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 […]
About Creative RelayEd 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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Proof that art does not give you gas.
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 […]
A couple of weeks ago we had another illustrator meet-up and the discussion was all over the place. We talked about the illustration industry, prices going down while all rights/work for hire is becoming more prevalent. We discussed how we each check our art: Mirror, hold upside down, bounce it […]
Update: At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, Baman Piderman had more than doubled their initial goal of $50k! Wow! First of all, if you’ve never heard of this animated series, yes, it’s spelled correctly in the title. Baman Piderman. Although they share a resemblance with certain famous movie-making superheroes, they’re really […]
By Martha DiMeo Digital Imaging Specialist ChromaQueen.com ———————————————————————————– There is no escaping it. Whether you are a print designer or design strictly for the web and digital media—and you want predictable, repeatable, and consistent color results—color management matters. But implementing a color-managed workflow can seem like a daunting task. With […]
Ever wonder why a print job didn’t print the way it looked on your screen? What is rich black? How offset printing differs from digital printing? It’s time to get some answers! On March 18, 2014, Justin and I will be presenting the webinar Pixels to Ink for RISD Alumni […]
On February 26, 2014, Justin and I presented our webinar Putting the Free in Freelance for the RISD community (and beyond). Justin’s presentation began with the basics of setting up your business (EIN, gmail etc) and also went into finer detail (accounting software, presentation software, portfolio websites etc) all for […]
On February 26, 2014, Justin and I will be hosting the webinar: Putting the Free in Freelance for RISD Alumni Relations. The webinar is open to anyone. Justin will be offering a terrific step by step presentation of how to get your freelance business up and running (or in shape if […]