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Self-Promotion for Graphic Designers. Example Marta Berzina. Cute, Illustrated GIFs Got This Graphic Designer 9 New Clients & 10,000 Project Views.

Self-Promotion Example for Graphic Designers: Marta Berzina

Cute, Illustrated GIFs Got This Graphic Designer 9 New Clients & 10,000 Project Views Many freelance creatives are reluctant to market themselves. To inspire and encourage, I share cases of successful self-promotion done by and for freelance creatives. First out, Marta Berzina, a Latvian freelance graphic designer.  In late May 2015 Marta did her first

Photography Website Designer Alex Vita.

Photography Website Designer Alex Vita

Specialize as a Web Designer There are many reasons to pick a niche as a creative freelancer. Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes more straightforward. For your inspiration, and to give you a little push to specialize, I interview creative freelancers who have chosen their niche. Meet Alex Vita!

David Michael Moore. Illustrator for Speakers & Thought-Leaders

David Michael Moore: Illustrator for Speakers & Thought-Leaders

Specialize as a Freelance Illustrator There are many reasons to pick a niche as a creative freelancer. Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes more straightforward. For your inspiration, and to give you a little push to specialize, I interview freelance creatives who have chosen their niche. Meet David Michael

Using Speaking to Market Your Creative Services

Using Speaking to Market Your Creative Services

Case Study: The “Brand Spark” Workshop If you know your ideal audience, creating an informative workshop that helps them to solve their problems can set you apart by showing you are a specialist in your field. It’s a good idea to always have an event to invite your potential design clients to. Molly Mason, is a freelance web

What Do You Look for In an Illustrator. Self-Promotion by Freelance Illustrator Dawn Schreiner.

Self-Promotion for Illustrators: Making Contact the Dawn Schreiner Way

I’ll Show You Mine, And You Show Me Yours What’s the best self-promotion for illustrators? How can you get through to busy creative directors and art directors? You can try to attract their attention by tweeting interesting stuff on Twitter. You can send promo postcards. Alternatively, you can try a more direct one-to-one approach as today’s interviewee does. Dawn Schreiner is

I Hate Fucking Mexicans. Theatrical Poster Design for The Flea Theatre by Freelance Graphic Designer Jaime Vallés

Jaime Vallés: Theatrical Advertising Expert

Specialize as a Graphic Designer There are many reasons to pick a niche as a creative freelancer. Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes more straightforward. For your inspiration, and to give you a little push to specialize, I interview freelancers who have chosen their niche. Next out: It’s show

Minimalist Freelance Graphic and Website Designer Justin Page Wood

Justin Page Wood: Minimalist Website and Graphic Designer

There are good reasons to specialize as a creative freelancer: Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes straightforward. Meet Justin Page Wood., a Californian freelance creative. Justin is The Minimalist Website and Graphic Designer. He is active in many creative fields, but he is mastering them all the minimalist’s way. Hi Justin, what’s your niche? The

Umbrella Mock-up for APPA by Freelance Graphic Designer Marty Daley. Click to visit Marty Daley's website!

Marty Daley: Passionate for Promotional Products

Meet Marty Daley, an Australian freelance graphic designer with three strong passions: Promotional products, his clients, and Jesus, his savior. Marty is a prime example of a graphic designer who differentiates himself by combining industry-specific skills with outstanding customer service.  Hi Marty, what’s your niche? Creating promotional product mock-ups and logo redraws for the promotional industry in Australia. Why did you

Kaiser Sosa How to Get U.S. Design Clients

Kaiser Sosa: How to Get U.S. Design Clients

Kaiser Sosa is an Argentine visual/UI designer with more than 25 years of experience in offline and online advertising. Since 2007 he works as a freelancer from his home office in Buenos Aires. Read this interview to learn how to get U.S. design clients. How did you get your first U.S. client? My first U.S.

The World as 100 People by Infographic Designer Jack Hagley

Jack Hagley: Infographics Designer

Specialize as a Graphic Designer There are many reasons to pick a niche as a creative freelancer. Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes more straightforward. For your inspiration, and to give you a little push to specialize, I interview freelancers who have chosen their niche. Next out: Jack Hagley, a

Sports Design for Birmingham Barons' by Graphic Designer John Hartwell.

John Hartwell: Sports Identity Designer

Specialize as a Graphic Designer There are many reasons to pick a niche as a creative freelancer. Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes more straightforward. For your inspiration, and to give you a little push to specialize, I interview freelancers who have chosen their niche. Next out: John Hartwell,

Book Cover Designs by Freelance Book Cover Designer Scarlett Rugers

Scarlett Rugers: Specialized Book Cover Designer

There are good reasons to specialize as a freelance creative: Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes much more straightforward. To inspire you to specialize, and to give you a little push, I interview designers who already have picked their niche. Today: Scarlett Rugers, an Australian freelance graphic designer who

Trifold Postcard Self-Promotion by Illustrator Nick Iluzada

Illustrator Nick Iluzada’s Postcard Promo

Learn the Takeaways of His Postcard Promo Nick Iluzada is a NYC based freelance illustrator who has worked with clients like AT&T, The Oprah Magazine, ESPN and The Wall Street Journal. In early 2012 Nick sent out a trifold postcard promo to 1,000 people. The Lab featured Nick’s postcard as a good example in Going Postal. What to Consider when Designing a

Finding Your Design Niche - Real-Life Examples.

Finding Your Design Niche: 50+ Real-Life Examples

50+ Design Niches Actually Picked As a freelance creative you have good reasons for specializing your business. Many pick a design niche to specialize in. For inspiration and to see what is possible, check out these niche design businesses. They are all freelance businesses (or small design studios) run by real-life, established graphic designers, illustrators or web designers. Do you want even more niche examples?

Rush. Double-Play Steelbook Design by Freelance Graphic Designer Elliot Cardona.

Elliot Cardona: Freelance Graphic Designer Specializing in Film

Specialize as a Freelance Graphic Designer There are good reasons to specialize as a creative freelancer: Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes straightforward. To inspire you to specialize, and to give you a little push, I interview freelance graphic designers who already have picked their niche. This time: Elliot