A host of factors, developments, and dynamics have made most industries more competitive than ever. As a result so many of us wonder whether there is still such a thing as work-life balance. We reached out to the community to hear perspectives on finding the right balance.

Amanda Valadez | Custom Crafter and Designer

Balance is a tricky thing to manage, but I’ve found it’s one of the most essential aspects in striving towards a successful business/career. Just like riding a bike, you can’t propel yourself forward, or steer in the right direction without the stability and security of balance. Your first attempts at balancing all your commitments, from family, to work, to personal or professional development, might lead to a few crashes and bumps and bruises. Read more>>

Lance Trachier | Creative Director, Illustrator

Work/Life balance is a big buzz word in today’s society, which is an important talking point as people navigate how to approach the 2021 version of a working life. Creatives are often told that since we enjoy our industry that we should be more likely to work long days and eat, breathe, and sleep our field. I am a go-go-go type of person so I can easily get led down this path, but I’ve often found that the more I take time for myself–travel, leisure, etc., Read more>>

Viscaya Wagner | Artist, Designer, & Illustrator

I’ve been grappling with work life balance since the beginning of my career, really, but definitely since I’ve been freelance. When your livelihood and growth is in your hands everyday it can be difficult to “turn off” and step away, even when it’s needed mentally, creatively, or emotionally. I’ve been working really hard to set boundaries with clients around when I’m available, and I try to stop working at a normal hour to give myself time in the day for my own personal projects and just general down time to recharge. Trying to detach my self-worth and identity from my work is a constant practice, but over time I’m hoping it will get easier. Read more>>