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Earn money and make a career as an Illustrator!

Kick off the new year with everything you need to give your freelancing business the best opportunity for success.

You’ve sharpened your skills and pencils, perfected shading techniques and honed your style, and now you’re ready to dive into the world of freelance illustration. But how? Vanessa Vanderhaven, self-taught and multi-talented illustrator, will guide you. She’s charted the waters of self-employment so you don’t have to.

In this workshop, Vanessa will take you through her experience freelancing as an illustrator and the hurdles she’s overcome. She will be discussing:

  • Different ways to earn money with your art (there are so many!)
  • Staying organised and in control
  • Finding and keeping great clients
  • Figuring out Social Media (and Instagrams crazy algorithm!)
  • Staying sane and enjoying the hustle

Vanessa will cover her experience as a freelancing illustrator, the hurdles she’s had to clear, staying organised, finding and retaining clients, the many different ways to earn money and how to enjoy the never-ending hustle without overdoing it. The earning potential for creative freelancers is almost limitless, and there’s room for everyone to succeed. Transform your creative business from a “who?” to a “whoa!”.

The earning potential for freelancer creatives is insanely high and there is absolutely room for everyone to succeed. Whether you’re just starting out as a freelance creative or you are in your first few years – you will walk away with a clear plan in mind and confidence in your own success!

What you'll get

  • Tonnes of helpful info!
  • A few social drinks on arrival

what to bring

  • pen and notepad


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.