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Ready, Set, Freelance!

Presented by Justin Perricone & Ed Shems

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.

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.

Guild Members view this archived webinar FREE as benefit of membership in the Graphic Artists Guild.

Non-Members purchase this streaming archive to watch immediately - and as many times as you like by using the Paypal purchase option below.  You will receive an email with a link to the streaming archive.

Ready, Set, Freelance (Streaming Archive of Webinar)
Presenters: Justin Perricone & Ed Shems
Recorded Running Time: approximately one hour plus Q&A
Price: $35.00

Webinar Registration

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Webinar Registration

Members join for free - as a benefit of membership. Follow the "Register Now" button or email membership@graphicartistsguild.org directly. Include in the content of your email that you would like to attend the webinar and the name of the webinar, along with your name and member number.

Non-Members
Join the live webinar by paying "Early Bird" pricing of $30 through August 9th. On or after August 10th, the price will return to $45.
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