The Freelancer’s Toolbox 1: Art Business Basics
This is the first of a three-part series designed to help digital artists, multimedia specialists and animators find the tools they need to be successful in business.
You’ve developed your skills. You’ve endured the all-nighters. You’ve honed your craft. You’e ready to go out there and build your career. Okay, now what?
Whether you’re a student, young professional, or an established freelancer, a common roadblock on the path to success is lack of business and financial resources for creative professionals. Knowledge is power, so empower yourself by learning business basics at the first of our Freelancer’s Toolbox Workshop Series. Facilitated by career creative freelancer turned financial advisor, Jonathan Bebe of AXA Advisors, educate yourself on how to build a financial foundation for your art business.
Date — Friday September 23rd, 7–9:00 pm
Location — Shut Up and Eat, 3848 SE Gladstone St., Portland, OR 97202
Tickets — Available on Eventbrite: $5 general admission, $3 students, free for Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH or ASIFA members
About Jonathan Bebe
Jonathan Bebe comes to AXA Advisors with more than 20 years of experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur as an on-screen talent and independent film producer. After a decade of traveling throughout Europe, South East Asia, and South America creating images and film, he returned to his home in Portland and earned his master’s in Counseling from Portland State, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Jonathan brings his entrepreneurial spirit into his financial practice, focusing on small business development and advocating for growth in the creative fields. He is involved in several non-profits including the National Brain Tumor Society, Basic Rights Oregon, Human Rights Campaign and several others.
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH exists to serve the needs of the Oregon andSouthwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, screenings workshops, conferences, networking and other activities, the chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between colleagues that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics.
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ASIFA Portland exists to boost the art of animation and the community that practices it, promoting a free exchange of ideas both locally and internationally.
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ARCS is a resource community for animations and storymakers in Portland, OR. The goal is to bring more awareness (and creation) of creative events, resources, and networking activities with locals in mind.