• Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I have an apple pencil that I use

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Do it!

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I sketched it in procreate on my ipad because I feel like I don’t use it enough for how much money they cost, lol. I set the time limit and decided to go with sketching on my ipad because I usually have it with me and can’t make excuses about not having the right tools which I often do these days with traditional tools

  • Carissa Wesson posted an update in the group Group logo of InkToberInkTober 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Pirate booty!
    I’m doing a different version on Inktober also where I do a 20 min sketch on my iPad for the next 90 days. I’m working on making drawing an every day part of my life again by forming new habits 6F2C1E3F-D974-49CC-B7F3-90CAD2EB76C2

    Pirate booty! I’m doing a different version on Inktober also where I do a 20 min sketch on my iPad
  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Your skull is very evil looking w/ those eyebrows!

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    I’m heading to TX today but I’m planning on vegging out with some Parks and Rec on the plane, lol

    • Have fun and safe travels! *We’re driving so will have PLENTY of time to look this list over. 🙂

  • Carissa Wesson posted an update 9 months ago

    Here are some great art channels to follow on Youtube. Do you have an art channel you enjoy or do you have your own channel that you want to share? https://www.creativebloq.com/features/the-10-best-youtube-art-channels

  • Carissa Wesson posted an update 9 months ago

    Hi! I wanted to share one of my favorite artist/ mentors to follow. Dina form Letter Shoppe provides so much education for an artist so you should check out her youtube, Instagram and blog post because she lets you know so many skills. She does quick livestreams almost daily and she is very open about how much money she charges people and makes…[Read more]

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    awesome! I’m excited to see the next stages for EC

    • Us too!!! Thrilled that you’re supporting us and grateful for any of your peers you send our way. Oh and don’t forget about the guest article… Can we set you up for mid-July? 🙂

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    I think you can pay month to month but I just did it for the year because it was a better price. If anyone wants to get 2 months free from skillshare you can use this link https://skl.sh/2s1V1WI

    • That’s so generous of you, Carissa. I’ll review the site but my trouble is lack of time… Hold onto the link in case another EC member is interested. 🙂

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    SkillShare is where you can learn anything creative, there are classes from oil painting, hand lettering, setting up google analytics on your webpage and how to draw anything. It is a great platform to educate yourself on so many topics. I try to do 1 class a week at least

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Karen, I feel the same way trying to find time to create outside of my 9-5. I am trying to set aside 20-40 mins a day to focus on my art in the morning. Which does mean waking up earlier but I am trying to not use all my creative juices at work which has been the case for me when I try to create after working all day.

    Keep us updated on how…[Read more]

    • I agree. I am a morning creator…when I get home I struggle to get in the studio. Except sometimes I want to start painting at like 10 at night.

      As they say “The struggle is real”.

  • I’m looking for a good SkillShare class to take this week. Send me your favorite class and I will check it out! This is my favorite class that I’ve taken that taught me so many ways to improve my skills https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Adobe-Illustrator-Give-the-Pen-Tool-a-Day-Off/1761075016/classroom/discussions?via=watch-history&enrolledRedirect=1

    • Oh, I don’t know skill share… is it primarily for creatives?

      • SkillShare is where you can learn anything creative, there are classes from oil painting, hand lettering, setting up google analytics on your webpage and how to draw anything. It is a great platform to educate yourself on so many topics. I try to do 1 class a week at least

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Let me see what tips I can find and I will work on putting something together, but I’m also willing to answer questions from anyone who wants to use Pinterest or any other social platforms to showcase their work

  • I don’t know about you but I love Pinterest and I use it daily for mood boards, inspiration boards and storing things I want to buy. Do you use a Business account to sell your work? If not you could be missing out on a ton of sales, check out these steps on how to create a Pinterest Business Account for Ecommerce…[Read more]

    • Oh, this is great, Carissa! Would you want to write a “how to get started” on Pinterest article for us? We have zero experience on that platform but SO many creatives use it. Also, great-minds-think-alike because we shared a Pinterest article today too (on FB).

      • Let me see what tips I can find and I will work on putting something together, but I’m also willing to answer questions from anyone who wants to use Pinterest or any other social platforms to showcase their work

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think so, if you are putting out work under your own name it is 100% your business brand. But I think the points he makes can work for a one-person operation or a larger brand

  • If you are struggling with how to build your personal brand this video from InVision has some great tips about how to build an audience, what type of content to share and even how to find new clients through networking https://youtu.be/3ZB7uIFfYUM

    • And he talks about blog content & building followers, too. 👍🏻 I guess that, as a freelancer, one’s personal brand is also their business brand?

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I left the association about almost 2 years ago, but my job after that also dealt with vendors providing products for the team I was on to review. I think that email and google adwords are always a good option because the people who will most likely use what your company sells will be searching for those items specifically. Most companies that are…[Read more]

  • Carissa Wesson posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    To be honest most Facebook pages have been suffering from this same issue. People are leaving Facebook or limiting their time on that platform. So if you are looking to sell more products try utilizing LinkedIn or Instagram. On LinkedIn, some good articles/white papers go a long way. I worked at an association where I handled all the promotional…[Read more]

    • I was kind of worried that maybe Facebook wasn’t the ideal choice anymore, especially with the new algorithm changes. I know selling products isn’t the only goal, but I do believe it is the ultimate one. Can I ask how recently it was you worked at this association? Would you personally consider it a better investment to increase better visibility…[Read more]

      • I left the association about almost 2 years ago, but my job after that also dealt with vendors providing products for the team I was on to review. I think that email and google adwords are always a good option because the people who will most likely use what your company sells will be searching for those items specifically. Most companies that are…[Read more]

  • Hi! I’m a communications designer working in email design and marketing right now. I’m in the process of branding my own company which seems to be way harder than it is to brand a client’s company.

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