You can't attract clients without having and maintaining a visual presence online. If there's nothing out there to show clients you exist, how dod you expect them to find you in the first place?
One of the easiest mistakes to make early in your freelance career is underestimating just how important it is to be on the same page as your client. We see the money come in and we try to get the project done as quickly as possible. Let's change that pattern today.
This interview is an excerpt from an episode of the Design Break Podcast, where I sat down and interviewed my friend Tom Froese, a fantastic illustrator and designer.
Color is one of those tricky things, its not something that you just jump into and find the correct solution in one go.
Since that first time hearing them speak at Creative South, I've heard them speak many times and I have to say that if they're speaking or holding a workshop near you go see these two amazing creatives! (:
Over the years, I've attended a lot of different conferences, including Creative South, Circles, and Adobe MAX. However, I've never been to CropCon in the last four years that it was in Baton Rouge, LA, but I have wanted to attend.
The first question in this series—from the Design Break podcast— is one that I feel every creative, regardless of which discipline you may specialize in or find you’re passionate about can relate to.
Learn about a key part of my process that I neglected for so long and one you may be neglecting as well.
There is a huge difference between the value that illustrators create for you, the clients/partners, then what you find with “Ready to Use” or stock illustrations on sites like Stocksy or Shutterstock.
It's easy for people to say, "you were born with it; you were born with the gift of being creative." My typical response is that it has nothing to do with being born with anything.