Last weekend at the School of Visual Arts, NY Creative Interns hosted its first full-day conference Find and Follow Your Passion. Over 250 attendees went home with new connections, insights from top professionals, and one of our many awesome, donated books to keep the inspiration flowing. From advice for recent graduates to guidelines on starting your own business, there’s bound to be something here to help inspire and change your game. Besides, reading’s a wise way to spend your summer break.
12 Must Reads for Creative Game Changers
By Tina Seelig
Become one with your creative side, even if you are convinced that you do not have one.
By Chris Guillebeau
Learn how to turn your hobbies, no matter what they may be, into your dream career.
By Barbara Fine Clouse
Crafted specifically for students, these strategies will help you to master all stages of the writing process.
By Tim Gunn
Alongside juicy fashion stories, you’ll find 18 principles that this fashion consultant lives by and thinks you should follow, too.
By Scott Belsky
The founder of Behance shares his observations on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to launching creative projects.
By Simon Sinek
Discover the recipe behind great leadership and what sets successful leaders apart from the rest of the community.
By Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, and Deb Dib
Learn how to enhance your social media presence and make valuable connections that could dramatically advance your career.
By Hugh MacLeod
In his ode to blogging, MacLeod discusses his predictions for the workforce in relation to trends in social media.
Equipped with interviews and case-studies, this book will teach you how to tackle conflicts that span across all of these fields and help you develop your artistic career.
By Lilit Marcus
Learn how to survive the stressful and relentless workplace as an assistant at the bottom of the food chain, and even make the most of it.
By Julie Clow
Join the movement in revamping traditional office spaces to be more collaborative, inspiring, and free.
By Jenny Blake
Full of tips, exercises, and inspirational quotes, this book is the perfect guide in adapting to life after college and making your mark in society.
Have you read any of these amazing books? Did you attend our conference? Which did you receive? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Additional NY Creative Interns recommended reading is also available.