The freelance business has changed enormously in the last 10 years. The Internet has turned graphic design into a global marketplace. Apps and services like Fiverr and Canva are driving down prices. And of course, everyone with a mobile phone is now a photographer.
How are we supposed to compete with that? How can designers, illustrators, photographers and other freelancers still get paid what we’re worth?
At our next meeting of the Freelance Forum, we’ll hear from a local artist (and Forum member) with 20 years experience in traditional and digital art. Someone who not only knows how to draw—he knows how to build a business.
Also known as DaCreativeGenius, Dan will speak about connecting artists, curators, entrepreneurs and art business mentors to assist emerging artists in building a sustainable art business
He’s worked with Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Emory, Adobe, GA Tech, Cinamaker, Microsoft and Newell Brands.
OLMSTEAD APARTMENTS (www.olmstedchamblee.com)
Just north of Brookhaven and south of the Perimeter, Olmstead is a creative living space and new Freelance Forum Sponsor. You’ll love its comfy furniture and casual vibe. It also features plenty of meeting space, free parking, and is within walking distance of the Chamblee MARTA station.
Olmstead apartment complex is on Peachtree just north of Clairmont Road, in the heart of Chamblee.
Free for members. Guests pay $15. Dress: Blue jeans rule. Business attire is okay if you just came from a big meeting with a corporate client. But otherwise, relax.
For more information about Freelance Forum, visit: http://freelanceforum.org/
No atmospheric pressure here! We network and socialize over sandwiches, spreads or pizza, catch up with new and old friends and introduce ourselves to first-time or frequent guests. Then we settle in for the night’s program and its follow-up Q&A.
Our programs always focus on running a creative business more successfully, with topics that address issues like fees, taxes, law, marketing, selling, interpersonal skills, business organization, technology and more. All to help you work smarter, faster, more efficiently and more profitably. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this for a while, you get no-fluff information tailored to your needs.
So join us for a meeting. Bring your questions. Hear that hot tip or horror story. And of course, share your own!