Happy New Year!


The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager
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