Category: Freelancing


Three Steps to Figuring Out the Ideal Client for Your Creative Business

Before I get knee deep into this, I wanted to address some of the jargon I’ll be using to describe various concepts and ideas and get it out the way first. When I refer to prospect, I’m talking about anyone...

/ November 11, 2016

Promotion Ideas that Work, from 9 Varied Creative Pros

With so many platforms now available to us, we are lucky to have so many options when it comes to getting our work seen by the right audience. But as some strategies will obviously be more effective than others, we wanted...

/ June 1, 2016

How I Create More Time and Rarely Get Overwhelmed

I still have days where I feel distracted and get less done than I’d hoped. I still have moments where I feel stress and a lack of motivation. There are also days where I spend the entire day working, but...

/ May 2, 2016

Why Building Your Own Assets Must Come Before All Else

I’m currently having one of my ‘all the buses come at once’ months where several illustration jobs have come in within the space of ten days, and I’m furiously working on several projects in time for a string of nearing...

/ April 30, 2016

My 7 Rules for Living a Freelance ‘LifeStyle’ Business

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from digital marketing consultant Col Skinner, who works via his brand: ‘Profoundry‘ with a range of people, helping them create digital campaigns to boost their businesses. Between 2009 and 2014 I worked full...

/ April 1, 2016

18 Top Illustrators Tell Us Their Biggest Ideas on How to be Successful

Looking to those who have successfully found their way to where we are currently trying to navigate can provide an invaluable guide to avoiding the steep drops and dead ends that often come up to blindside us. There is never...

/ March 1, 2016

Creative Director Shane Griffin on Finding Big Success Through Design Competitions

Above: SneakerBall sculpture for Nike. Shane Griffin was an ‘ADC Young Guns 10’ winner in 2012 and also returned as a judge for the following three years after. As someone who has sat on both sides of the panel, we thought it’d...

/ January 27, 2016

Fast Cars and Photographs with an Adventurous Steffen Jahn

For Steffen Jahn, embarking on a new project may not only mean tightening the straps on his camera bag, but making an excursion into an unfamiliar and challenging environment. In our interview, he gives us his invaluable insight into the intrepid and blink-of-an-eye niche...

/ January 19, 2016

Outsourcing and crowdsourcing are killing some creative businesses. What do we do?

I was reminded recently of the massive changes taking place in the world of work, particularly the creative services industries. The exponential growth in technology and the avenues opening up through the spreading of an increasingly more efficient Internet brings...

/ September 27, 2015

Notes on How to Price Your Work Like a Hero

I often get asked about how to best price one’s freelance work when working with clients. How much should you charge? Where do you start? How do you charge at a level that means you keep a client interested, maximise the...

/ September 9, 2015