What's your solid advice for starting freelance illustrator?Chris1426 (3 pencils) | Tue, 2012-11-06 17:48
My name is Chris, I am co-founder of a successful company in the games industry. We are now 20+ strong company. Recently private events in my life made me realize I want to focus on my true passions more: artwork and music.
So I sort of decided to try my stab at freelance artwork which ive only done as "hobby" up til now. Ive studied graphic design, photoshop, illustrator, DTP and photography. Ive done numerous projects for befriended bands etc and worked in a portrait photo studio for 6 years before starting the above mentioned company.
Now I want to try and start up this new thing next to my company, be more creative and to maybe eventually work more from home and be more independent, instead of managing 20 people. Ive launched a modest site www.lindenartwork.com which I plan to grow in the coming time.
Obviously I have experience with running a company and doing artwork assignments. However I would like to hear from you what steps you'd take to get started, what not to forget, the importance of a simple contract (is there a good template?), to worry about rights and transfer of rights in the beginning or not... etc etc etc. :-)
I am looking forward to your feedback!!
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