I set up my blog, Illo Notes, with the intention of sharing my experiences of changing career to freelance illustration and to help others get a leg up with the business side of things. I’m now offering one to one mentoring sessions to give tailored advice for your freelance illustration business!

I am offering two different options:

1. One off 45 minute session
A Skype chat to go through any specific issues, ask questions and get excited about your art practice again!

You can book this straight away. Once purchased, I’ll contact you by email to organise a time and date that’s convenient for you. After our session, you’ll receive a summary of what we’ve talked about with clear action points via email. You’ll also receive a follow up email a month after our session to see how you’re getting on.

2. Three month course
A more structured course of mentoring sessions consisting of a 45 minute Skype session every two weeks to talk about more long term goals, check in to see how you're getting on and address any problems you might be having. This is priced at £280 and you can contact me for a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation to see if we’re a good fit and if I can help you.

Things I can help you with

  • Getting started in illustration / graphic design

  • Client management

  • Self promotion

  • Landing commissions

  • The business side of things i.e. Invoicing, getting a deposit, contracts, negotiating, pricing

  • Portfolio site tips

  • Areas of work to consider

  • General freelance queries

45 minute mentoring session
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"If you're feeling confused about your path as an illustrator, then you need to set up a session with Taaryn! She'll guide you to the light and help you see the potential in your work while providing lots of practical advice and encouragement. Consider Taaryn your art therapist on your journey to creative career fulfillment."

- Fabiola Lara

"I now feel I have a clearer picture of my next steps to get a portfolio together! The session was both useful and inspiring. Taaryn provided me with good materials and resources and she managed to give me precious insights into the trade, injecting a lot of hope and enthusiasm!"

- Francesca Ponzini