I know so many talented artists that I get excited each time I see an open opportunity for a freelance artist. I have always been an art lover from when I was a youngster. I have family members who can create anything they see into works of art; that is so impressive and beautiful! Artists do much more than draw pictures. The internet and technology have opened up more possibilities to aid in creation as well as to cause an increase in the need for creators.
If you enjoy drawing and have raw talent, there are many companies that need what you have! An artist could find positions in such categories as;
- Creative Designer
- Commercial Artist
- Multimedia Design Specialist
- Illustrator and Graphic Designer
- Graphic Artist
- Storyboard Artist
- Advertising Artist
- Sign Designer
- Computer Animator
- Poster Artist
- Web Designer/Graphic Designer
- 3D Animator
There are many opportunities to advance either in freelance endeavors or to work with great organization seeking the skills you possess. Most advertisements we see have some graphic(s) attached to it to enhance the experience; We are all walking potential customers! lol If you thought about how many times per day you were marketed to, you’d laugh about it. Everywhere we go we see ads, whether we want to or not! Artists are the ones creating those ads!
If you are creative and enjoy it as a hobby, why not make money from it? You have talents that you are not utilizing, we all do! I know that I can’t draw too much more than stick people, but I have other ‘artsy’ talent. lol I think artists just come here with talent (though I’m sure some learn through training). Any talent one has can be translated into a business venture, what are your talents?
Freelance in any industry just about says it all, FREE! There is a certain freedom associated with working remotely: One may even ‘look forward’ to working. If art is your passion, Go For It! If it’s just a hobby, Pursue It! It is much easier and cheaper to start your own business online, than any other avenue. There are many resources that allow users access to build FREE websites and resources to help prospective business owners; Wix, Yola, Weebly, WA. Just to name a few. 🙂
If you don’t already have a portfolio of your past work prepared, please start that process soon: Your work samples are proof of your talent(s). You may also want to be prepared to create on the spot: If the prospective employer decided to test you on the spot, would you be prepared? I located a few sites that allow users to create online portfolios;
ArtPromotivate –List of sites where artists can
create free portfolios online.
Indeed –A job board with various artist positions available.
Outsource –A freelance job board with open artist positions.
FacepunchStudios –Has openings for programmers, artists,
animators, and something else…seriously, that’s a category! 🙂
AuthenticJobs –A job board for creatives.
Guru –A freelance job board with openings for artists.
SimplyHired –A job board with openings for remote artists.
ArtStation –A job board for artists. Location specific.
GameArtisans –A website for freelance game artists.
CareerJet –A job board with open artist positions. Location specific.
GamaSutra –Openings for artist jobs. Location specific.
CreativeCow –A job board with artist openings in ‘remote’.
GreenheartGames –Looking for experienced unity game developer
and a 3D game artist and animator.
MotionographerJobs –Openings for designers and graphic artists,
ArtJobs –A freelance job board for artists to find gigs.
AllStartUps –A list of start up companies seeking talented artists
VitaminTalent –Open artist positions.
BlenderNetwork –Open artist positions. Location specific.
theCreativeLoft –Open artist positions.
Krop –A job board with open artist positions.
CAR –Cuppa Coffee Studios, Toronto, Remote. Artists wanted.
ChicagoArtists –A job board for artists. A remote position for web
designer and other non-remote positions.
WAHMS –A list of companies/websites looking for artists.
RoyGBiv –A non-profit gallery for emerging artists.
FlyingArts –A resource for artists.
SquireFoundation –A resource for artists.
PersonalSpaceOnline –A resource for artists. Explains the
importance of having a domain name for your brand.