THE BEST KEPT FREE­LANCER SE­CRETS

HELP­FUL AD­VICE FROM SOME OF THE BEST IN THE IN­DUS­TRY

Computer Arts - - Industry Insight -

“Get a good ac­coun­tant!” BECI ORPIN

“Be ver­sa­tile with­out los­ing your fo­cus. Try to evolve your style, but stay true to your­self and your goals.” BAR­BARA DZIADOSZ

“I guess one of the main ‘se­crets’ to a healthy free­lance ca­reer is valu­ing your own time and work. It can be all too easy to say yes to spec projects when they don’t seem like they’ll take up much time and could lead to a lu­cra­tive out­come, but do­ing so de­val­ues your time – and ul­ti­mately can de­value the work of every­one else in the in­dus­try if every­one par­tic­i­pates.” JES­SICA HIS­CHE

“Get an ‘Ad­ven­tures in De­sign – Cir­cle of Trust’ mem­ber­ship! If you don’t al­ready know about it, this pod­cast is packed with tips, sto­ries, shop talk and in­sights from top pro­fes­sional artists and I’ve learned so much from it! Liv­ing here in Florida, I don’t have many friends in my same cre­ative field that I can chat with on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, but with this show I can be sur­rounded by pro­lific artists any time I need a cre­ative boost.” PALEHORSE

“Mak­ing it work as a free­lancer re­ally isn’t rocket sci­ence. I’m very much of the An­thony Bur­rill school of thought: work hard and be gen­uinely nice to peo­ple and you shouldn’t go too far wrong!” FRANCESCA TOR­TORA

“The se­cret to be­ing suc­cess­ful is not to fol­low the money. So many peo­ple pass up great op­por­tu­ni­ties be­cause the project doesn’t pay enough. The projects that had the most im­pact on my ca­reer were the ones I did be­cause I be­lieved in them and gen­uinely wanted to be a part of it.” BENNY GOLD

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