Well, hello there. Glad you stopped by. Let me tell you a little about this blog, what we will be covering and who is behind it.
The Freelance Show is here to offer tips, advice, articles and resources to graphic designers, web designers and other creative entrepreneurs who are new to freelancing—or who have haven been freelancing for a while, but want to grow their business.
My name is Neil Brown, founder of the Freelance Show. I have freelanced and worked as a Creative Director for a little over 12 years now. I now run my design business, Brown Advertising, full-time from my home office in NC. I cut my teeth in print design, getting in on the tail end of some archaic paste up duties involving a wax machine, layout sheets, an X-acto™ knife and border tape. (Man, in some ways, I miss those days!).
I am passionate and fascinated by the advances in web design and technology. I was a little slow to entering the web design arena but now it makes up the majority of my design business. I feel I’ve learned a lot about design—and a lot about business and dealing with clients.
One thing I that has been constant over my career is that I enjoy helping others who are just starting out, or really anyone who I can help. It’s certainly not to say I know it all, nor have encountered every situation because I am still actively learning and growing my business to take it to that next level myself.
I also enjoy teaching, which I do on occasion as an adjunct instructor in the graphic design department of my local community college. So the Freelance Show is the natural progression of me wanting to help and teach others and, in turn, continue to grow and develop myself. It’s a win-win combination of giving back to the community and getting in return.
I hope to offer a friendly, casual and helpful environment at the Freelance Show where designers and other creatives can throw out ideas, contribute to conversations and develop relationships. I try not to take myself too seriously and if I have an occasional typo, please forgive me—I don’t write for a living
So again, welcome, and I sincerely hope you return to visit and take a few moments to interact here by leaving comments and adding your points to the articles.
Here’s to your freelance success!
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