A family background in farming and a career in the hotel industry for about 4 years never hindered Pankaj Gole from giving wings to his passion for art. Inspired by colours since his school days, he graduated in Applied Arts from Sir J.J Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai in 2017, alongside being a concept artist, 3D modeller, character designer, video editor and a caricature artist.
Every designer wish to be independent and willing to jump into the word of freelance but most of them unaware of the fundamental challenges of the initial phase. So, we dedicated this issue to freelancers and interviewed some established and talented designers to dig deep for the expert advice.While illustrator Ritban Das, Pankaj Gole and digital artist Gajanan D. Nirphale shared their experience and advantage they get to be a freelancer. Kevin Roodhorst on the other hand, an experienced freelancer from Amsterdam, has recently shifted to be a full-timer with an Agency says "Freelancing is not all roses!" and shared the best way to survive as a freelancer.
Lavanya Naidu, another expert freelance illustrator & animator, shared more specific key points to grow as a freelancer and manage the most crucial factor, 'finances'. She also advises to start investing little amounts and save for the rainy day!
This issue is packed with everyone's share of advise for a freelancer while keeping it open for you to play as per your own rules. So, whether you are a freelancer or planning to be one, this issue is a must-read. Go ahead and order your copy here or subscribe to not miss any future issues!