What’s your creative style?

As Artists, we all work at our craft a little differently, right? Your creative style informs your art and vice versa. Take this quiz to see where your strengths lie and where you could use a dash of something else to help you sell more of your work.

 

1. Do you prefer working alone or with a team?

  1. Alone

  2. With a team

  3. Sometimes alone, sometimes with a team

  4. I prefer small groups where I can be the leader


2. How do you most like to express your creativity?

  1. Quietly, without drama

  2. I have a process... It takes a little time

  3. Loudly! I love to make a splash!

  4. It depends on the project, I never copy or do things the same way twice


3. What's your fave design aesthetic?

  1. Minimalist, strong solid neutrals, Bauhaus

  2. Romantic, Impressionist, Vintage

  3. Lots of color, lots of texture, lots of bling, LOTS

  4. I like to mix it up


4. What's your most productive source of inspiration?

  1. Adversity, challenges, time alone, nature

  2. Haute couture, novels, museums, friends and family

  3. Theater, live gigs, conversations, parties, shopping

  4. Everything!


5. You're at a party with a friend. Your friend works the room the whole time. You:

  1. Head for the bar and pretend to be invisible

  2. Follow along, make conversation, enjoy yourself

  3. Lead the way! You're always the life of the party!

  4. Would rather stay at home and clean the oven


6. Your favorite color?

  1. Black, Grey, Navy, Neutrals, Cools

  2. White, Nature Tones, Pastels

  3. Red, Orange, Purple, Brights, Warms

  4. Black is not a color


7. On your playlist:

  1. Depeche Mode, Radiohead

  2. Michael Buble, Ellie Goulding, Eva Keretic

  3. P!nk, Rolling Stones, Sarah Swain

  4. Lindsey Stirling, Lady Gaga, myself


8. When you go out on the town, you wear:

  1. Black

  2. I always look my best

  3. Plenty of accessories

  4. Leather, boots, and/or my latest body art


9. Best Film Ever:

  1. Trainspotting

  2. A Room with a View

  3. Black Swan

  4. The one I’m shooting right now


10. Your idea of an artistic hero/heroine:

  1. Jean Paul Sartre

  2. Twyla Tharp

  3. Martin Scorsese / Quentin Tarantino

  4. Pablo Picasso


 

Scoring:

Add up how many of each letter you got. Then check your Creative Style below.


You got mostly 1s: You’re The Zen

Working alone is your preferred process. Your main aesthetic is minimalist, clean and neutral.  You probably describe yourself as an introvert. At parties, you’re not super talkative as you don’t consider yourself much of a people person. Given the choice, you’d rather be back in your studio working on your latest masterpiece. Alone, thank you.


Think Mark Rothko, Samuel Beckett, Jil Sander, Giorgio Armani


For growth, consider practicing your cocktail party small talk, it’s great for networking and talking to people about your art. If you don’t like to collaborate with others, stretch your social skills by taking a class in something you don’t know how to do yet, and then actually TALK to people. The more you talk about what you do, the easier it gets and the more of your art you will sell! Hang out with The Party or The Collage to watch how it’s done.



You got mostly 2s: You’re The Beauty


Dreamy and perpetually in search of true beauty, you adore gorgeous design, luxe fabric, Impressionist painting, Italian baroque marble, delish and decadent food, French anything. A day spent at the museum admiring art with your main squeeze or your BFF is your idea of heaven. You enjoy small groups when you’re in the mood ~ performing with others is a real treat! ~ but also love spending time working alone on your projects. Your art reflects your love of beautiful things, as beauty is your driving force.


Think Donna Karan, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woody Allen, Adele, Michelangelo, Zadie Smith


For growth, consider adding a dash of drama and excitement to your experience. Shake up your perspective by taking in some loud music, a rollercoaster ride or badass performance art. Allow yourself to see things from a different angle and think about different views on beauty. Thinking in others’ shoes always brings fresh ideas about promoting your art in fresh new ways. Check The Wildcard or The Party for a chance to step out of your beautiful bubble and experience more of the raw and the real.




You got mostly 3s: You’re The Party


Never one to turn down a party invite. Always part of the IN crowd. The spotlight adores you. Energetic and extroverted, comfortable at rock and roll gigs, outdoor festivals and trendy dance clubs. You’re a networking pro and never have to wait in line. You love to partner and collaborate with friends and colleagues. Teamwork is a snap for you because you’re often the one leading the pack.


Think Donatella Versace, Betsey Johnson, Beyonce, Liza Minnelli


For growth, consider slowing down and turning down the volume once in awhile. Regular meditation could seriously refresh your creative wellspring. Occasional alone time might give you an opportunity to hear your own voice more strongly. This in turn will help you to focus on your brand and give you tons of ideas on how to sell more of your art. Check The Zen and The Beauty for ideas on how to tap into your quiet contemplative strength and use it to refuel your stash of dynamite creativity.



You got mostly 4s: You’re The Wildcard


A wild card and rebel at heart, you prefer to make your own way. Visionary and rebellious, you don’t care what people say about you, your style OR your art. You’re all about your own vision and to hell with the rest of the world. Your style sidesteps the traditional and the trendy and fits your unique personality like a glove. You prefer working alone but as long as you’re in charge, a team is okay, too.


Think Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Jackson Pollock, P!nk, Lady Gaga, Isadora Duncan


For growth, consider listening more often. Other opinions and perspectives might be valid, too ~ you may just learn something or be surprisingly inspired. When you’re working or just out with friends, take a moment to really listen to the conversation without saying a word. If you can master the art of listening, it will boost your networking efforts, your sales numbers and maybe even inform your Art. Check in with The Beauty or The Collage for examples of how this approach succeeds.



You got a totally mixed bag: You’re The Collage


Your style is an awesometastic mix of everything you love. One day it’s romance, the next it’s rebel, the next it’s minimalist. It all depends on your mood, or the situation. You pick and choose from the best of the best to create your own totally new works of art ~ and you’re good at so many that you can’t really choose just one to specialize in. You get along with everyone, have a few close friends, enjoy a good party once in awhile. You’re a great team player and you often work happily alone. People often say you remind them of someone else, which you laugh off saying, I get that a lot!


Think Lindsey Stirling, Man Ray, Eminem


For growth, consider editing your abundant supply of beautigorgeous materials down to just three very special things. Practice this as a creative exercise when you cook, when you get dressed. Let yourself create something simplified and very special once in awhile, just as a learning experience. When you talk about your art, try to keep this simplicity in mind. Say, Hi, my name is X and I’m an Artist. I create X. Basta. This kind of simplicity will help you to clearly convey your art to prospective buyers and help boost your sales. Hang out with The Zen or The Wildcard for a study of simplified and/or totally unique style.