Freelance design can be a lonely trek into new territory, so for a bit of insight into being a freelance designer in saint Louis I decided to write a little about freelancing in the beautiful city of my birth–Saint Louis.
Having an artistic mind in the Saint Louis region is not without its perks. Saint Louis boosts a large amount of traditional artistic and design orintated associations. Some of the more notable are SLAM (Saint Louis Art Museum), The Regional Art Commission, and the Saint Louis Chapter of the AIGA to name a few. These orgaizations promote and incourage the development of artists and graphic designers by hosting numerous events all year round all of the city.
It is no small leap of the imagination that within these organizations spurs a large amount of healthy competition between those in the graphic arts. So much so that Saint Louis is home to its fare share of Design Agencies ( Momentum, Moosylvania, The Firecracker Press, TOKY ) and talented individual freelance designers. Freelance designers in St. Louis seem to be formed out of the promotion of these and other design agencies.
This makes being a freelance designer in Saint Louis an absolute feast for creativity and collaboration. As per my experience you can hardly throw pixel across Saint Louis cyberspace and not hit a friend of yours in the web design or graphic design world. I for one think this is a perfect environment for any freelance web designer or illustrator to grow. So this rant and rave about saint louis design is just oververtly stating that my hometown is a fantastic example of what can be right with your city, so take a look around and embrace the love of the arts.
If you would like to know a little more about what I do as a Freelance Designer here in STL, you can call, E-mail, or submit a contact form here.