In an effort to lend a helping hand to those on their journey to a successful career, business partners and savvy entrepreneurs Billy Clark and Clayton Apgar birthed The Little Book to Land Your Dream Job. Written by the leading experts in creative career building, the easy-to-read book acts as an empowering guide filled with motivation, strategic thinking and professional advice.
In a proper debut, Clark and Apgar graced Miami Art Week while hosting an event at the Miami Beach EDITION alongside artist Sarah Coleman (@sarahcoleman). While Coleman contributed an exquisite display of her monogram furniture collection (inclusive of the emblematic motifs from coveted brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Fendi) the event gathered more than 50 people to take part in book signings and creative viewings while sipping on craft cocktails and champagne from a Ruinart private bar. As the magic of Miami Art Week lingers, we chat with the former hosts as they shine light on the book, the artwork displayed and everything in between. 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
What is the mission behind “The Little Book to Land Your Dream Job?”
Little Book: To empower people to take control of their careers. We wanted to share a comprehensive set of tools and, most importantly, an approach so that anyone and everyone can begin to think strategically about their professional life in order to pursue that dream job.
In what ways is Coleman’s artwork a direct reflection of this mission?
Little Book: Sarah's work embodies the reinvention of what already exists. She sees objects in a new light, elevating them and revealing other aspects of what they already are, both functional and aesthetic, without being precious or overly serious. In our work, we seek to enable professionals to do the same with their careers, helping refashion their professional narrative, to see themselves and their experiences through a new lens, such that they discover fresh possibilities and potential directions.
In what ways was the event held at the EDITION in theme with the book?
Little Book: Life is so often, at its core, about meaningful relationships, and our careers are built on the same. We have enjoyed a long-standing dynamic with the team at the EDITION, and they graciously offered to collaborate on the event. We were excited to share their beautiful venue in celebration of our community of readers and supporters.
What did you want guests to walk away with?
Little Book: Hopefully a copy of the book! And an appreciation for the ongoing and evolving nature of the career process. It's not rocket science, as we often say, but it takes an open mind and active, personal attention, even during those periods when you are satisfied with a particular job.
Are there any other notable details you would like to share?
Little Book: Gratitude to the team at the EDITION and our publicist Remi Barbier for creating another new and interesting way to share 'Little Book.'
Reflecting on your professional journey as an artist, how do you connect with this book and its message?
Sarah Coleman: Working with BCCM not only helped me build out a concrete structure for steps to take forward but gave me a sense of confidence that I could succeed at what I was doing.
What was it like collaborating for this event?
Sarah Coleman: Amazing to collaborate for the event. I always feel like I can be myself when I’m working with BCCM. They embrace my out of the box ideas and let me run with them!
Photography by: Photography by BFA