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Becoming a Hired Gun: Best of CFC - OnDemand Design Webcast

How to Develop Your Portfolio and Build Working Relationships with Larger Firms

By Von Glitschka and Ilise Benun

Format: OnDemand DesignCast

SKU# V0688

Direct from the Creative Freelancer Conference 2011, join us for an expansion of one of the favorite sessions with veteran freelance illustrative designer, Von Glitschka. Von will present the highlights of his highly praised CFC presentation on how to develop your portfolio and build working relationships with larger firms as an independent creative. But that's not all. After a short presentation, we'll go behind the scenes in a Q&A with Marketing Mentor Ilise Benun, asking the questions everyone wants answers to, such as, "How exactly do you get the work you really want?"

Attendees will learn:
  • How Von priced a project for Nike
  • What to show (and what not to show) in your portfolio
  • How and where to share your work

Here's what creative freelancers said about Von's presentation at CFC:
"It was a great combination of quality, relevant content and great execution."

"I feel like he inspired me to go beyond just the work I do for my clients and put all of my work and what I love to do, out there for others to see."

"Von's was a good combination of practical advice for getting the work you want, as well as inspirational, and his presentation, visually, was a lot of fun!"

About the Presenters:
Von Glitschka has worked in the creative industry for more than 23 years. He currently heads up Glitschka Studios, a multidisciplinary creative group that works on illustrative design projects with ad agencies, medium to large design firms and in-house corporate art departments. His work has been appeared in Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Graphis and more.

Ilise Benun is a national speaker and the author of several books, including The Designer's Guide to Marketing and Pricing and The Art of Self Promotion. She is the founder of Marketing Mentor, through which she works closely with designers, teaching them how to best develop their business through creativity, sell their services and talents, and implement efficient systems and procedures for smoothly running a business. Her work has been featured in national publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, HOW and more.


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Duration: 1 hour
Preview: Please click the video below to see a preview of this DesignCast. For access to all On Demand DesignCasts, visit DesignTV

SKU V0688
Author/Speaker/Editor Von Glitschka and Ilise Benun
File Type MP4
Format OnDemand DesignCast
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Becoming a Hired Gun Designcast Review by Colomba

this designcast really didn't deliver what its description/topic promised. The content and info given was very rudimentary and not very advanced or that helpful to people already working freelance (bascially told us what we already know, nothing new). I didn't feel the info was valuable enough to warrant the cost and was very disappointed that I spent that amount of $ on it this time.

(Posted on 9/18/2011)

Becoming a Hired Gun Review by Richard Harkrider

Von Glitschka had a lot of great info for someone trying to find good work as a freelancer.

(Posted on 9/16/2011)

Becoming a Hired Gun DesignCast Review by Jonathan Wasergold

The DesignCast was interesting. Von Glitschka shared not only some important concepts but some personal experiences which is always a plus, and something to be grateful for.I did find it a little short, very little time for questions from the audience.Looking forward to more DesignCasts.

(Posted on 9/16/2011)

Great webinar! Review by Christine

Thanks to Von for some inspiring and informative information.

(Posted on 9/16/2011)

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