Hi Monica , really enjoying your class and learning a lot from it. Below is my freelancer's manifesto.
I want to be able to quit my day job and make a living off my illustration work.
What are you good at?
-illustrating POC characters
-greetings cards that feature ethnic characters
How do you want to be spending your days?
-writing my own stories
-meeting new people and interacting with other artists
-learning new skills and improving
-illustrating children's books. Growing up, I didn't find many books that featured POC characters or characters that looked like me or reflected my culture. I would like to create these kinds of stories and illustrations for the next generation of readers.
-completing illustration/ artwork commissions
what do you want to produce?
-illustrations for children's books
-my own merchandise that features my illustration work e.g. stationery, t shirts etc
Benefits to others
-emotional connection with my work
-getting people thinking
-my character illustration should inspire and empower others
How will you make people know?
-I'm already on instagram, twitter and tumblr where I post my artwork regular
-I need to set up my website and online store
-print business cards/ artist postcards- word of mouth
-tailor my portfolio to include children's book illustration work