FeedbackSian is a very talented designer. She is able to turn concepts in to great artwork. Sian is also professional, polite and a real pleasure to work with.Jo Spragg, Owner of Kite Kids
So tomorrow is my first real day as a freelancer. Design / finance / business / marketing… everything is now down to little ‘ol me from now on. Should I be nervous or excited? Should I be gung-ho or cautious?
There’s lots of emotions whizzing around my mind but for the most part it’s exciting. If you get past the trepidation and feeling of the unknown, it’s actually empowering to know that everything is now under my control. It’s now only my direction that counts. It’s my business (wow, that sounds weird), and it’s my decisions that result in its success or failure!
With over a decade’s experience in the design industry, I’m hoping I’ve earned my stripes and have enough about me to make my freelance venture a positive one. I have great friends and family supporting me on lots of exciting possibilities so it’s head down and full steam ahead.
Are there any other freelancers out there who can recount their first feelings when going it alone? I’d love to hear from you about your experiences and any tips you may have.
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I am a Bristol based, former Senior Design Manager, with over 10 years experience within the fashion and parallel industries offering freelance illustration, print and surface pattern design, creating graphic prints / illustrations and other artwork for a range of products from homeware, textiles, fashion fabrics & printed paper. My illustrations are particularly suited to published materials such as books and stationary.
I am a highly motivated and experienced designer having successfully run a large team supplying artwork to major international brands for various products and am currently available for hire.
- Highly creative
- Commercially astute
- Garment & Graphic design
- Trade fair coverage
- CAD layouts
- Departmental project management
- Deadline and results driven
I’m well accustomed to interpreting a commercial consultancy brief and understanding the client’s needs, to deliver creative artwork within budget.