This weeks blog post is not art related per se! It’s more of a current life check and status update I guess.
To get things started, a week ago, my girlfriend and I welcomed our son Noah to the world! If you read last week blog post, you’ll know that he has a two year old sister sister already. She’s very welcoming to her brother.
Being father of two, live will change that little bit more (read: more chaos and less sleep ;)! ). That’s why I will go half-time in teaching at Digital Arts and Entertainment, so I have more time for the family. This also means I’m going to focus on my freelancing more, because one has to pay the bills.
When taking on bigger projects, I like to split them up in smaller milestones. I like to think of my professional progression like that as well.
Here are some personal and professional goals for me to complete by the end of this year. This to keep my motivated and focussed to grow as an artist:
- By going 50% into teaching, I will have more time to help with the family and focus more on my freelancing career
- One of my professional goals is first to keep this blog and the Weekly Challenges Group up and running. I’m getting a lot of motivation by being busy with this website, group and blog. Making it grow with comments and articles, all that to keep people informed and learning. That is why I keep doing this.
To keep things manageable, I have smaller tasks and goals assigned. One of these smaller tasks was to make this website more secure. Probably no one really noticed, but recently I switched from http:// to https://. This means everything on this website goes over a secure line. Something very small, but a big important goal for me. By completing that task, the website looks more professional and reliable to future clients
- Second, by the end of this year, I will have 500+ followers on my ArtStation account. I will do this by posting more artworks and studies on that platform. For me this is more of a mental goal, ultimately reaching 1k followers
- Third, I will land three new clients by the end of this year. I will do so by actively contacting companies in the film, games and entertainment industries.
Small goals, but again, by doing so, I can keep track of my progression and be more focused on the tasks at hand.
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