7 pro tips for staying competitive as an artist

You might know the best pencils to use and how to draw just about anything, but if you're going to make a living from your art, you need some commercial savvy. Cape Town-based designer and illustrator Carla Latsky only graduated from the Ruth Prowse School of Art last year, but she's already off to a flying start – and has some top tips to share.

Nominated for the prestigious Valedictorian prize in her graduating group, she was selected as a 2016 Design Indaba Emerging Creative and recently took a position at Elle Magazine, where she works as a junior designer.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.