Here are seven questions to ask yourself that may help you to know if you are a creative professional:
Can you imagine having a better gig than the one you have?
Do you see a smarter way to do things than the way they are being done now?
Do you ever try and approach a familiar challenge in a fresh way to see what would happen?
Are you fascinated by what’s new?
Are you curious about what others are doing and how they do it?
Are you never completely satisfied with your work?
Do you follow orders or would you rather figure it out for yourself?
Did you count how many questions there are here?
However you answered these, or whether you even bothered to answer them, I think you know whether you are a creative professional or not. In the end it really is a matter of self-definition.