Thanks to some corporate downsizing I was recently let go from my full time 9-to-5 job. It’s crazy how quickly you’ll gain the nerve to go full freelance when you have absolutely no choice in the matter hahaha. The craziest part about all of this is that I feel way better standing on my own two feet and working out of my own home than I have at any other point in my art career! There’s something very legitimizing as an artist to make a living entirely on your creative work without all the corporate BS taking up most of your time.
The flipside to this is that now I’m dependent on people either commissioning me for one-off work or contracting me for more longterm or ongoing creative work. This is where you come in, beautiful and intelligent reader! The chart above is my commission prices for one-off pieces but I’m available for ongoing creative work for different rates or even a percentage of profits if you’re producing something to sell – just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @_jeffpennington to discuss working together!
I have to admit, I have been relying on the kindness of strangers (and not-so-strangers) who love my work, my podcasts, my art, or my Twitter presence to commission me to keep me afloat. I can’t thank everyone who has commissioned me lately, or in the past, enough. You’re the reason why I’m enjoying my professional life so much these days for the first time in my career. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Here’s some examples in a nice lil’ gallery of the commissions I’ve done thus far to finish out this mushy old blog:
- Jeff Pennington