How to Live Like a Creative


The illustrated narrative How to Live Like a Creative is a new interactive infographic revealing the daily habits of creative people.

The project, published by Format, a leading online portfolio platform for creative professionals, pulls data from its 2015 end of year survey—completed by over 2000 photographers, designers, illustrators, artists and filmmakers.

The step-by-step guide is brought to life with illustrations by talented Canadian commercial artist Sam Island, brightly showcasing the quirks and perks of living a creative lifestyle.

Chronicling how creative people spend their time, hour by hour, the results shatter the all-too-familiar disorganized, ‘starving artist’ stereotype, depicting a group of confident, business-minded, active individuals that are passionate about their crafts. United beyond a penchant for spectacles and motorcycle jackets, they’re driven by the need to express themselves (40%) and maintain a sense of achievement (31%).