Stop thinking of yourself as a freelancer. Start thinking of yourself as a business.
Let’s be honest. The reason you got into your creative field was because you were passionate about the art.
But by now you’ve realized that being a successful creative involves much more than the actual creating. In order to make a living at this, you’re going to have to realize one simple fact:
You are a business.
Build a business without losing your soul.
In this nearly three-hour lecture, Chris Do will take you through the ins and outs of the business of creativity and design. You’ll learn to stop thinking of yourself as a hired gun paid by the hour, and think of yourself as an independent business owner who manages overhead, profit margins, and other people.
Chris will take the 9 most common challenges a creative entrepreneur faces and break them down into workable solutions. He’ll cover subjects like:
This lecture is 23 years of practical experience and 10+ years of business coaching used to win six-figure engagements packed into one comprehensive talk.
You have to unlearn some of the assumptions you have surrounding business, negotiation and value if you want to build a sustainable business without losing your creative soul.
Stop selling. Start closing.
Chris Do is an Emmy award winning designer, founder and CEO of Blind, Inc., where he oversees the creative and strategic direction of the company.
Mr. Do currently serves on the board and is an advisor for organizations including: AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Saleshood, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.
He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Graphics/Packaging, where he has taught Sequential Design for over a decade. He’s lectured at: California Institute of the Arts, LA Art Institute, Siggraph, Otis College of Design, MGLA, Cal State Los Angeles/Northridge and San Diego City College.
Prior to forming Blind, Mr. Do worked at Cole & Weber, Seattle as an Art Director, Epitaph Records as a designer and freelance designer at broadcast design firm, Novocom and R/GA LA under Kyle Cooper on main titles such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Celtic Pride and Eraser.