Jeff Fisher, the Engineer of Creative Identity for the Portland-based Jeff Fisher LogoMotives, will present the live DesignCast "How to Survive as a Freelance Designer" on November 19, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT. The one-hour session is sponsored by HOW Magazine and the current discounted fee is $39. Those interested in participating may register through the MyDesignShop.com website.
Living—and loving—life as a creative solopreneur is an act of balance: Not enough work and you're in panic mode; too much and you're working 24/7. Take advantage of your freedom and you're not accessible to clients; chain yourself to your desk and you're a slave to them.
With that in mind, logo-design guru Jeff Fisher will share a collection of tips gleaned from his 30-year career as an agency of one.
You will learn about:
• Positioning as a means of commanding respect among clients and potential clients
• Marketing as a way of life, not just a task on your to-do list
• Working effectively from wherever you happen to be—at the neighborhood coffee shop, the beach, a villa in Italy...
Subscribers will have access to the archived version of this DesignCast for one year. In addition, as a bonus, participants will receive a free digital download of the HOW Magazine October 2009 Self-Promotion Issue with the purchase of the DesignCast.
Jeff Fisher, author of Identity Crisis!: 50 redesigns that transformed stale identities into successful brands (HOW Books, 2007), is a 30-year design veteran. He has been honored with over 600 regional, national and international design awards and is featured in over 130 books about logos, the design business, and small business marketing. The industry publication Graphic Design USA named Fisher one of its "People to Watch in 2009." His first book, The Savvy Designer's Guide to Success was released in 2004 and has been reissued as a PDF on CD from MyDesignShop.com. Fisher is currently writing a new volume, with the working title of LogoType, on the topic of typography in identity design.
More information about Jeff Fisher, and his design and writing efforts, may be found on the Jeff Fisher LogoMotives blogfolio.
Note: Through 11.19.09, use the code HOWWB129 at the MyDesignShop.com checkout to receive an additional 10% savings on the "How to Survive as a Freelance Designer" DesignCast, the book Identity Crisis!, the The Savvy Designer's Guide to Success, and the on demand DesignCast "Planning, Packaging and Promoting Yourself as a Product."
(* If I don’t "toot!" my own horn, no one else will.)
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