The outpouring of testimonials continues. After you’ve finished reading all of these first-hand experiences, be sure to check out The Art of Freelancing for yourself.
I would like to formally thank Noah Bradley for creating his art of freelancing DVD it is one of the most informative and affordable resources on the internet today which explains the business aspects of being a freelance concept artist and illustrator. I have been a practicing illustrator for two years part time and since November of 2011 I have decided to take the courage to run a full-time concept art and illustration business. His video explains all the methods of marketing and also ways to make sure that your work is good enough to market. I always knew that marketing was essential but Noah Bradley explains in detail how proper marketing and targeted marketing really can make a freelance artists career successful. Since Listening to his dvd I have applied some of his techniques and my work has grown but not only this I have gained some new clients and opportunities as an illustrator and concept artist, even in my hometown Adelaide. Noah has also helped me and answered emails in a friendly and helpful manner giving me career advice and not only is his artwork fantastic but his business knowledge and marketing techniques are great tools for this challenging field. I recommend his dvd to anyone and again thank you so much Noah Bradley.
Thanks to Noah’s highly informative and insightful video, I am now able to conduct myself with confidence, professionalism and most importantly, knowledge. His instruction came to me at just the right time as I was branching out into the world all on my own as a freelancer. I am certain that I would have made many mistakes and blunders if I hadn’t picked this up.
Noah’s lecture not only accelerates learning about the business side of freelancing but it is also empowering to those of us who never received this valuable learning in our formal schooling.
When you add up the video plus the awesome and inspiring community that has built around it, The Art of Freelancing has been by far the best investment I’ve made for my career.
I’m probably not the best testament to the efficacy of your lecture at present as I don’t currently have the time to work freelance or apply the lessons learned as I’m busy studying full time towards a Masters in Business.
I do however believe that your lecture has provided a real and honest grounding in what one can expect when embarking on a freelance career, and will definitely help me avoid the pitfalls and common mistakes made by freelancers.
The lecture is without a doubt worth every penny.
Hello my name is Jose Vega and I am a professional Illustrator and concept designer. I have been following Noah Bradley for about a year now and did not really take “art” seriously till about 2 years ago. Always been in the “hobby” category for a few years back, but once I took the decision to pursue it as a career I started to look for ways to absorb and learn from people who were already inside the industry and what they were doing to keep it that way. I had already heard the preview for “The Art of freelancing” by Noah and decided to take on the initiative and see for myself what He had to offer with all his years of experience. The way it was categorize and organized it helped me separate each topic and think how I can apply it to my own situation. I could see what I was lacking, what I needed to improve and even things I did not even think about. It provided me with a great educational resource to keep myself in check and also as a source of inspiration from one of the guys I look up to in the industry. One of the things that catch up on to me quick was that the idea of actually taking a lot of your time to market yourself and expose yourself, to look at it as part of your work or job and to never cease to do it, even when you had a few projects in your hands. It also helped me a lot to be more comfortable with the idea of being a freelancer. Even thou there are ups and downs, some months you will be with a lot of projects and some months will seem to be very low on budget; it is still a very rewarding career as a freelancer.
The Art of Freelancing has been tremendously helpful in giving me the confidence I need to find, accept, and price jobs as a freelance artist. In the past, I would do designs and illustrations for next to nothing, but this lecture has taught me that my skills are indeed valuable.
I landed a design gig shortly after purchasing The Art of Freelancing and when asked for a quote I multiplied my old rate by six! It was scary, I was sure the client would simply vanish and never talk to me again, but, to my surprise, she happily accepted and we ended up having a great time working on a project that we are both very proud of now.
Thanks to The Art of Freelancing and this validating experience, I am now able to communicate professionally, price fairly, and reach for the jobs I only ever dreamed about. I am truly grateful for having purchased The Art of Freelancing when I did and am confident that any artist, freelancing or not, will find insight and inspiration in this five hour lecture.
You and Art of Freelancing have been a great inspiration and comfort during my transition from student to professional freelancer. My fiancé who is a freelance video game music composer found a surprising amount of information and tips that were relevant to him as well. There are many things that helped us a lot and I have recommended it to anyone I know who wishes to get into the industry.
I’m a level design intern at Camouflaj. I wasn’t originally hired for concept art, but I’m beginning to contribute art support thanks to a little persistence and advise from The Art of Freelancing. No, I’m not a freelance concept artist but there’s still sound advise in Noah’s program that applies to working in-house. His insight as to what mindset artists should have was valuable for me in order to swallow some tough situations that artists inevitably run into. The accounts of his own personal experience put perspective into what I was experiencing. The Art of Freelancing serves as a good frame of reference for how an artist should think and act especially when you’re a young and naive artist just starting out. For now, I’m under NDA not to show concept work for Republique, however I’m concepting for preproduction on a short film I’m directing which you can check out!
I’ve been an artist and around creative people my whole life. I have also been self employed for most of my life just not in art. I’ve been frustrated that I have not been able to do more professionally with my art skill. Finding practical help bringing these two together has been very exciting. There’s basically three ares that Noah’s Art of Freelancing has enlightened for me. They are the portfolio website, portfolio emphasis, and marketing.
I have had this keeping up with the Jones’ attitude about websites, if you can’t have something that does what many other sites do it’s not wrath having one. I’m also not a developer. so a good website is has been out of my grasp. Noah said screw all that, have a simple site, word press is fine, here’s a few details you want to make sure and have, go make it happen. That was within my reach.
Portfolio emphasis was also an enigma to me. I always thought showing my breadth of work was what ADs would want because it shows I can do more than just mecha. So focusing in one area, one niche market, was new to me. It has done a couple things for me as I have gotten started. It has focused my target market and I’m not overwhelmed by all the hundreds of companies I could approach. It has also given me clarity for what a painting is as I’m doing it. I’m a character concept guy so characters get treated differently than landscapes when I’m working on them.
Finally, Noah’s section on marketing was very good. I have done a bunch of things in my career and one of them has been outside sales. What he said about about making a name list is exactly what salesman do. Get good at finding art directors. Go to shows, be a networker, shake hands, say hi, be positive, exchange business cards is what sales is all about. To the degree that you can sell (your skill) is the degree that you’ll work. My artist side cringes as I say those words, I want people to find me. That is just not realistic. It’s been said you might be the best artist in the world but if no one sees your work, it does’t really matter. People seeing your work is marketing.
To finish up, Noah’s Art of Freelancing is very well organized, very well thought through and very valuable if you are getting started freelancing. I’m an artist and salesman and Noah has connected a number dots for me.
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I have seen a direct influence on my life and career since investing in Art of Freelancing. Noah’s tools and resources have helped me get more out of my business, myself, and better service my clients.
It has and continues to make me more confident and decisive with how I work with clients, set boundaries, day-to-day operations, and how I present myself as a business and brand. Thanks to Art of Freelancing, I now have more clarity and balance in my life and career. My client list is growing now more than ever because of it. It gave me the tools to work smarter and more effectively.
Invest in yourself and your future. Get this and listen to it like you needed it yesterday. Because you did.
As a freelance artist, I have realized how little I was taught in art school when it comes to the business side of things. I learned a few things along the way – at times, I learned the hard way. And I wished that my college would have prepared me more for things like contracts, promoting myself, my portfolio and strategizing my brand.
It’s all about how to be smart with your art and your business. Noah puts it all out there. He sums up all the info an art school should tell their students starting on day one.
Now, I’ve been working as a freelancer for several years, but have never really “broke out.” So when I find a gem like this that gives sound step-by-step advice I take notice. Noah’s Art of Freelancing has plenty to offer. It helped me rethink how I’m promoting myself as well as how I could improve my business. I’ve rethought how I am building my brand. And, I am one of those guys that is in more than one field (storyboards, illustrations, sculptures), so I feel like I have a lot more work to do.
Noah’s Art of Freelancing is a great investment. You should definitely check it out!
Noah Bradley’s Art of Freelancing is a beacon of hope to artists who’re struggling to find employment in the industry of well, anything. It is 5 hours of your life that will essentially tell you how to knuckle down and become what you want to be in life.
I am a graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and I thought having a shiny BFA would just land me a job at Nickelodeon studios. But, that’s not the case, there are things I still didn’t know that I needed to do in order to get noticed.
The seminar touches up on the necessities of networking and promoting yourself and Noah outlines how to utilize social media websites to reach out and garner attention from possible fans and clientele.
My freelance business is just starting, but I’ve already made my money back from this seminar almost 10 times over.
Buy the seminar, make some art, and never work a crappy part time job ever again.