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FREELANCE ARTIST: I Wanted To Do Everything At Once

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Brittany is a freelance artist who primarily does graphic design and computer animation. She tells us that she loves being able to pick her own clients, but you do have to direct yourself and hold yourself to your own schedule. She decided to become a freelance artist when she interviewed for several companies and realized that she wanted to do all of the jobs, which led to a freelance career.

Degree: Computer Animation
Job Title: Freelance Artist
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Multimedia Artists and Animators

Job Description

Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other media. They create two- and three-dimensional models and animation.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Some animation studios have their own software and computer applications that they use to create films. They give workers on-the-job training to use this software. Animators may be hired for a probationary period while they prove that they have the skills and talent to become a permanent employee.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $100,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Artistic, Technical skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Likes working with hands

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m='13370'>to do</span> <span m='13570'>lots</span> <span m='13790'>of</span> <span m='13930'>different</span> <span m='14250'>kinds</span> <span m='14500'>of</span> <span m='14600'>jobs.</span> <span m='16110'>Right</span> <span m='16280'>now,</span> <span m='16440'>I</span> <span m='16570'>have</span> <span m='16820'>about</span> <span m='17190'>three</span> <span m='17390'>different</span> <span m='17680'>clients,</span> <span m='18410'>and</span> <span m='19660'>one's</span> <span m='19930'>for</span> <span m='20040'>graphic</span> <span m='20420'>design.</span> <span m='21520'>One's</span> <span m='21960'>for</span> <span m='22250'>texturing</span> <span m='22660'>assets</span> <span m='23150'>for a</span> <span m='23280'>video</span> <span m='23740'>game</span> <span m='24060'>that's</span> <span m='24290'>coming</span> <span m='24610'>out on</span> <span m='24790'>Kickstarter,</span> <span m='26060'>and</span> <span m='26660'>one</span> <span m='26930'>of</span> <span m='27010'>them</span> <span m='27180'>is</span> <span m='27340'>for</span> <span m='27450'>doing</span> <span m='27720'>a</span> <span m='27760'>medical</span> <span m='28160'>animation.</span> </p><p><span m='30090'>So</span> <span m='30310'>it's all really</span> <span m='30580'>exciting,</span> <span m='31200'>and</span> <span m='32409'>it's</span> <span m='32600'>definitely--</span> <span m='33890'>you</span> <span m='34000'>have</span> <span m='34140'>to</span> <span m='34260'>be</span> <span m='34940'>able</span> <span m='35380'>to</span> <span m='35700'>direct</span> <span m='35980'>yourself</span> <span m='36330'>really</span> <span m='36510'>well</span> <span m='37470'>and</span> <span m='37720'>hold</span> <span m='37900'>yourself</span> <span m='38160'>to</span> <span m='38260'>your own</span> <span m='38460'>schedule.</span> <span m='40540'>But</span> <span m='40760'>it's</span> <span m='40960'>really</span> <span m='41330'>rewarding</span> <span m='41900'>and</span> <span m='42060'>super</span> <span m='42360'>exciting</span> <span m='42920'>and</span> <span m='43210'>fast</span> <span m='43410'>paced.</span> <span m='44520'>I</span> <span m='44710'>have</span> <span m='44880'>clients.</span> <span m='45330'>You</span> <span m='45410'>know,</span> <span m='45560'>they're</span> <span m='45850'>primarily</span> <span m='46480'>my</span> <span m='46620'>focus.</span> <span m='47390'>I'm</span> <span m='47590'>frequently</span> <span m='48190'>checking</span> <span m='48470'>emails</span> <span m='48980'>and</span> <span m='49170'>communicating</span> <span m='49770'>with</span> <span m='49930'>them,</span> <span m='50050'>making</span> <span m='50310'>sure</span> <span m='50490'>that</span> <span m='50610'>we're</span> <span m='50710'>on</span> <span m='50780'>the</span> <span m='50850'>same</span> <span m='51060'>track.</span> <span m='51410'>And</span> <span m='51940'>in</span> <span m='52060'>between</span> <span m='52460'>clients,</span> <span m='53480'>I</span> <span m='53670'>focus</span> <span m='54240'>mostly</span> <span m='54730'>on</span> <span m='55710'>improving</span> <span m='56110'>my</span> <span m='56240'>own</span> <span m='56360'>portfolio,</span> <span m='57040'>learning</span> <span m='57410'>new</span> <span m='57560'>things,</span> <span m='58090'>and</span> <span m='59860'>trying</span> <span m='60240'>to</span> <span m='60350'>get</span> <span m='60510'>myself</span> <span m='60870'>out</span> <span m='61040'>there,</span> <span m='62190'>always</span> <span m='62430'>making</span> <span m='62750'>new</span> <span m='62810'>connections.</span> <span m='63480'>It's</span> <span m='63700'>really,</span> <span m='64010'>really</span> <span m='64239'>important.</span> </p><p><span m='65430'>I</span> <span m='65519'>went</span> <span m='65670'>to</span> <span m='65780'>Ringling</span> <span m='66020'>College</span> <span m='66335'>of Art and</span> <span m='66650'>Design</span> <span m='66980'>in</span> <span m='67050'>Sarasota,</span> <span m='67490'>Florida</span> <span m='68050'>for</span> <span m='68180'>computer</span> <span m='68550'>animation.</span> <span m='69840'>And</span> <span m='70170'>through</span> <span m='70500'>there,</span> <span m='70910'>I</span> <span m='72390'>learned</span> <span m='72670'>all</span> <span m='72860'>about</span> <span m='73100'>the</span> <span m='73200'>industry</span> <span m='73700'>and</span> <span m='73850'>different</span> <span m='74830'>aspects</span> <span m='75360'>of</span> <span m='75500'>it.</span> <span m='76410'>And</span> <span m='76980'>when</span> <span m='77220'>I</span> <span m='77290'>was</span> <span m='78110'>having</span> <span m='78550'>all</span> <span m='78790'>of</span> <span m='79000'>the</span> <span m='79500'>companies</span> <span m='80020'>come</span> <span m='80240'>and</span> <span m='80330'>interview</span> <span m='80870'>and</span> <span m='81180'>tell</span> <span m='81410'>about</span> <span m='81640'>what</span> <span m='81780'>they</span> <span m='81890'>do,</span> <span m='82750'>I</span> <span m='82830'>found</span> <span m='83070'>that</span> <span m='83220'>I</span> <span m='83280'>really</span> <span m='83530'>just</span> <span m='83690'>wanted</span> <span m='83890'>to</span> <span m='83960'>do</span> <span m='84470'>everything</span> <span m='84970'>at</span> <span m='85050'>once.</span> <span m='88080'>Being</span> <span m='88290'>a</span> <span m='88340'>freelance</span> <span m='88700'>artist</span> <span m='88960'>really</span> <span m='89160'>frees</span> <span m='89430'>you</span> <span m='89540'>up</span> <span m='89680'>to</span> <span m='90020'>do</span> <span m='90360'>any</span> <span m='90630'>of</span> <span m='90910'>all</span> <span m='91130'>jobs</span> <span m='91410'>you</span> <span m='91500'>want</span> <span m='91610'>to--</span> <span m='91680'>it's kind</span> <span m='91860'>of</span> <span m='91960'>like</span> <span m='92440'>bounty</span> <span m='92770'>hunting</span> <span m='93150'>but</span> <span m='94740'>for art.</span> </p><p><span m='96560'>What</span> <span m='96760'>I</span> <span m='96820'>would</span> <span m='96970'>tell</span> <span m='97110'>my</span> <span m='97240'>younger</span> <span m='97410'>self</span> <span m='97900'>is</span> <span m='100670'>just</span> <span m='100900'>never</span> <span m='101290'>give</span> <span m='101520'>up.</span> <span m='102020'>Just</span> <span m='102210'>keep</span> <span m='102480'>working</span> <span m='102830'>hard.</span> <span m='103730'>It's</span> <span m='103910'>very</span> <span m='104120'>difficult,</span> <span m='104790'>and</span> <span m='105030'>sometimes</span> <span m='106250'>you</span> <span m='106420'>stumble</span> <span m='106880'>and</span> <span m='106990'>fall.</span> <span m='107470'>And</span> <span m='107640'>you</span> <span m='107720'>have</span> <span m='107840'>to</span> <span m='107920'>realize</span> <span m='108280'>that</span> <span m='108390'>these</span> <span m='108610'>make</span> <span m='108790'>you</span> <span m='108890'>better</span> <span m='109300'>and</span> <span m='109560'>make</span> <span m='109710'>you</span> <span m='109800'>stronger</span> <span m='110250'>rather</span> <span m='110550'>than</span> <span m='110740'>defeat</span> <span m='111050'>you.</span> <span m='111900'>And</span> <span m='112130'>so</span> <span m='112340'>it's</span> <span m='112490'>really</span> <span m='113000'>important</span> <span m='113530'>to</span> <span m='114860'>just</span> <span m='115040'>keep</span> <span m='115260'>at</span> <span m='115480'>it and</span> <span m='115760'>put</span> <span m='115940'>yourself</span> <span m='116300'>into</span> <span m='116440'>everything</span> <span m='116930'>and</span> <span m='117800'>go</span> <span m='118040'>at</span> <span m='118160'>it</span> <span m='118625'>with</span> <span m='118930'>force</span> <span m='119490'>and</span> <span m='119900'>excitement</span> <span m='121580'>and</span> <span m='122300'>do</span> <span m='122460'>what you love,</span> <span m='122950'>and</span> <span m='123150'>don't</span> <span m='123310'>let</span> <span m='123440'>anything</span> <span m='123760'>stop</span> <span m='124050'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":376139,"video_id":"3360017400001","name":"2300-Brittney-FreelanceArtist1","duration":125388,"thumbnail_url":null}});