Are you thinking about starting your own surface pattern design business? Or, have you started but want some advice on how to grow it? If so, you won't want to miss two awesome events we've prepared for the month of May to help all of you budding entrepreneurs!
On May 14th, our webinar series with Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer continues with Launching Your Surface Pattern Design Business. Michelle will discuss how to launch your business and reach out to industry contacts in a big way, as well as offer tips on building an online portfolio. She will also explain why having an area of expertise is essential to your new business. As always, her presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. The webinar will be live from 12 pm – 1 pm Pacific Time and will be recorded for those members who cannot make it.
Later that week on May 16th, SPDG will be diving further into the specifics of setting up a business by hosting the in-depth panel discussion How to Start Your Own Creative Business. Our panel will feature an attorney, an accountant, and an entrepreneur who will be fielding both pre-selected and on-the-spot questions about the nitty gritty side of a creative business. Want to know what's involved in getting a business license? Does the idea of filing quarterly taxes vex you? Ever want to pick the brain of someone who's climbed the creative business ropes before? This meeting is for you!
A big thank you is owed to the Guild's very own Jill Turney and Sarah Schwartz for the informative Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials that they presented at last week's meeting. Those of us who were in attendance were impressed by your knowledge and grateful that you took the time to prepare and share that valuable information with us!
If you were unable to make it to the meeting or you just want to see the presentations again, the videos for the tutorials are now available for member access. You can find a list of links and passwords to access the videos in our Google Groups. In addition, Jill prepared handouts for her tutorials and they are available for you in our archives.
Thank you again Jill and Sarah! We look forward to more tutorials in the future.
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