In a time when it seems like many successful artists and designers are keeping things close to the vest in fear of competition, there are still creatives who feel that sharing their knowledge and helping others is the only way that their respective fields will grow, challenging those bold enough to participate and do better. They understand that there is no innovation without mentorship, bold attempts, and yes, even failures.

We spoke to 10 creatives, from painters and photographers to sneaker customizers and gallery owners, and asked them to share a rule for success that aspiring and emerging artists can learn from on their journey towards greatness. The eclectic and talented group has a lot of great advice to give, so you should probably take notes from this list of How To Make It: 10 Rules For Success From Today's Top Creative Innovators.

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