If not now, then when?

Where does "Creative Office Hours" come from?

Creative Office Hours is about making the time to create and committing to your practice as a working creative. Reb was  inspired by her experience in undergrad visiting her professors during their office hours for one-on-one guidance.  While trying to balance a professional career in marketing, she realized that in order to be a successful artist, she would have to be her own mentor and keep herself accountable by scheduling her own office hours to work on her creative practice.

Who is a "Working Creative"?

  • Someone who has a day job and is trying to keep up their daily creative practice.

  • Someone who takes their creative work as seriously as a CEO does for their business. 

  • Someone who is using their creative talents to support themselves. 

  • Someone who understands the “practice” of creative practice and is humble enough to know that they, and everything they do, is a work in progress. 

How can I start my own COH practice?

  1. Find space, both physical space and within your schedule. 

  2. Commit to spending time creating, whether it's part of your regular schedule or when you need it. 

  3. Start to find inspiration in your day to day life.

  4. Share your space/creations with #CreativeOfficeHours


Reb Carlson

Reb (short for Rebecca) is an award-winning marketer based in Brooklyn, NY with over nine years' experience in social media, content strategy, brand planning, analytics, and working with influential content creators and artists. She has been drawing since the age of four (and has the sketchbooks to prove it) but discovered her passion for painting at Hofstra University, where she minored in Fine Arts. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Honors Distinction for her independent study on the rise of digital media. She continues to paint to this day in her "she-cave", a back room in the apartment she shares with her husband in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and has shown her work at local exhibitions. Reb is passionate about how art and creativity can unite communities and spends her time volunteering for local non-profits Free Arts NYC and CITY Arts Inc, both of which are focused on children's art education and community building. Reb is hoping to develop a career focused on making fine art more approachable for broader audiences.