Tlk starting out
- look at the market
- find a neiche
- you can be the brain of the body, as a designer/ creative it can be as a collective
- form groups, you can work with others you’ve graduated with.
- “Just keep going” 1st yr will be tough.
- keep costs low, provide numerous chances for survival. Cask is king.
- be there socially
Pro’s and Cons
- keep good financially stability
- pressure = motivation
- free agent (app)
- keep receipts even throughout 3rd yr
- important to have another income especially in 1st yr, that will allow funding
- little and often don’t do financial things in one go.
- magazines looking at work similar to yours
- arts hub (possibly less competition)
- elance (more webby)
- who is your ideal client ?
- handle the client and let them be aware of terms and conditions
- free work is a real necessity sometimes. (calculate why your doing it). Has to be enjoyable.
- get paid in some way? Placement etc. cheap (charge something?)
- THE EXPOSURE
- how did you find about me?
- treat it like a paid job
- protect your presentation at a designer the other end
- a ‘yes’ pushes boundaries
- the Luck factor by john weisermen a book about how to keep your eyes open
- keep enthusiastic
- don’t beat yourself up when its not going well
- think about your opportunities within an agency.
- a chance to make clients
- Do you actually want to be working with the end client? The guy who might be blunt? Or possibly create praise for you
- be reliable within freelance, the nuts and bolts talk
- be upfront don’t under estimate timescales etc.
- do what you say you do!
- Stay in touch let agencies know where you are on projects etc.
- send things out so that people remember that your there.
- treat clients in same way that you’d treat friends
- be different and easy to work with
- pdf portfolios
- capsual (a reminder service for following up)
- stay in touch
- linked in
- Can they do it? Your work
Will they do it? recommendations
Will they fit in? The right person
- what is it that you can offer them?
- positivity and enthusiasm
- what are you to do next? Sound active
- first inpression
- let them see the compelling the necessary stuff
Overall a very useful insight into the beginning dimensions of a career. Some great points from Gellan, Luke and Hayley.