41 - How To Make A Schedule And Stick To It.
DKNG Studios stays booked solid, and there is no room to let one day fall by the waste side. Therefore it's crucial that every day meets it's demand so that the entire schedule doesn't collapse. Dan Kuhlken shares his technique of making sure each project gets completed in the designated time.
42 - Style Versus Time Versus Budget.
Dan designs in a system of matching the project style with the allowed time determined by the client budget. Breaking down big pieces into small parts and realizing how much time each element is permitted.
43 - Staying Focused.
To produce a high volume of complicated work, Dan trained himself on what creates a productive, stress-free and focused work day.
44 - Productive Procrastination.
All of this sounds great, but we all know some days you don't feel the magic. Dan studies his schedule to determine which days have the potential to be productive, creative days and which days lend themselves more to busy work. As long as you stay busy, you are always productive even if you're skipping out the part you don't have in your heart that day.
45 - It Takes Being Obsessed To Be The Best.
If you have ever looked at Dan Kuhlken's Illustrator work and feel like you don't stack up to the level of execution he regularly produces, it might be that you aren't obsessed like he is. Dan shares the highs and lows with his obsession and how he's learned to make deals with himself to walk away.
46 - When Freelancers Choke On The Big Opportunity.
I've done it before, and you probably have to, you get the dream project, and you freeze under pressure and choke up. Mitch shares how to have a healthy mindset when you finally get that big job you have been working for.
47 - What Makes An Artist Desirable To Hire.
For the past ten years, Mitch Putnam has been an observer of undiscovered raw talent that he hires for Mondo. Listen to his insight on what speaks to a client to think that someone is ready to work for their company.
48 - Can You Say No To A Client And Still Get Hired?
Sometimes the timing isn't right even though you wish you could do the work. Is it best to take it on and risk ruining your significant opportunity or can you say no and get the opportunity again when the timing is ideal.
49 - What Stops You From Getting Hired?
When you work for a corporation, you represent that corporation, and in the era of the 24-hour news cycle companies are always on damage control and will do anything to avoid controversy. Here's a couple of things you may want to stay away from or clean up online.
50 - The Key To Long Client Relationships.
Your freelance will flourish if you can keep long-term relationships creating consistent revenue and opportunities that will help you grow. Mitch shares what make Mondo hire a freelancer time and time again.