The Dichotomy Of Mental Health And Graphic Design With Caitlin McEvoy

Graphic design, like all forms of creativity, is a subjective experience viewed through multiple perspectives. For Caitlin McEvoy, it’s a source of positive mental health, therapy and an opportunity to flex her creative muscles.

Stoic Athenaeum spoke to Caitlin about her freelance experiences, the nature of creativity and mental health and her personal philosophy.

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Mel Lee-Smith On The Balancing Act Of Writing And Mental Health

Freelancing is an industry of perspectives. The story of every freelancer is unique and each person brings something new to the conversation. Hearing these unique stories and sharing the wisdom and philosophy of freelance creativity is a big part of Stoic Athenaeum and it was wonderful to speak to Mel Lee-Smith about her experiences.

A freelance copywriter, Mel speaks openly about her battles with mental health, her approach to freelance writing and why output doesn’t determine your worth as a person. 

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Embracing The Philosophy Of Photography With Jason Lock

Being a freelance creative has a lot in common with philosophy. Both straddle the line between the tangible and the intangible, both have varying degrees of value based on the perception of different people and both invite a lot of questions.

‘Why am I doing this? Do you think this could work? How are you going to make money?’ These are all common questions freelance creatives have been and will be asked until the end of time and celebrating the journeys of freelancers is a big part of Stoic Athenaeum.

Manchester based freelance photographer Jason Lock has spent plenty of time honing his craft in the freelancing wilderness and I recently spoke to him about his experiences.

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