Our logo is a spiral. We like spirals because they’re about circling back to a core idea over time, something all creative people must do to create whatever it is they’re creating.

“You will circle through some of the issues over and over, each time at a different level. There is no such thing as being done with an artistic life. Frustrations and rewards exist at all levels on the path. Our aim here is to find the trail, establish our footing, and begin the climb.” — Julia Cameron, The Artists' Way

You can read more about our spiral in this note.

Mission & Existence

The Creative Independent is a growing resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people. Our goal is to educate, inspire, and grow the community of people who create or dream of creating. The Creative Independent is ad-free and published by Kickstarter, PBC.

Schedule & Format

Each weekday we publish one interview by an artist—including musicians, authors, filmmakers, dancers, designers, and others. Conversations explore themes like collaboration, creative beginnings, the creative process, failure, triumph, fear and anxiety, and bouncing back. Near the end of each conversation, each artist shares some personal recommendations—important resources for contextualizing their practice, good tools for people who also make things, or simply things they enjoy.


Brandon Stosuy
Editor in Chief

T. Cole Rachel
Senior Editor

Willa Köerner
Creative Content Director

Hannah Elliott
Associate Editor

Elliott Radner
Creative Programming


Yancey Strickler

Laurel Schwulst
Creative Director

Charlotte Zoller
Director of Community Outreach


The Creative Independent
58 Kent St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222



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