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About Creative Relay

Ed Shems and Justin Perricone founded Creative Relay to help their fellow creatives. Ed's an illustrator and graphic designer and Justin is a web and graphic designer, and both have years (one of them has decades) of experience running their own freelance businesses. For a number of years they have been teaching and speaking about the business of creativity as well as organizing events, workshops and webinars for the creative community with the goal of improving outcomes for both creatives and their clients.
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Recent Articles

Speaking at RISD

Speaking at RISD

Ready, Set, Freelance April 12, 2016 6:30-8 p.m. in the Tap Room Justin and I are heading south to Providence on Tuesday to speak to students and alumni about freelancing. We’re rolling out our updated Ready, Set, Freelance presentation to give attendees a primer on what it means to be […]

Back by Popular Demand

Back by Popular Demand

UPDATE: This webinar has also sold out. A few months ago, the first Type webinar sold out a week before the event so Justin and Ed will be returning to present again A Semester of Type at 90 MPH on December 15, 2015. The webinar is produced in conjunction with […]

A Wimpy Kid’s Bookstore

A Wimpy Kid’s Bookstore

On Father’s Day this year we decided to take a drive to the new bookstore opened by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney in Plainville, MA. Mr. Kinney purchased the building in 2012, in the town center where he made his home, as it had sat derelict for some […]

A Semester of Type at 90 MPH

A Semester of Type at 90 MPH

Tonight, Justin and Ed will be presenting a new webinar for the RISD (and beyond) community: A Semester of Type at 90 MPH. We’re excited to say that the webinar sold out over a week before the event! However, if you’d like to be alerted next time we do a […]

6 Guidelines and 3 Steps to a Solid Presentation

6 Guidelines and 3 Steps to a Solid Presentation

By Jon Lopkin Selling your skills and winning the trust of a client can all come down to how you present your designs and how you present yourself. Before diving into the 3 useful steps for creating a solid presentation, let’s look at the seemingly trivial items often overlooked by […]

Advanced Freelance

Advanced Freelance

Justin Perricone and I will be presenting a new webinar called Advanced Freelance on April 8 for RISD. The webinar picks up after our other webinar Ready, Set, Freelance and the concept is that once your creative business has gotten going, what do you do next? Where should you concentrate […]

My Never, Ever List by Jannie Ho

My Never, Ever List by Jannie Ho

My own quick list of what a freelance illustrator should never ever do. I could use a little reminding as well from time to time. •Never ever forget about those personal projects Those personal projects fuel my creativity and remind me of why I loved being an illustrator in the first […]

Illustrator Turns Author

Illustrator Turns Author

Lauren Scheuer’s illustrations have appeared in books and magazines including American Girl publications, Muse Magazine, Birds and Blooms, and Scholastic publications. Recently, she took a leap and became an author as well. Her new book Once Upon a Flock is written and illustrated (and photographed) by Lauren and tells the heart warming […]

Not Art

Not Art

Proof that art does not give you gas.

Caffeinated Selfie: (L to R) Jannie Ho, Ed Shems, Lisa Graves, Dan Moynihan, Gary LaCoste and a chicken standing in for Lauren Scheuer

Caffeinated Illustrators: August 2014

With iced coffees in hand, five illustrators met for another Caffeinated Illustrator meeting. Borrowing Wifi from the nearby Apple Store, we got together and shared what projects we have been working on, what’s coming up and from where we are drawing inspiration. We talked about the benefits of Society6 over […]