Location The Daily Grind Cafe 7 Art Bar, 1479 Birmingham Street, $2.00
What Presentation followed by our usual low-key, friendly socializing. Happy Hour until 8pm.
Though only in the freelance illustration business for four years, Liz Mac has made a name for herself using her skills AND her personality. She’s learned the hard way that it takes more than talent to sell art – you also have to think, act, and sell, creatively to stand out in a crowd. Liz will be dropping by E3C on June 18 to tell you her story and how she changed her underdog status into a viable source of income.
Where: The Foggy Goggle Pub (upstairs), 2057 Gottingen Street
What: May Meetup
While we don’t have a guest speaker this month, that shouldn’t mean you should miss this visual artist meetup! East Coast Creative Collective is a low-key social meetup that invites visual artists and creative types to hang out. Students, professionals and enthusiasts are all encouraged to attend.
Join other designers, illustrators, photographers, animators, painters, drawers and more! Stay the whole night or just stop by to say ‘hi’.
What happens at E3C?
We believe in interdisciplinary socializing: attendees make new acquaintances as everyone has the common drive to creative.
People seek mentors, studio mates or others to collaborate with.
Some people bring WIPs to continue to work on, or show their work to get feedback. Note this is not required – we are a social event first and foremost.
Feeling creatively blocked? An hour talking through it with others is a great remedy to get unstuck!
Considering making a living from your art or getting back into a medium after a few years? Come be inspired and supported.
Whatever you need to progress your creative journey forward, E3C aims to create a space where it can happen.
“Design for TV Development” started with the origins of common screen elements. Then, how these standards have evolved into today’s online media. Finally, he walked through all the elements of a Show Bible. Which happens to be similar to Brand Standards guide used in branding. Through out the presentation, Rafael encouraged attendees to share their experiences. It was very engaging, and some insights very surprising!
During Q&A, someone asked about how they could apply his information to pitching music videos. Another asked about what to expect once a pitch is received. Other attendees commented that while they were not in TV or design, much of what Rafael still rang true. Such as how any artist can show concepts to potential clients, galleries or the public.
Following Q&A, many animators and writers bent Rafael’s ear to show him projects they were working on. Others asked advice on how to better pitch ideas they had in the making.
Location The Hopyard, 2103 Gottingen Street, $2.00
Presentation followed by chill hang outs. Meet and get to know other visual artists in a comfortable, low-key atmosphere. Designers, animators, drawers, writers, students, professionals and the enthusiastic are all invited.
Presentation Know Your Worth: Communication Strategies for Dealing with Clients From Hell
As the editor in chief of Clients From Hell, Kyle Carpenter knows your pain. For years now he has read every story about stiffed payments, unreasonable demands, sexist clients and requests for Comic Sans submitted to clientsfromhell.net . He knows how bad it can get out there, and he feels for each and every one of you creative workers dealing with bad clients.
In this talk, Kyle will go over some of his “favourite” stories from the Clients From Hell archives and discuss strategies for how to deal with troublesome clients, or even avoid them entirely. Laugh, cry, commiserate… then strategize.
Kyle Carpenter is an award-winning writer, content manager, and the editor in chief of Clients From Hell. He’s also a swell guy who recently moved to Halifax and can’t wait to meet you. Come hang out and share your war stories with him! Trust us, though – he’s heard them all.