“It is not the strongest or the smartest of species that survive. It is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
Joining me in this episode is an exceptionally talented designer with over 10 years of experience under his belt at just 26 years old. Will Paterson, an expert hand-lettering artist and social media influencer who specializes in Logotype design, talks about the future of freelancing artists. Find out why people love his book “Learn Calligraphy in 15 minutes” and how he was able to rake in 472k subscribers on his YouTube channel.
• Art as an acquired taste, how to target people who will buy your style
• What should you really post on your portfolio
• Finding the balance between client work and content work for creative professionals
• Managing the good problem of having too much work
• How too much workload can affect mental health
• Doing-it-all vs. starting a team
• His personal creative challenge
• What he sees in the future of the design industry
• Why Elon Musk is his biggest inspiration as an artist
• His simple but resounding personal mantra
Mentioned in this episode:
Elon Musk: https://www.spacex.com/
Learn Calligraphy in 15 mins: https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Minutes-Calligraphy-letterforms-variations/dp/2888933497
Fiverr Youtube promotional video: https://youtu.be/U__YrDLoHRw
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Philip VanDusen is the owner of Verhaal Brand Design, a brand strategy, and design agency based in New Jersey. Philip is a highly accomplished creative executive and expert in brand strategy, graphic design, marketing, and creative management. Philip provides design, branding, marketing, career, and business advice to creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and companies on how to build successful brands for themselves and for the clients and customers they serve.
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