The Calculated Creative



Making decent money in creative industries can feel like bashing your head against a very very hard wall.

And doing that for more than just a few years at a time can make you question your career path.

Trust me, I know because I’ve been there.

I'm Nick Hammond. Aka The Calculated Creative.

It took me over 15 years to get to where I am today.

And for the first time in 2021 I made 6 figures.

All while having more free time and feeling more inspired than ever.

I understand what it's like to do work that will never make it into your portfolio all while being on the edge of burn out, dealing with self-doubt, worrying about money, and feeling as if you're on an island all by yourself.

But I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. And it’s not your fault.

No one ever taught creatives like us how to properly sell our work, and ourselves.

But I finally cracked the code.

Over the past decade I’ve developed a few tips, tricks, and strategies that have repeatedly led to more work, higher rates, and more creatively inspiring projects.

And by joining The Calculated Creative you’re getting a front row seat at learning how to craft the creative career of your dreams.

Welcome to the club.

Oh, yeah. And here's where you can find me:


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