C3 member profile

mtanimura

Creative Director and co-founder of Silver Image Creative, Inc. I am also a photographer and active member in the Chicagoland Japanese American community.
Recent Posts by:   mtanimura

The Soul of Freelancing

In: Admin Stories Feature&Arts & Creativity Resources&C3 Programs&Feature This Event&Small Business Resources

FREE Webinar May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Freelancing. Working for yourself. Life as a Creative Professional. You’ve heard all about it, and maybe even have got some tips on how to DO it. But what kind of person do you have to BE to work for yourself? To be able to hunt down projects, know … Continue reading

read the rest


Sales for Creatives

In: C3 Past Program&C3 Programs&Feature This Event&Small Business Resources

FREE Webinar April 16 at noon Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 4 We are all selling; that is, we are continually trying to influence and persuade others through our communications and actions. Selling yourself is an essential and positive part of any creative business.  Truth is, selling is becoming increasingly necessary and a real … Continue reading

read the rest


The Importance of Personal Work in Challenging Times

In: Feature This Event

ASMP Chicago/Midwest and ASMP National present a free webinar with acclaimed photographer and director Jason Lindsey! Bearing in mind that many photographic professionals may be using this time of isolation to develop personal projects, Lindsey discusses the integral role that personal work plays in keeping him curious and inspired. The FREE webinar will end with … Continue reading

read the rest


Building and Preserving Your Brand in COVID-19 Times

In: C3 Past Program&C3 Programs&Feature This Event&Small Business Resources&Social Media

Webinar Featuring LinkedIn Expert JD Gershbein A joint program hosted by Chicago Creative Coalition and the Independent Writers of Chicago These trying times are a challenge, but one that is filled with opportunities for those willing to remain flexible and embrace the positive. As business has gone virtual, more and more professionals have turned to … Continue reading

read the rest


Communicate Your Value

In: Arts & Creativity Resources&C3 Programs&Feature This Event&Small Business Resources&Uncategorized

Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 2 Every creative has something special to offer their prospective clients, something they do better or differently than their peers. How do you best communicate that to prospective clients, so they can see the value to them in hiring you? Our speaker, Chicago photographer Alex Garcia, has been on … Continue reading

read the rest


Event from our friends at 2112 – A Look at the Music Modernization Act

In: Uncategorized

What it Means, Who it Affects, and How it Impacts the Industry Join 2112 for networking with the music community, followed by an educational panel on the Music Modernization Act, and artist performances! Featuring Panelists: Neeta Ragoowansi – Co-Founder and SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs for NPREX and President of MMF-US Regan A. Smith – General … Continue reading

read the rest


Create a Meaningful Business Plan

In: C3 Past Program&C3 Programs&Feature This Event&Small Business Resources

Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 1 As creatives, we’re special, right? We’re content makers and risk takers; lucky to be doing the thing we love as our job, but with so much of our selves in our work, often feel cut to the bone at the merest of criticisms. We’re so special we often … Continue reading

read the rest


ASMP Chicago/Midwest Strictly Business 2020

In: Arts & Creativity Resources&Small Business Resources

Strictly Business is a one-day photography conference that brings together experts in the field to focus on best business practices and so much more. Working collaboratively with speakers ranging from mindfulness specialists, commercial and editorial photographers, and leaders in Chicago’s photography industry, join us for engaging sessions where speakers share their career expertise while sparking conversations and … Continue reading

read the rest


C3 Member Mixer

In: C3 Programs&Feature This Event

Reconnect, Rekindle, Retreat to The Cabin  Join Chicago Creative Coalition for a Winter Member Mixer with networking, food, cash bar and prizes! All C3 members and prospective members are welcome. Bring a prospective member for an extra raffle entry. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:00 – 8:00pm+ The Cabin at Old Irving 4104 N Pulaski Rd … Continue reading

read the rest


Holiday Party 2019

In: Arts & Creativity Resources&C3 Past Program&C3 Programs

Kick off your most joyous holiday season ever by attending C3’s annual Holiday Party! It will be a family-friendly affair, suitable for children of all ages (that includes you, too, Nate!). Please bring a pot luck contribution suitable for dinner or munchies. C3 will take care of libations. Take part in our infamous White Elephant … Continue reading

read the rest