Joining Artshine's Launchpad + Accelerator program.
I have been so busy lately! Like you can't believe hence the very late updates on my blog. The way am going, this might have to be a once a month thing for a while.
So what has been happening? Well, I joined Artshine's Launchpad + Accelerator program around mid-Feb. I mentioned it on this post. I signed up with them as an artist so they represent my work and give me opportunities and exposure to their contacts and clients and see if anyone is keen to licence my work. I also signed up with their business coaching program where I have coaching to help grow my business, work through what am lacking in my portfolio and anything else that concerns me. So far I've been given the opportunity to submit for greeting cards, present a collection to American suppliers and am currently working on my folio for them to show at a convention in May. I have learnt many things so far like what am lacking in my collection as a fabric designer, how to make a look book, how to present to a client and resources to improve my illustration presentations. I find Vinh Lam (my business coach) to be a great resource thus far and he's made a lot of suggestions on how to utilize my current work. The saying "work smarter not harder" comes to mind but while I try and crack into this industry, I am doing both!