Balancing passion & a freelance business with illustrator & designer Kate Phillips.

Attention illustrators, comic artists, graphic designers and other freelancers in the commercial arts space!

Online Event: Tuesday, April 26, 7-8:30pm
Price: Free to suggested donation of $5-$10

Kate Phillips will be chatting about her own art practice in illustration and design, growing along with clients, and why the more casual side of her business works well for her. She’ll also touch on giving an honest self-critique, without completely giving in to imposter syndrome.

Some specific points she will cover include:

  • The many compromises artists have to make (both starting out, and later in the game).
  • Transferable skills that allow some flexibility.
  • Coming full circle back to work to be passionate about.

Kate’s presentation will be followed by open discussion in breakout rooms to dive deeper into themes covered.

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Speaker Bio

Kate Phillips is a freelance creative based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During the day, she works graphic design and print production, and by night she illustrates strange stories and children’s books. Throughout her freelance career, she has worked on a number of company rebrands, media campaigns and children’s illustration, as well as written a few of her own comic short-stories.

In personal projects, she is interested in making the mundane into the uncanny, or narratives where the resolution may be left to different interpretations. Kate has a bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University. As a queer artist, Kate prioritizes 2SLGBTQIA+ voices in her work.

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About The Creative Kick

The Creative Kick is about inspiring the creatively driven. Since 2012, we’ve supported commercial and visual artists across Nova Scotia to grow their network, flex their creativity and learn from each other.

We run artist talks, meetups, panels and anything else that brings creative people together in one place. Your creativity deserves company, because that’s where magic happens.