- Art schools
- Trade schools with a design department
- Universities and community colleges with a design department
- Creative conference or trade show
- Graphic design, web design, marketing or creative freelancing organizations/clubs
- Online creative teleconferences/teleclasses/teleseminars
Click here to view the 03/09/08 media release for Jeremy's presentation at the Art Institute of Phoenix's Career Day on PR Web.
What are Some Topics that Jeremy will Cover?
There's certainly a degree of flexibility in what's covered - if your school or organization has a specific topic(s) you'd like addressed, you'll want to indicate as soon as possible and see what can be done to accommodate you. However the following topics have been found to be the most interesting and valuable:
- Top ten critical mistakes designers make in opening their doors as a creative freelancer
- You know you want to design, but should you work for yourself or someone else? Discover the pros and cons of both.
- It's not all sunshine and rainbows: what you don't know about becoming a creative freelancer.
- The truth about selling, marketing and advertising your freelance design services.
- What you must and must not have in your portfolio - and how to use it like a pro.
- Verbal Kung Fu for Freelancers - how to defend yourself against tough clients and even tougher situations.
How Would Your School or Organization Benefit by having Jeremy Come In and Speak?
Click here to read Jeremy's Bio
- Over a decade of real world experience in working for corporations and freelancing. (Jeremy's struggled when first starting out so he knows first hand what new and or struggling freelancers are going through).
- Honest insights about the design and freelancing world (both good and bad), but attendees will walk away from the workshop feeling encouraged, more confident and better equipped to succeed.
- Jeremy has a true passion for helping new or struggling artists realize their dream of designing for a living and avoiding the mistakes he made.
- Workshops are presented in an approachable, energetic, conversational/informal tone that attendees can easily relate to.
- Jeremy can help reinforce what you either are covering in your classroom or organization. Hearing your message from an outside, real-world professional will strengthen and reemphasize what the attendees have already learned.
- Real life experiences and examples (often humorous) attendees will be able to relate to.
- Free samples for all attendees. Product giveaways.
- Exclusive discounts on products and services.
- Attendees will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about their individual situation at the end of the workshop.
How to Get the Ball Rolling
The easiest way to get things moving forward is to send Jeremy a short inquiry email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll want to include the day, time, location, name of the organization, how many attendees, contact person, reason why you'd like Jeremy to speak, along with any additional quick parameters you'd like to include. You will receive a follow up communication (phone or email) within 24-48 hours of your initial request to arrange teleconference. If after the teleconference both parties agree it's a good fit, you'll receive a Speaking Engagement Proposal (which outlines the specific terms and parameters of your event) to read over and approve.
Currently there is no charge for Jeremy to come in and speak; however events that honor the following requests will be more likely to be scheduled (some of these requests may not be applicable for online events):
- To avoid scheduling conflicts, events are scheduled 3 weeks or more in advance.
- 10 or more attendees is ideal.
- Attendees are senior level high school students or older. Attendees are primarily aspiring graphic design or web design professionals.
- An available display table to present current products/services.
- The ability to record the workshop (outlets and space for a tripod).
- Event organizer will provide a microphone for larger venues.
- Workshop time, place, location, length (typically 30-90 minutes) and focus will be agreed upon at least 1 week prior to the event.
- The opportunity to sell products/services at the end of the workshop.
- Each attendee fill out a quick 2 minute questionnaire (less then 10 questions) at the end of the event.
- Event organizer provide Jeremy with a honest (30-90 second) video or audio review of the event.
- A 1lb bowl of all red M&M's...okay that was a joke.