Articles by: Ed Shems

Should I Include It in My Portfolio?

Should I Include It in My Portfolio?

Run through this flow chart to decide whether to include something in your portfolio.

An Updated Ready, Set, Freelance Webinar

An Updated Ready, Set, Freelance Webinar

Learn to be a better freelancer. Justin and I will be presenting our webinar Ready, Set, Freelance on March 15

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should you take the (illustration, design, sculpture, painting, photograph, article, etc) job? Run through this chart to help you decide.

InkTober 2016!

InkTober 2016!

Thousands of illustrators worldwide take part every InkTober and post their images on social media. Here’s what you need to know.

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 […]