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Ready, Set, Freelance!

Presented By: Justin Perricone & Ed Shems.

Originally aired in February, 2017.

Ed Shems and Justin Perricone will be your guides as you navigate the rewards and potential pitfalls of a freelance creative career. They'll cover everything from finding clients, to marketing and promoting, to getting paid and other steps that lead to a successful project and a happy client.

Guild members: Log into Member Central to view the webinar link below:

 

Member Price: $0

Non-Member Price:

$35.00

Members – Access the webinar for FREE – as a benefit of membership – login to Member Central to view the webinar.

Non-Members – You can access our entire webinar and teleclass archive for free by joining the Guild. Won’t you consider joining today?

More About This Webinar or Presenter

Get ready for your crash course into the wild world of freelancing!

About the Presenters

Justin Perricone

Justin Perricone spent years as a freelance graphic designer, but now works as the UX Strategist at Image Conscious Studios in Boston.

He was an Adjunct Professor of Typography at The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and has served as Vice-President of the Boston Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild. He is co-founder of Creative Relay, an organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities to the local and national creative community.

Ed Shems

Ed is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a seasoned illustrator and graphic designer, with more than twenty years as a freelancer. Ed has illustrated books for Scholastic, Sterling, Capstone and Wiley and has created work for education markets for Highlights for Kids, Scholastic, CarrotNewYork, Hasbro, MIT, Cricket and Harcourt.

Ed is the special guests coordinator for the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) and he is on the design advisory committee for DIGMA: The Design Industry Group of Massachusetts. He has served as President of the Boston Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild. He is co-founder of Creative Relay, an organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities to the local and national creative community.

In 2014, Ed testified before members of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives in a hearing alongside the publishing industry on behalf of the Graphic Artists Guild, The Copyright Alliance and all visual artists concerning changes to the First Sale Doctrine.

About the Webinar

Creative Relay co-founders and long-time freelancers Ed Shems and Justin Perricone will be your guides as you navigate the rewards and potential pitfalls of a freelance creative career. They’ll cover everything from finding clients, to marketing and promoting, to getting paid and other steps that lead to a successful project and a happy (which often means returning) client. You’ll also learn about valuing your work and talking money with clients. You’ll become more confident in treating your freelance work like a business and in your ability to work with clients while enjoying more success.

Join us for this fast-paced, low-key, and off-the-cuff talk whether you’re someone new to the game who needs to get up to speed or a more seasoned professional who wants a refresher.

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