5 Ways How To Stand Out As An Artist In Digital World

Wondering if it’s worth trying to push through as an artist in the digital world? Personally, I think so, but it wants to build a little forgotten virtue – patience.

To prevent burnout, it is effective to enter the digital world authentically from the beginning. So not necessarily pursuing every marketing trend, but looking for the golden mean, listening to yourself for what works for me. More customers do not equal greater success. It mainly depends on the engagement of the people. George Kao, who writes about authentic business, directed me in this.

Mahatma Gandhi named the seven destructive forces in society. I believe that the opposite of these qualities is the key to how to think in the first place about how to assert yourself in the digital world (or in the world in general):

  • Wealth without work
  • Pleasure without conscience
  • Knowledge without character
  • Commerce without morality
  • Science without humanity
  • Religion without sacrifice
  • Politics without principle


I came up with 5 specific points related to creativity, which could significantly differentiate you. Let’s take a look at them:


1. Look For Inspiration Beyond Social Media

Personally, I like Pinterest and other social networks to use to spread my brand. It can also be a good tool for creating a Moodboard. However, when I was looking for inspiration for new ideas, Pinterest (this also applies to other social networks) can be very generic, you come across many similar ideas and only on certain favourite topics.

Great artists from history have used nature as a source of inspiration. It’s not just what you see at first glance, but the infinitely wise processes that take place in nature somehow mirror the entire universe. There are different levels of meanings and symbols that you can use.


“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein


Artwork by Lorenzo M Duran


Open up to new stimuli, use dreams and inner perceptions as a medium for what you want to express.


2. Look To the History and Future

Every art movement is defined by its age, is thought of Carl Jung. The circumstances of the time clearly shape the present life, so to create something that makes a person stand out, it is necessary to look at history or think about how I want the future of the Earth to develop and contribute to it with their statements.


“You must be the change you want to see in the world!” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


3. Experiment

Today, there are experts on the word from whom we learn. The problem I see in this is that it limits the development of emerging artists and possibly the growth of artists in general.

Be yourself and experiment. An independent idea is far more valuable than expensive technology. Also, try to return to analogue procedures and combine them with digital ones.


4. Important Skill

Not losing curiosity is one of the most important skills. It is not possible to learn everything with the influx of new techniques, applications and technologies. It’s good to have a general overview and decide what to include in your repertoire.


5. Develop Your Own Style

An artistic voice is your own point of view as an artist. It involves a specific style – especially the symbols you work with. It reflects your unique perspective, life experiences, identity, your values ​​and overall it is a reflection of what you care about. We create art that most reflects our deepest beliefs about the world. You are telling your truth. By contributing different perspectives to all of us, we create a world of more diverse places, with a greater dose of respect and tolerance.


These were the 5 tips and if you have in mind more please leave a response, I would like to hear from you at misha@visualisthink.com



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