Yesterday I was interviewed by fellow illustrator Bob Ostrom for his podcast “Creative Independence”. For each episode Bob interviews a fellow freelancer and they discuss tips and tricks about the biz. Bob is a terrific guy and he understands the ins and outs of freelancing. It was really fun chatting with him.
Bob asked me several questions about how to market yourself as an illustrator and I cobbled together a few thoughts. I shared a few tips about cold calls and face-to-face networking, gave my two cents about “social networking”, and touched on a few other topics related to self-promotion.
Bob does the podcast in his free time so it may be a little while before my interview airs. In the mean time I recommend listening to past episodes (iTunes link). Bob has interviewed some very smart and talented people so there’s loads of helpful info to be gleaned.