While the quest to enter and succeed in a creative career may seem daunting, we live in an age where if you're doing something right and putting yourself out there, you will get noticed.

The creative industry is full of artists, creative directors, graphic designers, gallerists, curators, editors, and more, who worked their way up from the bottom, and have made our culture much better for it. Yeah, you can strive to be "famous," but real success means longevity, authenticity, and hard work.

We asked 15 of our favorite creatives to contribute a "rule of success," and they're inspiring, to say the least. Enjoy the first installment of How To Make It: 15 Rules For Success From Creative Industry Insiders.

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