Questions creatives might ask themselves in a time of Coronavirus pandemic
Sometimes I think that this pandemic is a blessing in disguise, to some extent and in some strange way, that is. Coronavirus pandemic has really brought into focus many aspects of our lives and issues in our lives. As I might have mentioned in a previous post, it has put things into perspective for yours truly and maybe for others, too. Hasn’t it?
So far, 2020 has been a never ending, nightmarish (not out-of-body) experience. But, with all the loss and suffering, worry and uncertainty, with disillusions, disappointments and despair, came a feeling of clarity regarding life and what’s important in life. It has started showing itself to us in droplets of hope we didn’t even think we were still capable of, and helped us make through this year so far.
Coronavirus pandemic has shed a new light on the importance and role of creative work in a time of crisis and post crisis. Coronavirus pandemic has also forced us, in particular us, creatives, to question and revisit the way in which we do business, clients we take on (or keep on), and so forth.
So here are a few questions to consider, when reflecting on life and work in a time of crisis, and not only:
Would you still keep your pre-Covid-19 clients? Why? Why not?
Would you offer the same rates (and/or discounts) for the amount and quality of work that you provide?
How patient would you be, still, with notoriously late-paying clients and how would you deal with them during and in a post-Covid-19 world? Would you consider any exceptions? Why? Why not?
What clients, projects, assignments would you take on, during/post-crisis?
How would you value your creative work pre/during/post-crisis?
I’ve read that creatives are second responders in a time of crisis. After all, they help document the crisis for future generations. Perhaps that’s something to keep in mind….
Hope this finds you all well. Stay safe and, as always, thanks so much for stopping by!