Meet a speaker: Caroline Creaghead

creaghead_carolineCaroline Creaghead is a creative producer and director from Covington, KY. She’s also a preparer at Brass Taxes, providing tax help for artists, freelancers and other nice people. Once based in Brooklyn, NY, Creaghead began her career as a live comedy show producer. She worked with some of New York’s most celebrated stand-ups — like the cast of Bob’s Burgers — and lots of comics you’re maybe not as likely to have heard of, but should definitely check out. She’s developed a strong appreciation for how much an understanding of some business and finance basics can impact your ability to do creative work successfully and independently.

At Midwest Craft Con, Caroline is teaching a session called Taxes Don’t Have To Suck, and she means it.

How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less?

Fiercely independent comedy snob waiting for invitation to cool club

What is your earliest crafty memory?

Paint-a-plate in preschool. My mom unearths the plate every Christmas. I drew my family as heads on long legs under a dangerously close and misshapen sun.

What is your favorite thing about the Midwest?

Abundant friendliness, duh.

What would you be if you weren’t an artist/creative?

A tax preparer! I’m doin’ it! Living the dream!

What three things would you recommend to makers?

  1. The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers and the Self-Employed by Joseph D’Agnese
  2. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  3. None Of Your Business (my podcast!)

What are your personal resolutions for 2017?

To create more and consume less. Might make myself try dating, but I doubt it.

What are your 2017 resolutions for your business/professional life?

I’m going to get more aggressive about saving, and be bolder about putting my self-produced work out into the marketplace.


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