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Do you love graphic design? Do you care deeply about type that is perfect? Do you feel chained to your desk in a 9-to-5 grind? Do you wish you could just break free and work for yourself? Geared for the electronic age, this book shows how a freelance designer can run a successful business without leaving his or her computer. Entrepreneurs with creativity and design skills really can run a successful business doing something they enjoy.


    Translate your creative skills into cash
    Build a loyal client list to lock in repeat business
    Market your creative skills worldwide
    Learn what to do from a veteran freelancer

    Start & Run a Creative Services Business will show you how to use your skills, training, and experience to make money designing things like book covers, logos, corporate promotional materials, websites, and advertisements. The book acts as your friend and adviser in the competitive world of the self-employed, and teaches you how to advocate for yourself. Industry specific information is presented in a logical order, appealing to the novice as well as the seasoned designer who needs advice on a particular situation. Through a series of personal experiences, the author explores the unpredictable nature of the business world from a designer’s point of view. For example, there’s a chapter on what to do when clients don’t pay and another that offers advice about freelancing during economic slumps. The author provides cutting-edge information for creating an electronic portfolio, targeting your market online, and distinguishing yourself from the competition. The book comes with a CD-ROM filled with tools to help you get your business off the ground.

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    Geared for the electronic age, the book shows how a freelance designer can run a successful business without leaving her computer. With the tips and step-by-step business plan in this book, anyone with creativity and design skills can run a successful business while doing something they enjoy.This book is different than desktop publishing in that it focuses on graphic design. It shows readers how to make money designing such things as book covers, logos, and advertisements. The book acts as friend and advisor in the competitive world of the self-employed designer and teaches them how to advocate for themselves.Industry specific information is presented in a logical order, appealing to the novice as well as the seasoned designer who needs advice on a particular situation. Through a series of personal experiences, the unpredictable nature of the business world is explored from a designer's point of view. For example, there's a chapter on what to do when clients don't pay, and another that offers tips for designers in economic slumps.

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    Susan Kirkland is a Graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design and has worked as a freelance designer for over 30 years. She has created training films for Texaco, nuclear power presentations for Brown & Root Construction, even a manual for NASA. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Governor's Medal, two Silver Ad.Q Awards.

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